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Treasure Islands of Carraga

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Island Paradise of Siargao
Island Paradise of Siargao
By Junfil Olarte, SE Asia Travel Writer

We reach the heart of Surigao City at around 1:00pm. This capital of Surigao del Norte, located in the northeastern-most tip of Mindanao, has warm weather and its closeness to the Pacific Ocean provides several activities around its islands, beaches, caves and coconut-hemmed villages on stilts. Though not having enough time to explore the entire place, this location is an ideal jump-off point to tourists visiting popular adventure islands of Siargao, Dinagat, and Bucas Grande.

The fleeting time I spend in Surigao enables me to roam around the city proper, dine in at its food shops, take photos on its park, and visit some shopping stores. Surigao City has 26 restaurants and fast-food chains; 25 malls, shopping stores and centers; and 14 hotels.

Besides its abundant scenic spots made up of different collections of beaches and island hopping destinations, Surigao, too, has mangrove forest, cave for spelunking, rock and coral formations, lagoons, and waterfalls. It has copious mineral reserves including gold, iron, manganese, cobalt, copper and among the world's largest nickel deposits in Nonoc Island.

Another thing which can be considered as Surigao's treasure is its historic location. It was through Surigao Strait that the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan sailed into the Philippine Archipelago, reaching the island of Homonhon, in an epic voyage of discovery and eventual circumnavigation of the world in 1521. It was also here where the Battle of Surigao Strait during World War II took place (October 24-25, 1944), in which American, Filipino and Australian armadas ferociously fought against the Japanese fleets.

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Favourite spots:
Club Tara Resort, Bucas Grande Island-Surigao del Norte
Club Tara Resort, Bucas Grande Island-Surigao del Norte
Siargao Island, Bucas Grande Island, Dinagat Island

What's really great:
Club Tara Resort, Bucas Grande Island
Club Tara Resort, Bucas Grande Island
For almost a decade, I've already traveled extensively within the three principal islands of the Philippines and have written numerous stories about them. As my days in the country are running out, I know there are more natural wonders in the Philippines that need a visit, and I would exploit every opportunity I would have to explore them. My experience in the Islands of Carraga is incredible; but they are just one of the many wonders that exist in Southeast Asia.

Sights:
Club Tara Resort, Bucas Grande Island
Club Tara Resort, Bucas Grande Island
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Accommodations:
The Board Walk at Cloud 9
General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

Sagana Resort
General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte


Restaurants:
Al Fresco, Nine Bar, El Nino Loco, Seven Eleven, 5 Lyns Cafe, San Miguel Beach Bar

Other recommendations:
Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte
Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte
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Published on Thursday February 17th, 2011


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