Cold Running Water: Summer escapade

What’s on Nagcarlan?

          The town of Nagcarlan also called by some visitors as mini Baguio because of the low temperature from Mount Banahaw. Also, the town was known because of much-running water that is subject to a swimming activity during summer. So, do you feel cold running water that comforts you? Does the air come makes you wanting more of it?

          Further, do you already satisfy your summer vacation? Is your family or group swimming ventures hit an affordable price? Most importantly, clean water and fresh air will the ones you will love about the town. Likewise, you should finish reading this article to broaden your map and eager to visit these bodies of water in Nagcarlan.

          Nagcarlan has clean flowing rivers, waterfalls, lakes, hills, and mountains. Besides, there are many historical places in the town such as the popular Underground cemetery, the old but unique Catholic Church, the Mount Banahaw view, and even the public market that rich from fresh fruit and vegetables from its barangay. And because of these, together with many resorts, you should explore the town.

          However, because of the lack of promotion, Nagcarlan is unknown by people from the near cities, though, locals have made their own ways to promote this town through social media and conducting nature-oriented activities like hiking and running.

          Nagcarlan town is also seen at the home of the tourist attraction in Lucban, Quezon, wherein a 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ is place. This what they call the Kamay Ni Hesus shrine, is a place where the tourist can view the town of Nagcarlan under the beauty of Mount Banahaw.

Your Bucket list during Summer:

  • Villa Lorenza

Villa Lorenza is located at Barangay Sinipian Nagcarlan, Laguna.
  • Balai Silangan Resort
  • Villa Martha Picnic Grove (the hidden Paradise)

This resort is located across the Balai and Villa Lorenza. It has another route on Silangang Napapatid Nagcarlan, Laguna.
  • Royo’s Resort


Royo’s Resort is located at Silangang Napapatid Nagcarlan, Laguna.
  • Glenda’s Resort
Glenda’s Resort is located at Silangang Napapatid Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Nagcarlan Forest Resort
Nagcarlan Forest Resort is located at Silangang Napapatid Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Villa Elena
It is located at Barangay Silangang Ilaya Nagcarlan, Laguna.   

  • Green Nature Spring Resort
Green Nature Spring Resort is located at Silangang Kabubuhayan Nagcarlan, Laguna

  • Villa Gregoria Terraces Resort
Located at Barangay Buboy Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Villa Terraces by Legazia (formerly Villa Sylvia)
Located at Barangay Buboy Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Villa Sotoya
Visit at Barangay Banago Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Buddha Garden Resort
Located at Barangay Yukos Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Casa de Tobias Mountain Resort
Mountain resort at Barangay Alibungbungan Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Twin Stone Resort
A former RGO which is located at Barangay Sabang Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Bunga falls
Twin falls at Purok 3 Barangay Bunga Nagcarlan, Laguna. This is not a resort with pools instead, anyone will be capture by the beauty of the running water from the falls to the rivers.

Being Undecided?

          Because of modern life, all resorts mentioned above has a Facebook page from the name itself. Anyone can visit the site to get an idea, therefore, they can plan ahead of time on its entrance fee, cottages, direction expenses, etc. Moreover, through social media, are some of the feedbacks of guests who visit the resorts and their experience during staying in the place. Some leave their article about the moments while on Nagcarlan.

          Thus, what are you waiting for? Call your travel buddies to explore Nagcarlan, Laguna. Prepare your baggage and start the fun and exciting experience this summer year. Live life to the fullest on the historical beauty of Nagcarlan, Laguna now.

15 Reasons You Should Include Maui, Hawaii in Your Bucketlist!

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Beautiful Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii! Ahh…It’s such a beautiful paradise.

Just the thought of it makes me want to fly back to this beautiful place. I can’t take my mind off of it just thinking about this amazing island, really!

Whenever I close my eyes, I can still hear the rushing waves of the ocean, the hot summer sun on one part, and then rainy foliage on another. I can even taste the salty breezy air and feel the breath-taking scenery there.

Maui, Hawaii is definitely a must-try destination that every family, honeymooners, backpackers, and even retirees can retreat to. Simply because it’s such a wonderful island paradise indeed!

Its Topography

Just to give you some insights about Maui. It’s the second-largest island in Hawaii. Aside from that, it’s also the 17th largest island in the United States.

It has an area stretching to as far as 727.2 square miles (1,883 km2) and with the highest elevation of 10,023 ft (3,055 m).

Its location is an area unique to its place, rich with its distinctive flora and fauna with flourishing cultural diversity.

