Falling for the Charms of Casulian Island SiargaoTuesday, September 03, 2013
I came to Siargao in search of waves but the Turtle Surf Camp crew made other plans.
This time, instead of jumping into a blue lagoon, we were headed to a little known island: Casulian. It boasts of a beautiful white sand beach called Corregidor. I'm always in for unexpected adventure especially when it comes to lesser explored places. So I didn't pass up on this opportunity.
It became a mission of sorts.
Who would have thought Siargao would have such gorgeous shores?
Nothing beats fresh food and a picnic on the beach!
We went through the small town and over some hills that looked like a natural golf course. That's where he found a clear spot where he could do a quick takeoff and a neat little landing.
As soon as Ben started flying, we didn't care about the heat. We were all mesmerized- staring at this flimsy looking plane soaring like a bird in the sky! It went up so high at some point that it disappeared from our view.
Ever so often, he would hit auto return and fly it back, simply hovering above us. Then he would make the drone dive and do these insane low passes, barely missing a couple of coconut trees! What an amazing sight!
We were greeted back by some of the crew with buko- young coconuts. It was exactly what we needed after getting back from that hike feeling a bit tired and dehydrated. The sun had started to set by the time we got back to the boat.
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How to Make this Trip Happen:
-Turtle Surf Camp Siargao offers the Corregidor (Casulian) Island Tour at 1,800/person. This includes the guided tour, boat ride, food and drinks. The cost goes down if you are in a group of 5 or more.
-The tour covers a whole day of hiking to the mountain of Corregidor (don't worry it's an easy trek), swimming, snorkeling, visiting the local villages and lunch under coconut trees.
-There are a few dive and snorkeling spots in the area as well as a left hand surf break.
-If you want your trip to be hassle free, I highly recommend you join their tour. We did and made bunch of friends in the process. Plus the fact that we were spoiled rotten. All Turtle Surf Camp trips have the fun and craziness guaranty! Book your tour with them through email@example.com +63 939 569 2498. Look for Kitya or Enrique.
- Bring snorkeling gear, sunblock, mosquito repellent, waterproof bags and camera.
Special thanks to Kitya and Enrique of Turtle Surf Camp Siargao, Damien of Palaka Siargao Dive Center for the tour and to Ben of Lehmann Aviation for the aerial shots and videos!
Sole Sister Lois
Lois has traveled extensively and has called the USA, Germany, Switzerland and the Philippines home in various stages of her life. When she's not having adventures around the globe, she can be found surfing, surfing someone's couch or giving talks, workshops and retreats. She is a certified Passion Test facilitator who believes that people can find what they love and make a living from their passions. She is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of wearesolesisters.com.
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