7D6N Surigao Itinerary & Travel Tips

Three provinces, a dozen islands, church ruins, a water village, mangrove areas, a lagoon, tidal pools, water falls, rivers (enchanted and not), all kinds of beaches, endless van and boat rides, and butt-numbing habal-habal rides. All these in this 7D6N Surigao itinerary that even includes a chill day in Butuan City.

7D6N Surigao Itinerary and Travel Tips Surigao del Norte Siargao Surigao del Sur

7D6N Surigao Itinerary

Day 1: Butuan City – Surigao del Norte

05:50  Arrival in Butuan City
05:55  Breakfast: Bastie Coffeeshop’s Resto
07:10  Jeep to Sto. Niño Shrine
07:20  Sto. Niño Shrine
08:00  Jeep (R-10) to Butuan Church Ruins
08:27  Got off from jeep, looked for CR
08:35  Boarded habal-habal going to Butuan Church Ruins
08:47  Butuan Church Ruins
09:55  Van at Langihan Terminal going to Surigao City
12:34  Multicab going to Boulevard Tourist Inn
13:00  Check-in at Boulevard Tourist Inn
13:25  Tricycle to Mang Inasal
13:30  Lunch: Chowking
14:00  City Hall then Tourist Information Center
14:30  Tricycle to Day-Asan Water Village
14:50  Day-Asan Water Village
16:20  Mabua Beach
17:30  Dinner: Mcdonald’s
20:00  Lights out

Day’s Expenses:

Day 1 Butuan City – Surigao del Norte
290.00 Breakfast: Bastie Coffeeshop’s Resto (Cornsilog P170, Cafe Mocha P120)
10.00 Jeep from Airport to Sto. Niño Shrine
10.00 Jeep (R-10) from Sto. Niño Shrine to Butuan Church Ruins
100.00 Habal habal to Langihan Van Terminal
12.00 Water at canteen at Langihan Terminal
140.00 Van to Surigao City
16.67 Multicab from Van Terminal to Boulevard Tourist Inn (P50 for 3 pax)
283.33 Boulevard Tourist Inn (Room for Two P750 + Extra Bed P100)
16.67 Tricycle to Chowking – P50 for 3 pax
123.00 Lunch: Chowking (Pork chowfan 59, iced tea upgrade 22, kangkong 42)
83.33 Day-Asan Tour (Boat Tour P200 + Tip P50)
233.33 Tricycle tour (Day-Asan and Mabua Pebble Beach) – P700 for 3 pax
20.00 Snacks at Mabua Pebble Beach
99.00 Dinner: Mcdonald’s 1pc. Chicken Meal
P1,437.33 Subtotal

 

Note: Tricycle rate should be P8 per head in Surigao City.

 

Sto. Niño Shrine, Butuan City

Sto. Niño Shrine, Butuan City

Butuan Church Ruins, Butuan City

Butuan Church Ruins

City Hall, Surigao City

City Hall, Surigao City




Day-Asan Water Village, Surigao del Norte

Day-Asan Water Village

Mabua Beach, Surigao del Norte

Mabua Beach

3D2N Siargao Itinerary (Siargao Day 1)

Day 2: Magpupungko Beach & Tidal Pools

03:00  Rise and shine
03:45  Boarded the boat going from Surigao City to Siargao
05:40  Departure of the boat from the port
08:47  Arrival at Dapa Port, Siargao
09:25  Tricycle to Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
09:50  Registered at Tourist Registration Center
10:05  Check-in at Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
10:45  Departure from Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
12:00  Magpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools
13:15  Lunch: Seafoods Restaurant
16:30  Departure from Magpupungko
17:40  Back at Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
20:30  Dinner: Laida’s Store Grilled & Restaurant
21:00  Off Shore Soft Serve Ice cream (must try!)
22:00  Lights out

 

Siargao Standard Rates:
Tricycle to Magpupungko: P1500
Magpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools entrance fee: P50
Surfing: P500 per hour (surf board 200, instructor 300)

 

Day’s Expenses:

Day 2 Siargao: Magpupungko Beach & Tidal Pools
250.00 Boat from Surigao City to Siargao
50.00 Breakfast at Dapa Port
83.33 Tricycle from Dapa Port to Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
1,333.33 Kesa Cloud 9 Resort: Family Room 3-4 pax P2000 per night (discounted rate)
416.67 Tricycle to Magpupungko (P1500 standard)
50.00 Magpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools entrance fee
293.33 Lunch: Seafoods Restaurant – P880 for 3 pax + driver (Calamares Squid P125, Calamares Saang P125, Kinilaw P250, 1kg Kanduyon P300, 4 cups of rice P80)
76.67 Dinner: Laida’s Store Grilled & Restaurant P230 for 3 pax (1 bbq stick and 1 giant cup of rice)
P2,553.33 Subtotal

