Strategically located in the middle of Surigao del Sur is the enigmatic town of Barobo.
While concrete road network may have connected it with the northern and southern parts of the province and to Agusan del Sur, it is still a laidback community unperturbed by the trappings of modern life.
From the old market site of Barobo, one can hop on a boat and reach Cabgan Island in just 20 minutes.
My first stop was Cabgan Island. The island has a long stretch of unspoiled white beach. Then as if that’s not enough, there is a small cove on the southern part of the island.
Other islands and islets dotted Lianga Bay which make Barobo, a town named after a tree species abundant in its early days, really a marvelous place worthy to be visited.