2020 Surigao Travel Guide: Things To Do and How to Get There

Getting There, Places to Visit, and Things to Do


Surigao is one of the places you should try to visit in the Philippines. Many had probably confused or misspelled this place to Siargao Island, but it’s never a deal anyway since, both offers great attractions among tourists and locals as well.

The province is hereby divided into two provinces, one to be known as Surigao del Norte and the other as Surigao del Sur.

Surigao City is Surigao del Norte’s capital city meanwhile, Tandag City is Surigao del Sur’s capital.

How to Get There

You can always travel by bus if you are within the Mindanao area. However, you can also travel by ferry if you’re in an inter island trip. Here is the list of shipping lines that plies to Surigao.

Medallion’s Cebu to Surigao schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 PM. Moreover Surigao to Cebu’s schedule is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8:00 PM as well.

Starlite Ferries Cebu-Surigao’s trip schedule is daily at 10:00 AM. Meanwhile, trip schedule for Surigao to Cebu is daily at 9:00 PM.

Where and How to Book

If you want to make your travel more efficient and wanted to avoid the intolerable waiting time of lining
up to acquire ferry tickets, then it’s best that you book your tickets online, at BARKOTA.COM

For more details on shipping schedules, click here.

Moreover, if you want to make your travel more efficient and avoid those intolerable times of lining up to acquire ferry tickets, then it’s best that you book your at BARKOTA.COM.


Barkota Online Booking is a ferry booking site where you can book ferry tickets at your convenience- anytime, anywhere!


Here’s how to book through Barkota.com:

Visit Barkota.com.

Select shipping line (Medallion Transport, Lite Shipping, Jomalia, Fastcat, G&P Lines, Transasia, etc.)

Choose your itinerary (origin -> destination) and preferred date.

Add passenger/s details (Name, Age, Email, Birthday).

Confirm and Pay! You can pay via Paypal (Credit Card), ML Epay, Online Banking (almost all banks), 7-Eleven, Over-the-Counter, and Dragonpay.


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Bucas Grande Island

Bucas Grande is an island in the province of Surigao del Norte where abundant scenery of lagoons, coves, caves can be found. One of its main attraction is the spotted stingless jellyfish and some are found at Sohoton Jellyfish Sanctuary where they are being protected and just recently the tourism office had prohibited people to swim with these creatures.

Mabua Pebble Beach

This beach might be unusual at first because instead of fine sands, what covers the water floor are smooth rocks or pebbles, as the name of the beach suggests. The beach is located 30 minutes away from the city. The smooth pebbles provide a relaxing effect as you step into the water.


Hinatuan River

Hinutuan river is a stretch of deep spring river and is indeed living out its name as an enchanted river. It was a bit puzzling since for a long time, there’s no knowing how deep the river was (Although recent record shows that it is around 80-feet deep) and as to where this flow of water comes from. But the comely shades of blue and green and clear waters seem to dwindle the bewilderment.

Where to Stay

Surigao has a lot of good stays that offers comfort to tourists after a day’s stroll and adventure. Here is the list of the hotels that you can check.

So , what are you waiting for? Make sure to check off more destinations from your bucket list this year and book your ferry tickets for your next Surigao getaway!