 

 

Kesa Cloud 9 Resort, Siargao

Kesa Cloud 9 Resort

Magpupungko Rock Formation and Tidal Pools, Pilar, Siargao

Magpupungko Rock Formation and Tidal Pools




Magpupungko Rock Formation, Pilar, Siargao

Magpupungko Rock Formation

Sunset at Siargao

Sunset at Siargao

3D2N Siargao Itinerary (Siargao Day 2)

Day 3: Siargao Island Hopping 

06:30  Departure from Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
07:05  Arrival at General Luna Port; bought: 3 pcs. 1L water P25 each
07:15  Boat left port
07:35-08:30  Naked Island
08:45-10:50  Daku Island
10:05  Brunch: Grilled lapu-lapu and sinigang na lapu-lapu
11:00-11:30  Guyam Island
11:53  Back at General Luna Port; Departure for Del Carmen Port
13:00  Arrival at Del Carmen Port
13:10  Departure from Del Carmen Port
14:05-15:00  Sugba Lagoon, Caub Island
16:00 Arrival at Del Carmen Port
17:10 Back at Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
18:00 Dinner: Ronaldo’s
19:20 Frozen yogurt in waffle cone at Off Shore
22:00 Lights out

Day’s Expenses:

Day 3 Siargao Island Hopping
500.00 Boat for Island Hopping: Naked, Dako & Guyam – P1500 for 3 pax
25.00 Baon Mineral Water
200.00 Dako Island – P600 for 3 pax (Entrance Fee: P100 + Table: 150 + Lapu-lapu, Sinigang and rice paluto P350)
10.00 Entrance at Guyam Island
500.00 Tricycle from General Luna to Del Carmen and to Kesa Resort – P1500 for 3 pax
45.00 1L Mineral Water at Krokodeilos in Del Carmen
533.33 Bangka to Sugba Lagoon – P1600 for 3 pax
50.00 Entrance at Sugba Lagoon
20.00 Tricycle from Kesa Cloud 9 Resort to Ronaldo’s for Dinner
113.33 Dinner: Ronaldo’s
20.00 Tricycle from Ronaldo’s to Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
100.00 Frozen yogurt in waffle cone at Off Shore
P2,116.67 Subtotal

 

Daku Island Rates
Entrance Fee: P100
Table: P150

 

Naked Island, Siargao Island Hopping

Naked Island

Daku Island, Siargao Island Hopping

Daku Island




Guyam Island, Siargao Island Hopping

Guyam Island

Sugba Lagoon, Caub Island

Sugba Lagoon, Caub Island

3D2N Siargao Itinerary (Siargao Day 3)
4D3N Surigao del Sur Itinerary (Surigao del Sur Day 1)

Day 4: Siargao – Surigao del Sur

07:20-08:20 Surfing with Joseph
09:20 Breakfast: Kesa Cloud 9 Resort – Mango Pancake
10:00 Check-out and departure from Kesa Cloud 9 Resort
11:00 Arrival at Dapa Port, going to Surigao City
11:30 Boarding
12:00 Departure from Dapa Port
14:40 Arrival in Surigao City
15:55 Multicab to van terminal going to Tandag Terminal
16:10 Arrival at Van terminal going to Tandag Terminal
17:00 Departure from terminal going to Tandag Terminal
21:00 Arrival at Tandag Terminal; Boarded the last bus bound for Davao
22:33 Arrival at Salvacion Bus Stop; boarded habal-habal going to Villa Rosalina
22:43 Arrival and check-in at Villa Rosalina

 

Boat Rates from Dapa Port to Surigao City:
P250 ticket
P5 municipal tax
P10 terminal fee

 

Day’s Expenses

Day 4 Transit Day: Siargao to Surigao del Sur
600.00 Surfing: P500 per hour (surf board P200 instructor P300) + P100 tip
95.00 Breakfast: Kesa Cloud 9 Resort – Mango Pancake
100.00 Tricycle to Dapa Port – P300 for 3 pax
265.00 Ferry to Surigao P250 + Municipal Tax P5 + Terminal fee P10
8.00 Tricycle from Port to Mang Inasal
9.00 Multicab to Surigao City Terminal
250.00 Van to Tandag Bus Terminal
153.33 Bus (bound for Davao) to Salvacion – P460 for 3 pax
50.00 Habal Habal to Villa Rosalinda
500.00 Villa Rosalina: P1500 for the room that’s good for 10, check out negotiated to 3pm
P2,030.33 Subtotal

 

Cloud 9, Siargao

Cloud 9, Siargao

Birthday Surfing at Siargao

4D3N Surigao del Sur Itinerary (Surigao del Sur Day 2)

