CLUB TARA AND TIKTIKAN LAKE OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS

“Nature at its best”, I exclaimed. These were the words I uttered upon entering the paradise Islands of Bucas Grande. Who couldn’t? The clear tranquil seawaters appeared irresistibly inviting while abundant verdant forests that covered the Limestone Mountains looked so appealing. Undeniably, this is nature at its best!

Club Tara Resort

Our first destination was the Club Tara Resort, the only high-end resort in the Bucas Grande Islands. Our tour guide led us here to glimpse the beauty of this first class resort that has also become a man-made tourist attraction in the Island. Club Tara Resort nestles at yet another cove’s end. Its breakwater creates a private blue lagoon. By far, it is the best resort lagoon I’ve ever seen. It has 10 elegant cottages that are built at the lagoon’s edge. Each suite has balconies offering its guests a perfect view of the whole environs.

Club Tara Resort's Charming Beauty
Club Tara Resort’s Charming Beauty
Club Tara’s Cottages
Club Tara’s Private Jetty and Lagoon

Being the only high end resort with complete facilities and best amenities in the Islands, each suite will go for about P10,000.00 a night. Yes, it is pricey but looking at its charming beauty, Club Tara Resort is worth the price.

Photo By Roy Geonzon

From Club Tara Resort, we then proceeded to Tiktikan Lake, our home in Bucas Grande Islands. Still aboard the motorized boat, we were brought to another cove with another beautiful lagoon. From there, we docked at an old wooded jetty that served as the jump off point going up a hill then descend to Tiktikan Lake. The trail was around 15 minutes.

Huts at Tiktikan Cove
Tiktikan Cove

Tiktikan Lake is a beauty in itself. It has placid turquoise waters encircled by thick verdant limestone forest. Serenity and peace abound the place. I went to the view deck to take a wider glimpse of the entire view of the place. It was a place of tranquility. It was like a cure to a drowsy eye and a comfort to a weary heart. Communing with nature at its finest.

Tiktikan Lake
Tiktikan Lake
Tiktikan Lake is a beauty in itself

According to our tour guide, there are 13 lakes in the entire town of Socorro. Out of the thirteen lakes, only three are accessible including Tiktikan Lake. The three lakes are connected to the sea by underground channels and are reputed to shelter the highly endangered salt-water crocodile.

Serenity enveloped the whole Tiktikan Lake

After billeting at Tiktikan Lake Resort, we headed back to our boat to continue our enchanted Bucas Grande Island Tour. From Tiktikan Lake, we proceeded to Sohoton Reception Center, also situated at yet another cove in the Island. All guests visiting the Islands are required to register at the tourist center.

Entering Sohoton Reception Center
Sohoton Reception Center

There were plenty of boatmen at Sohoton Reception Center. These were trained boatmen who can readily bring their guests to the many amazing attractions of the entire Bucas Grande Islands. Among these amazing popular attractions, Sohoton National Park tops the list.

This Blogger enjoying the wonders of Bucas Grande Islands

Sohoton National Park offers excellent ways to experience nature at its best, away from the pollution and hassle of city living. Exploring Sohoton Cove is the definitely a must while in Bucas Grande. It is one of the highlights of my Bucas Grande Island Exploration. Going there is an adventure in itself and finding out what’s in there was an amazing experience.

The Underground River of Sohoton National Park

Watch out as I chronicle my SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK experience only here at the The Travel Teller.

This is the third part of “EXPLORING CARAGA REGION: The Travel Series

  1. CATCHING SUNRISE AT CLAVER, SURIGAO DEL NORTE
  2. SOCORRO AND THE BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  3. CLUB TARA AND TIKTIKAN LAKE OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  4. SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  5. THE SANDY BEACHES AND STUNNING ISLETS OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  6. THE JELLYFISH SANCTUARY OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  7. EXPERIENCING SAN JOSE AND THE PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS
  8. THE LEGEND OF DINAGAT ISLANDS

Comments

comments

Comments

  1. The first photo of Club Tara reminds of me Pearl Farm. And there are some pictures na murag naa ka sa Phuket or Maldives! Woohoo!

  2. @Renz – You are a beach lover and certified Nature Worshiper, this is the place for you! 🙂 You should come here. 🙂

  3. waaa !!!!!!!!!! ang ganda !!! fan ako ng beaches … ganda talaga .

  4. I’m speechless upon seeing the pictures. I should have plenty of cash when I visit this place so I could stay in one of the Club Tara’s cottages. Awesome!

  5. Hello,

    maganda ba sa club tara? may nabasa kase akong review na hindi na daw maganda dun and untidy na daw yung place? pati daw yung food hindi masarap. thanks

    • I have not stayed there the last time I was in Bucas Grande. I just had the time to drop by there. The place is cool and clean though. 🙂 And things are neatly placed there. I havent tried the food though but if i had the chance, i would stay there. 🙂

  6. Rafael Bunda says:

    Hi, just wanna ask about club tara accomodations. Yung mga cottage ba nila is yung 12k per night lang po? wala sila ibang accomodations? thanks! Great images by the way.

  7. Luminada Balazick says:

    I wish i can come this place soon. what a exotic view ! xoxo

  8. i just want to know on who to contact for a tour in surigao del sur and norte? thanks!

  9. Nice work. I’m planing to go to Surigao-Siargao & Sohoton on February 2012 via Cebu, hope you can share with me info if any on low cost accommodation, where to take a ride from Surigao City etc 🙂

  10. Cyj Saldaña says:

    @oliver: been trying to get a booking in Club Tara at the agoda website and surigao site but its unbelievably full practically for the entire year. Would you know how i maybe able to place a booking?

  11. May I get the number of your contact in Tiktikan Lake Resort? How much was it per head and how would you describe the accommodations? We’re planning on going there next week. Thanks in advance for your help.

  12. So how’s your Bucas Grande vacation?

  13. Ezter Yazzer says:

    Super kanindot jud sa Bucas Grande Group of Islands!!!
    Every penny spent for the entire trip is all worth it!!! Their travel guides are very accommodating and so respectful.. mga buotan kaayu jud..
    Tiktikan Lake is so tranquil,ma.relax jud ka..
    If you’re looking for a perfect getaway from all the stress you’re facing at work or probably anywhere, Bucas Grande Group of Islands is the place to be!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

Speak Your Mind

*