Exploring Surigao City: Punta Bilar

Punta Bilar

Punta Bilar Dive Site is one of the Places of Interests listed in the Surigao City pamphlet. According to the pamphlet, it is a two-kilometer stretch of pristine marine life. I don’t dive. But I was curious how the beach looks like so this morning, I went on another solo adventure. I went to Punta […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Danawan Island

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Danawan Island was the third stop on our island hopping activity last month. It is an island barangay of Surigao City 45 minutes away by boat from the city proper. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes boat ride from Sumilom Island to get to this fishing village. Prior to our visit to this island, […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Sumilom Island

Sumilom Island was the second stop of our island hopping activity last Sunday. It is an island in Surigao City which is 25-30 minutes pump boat ride from our first stop, Basul Island. From the city proper, it takes 45 minutes ride by pump boat. From this island, getting to Panaon Island in Leyte would […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Rasa Island

Rasa Island

Three weeks ago, we went on an island hopping tour on the eastern part of Surigao City. Our first stop was Rasa Island. It is a small island of Surigao City which is about thirty to forty-five minutes boat ride from the city proper. It is about 10-15 minutes boat ride from Nonoc Island. From […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Basul Island

One of the most recommended spots to visit in Surigao City is a small island very close to the city proper, the Basul Island. The island is characterized by a long stretch of fine white sand with assorted shell fragments and lined with coconut trees. It is about 15 minutes boat ride from the city proper. […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Pagkawasan Beach in Hikdop Island

“Unplanned trips are best because planned trips never happen.” This best describes our trip to Pagkawasan Beach in Surigao City the day before Labor Day. Pagkawasan Beach is located in Brgy. Buenavista in Hikdop Island, an island less than 30 minutes away from the mine where we are working. A week prior to our trip, my […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Sea Breeze Paradiso Resort in Sibale Island

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. […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Looc and Mabua Pebble Beach

Looc Beach

Ever since I have been assigned back to the mine site two months ago, instead of just staying at the staff house on Sundays I try to explore places in Surigao City. Last month, I together with two workmates Salee and Jill explored the pebble beaches and water village of Surigao City. For this post, I […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Dinayugan Beach Revisited

Last Sunday, I went on a solo adventure again. I am still on field work (meaning I am still in the mine site), but it was our rest day and I didn’t want to spend Sunday sleeping or watching movies the whole day so I pushed through with my plan of revisiting the place. The […]

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