Just in from the town of Del Carmen, Siargao: they are going to close down the infamous Sugba Lagoon for a month this coming June. Sugba Lagoon is one those tourist attractions you must see when you’re visiting Siargao, and we know why this is so. The clear blue waters of the lagoon will automatically make you want to jump in and you can see it in our On The Fly travel film series as we featured this tourist favorite.

One of its iconic spots is the picture-perfect dive board that ends up on every visitor’s ‘gram. So it’s no surprise why a ton of tourists flock this lagoon. That’s why we understand why the government is set on giving this area a rest. As we all know by now, this is not the first time a famous tourist destination in the Philippines was closed. Just last year, our beloved Boracay was closed down for six months for intense rehabilitation, and we were lucky to have been able to see it regain its beauty during our trip to the island last December.

The good news: Sugba Lagoon isn’t as “damaged” as Boracay was, and it’s great that the town is taking proactive measures by closing it down first before it becomes badly polluted. The mayor mentioned that they are planning to close it down at least one month a year to let nature heal itself.

Photo courtesy of @livibautistaa on Instagram

Although it’s sad for anyone who is planning a trip to Siargao this June, it’s also best to protect these wonderful gifts of natures we all enjoy. Have you dived into Sugba Lagoon? Share with us your experiences below!

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