Hagonoy Island, Surigao del Sur
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Near the City of Bislig, in the province of Surigao del Sur, there lies a tiny island- 140 meters long- which is a piece of paradise here on earth.
Imagine this: a charming island in the middle of the deep blue ocean, with white powdery sand, coconut trees freely swaying as the cool ocean breeze is busy blowing, clear water that entices you to swim or snorkel… a tropical getaway! And that is what this little island is- the Hagonoy Island, a part of the Britania Group of Islands in Surigao del Sur.
Small as it is, you can actually explore the whole island in less than 20 minutes, but the vibes on the place will never let you down… Fresh, salty air that tickles your body, lounging by the shoreline listening to the gentle waves, worshipping the sun for that golden tan or simply cloud-watching until your eyes grow heavy and drift away to dreamland. And woke up to a beautiful and tranquil surrounding.
There are no cottages or huts available on this island, only tables and chairs, so tourists are encouraged to bring their own tent if they want to stay overnight on the island. And, oh, bring food too!
How to get there?
Take a flight to Davao City. From Davao, there are vans going to Bislig City. From the pier of Brgy. Mangagoy in Bislig City, Hagonoy Island is just a 30 minute pumpboat ride. Entrance fee is Php 50.00, parking for the pumpboat is Php 60.00 and the pumpboat rental fee is Php 1,000.00 for 10 pax (roundtrip).