Underrated Beauty of Sorsogon Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

This is one of the best adventures I had so far for 2016. Do you ever just think and smile because you're having a good time? Yup! This trip is so memorable not just because of the activities we had but because it's a once in a blue moon opportunity for me and my boyfriend to travel together. I'm starting to get attached with beaches because of how calming it is. I'm so glad I'm living in a tropical country.


Sorsogon, Philippines

The gate at Matnog Port. Leaving the island of Luzon.

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Call time is 6AM. We went straight to Matnog Port to start our half day island hopping. It was super fun! Didn't know that Sorsogon has something this amazing to offer. Aside from the Butandings in Donsol, Subic Beach, and Juag Fish Lagoon is a must visit!

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Arriving at Subic Beach.

Sorsogon, Philippines

Our first stop was Juag Fish Lagoon. We were given fish feeds and sardines to feed the fishes (duh!). It was a cool idea actually. The fishes are separated according to their breed. You can swim with them a.k.a. do snorkeling but only if you didn't apply sunblock prior to the activity. Sadly, we already put in sun screen that time so we weren't able to swim with the fishes but no worries though, it was still fun seeing the fishes up close fighting for the feeds. Hihi. I will try to upload an edited video of our tour in Sorsogon so I can share how awesome the fishes were. ;)

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Our next stop should be Tikling island but unfortunately, we weren't able to go so we just went straight to Subic beach. And wow, it was really pristine. The water is very clear and it's definitely a must see. Some people compare this to Calaguas but I haven't seen Calaguas in person yet so I cannot really compare. There are cottages for rent if you'll be staying in for the day, tent pitching is also allowed. I'm not sure though if food is available. 

So what do we do in this amazing beach? Swim! and let it sink to us how beautiful the island is.

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

People enjoying the pristine waters.

Sorsogon, Philippines

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Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

After the swimming and picture taking, it was already mid day so the sun was already on full force by that time. We went to Lake Bulusan to have our lunch. We tried kayaking and I also wanted to hike but time cannot permit us because we still have a lot of places to go to. After eating lunch, we had a short siesta while some of the joiners ate their lunch. From there, we were asked if we still wanted to go to Bayugin Falls or just go straight to Paguriran Island which is the high light of our trip. Take note though that it's almost past 2 PM and we still need to trek in order to see Bayugin Falls. But yeah, in the end, majority decided to see Bayugin Falls which is well.. just so-so. Not really awesome compared to Baler's Motherfalls.  

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

It was still a long drive from Bulusan to Paguriran Island and we arrived there when the sun was almost setting. It was good place and good time to have lots of pictures taken but it was getting dark so we had to enjoy the moment left before the sun actually sets. There's a place in the middle of the sea where you can see a 360 degrees view of the island and everything seems soooooo amazing. Philippines is really beautiful. :D

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Paguriran island

Sorsogon, Philippines

It could have been more awesome if we arrived a little earlier so we could enjoy more the beach. Everywhere you look is something to capture. Mayon volcano's amazing cone structure on the left and an endless sea on the right. And just like the typical Pinoy setting, there are also karaoke sounds all over the area. People bringing in their baon and some are grilling their fishes and meats. 

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

Sorsogon, Philippines

It was one hell of a day and we went back to the hotel at almost 9pm? Cannot really remember. It was a tiring day but it was all worth it! I'm glad I was able to see Sorsogon. It's an underrated beauty actually. But of course it wouldn't be a more awesome travel if it weren't for my travel buddy in this trip. :) We retired early for the night because the next day, we'll be going back to Manila and will just have a side trip to Cagsawa Ruins. It was there when I had my first time to try ATV. haha! Will blog about it next. :)

Sorsogon, Philippines

What a beautiful Sorsogon. <3


CONVERSATION

22 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to your next post about Manila. Wow, this water is stunning. So blue and turquoise. I would love to spend one day here if I could! You're lucky and blessed to have been there! Enjoy it to the fullest!

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    1. The water is really stunning and so is the island. :) thanks for dropping by! :)

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  2. I agree, Sorsogon has so much to offer pero not many people go there, preferring instead to go to popular destinations or abroad. I used to go there lots!!!

    http://www.amazinglifedaily.com

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    1. I agree! That's why I'm planning to visit more places that aren't hyped up yet because I know there's something that place can offer that most of the people doesn't know yet. :)

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  3. I'm not a beach person but seeing your photos and readjng this article make me want to visit the place. Been planning to visit El Nido in Palawan this year, and maybe would also consider visiting Sorsogon.

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    1. Heard a lot of good stuff about El Nido. You should definitely go! :D

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  4. This is what i love with travel bloggers, i get to have ideas for my nextadventures. The water looks clean, green means healthy waters. Love to go there and swim!

    Aika | aikaloraine.com

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    1. Hahaha yeahhh.. Travel before summer officially ends!

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  5. wow! you had a really cool adventure :) i haven't been to sorsogon. this enticed me a lot. thank you for sharing. what camera did you use?

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Just my iphone and SJCam. :)

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  6. So beautiful. Pristine water indeed. Sayang, most would prefer other well-known places. I hope our Department of Tourism would help the local government to promote Sorsogon.

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    1. So true!! Places like this is one of the reasons i enjoy travelling. Walanpa kasi masyado pumupunta. :) and yes, hopefully matulungan in terms of tourism.

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  7. Sorsogon looks very beautiful! I hope I can visit it someday. Maybe when my son is older :)

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  8. The Philippines really has so many nice places to offer noh? I haven't been to Sorsogon. Seeing it in your photos makes me want to grab my bags and go.

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    1. Just go! Hahaha. Im lucky we're living in a tropical country. More beaches please! Hahaha

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  9. The water is so clear and blue. I'd love to visit this island. Is it an ideal trip for families? We recently went to Calaguas and I was able to travel with my 3 kids but this looks a little bit harder to get to?

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    1. Actually some of the people we're travelling with have their kids with them. So I think even though this is farther, it's not that hard to go to and to travel with your kids. I think they will even enjoy! :)

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  10. Philippines really comes with different beautiful places indeed! And it always reminds me of the song of Eat Bulaga - mula Batanes hanggang Jolo, which is for sure each of us will be in awe if ever we get the chance to visit each of the place Philippines is made of! And your sorsogon trip review gives me the urge to pursue in travelling more local.

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    1. Would definitely visit the whole Philippines! Hahaha. And yeahh.. Travelling more local so we can know better of the country were born to.

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  11. Please subnit your photographs to National Geographic or Lonely Planet, they look so stunning!The waters are so pristine blue.

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    1. Thank you for flattering statement! Appreciated it a lot! :)

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