Surigao Del Sur has lots of tourist attractions. One of them is the Britania Islands. Britania Group of Islands is found at Baragay Salvacion San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.
Britania Group of Islands is composed of 24 islets scattered around Lianga Bay, locally famous for its pristine water and very fine, almost powdery sands. It’s like combining Boracay Island of Aklan and Hundred Islands of Pangasinan in one province!
One of Britania’s “selling points” are its different hues and colors of sea water, I remember going to another island that has light green hues then to another with azure waters. It was such a feast to the eyes!
In San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, of course! Nestled in this quiet municipality is the lovely Britania Group of Islands, a group of 24 small islands embraced by the Lianga Bay. But technically, they are uninhabited islets, promontories, outcroppings, and sandbars. These small masses of land contain pockets or no vegetation at all but are encompassed with aquamarine water teeming with life. Many of these islands feature carpets of fine-golden brown sand.
How to get there?
From Butuan City, commercial buses and vans are can be hired going to San Agustin. Travel time is 4-5 hours. Then from San Agustin proper, one can take a tricycle. Just inform the driver to drop you at Salvacion Tourism Office. As you hit at Salvacion, hire a habal-habal (motorcycle) to reach the Britania port in which adventure to Britania Group of Islands will start.
But for us who started the trip in Bislig, we took a bus in a terminal in Bislig (near a gasoline station) going to Barobo Bus Terminal which cost 103 pesos. From Barobo, we rode again a bus with a signage of Tandag. We informed the bus conductor that we are going to Britania and to drop us at Brgy. Salvacion.
Bus ride from Barobo to Brgy. Salvacion is 40 pesos. Then from Salvacion, we rode a habal-habal going to the port of Britania Group of Islands. Fare is 20 pesos per head. From there, we paid an environmental fee which is 25 pesos.
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