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Solar Lodge and Beach Resort, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
The only recommended accommodations in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur is Solar Lodge and Beach Resort located on the seafront of Cantilan town. A small place with several rooms, a restaurant is located near the town center where you need to order your breakfast or meals in advance. The beachfront is not really desireable but good enaough for those who merely wants to swim but not for finicky people always equating swimming with white sand beaches.
Tutubi's backpack rests on the single bed
the rocky beachfront with Casarica Island and Huyamao Islands in view
Small for P900.00 in a small town is quite expensive, breakfast not included in room accommodations. No swimming pool, just the rocky beachfront for swimming.
Room rates for overnight accommodations is PhP900.00/room, quite expensive in such a small town but having no other choices. There's an unwritten rule here where couples are required to present marriage certificate before they can check in (this is a rule to guard against the wholesome image of the place but, hey, a marraige cert is not a document you always bring with you, even for legally-married couples, not a guy bringing a hooker for some short time pleasure at the lodge). Anyway, it's not really Tutubi's problem, just something mentioned by his new friend even if he did not ask for the information.
Tutubi wasn't able to find the resort's contact number, just show up there for there are hardly many people checking in, unless probably during summer or holidays where balikbayan families in tow.