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Top Tourist Destinations You Should Visit in Surigao

More and more travelers are heading to Mindanao for its awesome tourist spots and unique destinations.

The Enchanted River

Surigao has become one of the top choices to visit, especially because of the Enchanted River. Nowhere in the Philippines can you find a river of such caliber. Its deep blue waters are shrouded with mystery – not just because rivers in the Philippines are often greenish or brownish in color but because of the haunting stories and legends surrounding this mysterious place.

By 2il org (Flickr: Enchanted River) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By 2il org (Flickr: Enchanted River) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Even to this day, the waters are off limits to swimmers during an hour at noon when various species of fishes mysteriously appear, waiting to be fed. The river is also off limits to tourists after sundown; thus, if you are planning on camping out to wait for the enchanting river’s mysterious inhabitants, you won’t get your chance. So, don’t keep your hopes up.

Though diving within its mysterious depths is not prohibited, a number of divers have died while trying to fathom the caves beneath the river. Therefore, we advise you against pursuing the activity.

Other than that, you’ll have tons of fun in the Enchanted River. Plus, you’ll love how this river is not just great for selfies/groufies but its waters are perfect for swimming and diving. The salty water is just another one of its mysteries.

Tinuy-an Falls

The Philippines has plenty of waterfalls, yet there are a few that stand out from the rest. One of these is Tinuy-an Falls, touted as the Niagara of the Philippines mainly because of this curtain waterfalls is the widest known in the country.

By Jogie.dalumpines1990 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Jogie.dalumpines1990 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
This 3-tiered waterfall is a wonder to behold; though you have to spend a great deal of time traveling to get there as it is tucked away in the far side of the mountain.

Still, it is a must-visit when you travel to Surigao.

Britania Group of Islands

If you still have time in your hands to explore Surigao, why not visit the Britania Group of Islands? It is Surigao’s mini version of Pangasinan’s Hundred Islands.

Photo credit: Outrage Mag
Photo credit: Outrage Mag

With just 24 islets scattered across Lianga Bay, this tourist spot is certainly much smaller and less grand than the nature park in Pangasinan yet it’s a great place to visit.

It would certainly be quite fun to go island hopping at the Britania Group of Islands.

For other wonderful tourist spots to visit, check this out:

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Summer in the Philippines.

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