Last Eid’l Fitr, we explored another beach in Surigao City. Our plan was to go to Aurora, a barangay located in Hanigad Island. But while we were in Brgy. Cantiasay waiting for our boat, we were told by one of the residents there that there is no swimming area in Aurora. He recommended Zaragoza instead. None of us knows about Aurora or Zaragoza so we decided to follow his recommendation.
Zaragoza is a barangay located in Sibale Island and is famous for its rock formations. Unfortunately, I failed to take a picture of the rock formations when we passed by it on our way to the resort because I was afraid that I might drop my phone in the water. I thought I could take a picture of it on our way back to Cantiasay but the boatman took a different route. 🙁
I have no idea how the beach looks like in Zaragoza because not much is written about it on the internet except for the beautiful rock formations. Though we were told that the beach and the resort are beautiful, I didn’t set any expectations anymore as I might get disappointed again.
After about 30 minutes boat ride from Cantiasay, we arrived in Sea Breeze Paradiso Resort. As soon as I got off the boat, I was speechless. Fine, white sand; vibrant, azure water, and the best part- I didn’t see any rubbish in the water. The resort was equally beautiful too. Clean, well-maintained, with a very good sound system and upbeat music playing in the background, and with cottages that are very affordable. They don’t charge an entrance fee in the resort, you only have to pay for the table or cottage and it already includes the use of the shower room.
I wanted to go swimming right away but then I decided to take pictures of the area first. That’s when I found out that they also have a cottage where one could stay overnight. The room is big and has its own bathroom. Not air-conditioned but there are wall fans. The windows don’t have a screen but mosquito nets are provided.
For an overnight stay, the package costs Php 2500.00 for 4 persons and an additional Php 200.00 per head for additional persons. That already includes pickup from Surigao City to the resort and back to the city the following day. Breakfast is not included in the package and they do not serve food but they sell cold drinks. Guests can bring food and they can cook in the resort.
After inquiring about their overnight rate, I went around to check the rest of the resort before changing to my swimming attire.
Of all the beaches in Surigao City that I have visited, this so far is my favorite. I highly recommend it to those who are looking for a quiet place to relax. We were the only guest when we visited the resort. Though this place is 45 minutes away from the city, it has electricity and there is a mobile phone signal. The resort does not have security guards and there are no establishments beside it but I think this place is very safe.
For those who are interested in visiting the resort, you may contact the owner, Shakila on this number: +639227645688.