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Captivating Casarica Island, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
A small island off the coast of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur is gifted with a short yet stunning stretch of fine white sand beach visited by Tutubi on the way back to Cantilan town proper from Inijakan on General Island. In fact, Tutubi was so mesmerized by the beauty of the place that he took an unplanned dip for an hour in the water just to enjoy the place rather than be content with merely taking pictures.
the fine white sand beach of Casarica Island with Huyamao Island in the background
The very clear and greenish blue water beckons all to take a dip and no presence of dangerous under current, water depth is still shallow after a few tens of meters and waves are just splashes (you don't expect large waves here even if the island is facing the Pacfic Ocean since the white sand beach part is not facing the deep blue sea but the coastline of Surigao del Sur)
There are "ruins" of an altar/grotto (trying to mimic Willy's Rock of Boracay?) and a toilet. The local government of Cantilan once tried to charge visitors to the island but was discontinued.
How to get there:
mere ten minutes boat ride from Cantilan town by boat. ou can rent boats for PhP1500.00 good for island hopping to several islands including Ayoke Island, general Island, Humayao Island and Casarica Island.