Category: Surigao del Norte

7th Siargao International Gamefishing Tournament

Besides surfing, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte is also known for world-class game fishing.  The island of Siargao in northeastern Mindanao has long been synonymous for surfing. Along with those big waves, the Pacific Ocean also brings in big fish. Every summer, the town of Pilar – known for...

Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte: Bayud Beach Resort

During the 7th Siargao International Gamefishing Tournament from April 24 to 28, 2014 organized by One Corporate Grand Tours, I stayed at Bayud Beach Resort, a private enclave located along a deserted stretch of coastline at the town of General Luna. Located far away from the town center within a...

Learn Scuba Diving at Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City! [SP]

Learning to scuba dive at the house reef of Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City Over the past summer, my interest in the marine world has exponentially grown, having gone snorkeling in Coron, Boracay and Apo Island. So imagine my excitement when Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City...

Siargao Surprises: Magpupungko Tidal Flats, Pacifico Beach & Taktak Falls

Taktak Falls in Santa Monica While most travelers gravitate to the southeastern coasts of General Luna and Cloud Nine for surfing and island-hopping, northern Siargao’s rough roads lead to surprising finds: uncrowded surf breaks, turquoise tidal pools and lush waterfalls. Magpupungko Rock Chasing the December monsoon, we hired a habal-habal...

Siargao Hotspots: Cloud Nine & General Luna

Flung out eastwards to the Pacific Ocean from peninsular Surigao del Norte, the rugged islands of Siargao turn huge swells into the best surf breaks in the archipelago.The epicenter of this surfing Mecca is Cloud Nine, a laid-back village with rocky coastline where thick, tubular waves form. First discovered by...