Top 10 Must-Visit Attractions in Surigao del Norte

Top 10 Must-Visit Attractions in Surigao del Norte

Surigao del Norte has been famous for surfing among the adventure enthusiasts traveling to the Philippines. If you are an avid traveler, you must know that one of the best islands in the Philippines is Siargao Island, a part of Surigao del Norte. However, it is not the only place to visit in the province but there are many amazing must visit attraction in Surigao del Norte that you should know about. Here’s the list for you. Read on.

Sohoton Cave

Situated in Bucas Grande, it is an enchanting cave partially submerged in water in the major period of the year. You can only plan a trip to this place during low tides. Inside the cave is a lagoon having several islets and water sparkling beautifully. 

Lumondo Waterfalls and Eco Park

Considered one of the most popular places of Surigao, Lumondo Waterfalls is a majestic falls with stupendous volume and width that will leave you awe-struck while gazing at the white waters falling down on the rocks. It is among the famous tourist spots to visit in Surigao del Norte

Cuyapnit Cave

You need to take a boat ride on the Bay River to reach this amazing cave. Located in Gigaquit, It is a 2.5kms distance on a boat cruise that will take you to the Cuyapnit Cave. You will come across several stalagmites, stalactites and even a crystal floor and a vast round ceiling hole.     

Lake Mainit

Popular as Philippines’ fourth largest lake, Mainit Lake is situated between the Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte. We would like to suggest you a place from where you can get the most breathtaking view of the lake – Almont Lake Resort in Agusan del Norte Province’s Kitcharao.  

Mapawa Caves

The region of Surigao del Norte has got many caves that are worth a visit for tourists with an inclination towards history and archaeology. The Mapawa Cave is situated around 15 kilometers from the main city. Inside the cave, you will find cathedral-shaped inner domes completely adorned with stalagmites, giving them a look of natural chandeliers. 

Basul Island

This one is the closest islet from Surigao City situated in the Northwest. The island is known for its clean white sands and the rocky shore. It is a beautiful place to relax away from the city humdrum. 

Buenavista Cave

Situated in the Hikdop Island of Surigao City, the cave is around 3 kilometer long featuring three entrances and even has a pool with water up to your knees. 

Magpupungko Rock Formation

It is one of the important attractions you must visit with your group in Surigao del Norte – a group of granite and limestone sculptures in Pilar facing the Pacific Ocean. There is also a white sand beach close to the rock formation where you can chill while gaping at the natural beauty. 

Raza Island

Though undeveloped yet, Raza Island is a good place to escape into peace from the busy city life. The best thing about the place is the regular interplay of low and high tides. What more? The tide reverses in an interval of three hours! 

Guyam, Naked and Daku Islets

The three islets are marvelous and known for the palm-fringed and fine white sand beaches. If you are looking for serenity and peace during your trip, this is the place for you in Surigao del Norte. 

How to reach Surigao del Norte

By flight

You can get non-stop flights from Cebu City to Surigao City and also from Manila to Surigao City. The airlines operating flights to Surigao fare Cebu Pacifica and Philippine Airlines. There are even flights from Cebu to Del Carmen’s Sayak Airport in Siargao Island. In case, you cannot fly directly to Surigao City, choose the route of Cebu to Butuan City, followed by two and a half hours bus journey to Surigao City.

By Road

Travelers who want to travel by road can get a bus from Manila towards Mindanao. And get down at the Gateway of Surigao City. If you are one such traveler, there are other suitable options too such as AC shuttle vans, jeepneys and private cars running through various municipalities of the island.

By Water

You can get direct voyage to Surigao from Manila operated by Sulpicio and WG&A Lines. In case you are starting from Cebu, get the direct voyages by Cebu Ferries and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

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