|Ready to Surf?|
|Surf’s Up! (trying)|
By Glen Santillan – It was Thursday afternoon when I left the house to start my long overland trip to Cantilan in Surigao del Sur. I already called the office of Bachelor Express (BEI) in the morning to avoid missing an air-conditioned bus for a convenient journey. The person who answered the phone confirmed that the last trip of air conditioned bus passing through San Francisso in Agusan del Sur was at 6PM (bound for Ormoc). So, I went to NCC Mall to buy some stuff and immediately go to the bus stop before 6PM to avoid missing it. The dispatcher from BEI also confirmed that the bus to Ormoc wass arriving and I should just wait for it. One hour has passed and no A/C bus has arrived and so I asked him again and then he asked a driver of a Mati-bound bus about the Ormoc bus and he was informed that it was long gone. I don’t know how it happened and it was the start of the misadventure.
|Cathe Pacific – Cottage by the Beach!|
|Veggies in the market|
|The Beach in Baybay, Cantilan|
|The beach in Consuelo, Cantilan|
|The wooden bridge in Consuelo|
|A cottage in Baybay|
|From R-L : Jeff of Traveling Morion, Dennis of Love Mindanao, Cathe (owner of Cathe Pacific), James of Journeying James, Nathalie of My Wandering Soles and Me.|
Fast Facts About Cantilan
How to get there?
From Davao City:
Take a Bachelor Express bus to Tandag and van or another bus to Cantilan. If you miss the bus to Tandag from Davao, you can take the Butuan/Ormoc/Tagbilaran bound buses and alight in San Francisco/San Franz bus terminal. Take another bus or van to Tandag.
From Butuan City:
Take a bus from Butuan City to Tandag and van/bus to Cantilan. If you miss the bus to Tandag from Butuan, you can take the Davao bound buses and alight in San Francisco/San Franz bus terminal. Take another bus or van to Tandag. You can also opt to travel to Surigao City then to Cantilan.
From Surigao City:
Take a bus going to Tandag and alight in Cantilan bus terminal.
Cathe Pacific Lodging by the beach is an ideal place to stay in Baybay, Cantilan.
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Special thanks to Cathe Duero for hosting this trip and providing some information regarding the fast facts of Cantilan.