Nothing can beat Maui, Hawaii!

Its Origins

Legend says that the original name of Maui was Ihikapalaumaewa.

Not long after, Hawai’iloa changed its name. He discovered the Hawaiian islands.

Hawai’iloa changed it in honor of his son who was named after the demi-god, Maui. Up until this day, this is the name that the island was known for. The people are proud of it.

Maui is an island that was formed from volcanic eruptions overlapping each other’s spewed lava. They formed this island through such a process for over a period of millions of years ago.

Pretty interesting, right?

Well, these are just some fast facts you need to know about Maui, Hawaii.

I still have a lot up my sleeves. Definitely, these will make you prepare that luggage hiding in your closet. Make you book that flight going to Maui, Hawaii at the earliest time possible.

I have listed 15 amazing things why this place is a must-visit!

Also, I included in the list the things you shouldn’t miss doing and seeing when you’re on the island.

So enjoy reading!

1.) Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

Don’t forget to go to this area located in the West Maui Mountains.

Haleakala Crater is the most famous attraction in this area. Although they say that this is a dormant volcano, millions of tourists visit this place to experience its view, most especially the awe-inspiring Haleakala sunrise.

Some people camp their way and have some star-gazing at night. As they go in slumber, they wake up to its glorious sunrise the following day. It is a beautiful sight to see!

2.) Whale Watching

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It’s also one of the successful conservation campaigns launched on the island to save these whales from extinction.

Not long ago, they were hunted and killed that they decreased in number in about less than ten years.

It’s a good thing that there is a move like this for us to remember that we have a responsibility to safeguard not only these whales but also the entire marine life.

3.) Fun Water Sports Activities

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It’s not going to be voted as the “Best Island in the World” if not for its fascinating beaches in about all parts of the island. From shore to shore, there are various recreational activities that the island has to offer.

The most popular activity is snorkeling. You can snorkel your way in the west and south parts of Maui with over 30 beaches to explore!

Man! You could stay on the island snorkeling the whole summer.

You can also enjoy surfing and windsurfing in Kanaha Beach, Ho’okipa Beach, Honolua Bay and the like. These are just some of the prime spots to do such activities and there are other beaches to try.

Add to your itinerary – kiteboarding and kite surfing which are becoming more popular nowadays.

4.) Iao Valley

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This valley is 5 kilometers west of Wailuku, and it has lush greenery and wonderful landscape. It was assigned as a National Natural Landmark in 1972. It’s a must-venue for family bonding and nature-tripping

5.) Cliff Jumping

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If you’re up for some adrenaline rush, come and have a splash at these three locations in Maui where you can do some cliff jumping.

One of the best spots is Waianapanapa State Park in Kaeleku. You have to swim your way through in reaching your desired spot.

There are two good spots where you can do the jump – one is at 45 feet high above the nearest pool area and the other one is a little lower about 35 feet above the pool.

You can also include Black Rock, found at the tip of Ka’anapali Beach. It was so named because of the big chunk of lava found in the place. It’s pretty distinct in this part of the beach.

Just a heads up! Be cautious of the current. Sometimes it gets stronger you might be taken away by the sudden rush.

Another good spot is the Bridge at Seven Pools in Kipahulu. It’s not recommended for people with weak hearts. This one is for advanced cliff jumpers and divers.

The jumping point is actually a bridge that is 75 feet high. This place is home to seven pools and waterfalls. I highly recommend this place for thrill-seekers for the experience. They’ll surely have a fun time here.

6.) West Maui Circle Drive

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Prepare your monopod for some drive-by off the coast at West Maui!

You’ll truly enjoy the many great views on this long and winding road trip. Also, experience exciting stopovers with some of the famous beaches, gastronomic gratification, and of course, the fancy souvenir shops along your way.

Just prepare yourself for a bumpy ride and a heart-stopping adventure.

7.) Kahanu Garden

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This is a botanical garden along Hana Highway of 464 acres of vast land. It is home to a variety of fruits and vegetables and other local produce of the island.

It’s considered to be built on sacred ground, named after a chief who owned the land back in the 1800s. This is best to be toured about its rich historical significance in the Hawaiian culture.

8.) Twin Falls

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Feast your eyes to one of the favored spots on the road to Hana in Haiku-Pauwela!

The Twin Falls are real showstoppers! Aside from the famous falls, you can see hanging tropical vines looming over beautiful caves and caverns. It’s best experienced with your family and loved ones.

