The Rocks of Dinagat

We were looking forward to visiting two spots that figured prominently on pre-arranged island-hopping tours as far back as a year ago when our planned trip to Dinagat was unexpectedly aborted. But when we finally made it to the provincial capital of San Jose last month we found out that we would not be able... Continue Reading →

Punta Villa: A Hidden Eden

It was just a footnote in the rare blogs that we encountered about Dinagat more than a year before we made this trip – a destination that did not figure in our island-hopping itinerary more than a year later. But with erstwhile regulars Sundayo Beach and Cabacungan Cove now unexpectedly off-limits to visitors, our boat... Continue Reading →

Dinagat: Caraga’s Unpolished Gem

It has numerous deserted coves, pristine white-sand beaches and verdant islands wrapped in dense jungle foliage and colossal rock formations. It’s the second newest province in the country and possesses an abundance of natural resources including minerals such as nickel but is also one of the nation’s poorest. And despite being adjacent to its eastern... Continue Reading →

Pangabangan Island’s Blue Lagoon

Our boat drove that sunny morning along the western coast of Dinagat, making for the islands off the coast of Libjo town. It was the second day of our island-hopping tour and after exploring the beaches, islands and Lake Bababu of Basilisa the day before we were on the move north towards the karst-dominated landscape... Continue Reading →

Enchanting, Enigmatic Lake Bababu

As our boat cut its engine and slowly glided inside the tranquil, jewel-like, turquoise waters of Babas Cove our sights turned towards the white sand beach in front of us and the towering karst formations on both sides of the cove. But the gorgeous scene wasn’t our primary destination for visiting this side of Dinagat.... Continue Reading →

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