That’s what we did. Literally. We started the year splashing in the swimming pools of Gazebo Resort in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.
Aside from 4 pools to get wet in (including a kiddie pool), Gazebo resort also has rooms for you to stay in with rates starting at P800 (about 20 USD). Resort entrance is at P20 (less than 1 USD) but should you choose to go swimming in the pools, you have to pay P100 (2-3 USD). And you also have to pay for use of their cottage (P200-P300 or about 5-8 USD). You could bring your own food but they also serve food and drinks. Travel time to the resort from Butuan City is 30-45 minutes. If you’re coming from Davao, Cebu or Manila, you can fly in to Butuan and then travel by bus to Cabadbaran (you can take the Surigao-bound bus) or by jeepney; you can also rent a jeepney or car in Butuan for your whole group (which our family did).
Checking out Gazebo can be a good alternative should you decide not to go for the beach while you are in Agusan or in the Caraga region. We do hope though that the management will further develop their amenities and their customer service.
Sharing some photos we had at Gazebo during the 1st day of 2013:
Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday Whites.