Surigao del Sur is a province in the Philippines located in the Caraga Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Tandag City. Surigao del Sur is one of the suppliers of rice, bananas and other tropical fruits. Copper, chromite, and silver are also found here. Marine and aquaculture are abundant in the province, being a primary livelihood of the inhabitants as the province is well known for producing seafood and sea by-products.
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.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province falls under Type II climate of the Philippines, characterized by rainfall distributed throughout the year, although there is a distinct rainy season which begins from the month of November and ends in March. However, the climatic behavior of the province for the past few years has shown variations wherein the onset of the rainy seasons no longer occurs on the usual time. Months with low rainfall are from July to October with September as the driest month. Wet months are from November to June with January as the wettest month.
Any time of the year is good (except during the rainy season, that is around May to November). Summer would be ideal (especially the months of March and April) but expect a lot of people in the area. If you’re traveling from Davao City, then calculate your travel time well.
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 Sur province is divided into 17 Municipalities and 2 Component Cities:
There are 9 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Surigao del Sur 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 Sur province:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Surigao del Sur throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Surigao del Sur province.
Where in the Philippines is Surigao del Sur located?
Surigao del Sur is located along the northeastern coast of Mindanao.
Is Surigao del Sur a city or province?
Surigao del Sur is a province.
What is the Capital of Surigao del Sur?
The capital of Surigao del Sur is Tandag.
What is Surigao del Sur famous or known for?
Surigao del Sur is famous or known for Enchanted River.
How do I get to Surigao del Sur?
There are several ways to get to Surigao del Sur, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Surigao | 4 hours | $58-$220
- Plane to Butuan | $52-$190 + Bus to Surigao | $3-$6
- Bus ferry | 45 hours | $32-$46
How many islands are in Surigao del Sur?
There are 9 islands in Surigao del Sur 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 Sur?
Surigao del Sur is mostly safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Surigao del Sur the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Surigao del Sur 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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