I Traveled to Siargao

The Enchanting Jellyfish Sanctuary of Bucas Grande Island

The Enchanting Jellyfish Sanctuary of Bucas Grande Island

“What do you mean we shouldn’t go inside the sanctuary?” I snap at the poor, suddenly-rattled guide at the Sohoton National Park. He was going on and on about the infamous jellyfish not being in season and that it was too low tide and there were few boatmen available and how it would be okay not to experience it because we wouldn’t see many jellyfish anyway and the boat would find it hard to pass through the entrances. I was finding it hard to listen. After a 3 hour boat ride from Siargao and you tell me I shouldn’t see any jellyfish? “I will swim that if I have to,” I say to him, a little strongly, probably half joking. He laughs nervously. “No, Ma’am, okay, we’ll get you some boatmen,” he says immediately and leaves to arrange boatmen for us.

Simple Serenity and Surfing at Buddha’s Surf Resort

Simple Serenity and Surfing at Buddha’s Surf Resort

I peered through the tinted window of the front seat of the SUV. Everywhere was green pastures, tall coconut and banana trees swaying with the soft breeze. Fresh air. Cool wind that could only mean we were near the sea. I couldn’t help smiling. I knew the driver kept looking over at me, probably thinking I was crazy, but I didn’t care. I was 15 minutes into Siargao. And I was loving every bit of it.