ECOTOURISM SITES
IN SURIGAO DEL NORTE AND SURIGAO CITY

ECOTOURISM SITES IN SURIGAO DEL NORTE

  1. GENERAL LUNA

    A bewitching 27 kilometer stretch of sugar-white beaches, sapphire seas and natural coral barrier that keeps the inlet waters placid. At high tide, tube-like waves from the Pacific Ocean can be heard and seen. A perfect destination for surfing during the months of November to January and island-hopping adventure during March to June.

  2. DEL CARMEN

    Del Carmen: The Crocodile Santuary in the Philippines. It is the home of the biggest crocodiles in the country. These crocodiles can usually be found on its vast preserved mangrove forest.

  3. SUHOTON CAVE AND BUCAS GRANDE ISLAND

    A Natural wonder half-submerged in water most of the time and accessible only during low tide. Inside is a lagoon with countless islets and crystal waters that catches the reflection of the penetrating rays of the sun. Lush vegetation abounds its periphery.

  4. GUYAM ISLAND

    Across the General Luna Beach is an islet with a powdery-white sand and a little cluster of coconut trees. It can be reached by a pumpboat in less than 10 minutes. It offers a good view of the spell bounding waves of Siargao Island. A few meters away from the island, one can go surfing and other water sports activities.

  5. DAKU ISLAND

    A wonderful island adjacent to Guyam Island which is about 5 minutes pumpboat ride. It is an ideal location for swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing.

  6. MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH IN PILAR IN SIARGAO ISLAND

    Situated in a cove facing the Pacific, surrounded by limestone and granite sculptures. During low tide, its pockmarked limestone floor reveal swimming pools of assorted shapes and sizes resembling basins, barrels, tubs and ponds.

  7. MANCAGANGI ISLAND

    Tourists can go Bat watching in this island. Thousands of mouselike flying mammals commonly called as BATS are clinging or hanging on wild plants, trees and rocks. Others are dwelling in caves of Mancagani Island which is 2 miles east of Tandag. Going there will take you 40-45 minutes by pumpboat.

  8. PIG-OT HIDE-AWAY RESORT

    Location: Libjo

    A heaven placed on earth. It is a cluster of islets that look like broken emeralds slap on the acquamarine surface of the water. The islets are connected with a wooden bridge and as one strolls, he will be a witness of the different aquatic species gliding and hiding in the coral reefs. This is indeed heavenly crafted especially for the adventurous, leisure seekers, and nature lovers.

ECOTOURISM SITES IN SURIGAO CITY

  1. FLOATING VILLAGE

    The " floating " village of Barangay Day-asan is a unique and interesting sight to experience, with the village houses erected on wooden stilts and bedded rocks and people commuting paddle boats through waterways. A boat ride around the village is indeed an enriching experience and a look into these people whose lifestyle have made their village earned the monicker of being the Venice of Surigao. The village is accessible by land or sea in about 30 minutes from the city.

  2. MANJAGAO MANGROVE FOREST

    The cradle of marine life and sanctuary of various species of fish, the mangrove forest is one of nature's most interesting habital. A boat ride along the naturally-carved water channels amidst the jade-colored lush of mangrove trees and the visible rich coral undergrowth, is an island tropical treat one rarely experience.

  3. SAGISI ISLAND

    A tropical island paradise of white sand beach, deep blue sea waters and shades from loftly coconut tress. Sagisi offers the perfect hideaway to enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea. The island's coral reef teeming with lushly preserved marine life also provides enthusiasts one of the excellent diving sites ever known in the Philippines. Sagisi is accessible by boat in about one (1) hour from the city proper.

  4. ANTIASAY SAN PEDRO BRIDGE

    Surigao's version of the famous San Juanico Bridge, this wooden \footbridge is one of the country's longest at 391 meters. Originally conceived to ease movement and communication between Sibale and Nonoc Island, the bridge through time has transformed itself into a resting and promenade area, giving one the exhilirating experience and thrill of crossing two islands on foot. While crossing the bridge, one can feel the cool sea breeze and at the same time view the clear seawater and corals.

  5. LISONDRA ROCK FORMATION

    Rock islet best defined by the ranges of its unique, natural rock formations, solidly and concretely enhances by the different variations and contrasts of its colors and shades. Opposite is another isolated vase-like rock formation complementing this somewhat mysterious creation of nature, which was a historical burial ground of the early inhabitants of the surrounding islands. The rock formation is 40 minutes by boat from the city proper.

  6. PUNTA BALUARTE

    A historical landmark which was used as observatory point by the Spanish Friars and later by the Japanese during the second World War. It is a hill overlooking the town and the surrounding waters and islands, which to date is simply marked by a maroon castle replica. Complementing the landmark is the brightly colored kiosks along the beach which provide an ideal picnic and resting area. Punta Baluarte is in Barangay San Jose, about one (1) by pumpboat from the city proper.

  7. BUENAVISTA CAVE

    Location: Brgy. Buenavista

    Huge stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, columns, and curtains are the artistic formations of Buenavista Cave. A king’s throne-like formation in a castle-like chambers is the amazing feature of the cave. A knee-deep pond with awesome silhouettes of stalagmites and stalactites can also be found.

