Summer Destination 2013: Surigao del Sur, Philippines

The bewitching Enchanted River at Surigao del Sur, Philippines
The bewitching Enchanted River at Surigao del Sur, Philippines | Source

Summer is yet to come! A couple of months to go and the awaited, most anticipated month for students, employees, employers, tourists and travel junkies alike will beckoned once again.


Do you have plans on where to go this Summer? If you are here in Philippines, Mindanao in particular, then worry no more as there are several places to travel during Summer here in Mindanao... One place you can choose is Surigao del Sur, located in CARAGA Region which is 5-6 hours drive from Davao City. Mode of transportation can be via commercial vehicles like buses, vans or planes if you are traveling from Luzon or Visayas.


Why choose Surigao del Sur?

Well, simply to say, it has one of the most popular, well-known summer destinations here in Philippines, the Enchanted River, Tinuy-an Falls and Britannia Group of Islands.

You can have a 3-5 day Surigao itinerary which will likely covered all the 3 places mentioned above. Make sure to bring your family, friends and colleagues as this vacation can be enjoyed best with the group.


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Enchanted River: A Bewitching Beauty

Named as one of the most popular tourist attraction in Surigao del Sur, it is no wonder people from different places desired to visit this place. Enchanted River is known for its magical and enchanting beauty that cannot simply be ignored.


Nestled in Barangay Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, this river aside from its enchanting and majestic beauty holds a mystical legend known among the countryside people. It has been said that during nighttime, nobody has dared/allowed to swim here because of some mythical creatures residing in the river. If that is fact, nobody knows.



Photo Gallery: Enchanted River

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Plunge deep in the enchanting turquoise crysal clear water of this riverTurquoise blue water shows the depth of the river.A clearer view of its depth!
Plunge deep in the enchanting turquoise crysal clear water of this river
Plunge deep in the enchanting turquoise crysal clear water of this river | Source
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Turquoise blue water shows the depth of the river.
Turquoise blue water shows the depth of the river. | Source
A clearer view of its depth!
A clearer view of its depth! | Source

Tinuy-an Falls: The Niagara Falls of the Philippines

The famous Tinuy-an Falls is located in Burboanan, Bislig City, known as The Booming City of the Bay. It is one of the popular tourist destination during Summer in Surigao. The three tiered cascading waterfall measures approximately 95 meters wide and 55 meters high which is said to be one of the widest waterfalls in Philippines.


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The cascading waterfalls of Tinuy-an
The cascading waterfalls of Tinuy-an
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Britannia Group of Islands: 25 Refined White Sand Islets

Britannia Group of Islands is situated in Barangay Britannia of San Agustin in the central region of Surigao Del Sur. It is composed of 25 unspoiled islets beautifully scattered in Lianga Bay. Rent a boat and took an island hopping. Plunge and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the beach in its fine white sand.


Photo Gallery: Britannia Group of Islands

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Like a bud of mushroom sprouted above the sea.A scenic view of BritanniaAn etched of powdery white sand beach!
Like a bud of mushroom sprouted above the sea.
Like a bud of mushroom sprouted above the sea. | Source
A scenic view of Britannia
A scenic view of Britannia | Source
An etched of powdery white sand beach!
An etched of powdery white sand beach! | Source
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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Beautiful! I´m planning to visit these places this summer. Thanks for the very informative hub. Voted up and Shared in fb.


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lzlpio90 3 years ago Author

You're welcome! I'm sure you'll gonna love it here.. :) Thanks for voting & sharing!


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bingskee 3 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

i haven't been to any place in Mindanao. i was told there are a lot of lovely places there. the photos you have here are proof.

someday, i am going there. :D

thanks for visiting my hubpage.


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bingskee 3 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

i haven't been to any place in Mindanao. i was told there are a lot of lovely places there. the photos you have here are proof.

someday, i am going there. :D

thanks for visiting my hubpage.

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