9.) Haiku Mill

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This area was a sugarcane processing factory in the 1800s. It later became a pineapple plantation and now a registered state historical site.

Only the walls of the mills were left standing. It gives us a glimpse of what Maui used to be and how it has become.

10.) Molokini Crater

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This place is very famous for its crescent shape volcanic crater. It’s believed to be the location of the umbilical cords of royalties buried under the ground. It’s a good snorkeling spot, too!

11.) The Nakalele Blowhole

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The Nakalele Blowhole is found on the northwestern coast of Maui. It blows a natural geyser without fail every 2-3 minutes!

Sometimes in the morning, if you’re lucky, you will see a rainbow mist if you’re positioned with the sun toward your back.

Just take heart that it’s a bit dangerous to get near it. I guess just admiring it from a distance is enough to adore such beauty.

12.) Maui Ocean Center Aquarium

It’s a big aquarium and oceanography center which sits in Maalaea. It’s a 3-acre marine facility, which houses the largest tropical reef you’ve ever seen.

The kids will learn a lot from the exhibits, educational shows and other activities it offers. It’s kid-friendly so your children will fall in love with this place most definitely!

13.) Luaus Here, There and Everywhere

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What could be a better way to experience Maui?

It is a must to engage in island festivities coupled with sight and sound and some Hawaiian entertainment at its finest.

Dance your way with all the merry-making and euphonious Hawaiin music. It will make you move to the beat of their songs and feel-good cheers.

14.) Food Choices

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Either you go for lavish food choices or opt for the cheaper deals. Any way you want it, Maui has it!

Have a taste of their malasadas and other local dishes or maybe dig their fresh fruit shakes. It’s heaven!

15.) The People

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With all these memorable trips, I would say meeting and greeting in Hawaiian style is the best experience. People are warm and friendly.

With every smile that greeted me in all these locations, I truly treasure!

The people are also very helpful to tourists like me.

I’m definitely going back to this wonderful place. A dream vacation is always waiting for me there.

Mahalo, Maui, Hawaii! A hui hou…

20 Dangerous Cities in the World 2020

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Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.” However painstaking, spontaneous and dangerous it could be, the thrill of the journey is something to remember.

When you plan out to visit a place for the first time, discover wonderful landscapes, awe-inspiring traditions, colorful cultures and so on and so forth…these only exist in a perfect scenario.

There are thousands of cities that people talk about where you can wander around, but how sure are you that the one you chose will not harm you?

It is very important to make a thorough research of the area you chose to spend your vacation in. It also holds true when you plan to decide to move to another place and call it your home.

The world is a big place. Before we settle and pin ourselves wherever that is, it is a must to know its environment, social issues, and government stability.

The Cities that Top the Charts

We gathered and researched the cities we categorized as the unsafe ones that landed on the top of our list. Most of them belong to some cities in the United States, others from South African countries and lastly from Latin American countries which were considered dangerous cities in the world.

We included in this article other cities in other parts of the globe that at large are still considered to be perilous.

We have listed them in no particular order.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Home to the magnificent statue of Christ the Redeemer. You can also find famous beaches such as Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach. It is also home to thefts, pickpocketing, a number of mass demonstrations and civil unrest.

Johannesburg, South Africa

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It’s a city in South Africa which means joburg, jozi or “city of gold”. Behind its beautiful name lies numbers of building hijacking, xenophobic, and gang violence that are rampant in the area. It’s a city full of potential but pulled back by these high crimes.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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It’s one of the world’s most diverse culture and it has a rich heritage. A land of promise held back by a growing number of kidnappings and robberies. Even the US government issued a travel advisory to warn Americans who wish to go in this part of the world. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Memphis, TN, USA

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They say this is the birthplace of rock n’ roll, blues and jazz music. But because of the gang wars happening around, the people have nothing to sing happy about. It ranked 11th among the most dangerous cities in the US last 2014.

Windhoek, Namibia

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The capital city of the country. Its economy heavily lies in mining base metals, precious gem diamonds, uranium, silver, and gold. Foreign travelers are not safe in this place because they fall prey to attackers who target them.

Durban, South Africa

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Durban boasts many beautiful attractions that will really entice tourists to come and experience them. Some say it’s okay to go down and visit the place as long as you trust a local guide from the hotel where you’re staying. A particular blog informed that numerous murders happen in the poorer areas of the region so better not take a chance to go there.

