Siargao Island is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land area of approximately 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands and islets have similar landforms. It was discovered by Spanish sailor Bernardo de la Torre in 1543.
One of the best known surfing waves on Siargao and the Philippines, with a worldwide reputation for thick, hollow tubes is “Cloud 9”. This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.
The wave was discovered by travelling surfers in the late 1980s. It was named after a chocolate bar of same name, and made famous by American photographer John S. Callahan, who published the first major feature on Siargao Island in the United States- based Surfer magazine in March 1993, and hundreds of his photos in many other books and magazines since his first visit in 1992. Callahan has put the island on the international map and has drawn thousands of surfers and tourists to Siargao. Cloud 9 also has a reputation for being a relatively cheap destination for surfers with many cheap accommodations and restaurants and bars to choose from.
There are several other quality waves on Siargao and nearby islands, but Cloud 9 has received more publicity than any other surf spot in the Philippines. It is the only wave easily accessible without a boat, leading to overcrowding and the nickname of “Crowd 9” among surfers. Eager foreign and locally owned accommodation and tourist facilities have profited from the magazine publicity and the influx of visitors drawn by the annual Siargao Cup competition in September.
Siargao is well known as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines” with a reputation among surfers within the Philippines and the International scene.
The longest Dual Zip line is found in the Philippines.
Ziplines are recent addition to attractions in the Philippines. In particular, Bukidnon, well-renowned locally as the Pineapple Central of the country because of the vast pineapple plantations maintained by a private company, is in the heart of zipline action. It also does not hurt that Bukidnon is just north of Davao City, the main tourist hub in the south, so getting there should be something like nailing two birds with one stone.
The 840-meter dual cable zipline in Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, is presently the longest in Asia. The launch point starts at a dizzying 4,700 feet above sea level and drops to about 100 meters so flyers zoom past at 60 to 100 kilometers per hour. Since the ZipZone (as the facility is called) can suspend two persons at the same time, you don’t have to conquer your fear of heights alone.
For better security, only zipliners up to 6’3” in height are allowed. This is not a problem with Filipinos, who on average stand at shorter than 5’6″. (Security is one concern, but so is aerodynamics. Bigger people are less streamlined to cut through air, whereas smaller ones or those built of lean frames move much easier through wind resistance.)
To get there, you can catch a flight to Cagayan de Oro City, then take a bus or private transport using the Davao-Bukidnon Highway. Turn right at the Alae Junction until you pass by the pineapple plantation. The adventure park is 25 kilometers from there.
Bukidnon is one of the Philippine’s emerging eco-tourist destination, so on the side you get to enjoy the lush greenery of the region and its varied landscapes defined and accented by waterfalls. Bukidnon is locally regarded as something like the Baguio of the South (Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines), so a lungful of fresh air is within reach if you were short of breath from the flying adventure you just had.
Looking for an adventure this summer, we’ve got the perfect place for you!
The Enchanted River, is located at Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines.
Eight hours from Davao City, and 30-45 minutes away from the town proper of Surigao del Sur, in the midst of Barangay Cambatong, is the threshold of one of the most magnificent bodies of water in the Philippines – the Enchanted Hinatuan River. Many have been captivated of its wonders and would endure the long travel knowing that at the end of their trip lies one of the great creations of nature.
May these stories be indeed true or just figments of imagination of people who have been awe-struck by the beauty of the river, it could not be denied the Enchanted River in Hinatuan is indeed one of the must-visit spots in the Philippines, you surely do not wanna miss.
- Cottage 300 PHP
- Life-jacket Rent 15/hour
- Island Hoping 600/hour [6 pax]
- Enchanted River
- Island Hoping
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If you are a nature lover and looking for a peaceful and green scenery. Malasag Eco-village is perfect for you!With its mountain scenery, tall trees , fresh air and so green grass. You will surely enjoy and relax yourself in here.Located at Cugman, Cagayan de oro City, Philippines. It’s a 30 mins. trip from the city proper of Cagayan de Oro city.
The Village also offers their wide set of gardens around the whole area. They also have their mini-zoo .
If you came to visit Cagayan de Oro City, you surely do not wanna miss this place. ☺