Bogac Cold Spring is located in Barobo, Surigao Del Sur.
Bogac is from the Visayan term bogwak which means flow. The spring was a source of clean water from the early settlers of Barobo.
It is said that the sping has a significant part of the people from Barobo. According to the local historians, people from different parts of the country who are mostly fishermen came through the Talisay channel connecting to Barobo river until they found Bogac including the two other bodies of water near the area.
Now, it is a place where family and friends can enjoy the blue crystal cold water.
How to get to Bogac Cold Spring
FROM AGUSAN DEL SUR
- From San Francisco Bus Terminal, take a van or bus going to Tandag/Mangagoy. Drop off at Barobo Bus Terminal.
FROM BUTUAN CITY
- From Butuan City Integrated Bus Terminal, take a bus/van/jeep going to Mangagoy or Tandag. Drop off at Barobo Bus Terminal.
FROM TANDAG CITY
- From Tandag City Bus Terminal, take a bus/van/jeep going to Mangagoy or Davao City or Butuan City. Drop off at Barobo Bus Terminal.
FROM BAROBO BUS TERMINAL.
- From Barobo Bus Terminal, charter for a tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Bogac Cold Spring.
Fees and Activities
Entrance Fee Rates: Php 15
Life Jacket: Php 50
Bouy / Salbabida: Php 50
Cottages are also available in the area.
Note: Rates may change without prior notice
Our Experience in Bogac Cold Spring
My Family and I are going to our house in San Francisco to visit. Along the way, we went to Bogac Cold Spring for a quick visit. It was a fine day to go for a swim.
It was my first time visiting Bogac Cold Spring. I was a bit surprised to see that even during a pandemic a lot of people are out with families and friends to go for a swim (just like us). Maybe we are just lucky to live in a province where the covid cases were very low (at the time).
From the name itself, the spring was freaking cold. Hahaha. If you will dip into the water, do it at once! You will be a bit shocked but the cold will not bother you after that.
Our visit was quick, nevertheless, it was also fun.
I hope this quick guide can help you on your way to Bogac Cold Spring.