San Salvador, El Salvador

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San Salvador is the largest and it’s the city capital of the country. It was established in 1525. The youth could have played a vital role in nation-building. But due to the widespread of gang activities, arms trafficking, narcotics, and extortion based on the US Travel Advisory, the youth themselves create an atmosphere of defeat and despair.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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Popular for its savannah-like climate and lush greens and the Caribbean breeze, its a lovely idea to have a day at the beach. It’s also a place for blood-bath of many homicide cases that happened in the last 10 years. The city was even tagged as “The Murder Capital of the World” until it was unseated in 2016.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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The “Friendly City” of South Africa. It is also known as Nelson Mandela Bay in honor of their late great leader. It’s popular for its pleasant weather and active seaport industry. Recently, news surfaced that there is an increasing number of crimes in this area – robberies and assault are occurring due to fraud and incapability of its police force.

Porto Alegre, Brazil

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It was considered to be one of the wealthiest cities in the whole of Latin America because of the significant growth of immigrants coming from its nearby countries for work and business ventures. It used to pride low crime rates compared to the other parts of Brazil.

Things changed a few years ago, robbery and murder rates eventually soared high due to political and economic uncertainty.

Detroit, MI, USA

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In the early 1920s, we witnessed the growth of the auto industry. It became such a huge success in this part of the United States. Now, all was lost due to recessions and economic downturns thus resulting to numerous crimes perpetrated by some of its residents.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Port of Spain is the central commercial district of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s losing its charm nowadays due to the increase of robbery even on broad daylight. That greatly hurt their local and foreign tourism. UK and the US both released travel advisories because of this.

Pretoria, South Africa

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The city’s main industries impact iron, steel, and heavy machinery. It’s a relatively safe space but not at night. People are advised to stay home or inside their hotels because of the high risk of burglary and extortion.

Recife, Brazil

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Recife is surrounded by rivers, which subdivide the city. Since its topography is also situated near conflicting cities in Brazil, people eventually saw a rise in the number of homicide cases in recent years.

Baltimore, MD, USA

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Riots and shootings have become a regular incident in Baltimore resulting in the spike of recorded murder cases. It’s undergoing massive redevelopment which is a good government plan to revive the city from sham.

Cape Town, South Africa

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The city is rich in history and culture as well as a hotspot of flourishing animal and plant life. Now it has become a battlefield of warring gangs killing each other because of the illegal drug trade.

Salvador, Brazil

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It’s considered to be the cradle of international trade and economy because of its famous seaport industries. Salvador was able to rise as a champion for Brazil. It’s now a place of street crime such as stealing and violent physical attacks.

Kabul, Afghanistan

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Kabul is popular for its palaces and gardens. It is located high up in a narrow valley between the Hindu Kush mountains.

It’s the only Asian city, which entered the top 20 of our dangerous list located in S0uth Asia. But due to countless acts of terrorism reported that are happening in the city, it is now considered as one of the unsafest cities. There are reports and notices shared globally not to travel to this city.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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A South African city recognized for its wildlife and natural reserves tourism where you can find the Albert Falls Nature Reserve and Midmar Public Nature Reserve.

Once a beautiful place turned into a city of crimes that even some advice not to walk alone in broad daylight.

The city now ranks as the second most dangerous of 2020. The precinct murders were great contributors to its crime statistics.

Caracas, Venezuela

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Last and definitely not the least, the city of Caracas in Venezuela was included among the most dangerous cities in the world. It earned the top spot in 2020 which unseated the former number one, San Pedro Sula city of Honduras.  Caracas is a service-based economy largely dependent on its workforce to run its economy.

A once beautiful city now tainted with extreme violence unimaginable and it doesn’t cease to increase annually since 2015.

Reasons Behind All These Turmoil

There are so many factors that we can point to why these situations arise – rule of the drug cartels, corruption and political conflicts, poverty, lack of educational support from the government and varying ideologies of the people.

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The government and its citizens must work together to curb the transgressions and unlawful acts committed in these countries. They also need to address the stretching anxiety of their nations.

A city will never be categorized as dangerous if there’s a healthy and balanced relationship between its governing leaders and citizens.

How people think and form their decisions are rooted mostly on how they were born and raised. But for this particular issue, we can only think about our own safety when we travel and carefully plan our destination.

Easy Step to Explore Surigao Sur, Ph – A Travel Guide

Your best guide to explore Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Easy Step to Explore Surigao del Sur, Philippines – A Travel Guide

Easy Step to Explore Surigao del Sur, Philippines – A Travel Guide is an essential travel guide that has only one step for you to accomplish so that you can smoothly explore Surigao del Sur, Philippines.

