LASWITAN LAGOON : a must in your bucketlist

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“You will never experience the great things in Life without taking risks!” Be prepared and set your mind and soul because Laswitan Lagoon in Cortes, Surigao del Sur will fascinate you!

The journey going to Laswitan was never easy specially when its raining, but believe me my dear, your sweat and the energy you exert are all worth it.

Bumpy and roughest roads will embrace you along the way but the glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and the sky will boost your appetite of getting your prize, to witness the Beauty of Laswitan Lagoon.

Laswitan is derived from a visayan term “Laswit” or the splash. The Laswit or the splash comes from the waves of Pacific Ocean which is actually at the back of the black limestone that serve to block the current of the waves and made splashes! The Laswit usually takes higher than 20 feet and then surprise you as it hovers and create a cloud-like formation and falls at the black limestone. It is like a waterfall made by the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

The splashes will then make a pool as it falls down the black limestone and serve as the perfect spot for swimming.

On the other side of the Lagoon is the perfect spot of witnessing the waves of the pacific ocean as it floods over the black limestones. It’s a perfect place to unwind and forget about work problems; a perfect place of forgetting the past that used to bother you; a perfect place of healing your broken heart as the waves will sympathize you; a perfect place to boost up your inner strength; a perfect place to know yourself better.

So what now? Start packing your bags! Laswitan is indeed a must in your bucket list!

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

*Southbound (From Surigao City)

Take the bus going to Tandag City and stop at Cortes Municipality. It will take you about 4-hours from Surigao City to Cortes. From Cortes crossing stop-over, you can ride a habal-habal (single motor) to Laswitan Lagoon which is 15 to 20-minute  not-so-rough ride! hahahaha! But promise, its all worth it!

 

*Nortbound(From Tandag City)

Take the bus/jeep/van going to Surigao City and stop at Cortes Municipality. It will take you about an hour from Tandag City to Cortes (depends on the vehicle actually). Tandag to Cortes is approximately 24 km. Then ride a habal-habal (single motor) going to Laswitan Lagoon which is 15 to 20-minute not-so-rough ride! lol!

 

*From Davao

If you’re coming from davao, you can ride a bus going to Tandag at Ecoland Terminal (Take note: Bus going to Tandag isnt 24hrs available); Either you will take a bus going to Butuan and stop at San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. From San Francisco Bus Terminal, take a bus going to Tandag City. From Tandag City Bus Terminal, take the northbound bus going to Surigao City and stop at Cortes Municipality.  It will take you about an hour from Tandag City to Cortes (depends on the vehicle actually). Tandag to Cortes is approximately 24 km. Then ride a habal-habal (single motor) going to Laswitan Lagoon which is 15 to 20-minute not-so-rough ride! lol!

 

*From Manila or Visayas

If you’re coming from Manila or the Visayas, take the flight going to Surigao City. The Surigao Bus Terminal is located across the Surigao Airport. Take the bus going to Tandag City and stop at Cortes Municipality. It will take you about 4-hours from Surigao City to Cortes. From Cortes crossing stop-over, you can ride a habal-habal (single motor) to Laswitan Lagoon which is 15 to 20-minute  not-so-rough ride! hahahaha! But promise, its all worth it!

You can also take the Flight going to Butuan City but a bit longer ride. From Butuan Airport, take a cab going to Butuan Bus Terminal. From Butuan, take a bus going to Tandag. From Tandag, take the bus/jeep/van going to Surigao City and stop at Cortes Municipality. It will take you about an hour from Tandag City to Cortes (depends on the vehicle actually). Tandag to Cortes is approximately 24 km. Then from Cortes Crossing, ride a habal-habal (single motor) going to Laswitan Lagoon which is 15 to 20-minute not-so-rough ride! lol!

 

NOTE:

Laswitan Entrance Fee: Php20

Life Jacket : 20php/hour

The best season of LASWIT is during DECEMBER to FEBRUARY since the waves during these months are high.

 

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