There is currently a Travel Advisory in effect for this region and it's surrounding boarders as well as islands just off the coast of the Mindanao mainland. Although the Caraga Region joins the Davao and Northern Mindanao Regions as one of the safer regions in Mindanao, we still suggest remaining in the more populated areas that are as inland as possible. Please keep in mind that it is always wise to seek a tour guide, and to avoid traveling at night.
Provinces: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur.
Cities: Butuan City, Cabadbaran, Surigao City, Tandag, Bislig, Bayugan, Bucas Grand Island, etc.
Emerald mountains, dense rain forests, and beautiful waterfalls, oh my! The Caraga Region (region 13), is another slightly under estimated region compared to the other more popular regions. If your looking for quieter tourist spots where you can truly soak in the serenity of nature, then this is your region.
Emerald mountains, dense rain forests, and beautiful waterfalls, oh my! The Caraga Region (region 13), is another slightly under estimated region compared to the other more popular regions. If your looking for quieter tourist spots where you can truly soak in the serenity of nature, then this is your region. Surfers have been enjoying the waves here for ages, but if surfing is not your thing, there is still much more to see and experience here. The region is also highly ranked in education with it's local gem that is the Caraga Regional Science High School, and the ever popular Caraga Regional Hospital. They even have their own Philippine information agency that is great for weather updates for tourist spots in the region.
Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao City, Butuan City, Dinagat Island, and Siargao Island. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.
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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:
A Day On Siargao Island
We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in the Caraga Region's most popular island. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.
after your travels at the ever popular Reef Beach Resort on Tourism Rd. General Luna. If your looking for a quite, clean, spacious, and secure place for the family getaway, then this is surely it. Priced around $80, they have a great restaurant with equally great views, a pool, gym, and free WiFi. Sure their are other hotels you could try, but Reef is located right between General Luna and Cloud 9 so you do not have to travel far to enjoy all the island has to offer. What separates this hotel from the others is the friendly staff, and exceptional customer service one will receive while staying here!
your indulgent at Kermit Siargao on Purok 5 in General Luna. How does Bolognese Lasagna or a wood fired pizza sound? How about a fresh Mango shake? Not up for itallian? Thats ok, there are many local dishes to enjoy here as well. You will love the cozy cafe like ambiance here, and with a high variety of scrumptious plates at affordable prices, Kermit is hands down one of the best restaurant in Siargao!
the clear water and white sand at the tropical paradise that is Dako Island. Take a boat to Daku point for some snorkeling or surfing, or enjoy a quite picnic lunch with the family under one of the palapa beach huts for rent on the island. Dako Island is conveniently a short ride from General Luna, so don't feel limited to the beach of your chosen resort, get out and explore! The locals say that this island should not be missed by avid surfers.