Surigao del Norte is a province in the Philippines located in the Caraga Region of Mindanao. Its capital is Surigao City. Surigao probably came from Spanish word Surgir, meaning swift water or current. With the division of Surigao into two provinces, Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte, the municipality of Surigao became the capital of Surigao del Norte. It became a chartered City on August 31, 1970.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
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The climate in this province has no pronounced dry season, receiving maximum rainfall from November to January.
Most places in the Philippines, including the tourists’ spots and provinces are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it’s best time to visit Surigao during the cooler months of December to February.
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Surigao del Norte provinceis divided into 20 Municipalities and 1 Component city:
There are 53 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Surigao del Norte which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Surigao del Norte province:
If you plan to visit the Province of Surigao del Norte, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Surigao del Norte throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Surigao del Norte province.
Where in the Philippines is Surigao del Norte located?
Surigao del Norte is located on northeastern tip of Mindanao.
Is Surigao del Norte a city or province?
Surigao del Norte is a province.
What is the Capital of Surigao del Norte?
The capital of Surigao del Norte is Surigao City.
What is Surigao del Norte famous or known for?
Surigao del Norte is famous or known for surfing.
How do I get to Surigao del Norte?
There are several ways to get to Surigao del Norte, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Surigao City | 3.5 hours | $58-$220
- Plane to Siargao | 2.5 hours | $74-$260
- Bus ferry | 45 hours | $32-$46
How many islands are in Surigao del Norte?
There are 53 islands in the Surigao del Norte province.
What does Surigao mean?
Surigao is derived from the word suligao (“spring water”), likely referring to the Surigao River.
How Safe is Traveling in Surigao del Norte?
Surigao del Norte is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Surigao del Norte the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Surigao del Norte province is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout the year.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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