Monday, April 13, 2009

Capihan View Park, Socorro

Other than the soothing experience of peace and tranquility in my A1 destination, there's more this summer that the municipality of Socorro can offer and is trying to promote as new potential tourism area. yes, there is more to my paradise Suhoton Cove and that is the Capihan View Park at the high peak of the island, some kilometers away from the town proper.

Capihan View Park serves as the view deck overlooking the beautiful landscape and seascape of the rest of the nearby Siargao Islands. Located in the topmost part of the island, Capihan proposes a chilling ambiance suited for an escape from the summer heat. There, one can find serenity of soul and take fancy like you are above all earth.

Above its brownish plains known to bear rich minerals rises the select species of trees that only grows in acidic soils. Few grow tall but some of them grow not beyond seven feet. Even coconut trees find hard to bear fruits. Only the towers of Smart and Globe networks heights the place. Locals initiated a move to farm mangoes and other crops that suits the soil rich in chromite.

But not only the people of Socorro engaged in farming and fishing as their primary source of living, Socorro town also houses entrepreneurs who are into handcrafts producing goods that ranges from indigenous bags made of pandan to foreign favorites tiki idols made of hard woods.


What i like about their LGU is the implementation of an initiative to post around the town the information on fares. Here is a print of the ordinance showing the schedule of fares to the different routes.. something like any other tourist would want to refer for transparency of fares.

The hotel rate of the only reliable homestay in town remains the same at P750.00 per room that can accommodate 4 persons.


Be with me again, come end of April as i return to my paradise Suhoton Cove for another soothing experience of summer. According to our recent guests, Suhoton is more amazing than Chocolate Hills.

Up next: Pacific Beaches of Siargao Island

8 comments:

jasperjugan said...

socorro is uphill ba?

The Islander said...

Socorro is the name of the town. Capihan is the one uphill po.

olan said...

i read your previous blog about suhoton? dito rin ba yun? ang dami palang puedeng puntahan jan. grabe! i'm planning to see surigao and its beautiful island this summer. gawan mo naman ako ng itenirary. hehehe. wen ka babalik ng davao?

veta said...

sulit kaha imu laag laag...mahal daw sa socorro? plano man gud namo manganha sa suhoton..

PUSANG-gala said...

wow---parang hundred Islands din ang dating......

the donG said...

yang suhoton cave medyo sikat dyan pala yon.

The Islander said...

@dong... yes, talk of the tongue. suhoton is enchanting. the experience remains immemorial.

Iris said...

Hi, i like that you have a lot of resources on surigao. im planning a trip with my friends kasi sometime june, so baka may maisusuggest kang itinerary.. i'd really appreciate it. thanks! =)