Siargao Islands is a group of islands that boasts not only as surfing destination, but of pristine waters, lagoons, and protected landscape, and seascape. The mainland Siargao is one of the popular surfing destinations in the Philippines with a worldwide reputation for it's thick, and hollow tube, or "Cloud 9". Annually, a surfing domestic, and international surfing competition is held there. But not only is it a destination for surfers, it is also ideal for any type of vacationers, and travelers up for some good time in the beach, and salty waters. Here is a detailed how to get there, and transportation guide to get to, and around mainland Siargao Island.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The stilts shows watermarks, and signs that dryness is but only a meter to a few inches for these locals. Day-Asan Floating Village a.k.a the Little Venice of Surigao City is not only a residential area but also a community that thrives on livelihood on the sea. Seven kilometers from the city proper of Surigao, it is also the jump off point for boat tours for a swim, and island hopping around the neighboring islands, and islets.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The guide looked at us dumbfounded. One was wearing harem pants, and bright green tank top, another in blue of see through material for a blouse, one in bright candy pink city shorts, and of six of us, only one was dressed for the
What we thought it was going to be a whole day of turned out to be quiet the opposite. We were under-dressed for the city tour we expected it was, but overdressed on the city tour Surigao Tourism prepared for us. About 20 minutes away from Surigao City is the multi-cave system of Silop Cave. Composing of 6 cave systems, the Silop Caves is open for explorers, adventurers, and tourists alike. Only two of the six cave system, however, is open for spelunking.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Heading out for #TravelMindanao destinations, Jam, Alex, and I met at the bus terminal and started of #TravelMindanao travel advocacy from Iligan City. We met late afternoon for a ~10H travel to Surigao City. It would be long bus rides for us, and that we would be having dinner in transit, as well as try to get some shut eye along the trip.
Around 4AM the next day, we met up with Doi, and Shugah who were already at Surigao City, and toasty warm at Le Chard's Bed & Breakfast. Glen was still on the road then, and only the six of eight of us will be covering Surigao Del Norte with resident travel blogger friend Nath joining us. We did quick catching up, not that it was needed, over breakfast, and we then headed out for a city tour prepared by the Tourism Office of Surigao City. Little did we know that their definition of a city tour is different from what the general public might take of it.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The plan was just a short stay at Surigao City, before heading off to Bucas Grande. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Bucas Grande trip with the threat of Super Typhoon Haiyan, and extended our stay at Surigao City. Most of the accommodations by the second night was fully-booked, and we were lucky enough to that the Surigao City Tourism Office was helpful in finding us some places to stay.
Surigao City is accessible by Air, and can be traveled by land from Luzon, and Visayas via Samar-Leyte route with two points where there's water crossing via RoRo. But here is a detailed guide for land transfer via bus from the Northern, and Southern Mindanao to Surigao City. Surigao City is accessible from two jump-off starts: Cagayan de Oro, and Davao City.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I was supposed to finish this blog series ages ago. But travels, over travels that came after this had me handicapped in that part of the brain in charge for any understandable prose - if there was but any, ofcourse. But Biri Island left me good memories if we leave out the misadventures I had getting there. The landscape was only familiar from the textbooks I read about it during grader years. And even it's print on books did not prepare me of how alien I would feel out there. So when I did get to Biri Island I quickly asked the habal-habal driver I already contacted a few days earlier to go directly to Biri Larosa, or the rock formations after a check-in at a resort.