Day 5: Britania Islands – Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

07:45 Departure from Villa Rosalina going to Britania Islands
08:03-08:30 Hagonoy Island
08:38-08:55 Naked Island
09:05-10:35 Hiyor-Hiyoran Island
10:40-12:50 Boslon Island and Panlangagan Island
12:20 Packed lunch: Seafoods from Villa Rosalina
13:05 Back at Villa Rosalina
15:10 Van to Barobo signboard “San Franz”
16:45 Arrival at Hinatuan Terminal
17:03 Arrival at Marky’s Hostel (walking distance from the terminal)
17:30 Snack: Pan de Pane
19:02 Dinner: Drawde’s BBQ Haus

Day’s Expenses

Day 5 Britannia Islands, Surigao del Sur
218.33 Breakfast and Packed Lunch from Villa Rosalina – P655 for 3 pax (Breakfast: 2 sunny side up eggs P30, 1 scrambled eggs P15, 1 corned beef P60, 3 Hot dogs P30, 3 Rice P45, 3 Coffee P45; Packed Lunch: Fish P270, Tampayan 100, 4 cups rice P60)
15.00 Mineral Water
500.00 Boat for Island Hopping Tour – P1500 for 3 pax
20.00 Habal habal to Junction from Villa Rosalinda
80.00 Van from San Agustin to Hinatuan
21.00 Pan de Pane: Cheese bread (P5)+ Chocolate crinkle (P4) + C2 (P12)
5.00 Tricycle from Pan de Pane to Drawde’s BBQ Haus
59.67 Dinner: Drawde’s BBQ Haus – P179 for 3 pax
P919.00 Subtotal

 

Britania Islands Notes:
Habal-habal (to or from Salvacion Crossing): P20 per head
Tricycle (to or from Salvacion Crossing): P20 per head
Last tricycle trip leaving Salvacion Crossing: 10pm

 

Hagonoy Island, Britania Islands

Hagonoy Island of the Britania Islands

Naked Island, Britania Islands

Naked Island of the Britania Islands




Hiyor-Hiyoran Island, Britania Islands

Hiyor-Hiyoran Island of the Britania Islands

Boslon Island, Britania Islands

Boslon Island from Panlangagan Island

Panlangagan Island, Britania Islands

Panlangagan Island while crossing the sand bar from Boslon Island

4D3N Surigao del Sur Itinerary (Surigao del Sur Day 3)

Day 6: Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

05:56  Departure for Hinatuan Enchanted River
06:20  Arrival at registration booth
07:10  Departure for island hopping
07:25-08:51  Sibadan fish cage
09:05-09:50  Pacific View Resort, Pangasinan Island
09:50  Headed to Tinago River
11:05  Back at Hinatuan Enchanted River
11:20  Departure for Tinuy-an Falls
13:20  Arrival at Tinuy-an Falls; Lunch
16:20  Departure from Tinuy-an Falls. Had to ride with a manobo
17:20  Arrival at Marky’s Hostel

Note: Hinatuan Enchanted River opens at 7am

Day’s Expenses:

Day 6 Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
40.00 Entrance & Environmental fee at Hinatuan Enchanted River
200.00 Boat Island Hopping – P600 for 3 pax
20.00 Entrance Sibadan Fish Cage
198.33 Breakfast at Sibadan – P595 for 3 pax
20.00 Entrance at Pangasinan Island
41.67 Lunch at Tinuy-an – P125 for 3 pax
100.00 Habal habal for Tribo
666.67 Habal habal Tour (Hinatuan and Tinuy-an) – P2000 for 3 pax
50.00 Entrance Fee: Tinuy-an Falls
20.00 Coffee from Marky’s Hostel
54.00 Dinner – P162 for 3 pax
P1,410.67 Subtotal
Hinatuan Enchanted River, Surigao del Sur

Hinatuan Enchanted River

Pangasinan Island, Surigao del Sur

Pangasinan Island

Tinago River, Surigao del Sur

Tinago River

Tinuy-an Falls, Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls

4D3N Surigao del Sur Itinerary (Surigao del Sur Day 4)

Day 7: Butuan City

08:00  Free breakfast from Nanay and Tatay at Marky’s Hostel
09:15  Departure for Butuan City
10:30  Arrival in San Francisco Terminal; van to Butuan City
12:30  Robinson’s Place Butuan City
20:20  ETD Butuan City

Day’s Expenses:

Day 7 Butuan City
666.67 Marky’s Hostel (P2000 for two nights for 3 pax)
80.00 Van from Marky’s Hostel to San Francisco
100.00 Van from San Francisco to Butuan City
P846.67 Subtotal

 

7D6N Surigao Total Expenses on a 3 pax sharing basis:
P11,314.00 (exc. airfare)

— End of 7D6N Surigao Itinerary —

— End of 7D6N Surigao Itinerary —

 

March 13-19, 2017

*Photos were taken using iPhone 6 or GoPro Hero 4 Silver

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