Courtesy of Surigao del Norte Tourism and Culture Office.

BUTUAN CITY – Tourism activities in Socorro town, Bucas Grande Island in Surigao del Norte opened Monday (April 12) after months of closure from visitors following the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“The no permit, no entry policy will be followed following the opening of Bucas Grande tourism,” the Surigao del Norte Tourism and Culture Office (SDNTCO) said in a statement.

Reservations must be made three days ahead with 100 percent payment to secure permits, SDNTCO said, adding that bookings may be made only with duly accredited establishments.

All tourism service providers accredited by the Department of Tourism in Caraga Region (DOT-13) and the local government unit (LGU) of Socorro are provided on the official websites of the province of Surigao del Norte, the tourism office, and the LGU of Socorro.

The Bucas Grande in Siargao is known for its tourist attractions such as the Sohoton Cove, small islets, lagoons, natural limestone caves, and rock formations. (PNA)