Surigao del Sur is a must-travel destination in the Philippines. There are a lot of places to go to that not a lot of travelers know about. But you'd be amazed by the beauty that you will see!
I was trying to plan out an itinerary before I book a ticket going there, and I found this package deal to be really helpful.
Here are some fun things that you should do when you get there:
1. Island Hop in the Britania Group of Island
We arrived at 6:30 AM and had breakfast at La entrada beach resort, then we decided to island hop in the Britania Group of Islands. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this place and how amazing it is.True enough, it was astounding! For those of you who don’t know, it is composed of 24 islands and islets but we only went to 4 islands.
We went to the naked island, by its name, it’s literally a long patch of sand that has nothing on it. But it was picturesque. The other island we went to is Hagonoy island; quite similar to the naked island except for a handful of trees compressed on one side of the island. Hiyor-hiyoran island was another island we visited. It was full of sea urchins and star fish which is why we had to be careful with our steps. And lastly, Boslon island. It is the largest from the four. The stone formations are similar to that of El Nido.
Just in case any of you get thirsty or hungry, you can get yourself a bite-to-eat at Boslon Island. There are small stalls there selling food and drinks for tourists.
2. Swim Like a Mermaid in Hinatuan Enchanted River
By 12 PM, we arrived at our next stop which was the enchanting blue river of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. The entire place felt like there were fairies and mermaids that might appear at any moment. It was absolutely enchanting. The swaying of the trees, the ripples of the water and the different fish species found underneath the water were all so amazing! There were cottages that we could stay in just in case we wanted to sit.
3. Raft along the river of Tinuy-an Falls
Our last stop, Tinuy-an Falls. This place also did not fail to mesmerize me.
This multi-tiered water falls is a favorite go-to-destination of many visitors of the province because there are a lot of activities you can do here. Other than swim, visitors can hike to the second tier of the falls, ride a bamboo raft.
By 5 PM, we were bound back to Davao.
Going to all those places was definitely a great way to explore and discover Surigao del Sur.
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