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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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.

Mt. Bagarabon Beach Hotel and Mountain Resort

Mount Bagarabon is a byword simply because of our friendly service and delectable food. Since 2004, we have transformed this once idle land into a unique resort, nestled between the verdant tropical forest and the crystalline sea. Uniquely, the bottom of the sea nearby and the whole shoreline are embedded with soothing natural pebbles, massaging the weary feet of the bathers and beach goers alike.

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Daplin sa Baybayon Hall and Cabañas for rent made of native materials. Natural cool sea breeze ventilation.

Spacious & secure parking areas. Free airport pick up on an air-conditioned shuttle service. Available airport transfers on an air-conditioned shuttle service.

Website: mtbagarabon.com
Email: [email protected]
Address: Mabua, Surigao City
Phone: +639178510978 +639189436074 +639178830978 +639154057784

Mabua Pebble Beach

Mabua Pebble Beach Surigao del Norte
At Mabua Pebble Beach you’ll get less sand, more stones (lots of it) and an awesome view!

Mabua Pebble Beach is unique among many of the Filipino beaches due to its multitude of smooth white pebbles that make up its shoreline. Mabua Pebble Beach is a shoreline of kilometer-long stretch of smooth, multi-sized pebbles. There are almost no sands, of any kind, in this part of Surigao City. The beach’s shoreline is completely composed of smooth stones, mostly in white colors and of different sizes.

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While most beaches are formed through the movement of sediment influenced by the wind, waves and currents, Mabua Pebble Beach’s unique composition was most likely formed by very strong forward swashing waves that forced the pebble material to be driven onshore, and weaker return swashing waves that caused the material to be deposited.

The countless number of smooth pebbles that make up Mabua Pebble Beach, each varying in different sizes and shapes (although the majority tend to be oval) also serve another, albeit different, purpose. Walking barefoot on the smooth stones, according to reflexologists, has a strong impact on the body, as the feet have reflex points that are connected to our internal organs, making this beach both stunning and therapeutic.

Attracting both local and foreign tourists, visitors are impressed with the clear and cool waters that make this surreal place ideal for swimming and jet skiing. If you are lucky enough to catch the big waves, you can go surfing or windsurfing. The rock outcrop at the end of the beach is an easy climb and promises to give you a frightening but spectacular view. It is a great vantage point for the rest of the beach and even the mountains beyond. Mabua Pebble Beach is the paradise of photographers who are captivated by sunsets.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Mabua Pebble Beach is situated in Barangay Mabua and can be reached via a 30-minute drive from Surigao del Norte City center.

Get off at the Mt. Bagarabon Beach Hotel and Mountain Resort and make your way past their Hajahay Suites towards the pebble shore.

There are the carved steps off the side of a small hill, climb the steps and on the other side of the hill is the pebble beach. If you don’t prefer to walk, you may rent a banca (small fishing boat) to take you to the pebble beach.