For our third day, we joined a tour that went to a total of 4 places: Sohoton Cove, Naked Island, Guyam Island and Daku Island.
The first one on the list was Sohoton Cove. In all honesty, the boat ride was horrible. Going to Sohoton Cove from Siargao Island takes a total of 2 hours. If you’ve noticed from the photo above, our boat wasn’t really big. Me and Cedrick were seated above the boat engine. Imagine how noisy the whole two hours were, especially for us. The weather wasn’t really good on our way there. We encountered the harsh morning sun and the strong rain that followed right after.
My ears were ringing when we docked but I was so relieved to be elsewhere but the boat. We transferred to small boats where we had one guide per boat who rowed us to a lagoon.
Initially, the water was so clear that we could see the corals underneath. At one point. the color water suddenly turned blue.
It was a beautiful sight to see. Once we reached the end, we swam around in search for jellyfish. We went during off-peak season but if you go during the peak season, the water would be full of swimming jellyfish. Don’t worry, they are stingless. We had an encounter with a baby jellyfish. It was so cute that it was easy to miss. Good thing our guide had sharp eyes and was able to spot it immediately.
The photo is a bit blurry but the tiny orange creature at the palm of my hand is a jellyfish.
After a few minutes, we went back to ride a bigger boat which took us further around the cove. We first went to Hagukan Cave. The water inside the cave glowed with every splash. Believe me when I say that it was magical. I mean, how could salt water glow right?
Next, they brought us to this cave with a diving spot. You’d have to go inside the cave, climb up and come out to meet your end at the diving board. Going inside would mean entering a point of no return. You can’t climb back down if you decide to back out last minute because it would be very dangerous to do so. Jumping would be the only way out.
After lunch, we were back to the boat ride of torture. We were headed to our next destination, Naked Island. True to its name, the island was indeed “naked”. There were no trees, just sand.
We were very fortunate to experience a double rainbow. I didn’t even know it was possible to have two rainbows at the same time.
Next was Daku Island. What did I do here? I tried climbing a tree, of course. Did I succeed? Halfway.
By the time we got to Guyam Island, we were all dead tired. When we heard that they were asking for PHP 100 per person as entrance fee, everyone declined and decided to go back. That ends day 3!