Located in the heart of the Caraga region, the Dinagat Islands serves as an underrated destination rich in conservation and untouched shores and seascapes and unique attractions that give the province a charm all its own. Surrounded by bodies of water such as the Surigao Strait and the Dinagat Sound, the local community knows how humans are very much entwined with nature. Get acquainted with Dinagat Islands in these destinations.

Aerial view of Bitaog Beach. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Bitaog Beach. Bitaog Beach is arguably Dinagat Island’s best beach. Located in Basilisa, its fine, white sands and crystal clear blue waters are reminiscent of Boracay Island, with the addition of stunning limestone cliffs and dense forest growths lining the pristine shores.

Aerial view of Jelmar’s Islet Resort. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Jelmar’s Islet Resort. This unique islet resort in Libjo has a dreamy location, wedged in the middle of limestone rock formations and clear blue waters. It is a hidden beach getaway for those looking for a different resort experience, whether you opt to camp overnight or drop by for a day tour.

Aerial view of Kisses Islets. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Kisses Islets. This cluster of limestone islets in Libjo are named after their distinct appearance – which resembles a Hershey’s kiss chocolate dotting clear blue waters. It is also known for its subtle resemblance to the iconic limestone formations of the Philippines’ Palawan province, and is a must to include in your Dinagat Islands island-hopping itinerary.

Pagkawasan Beach Garden Resort’s coastline. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Pagkawasan Beach Garden Resort. Located in Basilisa, this resort combines the natural allure of a pink-tinged white sand beach paradise and a landscaped garden. It has plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, swim in, and snap photos of – all in one location. It also has some simple huts where you can stay overnight and go back to the basics.

Pangabangan Island’s Blue Lagoon. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Pangabangan Island. This island in Libjo is not only known for its limestone formations found throughout Dinagat Island, but also for what has become known as the island’s very own “blue lagoon” – a  tidal pool located at the northern side of the island where you can hop aboard a bamboo raft and float in the middle of the gradient blues and greens of this watering hole.

Facade of PBMA Founder’s Shrine. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) Founder’s Shrine. Also known as the Divine Master’s shrine, this religious attraction is dedicated to the SEC-registered religious organization’s master founder, Ruben Ecleo Sr. It has also become a religious tourist attraction because of its architecture, which includes a gold gate that opens to landscaped gardens on the grounds considered sacred by its followers. All visitors are required to adhere to the shrine’s dress code, which consists of a white collared shirt and pants for men and a long skirt or dress for women.

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