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This 1 easy step to explore Surigao del Sur, Philippines is very vital to follow for this will serve as your guide to your smooth travel.

Probably, getting lost on the way for not following this only step will be remorse. This 3-minute read will really help you in having a memorable vacation this year.

Tired of being quarantined for weeks now?

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Have you been sighing so many times for the days that have gone only spent for doing tiktok and scrolling your phone for social media updates back and forth where in fact you have scheduled your summer goals months ago? The time has come for you to look forward to thinking about where to expose your body under the sun and travel after this quarantine is done. This 1 step will help you explore Surigao del Sur with a smooth travel.

Is your residence far from the area? Not a problem at all!

If you are a reader from abroad who experiences breezy air, choosing the Philippines is one of the best options because the Philippines is surely gifted with only two seasons, rainy and sunny. This summer season, the Philippines can promise you warm weather and warm seawater as well.

If you are a resident of the Philippines, who lives in Northern area, having vacation down South, more specifically Surigao del Sur, is highly recommended. Numerous splendid spots are worthy to explore in just one province, which is a good thing for your travel expenses not to be too costly.

Sneak peeks of the area…

Surigao del Sur is a province with various tourist spots. Here’s to name some.

  • Enchanted River
  • Britania Islands
  • Tinuy-an Falls
  • Cagwait White Beach
  • Bao-Bao Falls
  • Malinawa Cool Spring
  • Libuacan Cold Spring
  • Laswitan Lagoon
  • Alameda Farm
  • San Pedro Farm
  • Vanishing Island
  • Sibadan Fish Cage Resort

The 1 Easy Step to Explore Surigao

In here, we are going to give you 1 Easy Step to reach and explore Surigao del Sur, Philippines. Moreover, you will surely have fun in various superb spots of Surigao del Sur, Philippines.

This only step is Book your Travel with Tripadvisor. You just have to click Things to do and you are good to go.

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Tripadvisor is an ultimate travel companion. This travel platform is the largest one around the globe that makes every trip the best trip. Most travelers put their trust and use Tripadvisor site or app to be their partner for their travel. Tripadvisor will show you low prices on hotels, flight and cruises.

You can also book popular tours and attractions with this travel partner. Not just that, even with reserving tables at great restaurants, you can entrust that to them.

Travel alone, with friends, with your better half, or with your family, if you want to have a safe, smooth, and fun travel, don’t hesitate to choose Tripadvisor to be your travel buddy.

Why do we recommend Surigao del Sur?

For ocean lovers – Surigao del Sur province is located along the northeastern coast of Mindanao facing the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

For Instagrammable posts – It is a province with numerous tourist attractions widely known on social media.

As for the province’s climate, it falls under the Type II climate of the Philippines which his characterized by rainfall distributed throughout the year. The rainy season begins from the month of November and ends in March. However, the previous year, the onset of the rainy season has not fallen on the usual time which makes the rainy season to last until June.

For adventurous travelers – If your vacation this April or May will have rainfalls and even storms, worry less because you can still have fun at Laswitan Lagoon where waves create a waterfall on the rock formations during storms and strong winds.

Take a look at the instagram post by @iamsurigao down below.

waterfall on rock formations

Travel without food is a big mood changer.

For food hunters – To tell you, Surigao del Sur is one of the suppliers of rice, bananas, and other tropical fruit. Seawater products also are terrific where fresh seafood is available. As for the sea plants, you can experience tasting fresh seagrapes at Lanuza.

Some travelers personally experienced picking the seagrapes during low tide. Another fun experience is a view of a seaweed garden at Barobo. As you travel your way on the ocean to the seaweed garden, you will get to see numerous huge starfish of different colors.

Get to know the Capital City of Surigao del Sur

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For city wanderers – For travelers who love to wander the city, Tandag City is the capital city of Surigao del Sur. You can have a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts or Brew Central Coffeehouse. If you want to dine in restaurants, you can go to the Gold Bar or Mandarin Tea Garden. Hotels are also available in the city for you to relax. You can check-in at the Villa Maria Luisa Hotel and Shacene Hotel.

Surigao del Sur may be least heard, but this province is an awe-inspiring place to visit. Don’t hesitate to come and don’t forget to entrust your travel with Tripadvisor.

Most noteworthy, don’t forget to bring a heart full of energy to enjoy every step of your journey.