Do you want to travel to? Surigao del Sur, Philippines? Here’s our DIY Travel Guide for Surigao del Surwith suggested tours.
Located in the Caraga region (Region 8) in the province of Surigao del Sur. They produce abundant supplies of fruits, especially bananas. Surigao’s tourist spots are not only found in Siargao, but there are also beautiful places in the south. If you ever want to go to this part of the country, read our handy guide.
Philippines Things to Do in Surigao del Sur
Accessibility: In Mangagoy, Bislig City, drive a jeep to Borboanan. From there, you can ride a motorcycle taxi (habal-habal) to the falls.
Known as the mini Niagra Falls of the Philippines is the True Falls. It is a multi-level waterfall that has been featured in many shows and magazines. It’s such a beautiful fall that our travel guide to Surigao del Sur won’t be complete without it. It may be a long journey to get here, but well worth it.
Accessibility: It’s quite close to Bislig so you can try haggling with motorcycle taxis to take you to the Enchanted River. If not, still ride a motorcycle taxi from Hinatuan town. You can also choose to walk half a kilometer
With clear deep blue water that feels like glowing, Hinatuan Enchanted River feels like something out of a movie set. It is a deep source river 0.27 kilometers long. You cannot swim in the main pool as it has been preserved. However, there is a swimming area nearby where you can take a dip. You can also feed the fish in the afternoon. It’s quite memorable!
Accessibility: Take a bus to Tandag, but make sure you stop at Cortes. You drive with a habal-habal (MC-taxi) to Laswitan.
A unique place in Surigao del Sur is the Laswitan Lagoon in the town of Cortes. There are beautiful rock formations that make the site look beautiful. When the waves are strong, the water will splash and somehow create a waterfall effect. It is a great place to visit from November to January as the waves are stronger.
Accessibility: Ride a jeep or bus to Salvacion, San Agustin. From there you will ride a tricycle to the harbor.
With breathtaking uninhabited islands surrounded by white sand and crystal clear waters, the Britania Islands is one of the best places in Surigao del Sur. Many tours offer island hopping on select islands, so be sure to book early and start early in the morning. Most stops are at the following: Hagonoy Island, Naked Island, Bolson Island and Hiyor-Hiyoran Island.
Since Surigao del Sur faces the Pacific Ocean, you can witness amazing waves. So if you come here, try learning to surf or skimboard. Popular Surfing Destinations include Lanuza and Cantilan. You can also go to Tandag for skimboarding.
Where to Stay in Surigao del Sur, Philippines
Woowcamp Resort has a bar, garden and terrace in San Agustin. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi. The resort has certain units with a patio and garden views, and the rooms have a shared bathroom and a closet.
Price: Starts at USD 28 for a bungalow
San Pedro Country Farm Resort and Event Center Inc features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Cantilan. The 3-star hotel offers a tennis court and air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, and certain rooms at the hotel have a garden view.
Price: Starts at USD 47 for a Deluxe Double Room
Enchanted River Rock Island Resort is located in Hinatuan and offers a garden, a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service, a shared lounge and free WiFi. All rooms at the Enchanted River Rock Island Resort have a private bathroom and air conditioning. Some rooms include a seating area.
Price: Starts at USD 95 per night for a Quadruple room
Where to eat in Surigao del Sur, Philippines
Address: Bislig, Surigao del Sur
Ocean View Park Restaurant is located on a hill in the town of Bisilig. You will enjoy their chicken and pizza here. Apart from the food, you can also see a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean and a doll house. Your climb up their stairs will be worth it.
Address: Surigao – Davao Coastal Rd, San Augustine, South Surigao
When you are done with your visit to the Britania Islands, dine at La Entrada Restaurant. Food is delicious and affordable. Plus the view of the sea and the breeze is so relaxing.
Address: Spirit St, Bislig, South Surigao
With Filipino dishes like Lechon Kawali, Sinigang and Pinakbet, Icebergs Restaurant fills your stomach. The restaurant is also affordable and has a cozy feel. It is one of the best restaurants in our Surigao del Sur travel guide.
About the writer
Hey, I’m Lyza! I was once someone who imagined going to places “someday”, but decided to chase my dreams. My first overseas trip was to Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the trip ever since. I plan to visit 10 countries before I turn 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling I like to organize trips, take pictures, read and make new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.
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