  8. WHIRLPOOL

    Location: Brgy. Bitaugan

    Bituagan is where one can witness the roaring power of the sea called “whirlpool”. The current that creates the whirlpool is so strong that the area is considered a danger zone to seafarers. The whirlpool is a scenic beauty to behold with its enthralling spinning water.

  9. BASUL ISLAND

    Location: Brgy. Bitaugan

    It is the nearest islet from Surigao City characterized by fine white sand on one side and rugged rocky shore on the other side. It can be reached by motorized pumpboat in 30 minutes from the city port.


  10. PUNTA CALABERA

    Location: Brgy. Catadman

    A large rock formation resembling a human skull possibly formed by the constant splashing of the waves.

  11. ROCK FORMATION

    Location: Brgy. Lisondra

    It is exquisitely carved with unique rock formations and is known as the burial ground by its early inhabitants. It is accessible by pump boat in 10 minutes from Surigao City proper.

  12. DINAYHUGAN BEACH

    Location: Brgy. Nonoc

    Rich with marine resources, Dinayhugan Beach is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

  13. MIWA BEACH

    The beach with its gray, fine sand offers a beautiful view of the sunset. It is situated within the city and can be reached by a tricycle in less than 20 minutes.

  14. PEBBLE BEACH

    location: Brgy. Mabua

    A rocky beach with clear waters, ideal for snorkelling and swimming while its deep waters is for gamefishing. It is 12 kms. Northwest of Surigao City. It is accessible by car. jeepneys, motorcyles in just a few minutes from the city proper.

  15. MANGROVE AREAS

    Location: Manjagao

    Jade-colored mangroves are abundant in the narrow channels of Barangay Manjagao. While there, one can also go for boating, snorkelling, and collecting shells and other marine life.

  16. MAPAWA CAVE

    Location: Brgy. Mapawa

    It is a 30-minutes trek from Brgy. Mapawa Proper. Its attractions are the small entrances leading to the big chambers.

  17. MULTI-CAVES

    Location: Brgy. Silop

    A unique cave with 12 entrances. One of its passages has a cool, crystal spring water. It is artistically carved with stalagmites, stalactites, and columns. It is approximately 7 kms. from the city proper. It is accessible by jeepney, cars, and a single motorcycle.




  18. ZARAGOZA'S ROCK FORMATION

    On the way to Zaragoza Island, one can be mesmerized with the various rock formations. And beside those sleeping dagger-shaped rocks are the thick corral reef with. It is really one of the best spots for snorkelling and scuba diving.

  19. HOT SPRING

    location: Brgy. Trinidad

  20. BUYHO WATERFALLS

    Location: Brgy. San Jose

    A cascading 70 ft. waterfalls which is 15 meters away from the barangay proper. It can be reached by a paddle boat or motorized boat in 5-10 minutes.

  21. SUKAILANG WATERFALLS

    Location: Brgy. Sukailang

    A cascading 50 ft. waterfalls which is 20 meters away from the barangay proper. It can be reached by a tricycle is 30 minutes.


HISTORICAL/CULTURAL SITES IN SURIGAO CITY

  1. PUNTA BALUARTE

    Location: Brgy. San Jose

    A Place where Fr. Francisco de Paulas Sanchez, S.J. and Jose Government in Manila, came on a scientific expedition on April 24, 1887. For more than a month, they stayed in the island collecting rare marine fauna.

  2. PUNTA BALUARTE HILLTOP

    A place where a watchtower for the Barangaynons stood during the Pre-Hispanic times.

  3. SITIO TAGBASINGAN ECO-VILLAGE

    Location: Mat-i

    Perfect artefacts of preserved culture are showcased by the mamanuas through rituals and traditional activities.

  4. STO. NINO SHRINE

    Location: Brgy. Bad-asay

    The 16-century old image of Sto. Niño which was handed over from the previous generations of the Sembrano’s Chapel at the barangay proper. Every year, the image is brought to Cebu to participate in the Sinulog Festival.




OTHER MAN-MADE TOURIST SPOTS IN SURIGAO CITY

  1. MAHARLIKA BEACH RESORT

    Location: Lipata

    A beach with grayish fine sand, situated 10 kms. Northeast of Surigao City proper. It offers a panoramic view of the city’s coastline. It is one of the most popular convention centers in Caraga Region. Floating cottages, fresh sea foods are the special features of the resort. While staying in the resort, one can go for swimming, snorkelling, boating and fishing.

  2. BAHAY TURISTA

    Location: Brgy. Zaragoza

    Stay at Bahay Turista if you want to commune with nature. Strategically located on the mountain top of Zaragoza Island which is also facing the ocean. Bahay Turista is the best place for vacation.

  3. TOURIST PARK

    Location: Brgy. Zaragoza

    A manicured bermuda landscape with rocks and flowering plants facing the ocean.




  4. PICNIC SHED HOUSES

    Location: Brgy. San Jose

    The colorful picnic sheds facing the ocean can accommodate tourists while in the island.

  5. BAHAY TURISTA

    Location: Brgy. San Jose

    A cottage equipped with duplex rooms and veranda overlooking the shores.

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