Located on the northeastern tip of Mindanao Island, Surigao City is the entry point to Mindanao using the
Maharlika Highway route. It is also the jump-off point to Siargao Island and to nearby province of
Dinagat Island. Tagana-an and Sison are the neighboring towns on the city's south border while San Farncisco town is its neighbor
in the west. On the mainland, terrain is charcaterized by a broad coastal plain that gently rises to rolling hills in the south and
west while the islands are largely hilly with elevations of not more than 250 meters above sea levels.
Surigao Cityhall (credit to http://marcopolo.i.ph)
The City of Surigao covers an area of 245.3 square kilometers including many islands under its jurisdiction.
It is composed of 54 barangays of which 21 are located in the islands.
The city has a domestic airport and a seaport which is located in Bilanbilan Bay. Main Thoroughfares are the
National Road, Rizal Street, Magallanes Street, and the streets of Borromeo and Narciso which both leads to the port.
Shopping centers include Jerry's Shopper's World and Alesandra Shopping Center.
Surigao City offers exciting opportunities for the courageous businessman. The city's tourism potential is enormous. There
are also fertile agricultural areas surrounding the city. In addition, the city is near forested mountains which provides raw materials
for various industries such as furniture and wood carving. The fishing industry can be developed further by introducing mariculture.
Places of Interest / Yourist Attractions in Surigao City
- San Pedro-Cantiasay Wooden Foot Bridge - the longest of its kind in the country
- Day-asan Floating Village - a cluster of houses built amidst mangroves
- Capalayan Waterfalls
- Mabua Pebble Beach
- Luneta Park
- Buenavista Cave
- Punta Baluarte
- Nagabo Pearl Farm
- Manjagao Mangrove Forest
- Provincial Capitol
Downtown Surigao City (photo by http://marcopolo.i.ph)
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