DINAGAT ISLANDS (Tourist Spots, Travel Guide, Things you Need to know

Yes, Dinagat Islands 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 possessed 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. CLICK TO WATCH MY VLOG

I thought traveling to this province 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 this province 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!

Ao Beach Resort, Pangabangan Island, Municipality of Libjo


Dinagat Islands
The tortoise waters of Pangabangan Lagoon.


The untouched shoreline of Punta Villa Resort.

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

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


Pagkawasan Island.


Dinagat Islands 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, this province 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 here.

CONTACT PERSON:
Contact: Kuya Dadong, bangkero
Ph: 09484559773

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

HOW TO GET HERE: 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 fast craft ferry ticket to San Jose, the capital of the province. 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: 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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