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

Surigao del Sur is one of the best provinces in the Philippines for its hidden gems. It has amazing scenery including waterfalls, beaches, rivers, and islands. With 2 cities and 17 municipalities, there’s plenty of scenic places to visit here. Here’s our list of the top tourist spots in Surigao del Sur.

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Britania Group of Islands

This group of islands is located in the Lianga Bay composed of 24 stunning islands you can enjoy for your island hopping goals. They all boast fine-grained white sand beaches with clear turquoise waters. Some of the popular destinations are Boslon Island, Naked Island, Hagonoy Island, and Panglangagan Island.

Britania Group of Islands

Tinuy-an Falls

Tinuy-an Falls is majestic multi-tier waterfalls is popularized as the Niagara Falls of the Philippines. The cascading waters plunge from the 180-foot high valley that is 90-foot wide, enough space for swimming and rafting. You can ride the bamboo raft in order to explore the area and take a closer look of the beautiful falls. [Check out our Bislig and Hinatuan Travel Guide]

tourist spots in surigao de sur: Tinuy-an Falls

Hinatuan Enchanted River

Among the tourist spots in Surigao del Sur, Hinatuan Enchanted River is the most visited attraction due to its unique charm. This cryptic river is believed to have magical creatures like mermaids and other supernatural beings. But the distinctive feature of the river is really the crystal clean water wherein you can see through its riverbed.

tourist spots in surigao de sur: Hinatuan Enchanted River

Laswitan Lagoon

One of the most spectacular lagoons you’ll ever see in Mindanao is the Laswitan Lagoon. It comes with a beautiful waterfall-like splash from the ocean itself. You will see splashing waves in the limestone barrier creating a perfect waterfall upshot that everyone loves to experience in Surigao del Sur.

Cagwait Beach

This beautiful beach with long stretch of fine white sand shaped like a horseshoe is covered with tropical trees, such as the coconut trees and other shrubs. The peace and quiet here is truly soothing and relaxing. A perfect place if you want to escape from the crowded beaches in the Philippines.

Cagwait Beach

Cantilan Islands

Comprising of 4 stunning islands with unique features, the Cantilan Islands is now one of the ultimate tourist spots in Surigao del Sur. The islands are Huyamao, Ayoke, Inijakan or Bill’s Sanctuary, and Isla Encantada, all of which makes Cantilan a must-visit tourist destination in Mindanao.

If you are planning to visit Mindanao this year, you can include Surigao del Sur in your bucket list and experience these tourist spots. Don’t forget to bring your travel camera to document the entire adventure in and around this amazing province.

How to get to Surigao del Sur

There is currently no operational commercial airport in Surigao de Sur. There used to be commercial flight inTandag Airport but it was already stopped. The nearest airports are in Surigao City, Butuan City, and Davao City. From these cities, you can take a bus to Bislig (also known as Mangagoy). When you arrive in Bislig, you can take habal-habal to get around the province.


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