Luna Mangroves of the Dinagat Islands

Luna Mangrove Reserve Area San Jose Dinagat Islands Forest Size Area Kilometers Port Trekking Province Boat Rental Tour Guide Vegetation Fishing Swimming Products History Description Info Depth Size The Luna Mangrove Reserve Area is located in San Jose, Dinagat Islands. The Luna Mangrove Reserve Area is a vast mangrove forest 2 1/2 kilometers from the port of San Jose. This is the nearest mangrove trekking area of the province and one of the sources for aquamarine products. Continue reading

Siargao Island

Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and SocorroSiargao Island is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro. Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Siargao Island’s coordinates are 9°52′N, 126°03′E. Offshore, a classic tropical island lies protected within its surrounding coral reef with dozens of coconut palms dressed in the center circle of the island. Off to the right, well within the massive coastal reef, lies a shining white sand bar, (Pansukian, or Naked island) Continue reading

Surfing in General Luna, Siargao

Surfing SiargaoSurigao del Norte is a mosaic island in the northeastern tip of Mindanao. A province that has managed to preserve its natural marvel through the years. On the eastern side of the province is Siargao Island, a tropical jewel that hosts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and home of wave surfing, the latest sport and tourist attraction to take the country by storm.

Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila. It has a land mass of approximately 437 kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet-Port Pilar with a coastline Continue reading

Naked Island in Siargao

Naked Island SiargaoNaked Island is about fifteen minutes away from the city of General Luna in Siargao. Naked Island is appropriately named because this small patch of land is merely a sandbar, and not much more. Just like Camiguin‘s White Island, Naked Island has no shrubs or trees, but a clump of white, powdery sand. Because there are no trees or structures on the island, there is no shade, so visiting this island in the early morning is recommended.

Naked Island is occasionally used as a location of full-moon parties by night. People who visit during the day can stroll around the entire island in a matter of minutes.

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Kampanoy Cave in Taboso

Kampanoy Cave TobosoKampanoy Cave in Toboso is situated at Barangay Luna, approximately five kilometers from the town proper. Its spacious interior resembles a large dome cathedral.