Top Tourist Spots in Surigao del Norte [And How To Get There]

Surigao del Norte is a rising tourist destination in the northeast part of Mindanao. This province is where you will find the popular surfing island—Siargao. But not just that, there are more tourist spots in Surigao del Norte that you need to check out, especially this summer. [Check out our comprehensive Siargao Travel Guide]

naked island, siargao
Naked Island in Siargao | Bigstock Photos

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Sohoton Cove

This enchanting cove has caves that are half submerged in the waters. Some are only accessible if it’s low tide. Other interesting spots you can see here are the islets and lagoon with sparkling water. You can explore the cave located in Bucas Grande for more adventure.

Hagukan Cave in Sohoton Cove
Group Photo inside Hagukan Cave | Photo by Jeffereson Balon

Mabua Pebble Beach

This pristine beach made its mark because of the smooth small stones found in the shoreline. You can stroll through the pebbles barefooted to get some therapeutic benefits. The water is crystal clear and there are deep parts for a relaxing swim.

Mabua Pebble Beach
Mabua Pebble Beach

Magpupungko Tidal Pool

This amazing natural pool is surrounded by white sand and coconut trees. When it’s low tide, the beach creates the tidal pool through its crack openings. This is becoming one of the most visited tourist spots in Surigao del Norte located in Consolacion, Pilar.

Top Tourist Spots in Surigao del Norte: Magpupungko Tidal Pool
Magpupungko Tidal Pool

Sugba Blue Lagoon

Another spectacular tourist destination you should visit in Surigao del Norte is the Sugba Blue Lagoon. With its stunningly cerulean water, you will surely enjoy the mystifying view of the lagoon. You can do some water activities here like canoeing and rafting so you can explore the entire lake.

Sugba Blue Lagoon
Sugba Blue Lagoon

Cloud 9, Siargao

The place called Cloud 9 in Siargao is for all types of traveler, surfer or not. The waves are really perfect for surfing so make sure to take the basic lessons before you go out there and surf. This is becoming a popular island yet remains humble and untouched.

Top Tourist Spots in Surigao del Norte: Cloud 9, Siargao
Cloud 9, Siargao

Bucas Grande

This major island in Surigao del Norte is home to caves and mystic lagoons. You will be mesmerized by the limestone formations surrounding the island. You can even swim with some friendly jellies and colorful fishes under the clear blue waters.

Bucas Grande
Bucas Grande

Guyam, Daku, and Naked Islands

In addition to the tourist spots in Surigao del Norte that you shouldn’t miss are the Guyam, Daku, and Naked Islands. These are perfect for island hopping while you take pleasure in the breathtaking views of the ocean’s vastness. The turquoise water is not only inviting, but a perfect way to beat the summer heat. With rich marine life in these islands, snorkeling is the best activity to do here.

Top Tourist Spots in Surigao del Norte: Naked Island
Top Tourist Spots in Surigao del Norte: Naked Island

How to get to Surigao del Norte

Your jump-off point to Surigao del Norte depends on where you plan to go. If you want to explore Siargao, the best way to go to the island is by taking a plane from Manila, Cebu, Davao or Clark. If you plan to go to Bucas Grande, Mabua Pebble Beach and Sohoton Cove, your best option is to take a plane from Manila and Cebu to Surigao City. You can also take a bus from Davao, Butuan and even as far as Cagayan de Oro City.

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