Surigao City Tourist Destinations

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Surigao City serves as a jump off point to visitors of nearby Siargao, Dinagat and Bucas Grande islands. It is Mindanao’s closest landmass to the Visayas region. Eleven nautical miles across Surigao Strait separates the city from Panaon Island in the Visayas. Surigao is the center of politics, commerce, banking, industry and education of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands as well as parts of neighboring provinces of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Southern Leyte.

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Pubblicato da TV Patrol Caraga su Giovedì 6 aprile 2017

Points of interest:
Surigaonon Heritage Center/ Rock and Mineral Museum. A small collection of ancient burial coffin jars and antique Chinese kitchenwares are showcased in this museum. Some of the artifacts were unearthed at an archeological dig in Panhatungan, Placer. It also contains a significant collection of various rocks and minerals found in the province.

Luneta Park. Host to annual events, gatherings, and concerts for over a hundred years, it is a Spanish- style park with few acacia trees fronting the Surigao Cathedral

Surigao Strait. Site of the famous naval Battle of Surigao Strait which took place on October 24, 1944, between the fleet of Admiral Oldendorf of the US Seventh Fleet and that of Admiral Nishimura of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

Buenavista Cave. A three kilometer cave with three entrances located in Hikdop Island. From the main entrance in Pagkawasan, Buenavista, visitors wiggle through a collapsed boulder into a grand chamber complete with what locals call the Kings Throne. A knee- deep pool culminates the subterranean trek approximately 100 meters from the main entrance. It has an array of impressive stalactites and stalagmites and is home to some unique species of cave bats and snakes.

Zaragoza Rock Formations. Unique rock formations approximately 20 feet high stands out against a backdrop of dense coconut trees and nipa palms (Nypa fruticans) and covers an area of one hectare. Also a known burial ground. Not too distant is another rock formation called Tamulayag that resembles a giant vase with trees perched on top.

Raza Island. The island has among the world’s rarest phenomenon- a simultaneous interplay of high and low tides. The alternating tides occur roughly every six hours. Locals take advantage of this occurrence by picking sea shells on one side of the island during low tide and continue doing so on the other as the tide reverses.

Bitaugan Whirlpools. These maelstroms of various dimensions are almost all occurring during ebbtide. They have a characteristic behavior to pull, twirl, and suck into their vortices anything that comes near them. They are called magic whirlpools due to their peculiar behavior to appear and disappear at certain nature-designated time intervals. The appearance of Pahibongan, as they are called locally, are usually followed by almost inaudible explosions and just as quickly vanish after the explosions.

Day-asan Floating Villages. Dense forest of mangroves dominate a cluster of villages built along shallow water channels. Instead of tricycles, locals use wooden boats as their prime mode of transport. Two foot bridges traverse across swift moving channels.

Mapawa Cave. Accessible only by foot, approximately 30-minutes trek from Mapawa village. It is characterized by small entrances that lead to larger chambers.

Silop Cave. Stalagmites and stalactites dominate the chambers, accessible through its twelve entrances. It is approximately 7 kilometers from the city proper.

Manjagao Mangrove Forest. A vast mangrove forest around Manjagao Island is a sanctuary to various species of fish, marine life, birds and bats.
San Pedro Cantiasay Footbridge. This wooden footbridge is among the country’s longest at 391 meters, connecting Sibale and Nonoc Islands.

Sukailang Waterfalls. Cascades at 50 feet high near the village of Sukailang.

Beaches, lots of beaches. Surigao has notable beaches including Mabua and Ipil Pebble beaches– a contiguous layer gray of pebbles, Basul- a tiny island at the entrance of Hinituan Channel with fine white sand mixed with assorted shells rims, Berok- a small shell beach surrounded by vast mangroves and close to a reef, Panomboyon- a white sand beach at the southern tip of Hikdop Island, Danawan Island, Sumilom Island, Sibale Island- a mile-long strip of white sand beach 45 minutes ride by pumpboat from the city, and Sagisi Island Beach- 3- kilometer stretch of white sand beach with a fringing coral reef rich in marine life.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Cebgo and Airphil Express have regular scheduled flights from Surigao to Manila and Cebu. Or via Butuan Airport then hopping on a bus going to Surigao City.

Dahunog Cave

If you want to experience extreme caving in Lanuza, Dahunog Water Cave will offer you the most exciting and extreme adventure in caving.

Dahunog (or Dahonog) Water Cave is located in Brgy. Nurcia in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur is one of several tourist spots to visit in Lanuza.

If you want to experience extreme caving in Lanuza…Dahunog Water Cave will offer you the most exciting and extreme adventure in caving. See you.

Pubblicato da Surf Lanuza su Martedì 28 marzo 2017

Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring

Mapaso Hot Cold Spring Santiago Agusan del Norte 1280
Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring is a geothermal spring where there is good potential for recreation. Located in Brgy. Lapaz, Santiago, Agusan del Norte about 10 to 20 mins depending on how you drive from Cabadbaran City.

The water issuing from a hot spring is heated by geothermal heat, i.e., heat from the Earth’s mantle. In general, the temperature of rocks within the earth increases with depth. The rate of temperature increase with depth is known as the geothermal gradient. If water percolates deeply enough into the crust, it will be heated as it comes into contact with hot rocks. The water from hot springs in non-volcanic areas is heated in this manner where hot springs in volcanic areas are often at or near the boiling point.

Because heated water can hold more dissolved solids, warm and especially hot springs also often have a very high mineral content, containing everything from simple calcium to lithium, and even radium. Because of both the folklore and the claimed medical value some of these springs have, they are often popular tourist destinations, and locations for rehabilitation clinics for those with disabilities.

HOW TO GET THERE:

From the town of Santiago, take the road going to Lapaz all the way to the end until you reach the river.
There will be dug out canoes that will take you to the other side crossing the Calinawan River.

Follow the foot trail that is well-maintained to reach Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring.
Takes about 10-15 mins nature walk. Enjoy the view of Mt. Mabaho from afar, lush greenery, trees, and water stream along the way. There are cottages for rent and rest rooms.