Surigao del Sur Wedding Destination

Surigao del Sur - Nature Pride of CARAGA

Surigao del Sur is also a diver and surfer’s paradise; much like its neighbor province Suigao del Norte. Both share in the beautiful and powerful waves of the Surigao Strait, which produces the waves surfing enthusiasts love to ride.

Aside from its famed waves, the province takes pride in its heritage. This is well reflected in the Sirong Festival where the natives of Surigao del Sur celebrate their successful defense against Muslim invaders.


1. Population - 541, 347 (as of 2007 Census)
2. Land Area - 4, 925.2 q. km
3. Capital - Tandag City
4. Language/Dialect - Surigaonon, Cebuano, English, and Filipino
5. Divisions

Cities (2)

  • Tandag City
  • Bislig City

Municipalities (17)

  • Barobo
  • Bayabas
  • Cagwait
  • Cantilan
  • Carmen
  • Carrascal
  • Cortes
  • Hinatuan
  • Lanuza
  • Lianga
  • Lingig
  • Madrid
  • Marihatag
  • San Agustin
  • San Miguel
  • Tagbina
  • Tago
Famous For ...

San Agustin Church
It is the oldest church in the province.

Kaliguan Festival
This annual festival is in celebration of the feast of St. John the Baptist.

Surfing in Tandag
Tandag, in Surigao del Sur is gifted with high-quality waves, where the coast is only a few kilometers from the depths of the Philippine Trench. This area has a wide variety of waves in a small area including fast tubes, beach breaks, point breaks, and river mouth breaks.

Places of Interest


San Agustin Church
Location: Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
The 175-year old church is the prime historical destination in the province.


Murillo Sports Complex
Location: Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Named after the former governor of the province, Gregorio P Murillo, it is equipped with an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball and volleyball and sipa courts, an oval, and a grandstand.


Mangkangagi Island
Location: Tandag, Surigao del Sur
The island offers three guano-filled caves, white-sand beaches. This place is Ideal for excursions, picnics and fishing.

Turtle Island
Location: Surigao del Sur
It is a white-sand beach, best suited for picnics, excursions and field trips.

Hagonoy Island
Location: Surigao del Sur
It boasts of its white sand beach. Swimmers and scuba divers also flock on this island.

Malinawa Beach
Location: Surigao del Sur
It is a white-sand beach, best suited for picnics, excursions and field trips.

Maletangtang Cave
Location: Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
It is known for its beautiful boat shaped form and cool springs, guano-filled caves and fresh cool water. Nice place for field trips and picnics.


Kaliguan Fluvial Festival
Place: Tandag, Surigao del Sur
This yearly festivity in honor of St. John the Baptist. It is highlighted by beach dancing and the Search for Perlas ng Kaliguan. There are also sports activities at the beach, which include traditional Filipino games.

Sirong Festival
Place: Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
It depicts the early Christianization of the early Cantilangnons (the Mamanwas and Manobos) wherein the natives tried to defend their land against Muslim invaders.

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How To Get There?

By Air-Land:
Take a flight from Manila to Butuan City. From there, buses are available headed to Surigao del Sur.