DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor May 2nd, 2015 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, DIY Travel, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog 16 Comments

Travel Tips:

Go to each location as early as possible to avoid crowds and blistering heat of the sun. Check out this Guide to Surigao del Sur.

Guide to Surigao del Sur

DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Bring food and plenty of water to save on money. There are no corkage fees.

When going to Britania Islands, cook and bring rice and viands before boarding the boats. It will save you precious time. If you will have the local houses cook food for you at Britania, you will lose at least an hour waiting for it to get cooked, plus it is quite expensive as well. 1 kilo of rice during our trip cost PHP 150 (may vary). 1 order of fried pork cutlets about 8pcs, PHP 450.

12go Asia

Hagonoy Island is the first stop, this is probably the best place to take a dip at the beach because it is still high tide and the island itself is amazing. We spent about 1 hr in this island.

2nd island is the Naked Island. Its pretty much like the word. Naked. By this time the heat is starting to be stingy. Nice thing about this island is the fact that there is a spot where waves from left and right will meet. It feels like you are inside the washing machine.

3rd island is the best place to eat. There are tables and caves where you can hide from the blistering sun at this hour. We stayed long enough to rest, but can’t take a dip because it is already low tide. We manage to walk across sandbars and go to other the neighbouring island by foot. Be careful though as there are a lot of sea urchins. And watch out for the high tide. You might get stranded on of the islands when the tide comes in.

4th island, we didn’t went down anymore. The fact that was really low tide, and the heat was too much at 11am.DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Most of the accommodations in Hinatuan and Bislig are fairly basic. Nothing fancy, just room and bed, basic amenities. Most hosts will gladly cook for your meals at a fairly good price. You can request them to prepare your meals for your trip as well.

Related Article: Looking for budget accommodation in the Surigao? Check out daily deals in Agoda.

Monkey Dividers

Daily Budget: DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Trip Highlights: 

Tinuy-an Falls – be sure to go to the top levels…it’s more exciting up there!DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Enchanted River – Go there early to avoid the crowd especially on weekends.DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Britania Islands – go very early, sunrise if possible so that you will have enough time to bask under the not so hot in the morning. It would be too hot already by 11am.DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Monkey Dividers

Itinerary Details:

Day 1

Travel from Davao City at 4am

Arrive at Tinuy-an Falls, Bislig 10am

Left Tinuy-an falls @ 4pm head to hotel at hinatuan (James Pension House)DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

 Day 2

Travel to Enchanted River (30mins from hotel) Stay for whole day.DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

 Day 3

Check out at hotel 4am

Travel to Britania Islands, San Agustin (1hr from hotel)

Hired Banca at local LGU (1500php) unlimited time per island total 4 major islands to visit

Travel to Davao @ 1pmDIY Itinerary Series-Guide to Surigao del Sur

DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

Transportation Tip: If you’re looking for the cheapest way to book the Trains, Buses, Ferries, Transfers on this route, we use 12Go.Asia to compare the prices!

Powered by 12Go Asia system


Monkey DividersAbout the Contributor :

DIY Travel guide: SurigaoYoi Lacson is Registered Medical Technologist by profession, A graduate of San Pedro College. full time wife, mom and businesswoman. Frequent shoestring traveler on a budget. Nature and Travels are my outlet and my life’s restart button.

Name of the Country: Philippines

Date/s of your Travel: April 3-5, 2015

City / Places Visited and Number of Days

  • City / Place #1 Tinuy-an Falls, Bislig  (1 day)
  • City / Place #2 Enchanted River, Hinatuan   (1 day)
  • City / Place #3 Britania Islands (1 day)

Monkey Dividers

Are you planning your awesome trip soon? Let us help you!

Check out the different travel services that we offer!


Have you purchased your Travel Insurance? If not, check out this article on why travel insurance is so important and how to choose the right insurance for you. 

SM Monkey Section Dividers

Recommended Budget Accommodation in Surigao del Sur

[image type=”thumbnail” src=”35398″]

Donelles Haven Pension House

Donelles Haven Pension House is conveniently situated in Tandag City, offering guests with high quality room facilities. It’s a great base for exploring the city, an easy access to the city’s must-see places. Truly, this is one of the best and well recommended budget accommodation in Surigao del Sur.

