Surigao City is the capital city of the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. Surigao City is a mosaic of islands that lies at the rim of the Asian continental shelf.
Apart from its own, Surigao is in the midst of myriad world class natural attractions that extends beyond its boundaries and is henceforth true to its moniker, “The City of Island Adventures”. Sohoton National Park, Bucas Grande Island, Guyam Island, Daku Island, General Luna’s Cloud Nine Surfs, Pilar, Del Carmen Mangroves are among the frequently visited sites in the nearby islands.
Aerial view of Surigao City
Surigao City is blessed with abundant mineral reserves, fisheries and aquatic resources, and tracts of fertile arable lands, which are the primary sources of its people’s livelihood. Its location in the coast offered enough opportunities to enjoy its wide array of beaches ranging from white, grayish-sandy to the gravel smooth pebbled ones, as well as other places of interest. Its outlying islands fronting the Pacific further augment the fun and adventure, especially surfing.
The city has abundant mineral reserves including gold, iron, manganese, silica, cobalt, copper, chromite and among the world’s largest nickel deposits in Nonoc Island. Diverse species of fish and aquatic life can be found within its territorial sea boundaries. The city falls under the tropical climate type and prone to brief afternoon downpours and thunderstorms. It’s location makes it an ideal jumpoff point for tourists visiting nearby adventure islands of Siargao, Dinagat and Bucas Grande.
It is also Mindanao’s closest landmass to the Visayas region, separated 11 nautical miles by Surigao Strait and a 40 minute ferry ride to Panaon Island. Surigao is the center of politics, commerce, industry and education for the entire province as well as parts of neighboring provinces of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bohol and Southern Leyte.