Man Eats: Surigao del Sur

During our Butuan trip, we took a road trip to the Britania Group of Islands in Surigao del Sur.

The Britania Group of Islands is composed of over a dozen islands and islets off the coast of Lianga Bay facing the Pacific Ocean.

It was a easy 2 hour drive to the Barangay Britania docks in San Agustin where we rented a couple of bangkas to take us island hopping. The 2 hour travel time included a short stop in a wet market near the docks where we bought some freshly caught fish, liempo (pork belly), and other stuff we needed for lunch on one of the islands.

After a short 10 minute boat ride from the docks, we arrived in Bonbon island, the biggest islet in the group.

Bonbon Island

While some of us swam, and some of us slept, lunch was being prepared for us. This is the life!

We ate these…

Inihaw na Gangis - a type of Unicorn Fish
Inihaw na Liempo
Sinugba + Kinilaw = Sinuglaw.
Utensils optional.
Mr. Barracuda, I'm gonna eat you before you eat me.

…with a view like this…

Like Bourdain said, food tastes better with sand between your toes.

After cleaning up our area, we hopped on the bangka to head off to another island.

We rode Janeth aaaaall daaaaay loooong!
Hagonoy Island

The sand on Hagonoy Island was much finer than Bonbon Island. Since we had to be back in Butuan by nightfall and didn’t have much time island hopping, we decided to spend the rest of our day here throwing back some cold ones.

My favorite saint.

On our way back to the dock, we passed by some of the other islands and islets. Beautiful!

Boslon Island
Twin Islands
Another island...

Kain. Tulog. Inom. They should have named this place the Babuyan Islands instead.

I love this place.