Friday, August 8, 2008

Provincial Tour: Road Trip 2

Destination: Muncipalities of Placer and Bacuag of Surigao del Norte, and Municipality of Kitcharao in Agusan del Norte

With the same route taken during the first series of the road trip, we once again traversed southward the province of Surigao. But different destinations this time – some we explored out of references, some out of unexpected discoveries. All definitely unspoiled.

First stop: Anislagan Dam and Amoslog Beach in the Municipality of Placer

Hailed as Buyawanong Placer (Golden Placer) attributed to its rich deposits of gold, the municipality does not only earthen this precious metals but also showcases the potential getaways.

One is the Anislagan Dam in Barangay Anislagan, some 4 kilometers of rough road ride from Bad-as. This is also where the National Transportation Commission plant is located.


The dam is supplied with water that flows from the mountains channeled through the river. My companions told me the dam was once alive with frequent picnic goers that pilgrims the place to cool off. But now I didn’t know what happened but it seems deserted. The cottages installed around it were gone. Anyhow, there were still a group of kids having fun in the waters so its not yet too late to bring its life back.

From Anislagan, on our way to the next destination, the Municipality of Bacuag, 16 km from Placer, we passed by the coast of Placer. Mesmerized by the sight, we took a peek on it.


It is a gray fine-sanded beach that commenced from the rocky seashore and extends to Amoslog Beach, which is filled with a crowd of picnic goers every Sunday.


If the north stretch of the beach is visible from the highway, the remaining part of the beach is hidden in nipa plantations. This nipa palms provide the privacy needed by the beach goers while having their bonding in the installed cottages. The tranquil water is just right for swimming with a view of the nearby chain of islands. In my existence, it was my first time to learn that this place exists.

Second stop: Tranquility Beach of the Municipality of Bacuag

Being unable to go to the main destination we wanted because of unexpected interference, we rerouted to the other pride of the municipality.. the Tranquility Beach.





This tranquil beach has the distinct fine brown sand that is comparable to a brown sugar. It is a more than a kilometer spill of seashore facing the pacific seas festooned with limestone islets that makes the sights more stunning.

On its flipside is another bosom of seashore that holds a splendid sight. If I were to name the beach, I would call it Hidden Shore because it is hidden on the backside of Tranquility Beach where nobody would desire to go because of its remoteness. Well, except for people like me who are full of curiosity.

Third stop: Kitcharao Mountain View, the Municipality of Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte

Kitcharao is the first municipality of Agusan del Norte that bordered the province from Surigao del Norte.

This breath-taking sight never misses captivating the eyes of the passersby especially the travelers. This spot always gives the travelers the feeling of being on top. With the rice fields, ponds, and the northern part of Mainit Lake visible from above.

A little downward stroll from the view deck of the mountain view, once can find the AIJM Resort which can be a great hangout place after the vista sighting. The resort offers also a good sight of the waterfalls that provides water for the swimming pools.


~~~~08.08.08~~~~

21 comments:

Isadora said...

Ohhhhh, take me with you - PLEASE!! This is beautiful and peaceful. Did you see the 'sidewalk' that these houses have leading to them?! These must be people with great dignity.

The Islander said...

thank you.. well if only i could take all of you on my road trips.

but these ones was not an expensive trip. it only costs us our lunch and snacks.

Major Tom said...

I couldn't almost believe that nature is still in such abundance and beauty in that part of the country. It's a relief somehow... :-)

The Islander said...

well, surigao is basically unspoiled, major. when you happen to visit surigao, expect that you could still experience the bounty of nature and fresh air.

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Ang ganda lang talaga dyan senyo no? Sana hindi masira. ;)

leviuqse said...

ahhh ang ganda ng resort!!!

buti ka pa lagi sa layasan hehe

the donG said...

dyan ayos magkayak. ganda ng falls sa last picture. parang sa falls ng daranak sa rizal.

by the way, kakapanood ko lang ng byahe tayo sa nbn channel, fineature ang bayan ng del carmen.

betchai said...

great pictures. my favorites are the 5th and 7th from the top. like how those palms recline towards the ocean. nature is always refreshing. makes me miss our local beaches in negros island.

salingPUSA said...

Sorry kung nega ako ngyn but I don't like those kind of beach, yung medyo maitim yung waterline. feeling ko kasi dirty so I don't usually enjoy it.....

nice coconuts though....

The Islander said...

@ishan.. dont worry ishna babe. maiexperience mo pa sya like in 5 years from now. hehe.


@alex.. haha yun nalang magagawa ko para di agad tumanda dahil sa pressure ng trabaho. the word is 'unwind'.

The Islander said...

@dong.. del carmen is part of siargao island. pwede mo syang libutin when youre in the island. magka-kabit lang yan at ang surfing area.


@betchai.. exactly. and of course we should be proud of all the nature's bounty in our respective place. in the philippines in particular.


@salingpusa.. haha ayos lang. ako nga din parang ganun ang tingin ko. pero nung may nakikita na kong nagtatampisaw sa tubig, nainggit na ko. the color of the shore maybe has something to do with the soil. the place is a mineral area kasi.

Ishna Probinsyana said...

anong ishan?? Hahaha. Ishna babe talaga? Siyeeet. Im so kinikilig. Grabe. i love you JP Babe! Hahahahaha. :P

The Islander said...

nyahaha onga noh... ishna pala. haha typo. mas maganda pakinggan eh.. ishna babe... haha.

Raft3r said...

kamusta, dude!

please visit The Deadbeat Club
we are celebrating our 100th post
=)

http://malibay.blogspot.com

Lawstude said...

Wow. That is the kind of place that seems to give off a magnetic force, transforming your readers to ask the existential question, "Why can't I go there and just be there for he rest of my life?".

ooops sensya na gumagawa ako ng pleading for my court hearing tomorrow kaya nasa poetic mode ako hehehe.

what i mean is. ang ganda ng place. sana makapunta na ko agad dyan.

Dakilang Islander said...

ayooo...yung beach walang pinagkaiba sa lugar namin sa cebu...brown ang sand at daming puno ng niyog...sarap maligo sa falls!

The Islander said...

@raft3r.. cge ill be there in a minute and congrats for the 100th post Deadbat Club!


@lawstude.. kala ko nga nagdadrama ka eh. galing mo palang mag-plead. hehe. sa october na kasi kayo pumunta dito para makita nyo na agad.


@dakilang islander.. haha nahirapan akong magkonek dun ah. "brown ang sand at daming puno ng niyog...sarap maligo sa falls!".

yung beach ang pinag usapan tas biglang sa falls nabaling. nyaha! napaghahalatang mahilig sa biglang liko.

caryn said...

wow, those places look absolutely amazing! i wish i could go; its sooo hot and humid here in tokyo!

i loved the first few pics and the pic of the pool and the waterfall ;-)

The Islander said...

thank you. thank you.
find time sometime to visit here. you wont regret it.

dodong flores said...

Beautiful sites!

I know these places being mentioned here. I used to have classmates coming from these places...

I wish I should have explored these places long time ago.

Thank you for sharing...

melvin said...

hi,i actually grew up in kitcharao and we would frequent placer noong bata pa ako kasi yun ang pinakamalapit na beach.swerte mo naman you've been to europe.yaman!kelan pa kaya ako makapunta europe hehehe.