When one says Surigao, Siargao is what usually comes to mind – for a good reason, as the Surigao del Norte province is a picture-perfect icon for a tropical island paradise that appears as a teardrop-shaped gem in the ocean. But the provinces of both Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte are both filled with other natural gems waiting to be discovered. Here’s a list of more destinations from Surigao’s treasure trove of natural attractions and where you can find them.

Looc Pebble Beach. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Looc Pebble Beach. This fascinating beach Pebble Beach in Surigao City is lined with smooth, round pebbles instead of a sandy shore. It is believed that walking barefoot on the stones has therapeutic effects. It can be accessed through the Lipata-Punta Bilar-Mabua road, or via an easy climb of the 380-steps staircase at the adjacent hill from Mabua Beach. Tourists can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in this area.

Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve. This mangrove forest lets visitors explore the mangroves via boat or stand up paddle board. It contains 8,620 hectares of mangroves that provide a habitat for rare and endangered flora and fauna, including the endangered Saltwater Crocodile.

Tojoman Lagoon. Tojoman Lagoon is a clear green lagoon known for its magical “stingless” jellyfish blooms. During March to July, Aurelia aurita (moon jellyfish) and Mastigias papua (spotted jellyfish) come in magical droves.

Sohoton Cove. The Sohoton Cove National Park is a protected landscape that nurtures several different wonders of nature. Its famous attractions include Hagukan Cave, Tiktikan Lagoon, and its secluded beaches and rock formations.

Surfer at Lanuza surfing grounds. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Lanuza’s surfing grounds. Lanuza is another one of Surigao’s more recently discovered surfing grounds. It is known for having one of the country’s longest right hander waves, and is a destination for surfing competitions and tournaments.

Britania Group of Islands. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Britania Group of Islands. The Britania Group of Islands in San Agustin, Agusan del Sur consists of 24 islands and islets that are virtually untouched, blessed with fine white sands and clear waters.

Discover more destinations to see, experience, and savor in Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. Visit these links to map out your next journey across the Philippines. 

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  2. Escape to These 7 Scenic Secluded Beaches in the Philippines
  3. Reasons to Return to Siargao Today

To check out up-to-date information regarding local destinations that are open and the safety protocols and requirements needed for each location, you may visit philippines.travel/safetrip or download the Travel Philippines app at app.philippines.travel, Apple Store, or Google Playstore.