Read Reviews on: AgodaCheck-Rates of the Hotel

[image type=”thumbnail” src=”37846″]


Babak Bungalows Surf and Yoga Resort

Babak Bungalows Surf and Yoga Resort is a chill place with lots of surf spots, a yoga area and massage place right in front of the ocean. It has a good ambiance, perfect for friends and family bonding. Beautiful scenery, definitely one of the best and well recommended budget accommodation in Surigao del Sur.

Read Reviews on: TripAdvisorCheck-Rates of the Hotel

Recommended Luxury Accommodation in Surigao del Sur

[image type=”thumbnail” src=”35398″]

Villa Maria Luisa Hotel

Villa Maria Luisa Hotel offers guests with luxurious amenities, wonderful views and clean spacious rooms. Staff is courteous, always smiling and very accommodating. Great deal, definitely one of the best and a well recommended luxury accommodation in Surigao del Sur.

Read Reviews on: TripAdvisor
Check-Rates of the Hotel

[image type=”thumbnail” src=”37847″]

Sandy Feet Siargao

Sandy Feet Siargao is well situated right on the beach, with tastefully well appointed villas, with a beautiful landscape. Villas are elegant, with great staff, a truly magnificent experience. Truly, this is one of the best and well recommended luxury accommodation in Surigao del Sur.

Read Reviews on:TripAdvisorCheck-Rates of the Hotel

Monkey Dividers

Are you on Pinterest? Pin these!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

16 thoughts on “DIY Itinerary Series: 3 Days & 2 Nights in Surigao del Sur

  1. hello! thank you for your informative blog! 🙂 I want to ask what’s your means of transportation from Davao to Surigao. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Hello po, thanks for these informative blog you have. Can i ask for the van contact number po, planning to have our trip this april. and I need recommendations on Van rental companies.

  3. may i know na 1500 lang talaga ung rent ng bangka sa pag island hop sa britannia? okie lang po ba yun kahit 2 pax lang kayo. salamat po

  4. this is very wonderful information for me.I will definitely add all of these places to my list of future destinations.

  5. Do you have contact for the boat rental for the Brinania Island? You mentioned that you rented it for Php1500 for the island tripping, 4 islands, unlimited time. I wanna know where to contact for the boat rental or do we have to do it when we get it there? Thanks.

    1. Hello, it’s right on the road entrance to the beach where the boats await. There is a Local Gov’t Unit (LGU) office there where local fishermen are registered as guide and they have a waiting line similar to taxis. It is way cheaper than renting a boat from the private resort beside it which also has a time limit.

  6. Hello po, would you mind sharing the contact #s of your tour guide/van owner and house owner? Pls thanks! Will be visiting surigao this coming sept. Appreciate your response.

      1. Hi! Good day! Will be visiting Surigao and Siargao this coming July 2016 too. I would love to have the contact details of tour guide/ van owner and house owner, like Mae Anne asked. Thank you so much in advance! 🙂

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER:Many of the articles on Two Monkeys Travel Group are guest posts by a number of Approved Contributors and are hosted by Two Monkeys Travel Group. Approved Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. This includes all text and images that they use within their own work. All contributors are instructed to follow internationally recognised copyright and intellectual property guidelines. Two Monkeys Travel Group takes its own responsibilities very seriously, so if you feel that any part of this work is abusive in any way, please send us an email so that we can investigate -

DISCLOSURE: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. So when you make a purchase we sometimes make a small commission, at no extra cost to you. The cost to you remains the same, sometimes even cheaper if we have negotiated a special deal for our readers.We use all of the companies we have listed here and that’s why they are in this list, but of course we need to keep Two Monkeys Travel Group running as well as it can, which is exactly what you’re helping with if you do decide to buy or book something through an affiliate link! If you have any more questions about the companies we use or any other companies you’re looking at, just email us and we’ll be happy to help.Please see our full disclaimer page for more information.

Written by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor

Two Monkeys Travel Group – Community Travel Blog is a travel blog and website. We quickly grew into a valuable source of inspiring travel stories, advice, itineraries and travel guides, with the aim of demonstrating how to live a sustainable life of travel, whilst living your own definition of success. If you'd like to contribute and write a guest post, contact us at

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive tips on how you can live a sustainable long-term travel lifestyle!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Share via
Send this to a friend