“The City of Island Adventures”

 

While most tourists hightail mainland Surigao del Norte for the big swells of Siargao Island (also part of Surigao del Norte), it has its own attractions to flaunt. Like rugged coasts perfect for some serious game fishing. The waters of Surigao del Norte is replete with varied species of tuna, stingrays, marlin, crabs and squids among others. And they’re not just for eating, you know. The big and tough fishes here challenge the best anglers.

 

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GETTING THERE
By Air: There are daily flights from Manila to Surigao City, the capital of the province.
By Land: There are several buses bound for Surigao City (Surigao del Norte) from Butuan, Davao, Liloan (Southern Leyte), and Manila via RORO.
By Sea: There is a pier two kilometers south of the plaza that serves ferry and RORO boats from Manila, Cebu, and Liloan (Leyte).


GETTING AROUND:
For the non-surf people, you can explore the island by motorbike or boat. You can go island jumping, scuba diving and snorkeling. And there's also many caves and waterfalls to explore.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Surigaonon
  • Tandaganon
  • Cebuano
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Magpupungko Rock Formation
  • Lake Mainit
  • Cuyapnit Cave
  • Lumondo Falls
  • Bucas Grande
  • Sohoton National Park 
  • Dagongdong Rock Formation

LET’S GO TRY

  • Sayongsong-“kakanin” wrapped in banana leaves with the color
  • Poot Poot Ginamos-made of small fishes locally known as poot poot. 
  • Kinilaw
  • Gigaquit Rhum-flavorful beverage is fermented at a Sasa tree
  • Dried Pijanga-Also known as “white goby,” this first class dried fish comes from Lake Mainit

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Go swimming with the friendly jellyfish!
  • Caving explorations
  • Swim in Lake Mainit

 

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • Siargao Invitational Game Fishing Tournament (Held every May 6-10- Renowned anglers from all over the world converge to join the biggest ever game-fishing in the country. This game-fishing tournament is the first ever in Mindanao.)
  • Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup (Held every May 11-14- Women surfers all over the world gather to compete in this International event. Big cash prizes are at stake for the winners.)
  • Bonok-Bonok (This is a ritual dance which originated from the Mamanwas, the early settlers of Surigao.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Surigao City is also known as “The City of Island Adventures”
  • Surigao is the Surfing Capital of the Philippines 
  • Surigao del Norte was once a part of an old territory that existed in Northeastern Mindanao called ''Caraga'' named after the people called '' Calagans'' who were believed to be of Visayan origin. They were the inhabitants of the province that time.

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