DINAGAT ISLANDS: TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY, HOW TO GET HERE, EXPENSES AND WHERE TO STAY

Dinagat Islands Travel guide
Yes, Dinagat Island is a province and it is dubbed as the "Mystical Province of Love" situated in the Northern tip of Mindanao, just beside the world famous Siargao Island. Until today, the beauty possesses by this newly appointed province is still hidden. With that in mind, the alluring rock formations perched on the crystal clear waters, the fine white sand shoreline, and the vast diversity of flora and fauna are considered as untouched.

Dinagat Island travel itinerary
I thought traveling to the province of Dinagat Island will be difficult in the sense that the mode of transportation is super limited but, I was wrong. Though my travel from Davao City is literally pain in the ass, because the total land travel was 11 hours, the transpo from Surigao City to the island province runs according to the plotted schedule. That time, what's in my mind was "I need to cross out Dinagat Islands on my list of 81 Provinces in the Philippines" and no expectations, until, the ferry docked at San Jose Port, met Kuya Dadong and started island hopping. The photos below will explain why I WANT TO BE HERE AGAIN!

Pangabangan Island in Dinagat
Ao Beach Resort, Pangabangan Island, Municipality of Libjo

Pangabangan Lagoon Dinagat

tourist spots in Dinagat Islands
The tortouise waters of Pangabangan Lagoon.



tourist destinations in Dinagat Islands

Punta Villa Resort Dinagat Islands
The untouched shoreline of Punta Villa Resort.

Duyos Beach Dinagat Island
Duyos  Beach, where you can spend overnight with the hospitable people.

Bitaog Beach Dinagat Islands
Bitaog Beach has the finest sand and most clear water, so far. Boracay Island is the second.


Pagkawasan Beach Resort Dinagat Islands
Pagkawasan Island.


Dinagat Island is truly is a mystical and enchanted. I am now under the spell of its beauty and want to be back every year! In my opinion, with so many hidden spots and destinations, Dinagat Island is a complete paradise - a paradise awaiting to be discovered and a paradise that only a few people know its worth. If you want to escape from the crowd of Siargao Island or Surigao City, you will definitely find peace  and love in Dinagat.

CONTACT PERSON IN DINAGAT ISLANDS:
Contact: Kuya Dadong, bangkero
Ph: 09484559773

MUST TRIED AND OTHER TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN DINAGAT ISLANDS (NOT VISITED):
Bat sancturary in Tubajon, Lake Bababu, the Bonsai forest on Mt. Redondo in Loreto,

HOW TO GET TO DINAGAT ISLANDS:
You can book a flight to the airports of Surigao. Then, take a haba-habal or a tricycle to the Boulevard (beside Surigao City Port) where you can buy a fastcraft ferry ticket to San Jose, the capital of the province of Dinagat Islands. In my case, from Davao City, I took the most luxurious bus trip to Butuan City (with 2 stops). From Butuan, another bus ride to Surigao City. Then, from Surigao terminal, took a trike to the port area and spent overnight at B&J Pension House for 300 Pesos (12 Hours, common CR, and in front of the port (available on Google Maps). The next day, walked to the Boulevard, secured ferry ticket and sail.

WHERE TO STAY IN DINAGAT ISLANDS:
After my island hopping, from San Jose port, using Google Maps, I walked to 3RJA Pensione House where I spent overnight. I paid 250 Pesos for a clean fan room with single bed and a common CR. 3RJA Pensione House is available on Google Maps. If your looking for a place to dine, there are a lot of choices as San Jose is the center of commerce in the province but for a limited time.

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