Out of Town Special: Surigao del Sur

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With Cebu Pacific Air’s three flights a week from Cebu to Tandag, it is now easier for us Cebuanos and all the travel junkies in the world to explore the beautiful Surigao del Sur and the rest of Caraga Region.

 

I had an awesome time exploring  Surigao del Sur during the weekend. Went to three of so many attractions of the  charming province. Check out my captures of these breathtaking attractions!

 

1. Tinuy-an Falls in the City of Wonders, Bislig 

Dubbed as the “Niagara Falls” of the Philippines, Tinuy-an Falls is the widest waterfall in the country. It has a three-tiered falls with a total height of 55 meters with a bathing area of 95 meters. The multilayered riverbed of stones is skillfully crafted by nature.

During February to May, you can go trekking and bird watching at the heavily forested hills where you can find giant ferns, trees, wild orchids and vines.

Manobos, Bislig’s earliest inhabitants, guide you around the falls and you  can also arrange a guided trek with the tribe people.

How to get to Tinuy-an Falls:

By Bus: From Tandag, ride a bus to Bislig. Tell the driver that you will be alighting at the road to Tinuy-an Falls. And from there, ride a habalhabal/ motorcycle.

You can also book guided tours at your preferred hotel in Tandag.

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

 

 

2. Enchanted River, Hinatuan Surigao del Sur

Locals claim that the place is truly enchanted by spirits. Stories were told that spirit guardians called “diwatas” take careful watch at the river after dark.

Hop on a boat where you can go to Sibadan where you can buy live seafood and have them cook at your own liking.  You can also go ahead and swim with black tip reef sharks and really big fishes at Sibadan. You also have a choice to go island hopping. Boats are hired per hour. (Rates and Fees posted below)

Order the Curacha (spanner crab or red frog crab) when at Sibadan. According to Wiki, Curacha a hybrid crustacean, with the characteristics of a large sea crab and a big spiny lobster.

 

Enchanted River Fees:

Entrance Fee: 30.00PHP per person

Life Jacket: 15.00PHP per hour (Bring an ID Card)

Table: 100.00PHP

Boat: 160.00 PHP per hour maximum of 5 persons

 

How to get to Enchanted River:

By Bus: From Tandag, ride a bus to Hinatuan. Tell the driver that you will be alighting at the road going Enchanted River. And from there, ride a habalhabal/ motorcycle.

You can also book guided tours at your preferred hotel in Tandag.

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

 

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

 

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Curacha served at Sibadan, Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

 

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Sibadan Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

 

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Sibadan Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Sibadan Hinatuan Surigao Del Sur

Enchanted River 12

Sibadan Hinatuan Surigao del Sur

 

3. Britania Group of Islands, Lianga Bay Barangay San Augustin Surigao del Sur

Britania Group of Islets/Islands is known as the Shangri-La of the Pacific. The pristine waters and white sand beaches makes it an awesome destination for beach junkies.

How to get to Britania Group of Islets/Islands

By Bus: From Tandag, ride a bus to San Augustin. Tell the driver that you will be alighting at the road going to the Britania Group of Islands/Islets. And from there, ride a habalhabal/ motorcycle.

You can also book guided tours at your preferred hotel in Tandag.

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

Britania Group of Islands

 

Stunning right? Will surely be back to explore more of adventures in this part of the country! See you soon again Surigao del Sur!

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