Surigao is divided in two: there is Surigao del Norte which capital is Surigao City and Surigao del Sur its capital is Tandag City. Surigao del Sur is situated at the eastern coast of Mindanao and faces the Philippine Sea to the east. We already wrote Surigao tourist spots and today we will write how to get from Cebu to Surigao. Also from Manila, Cebu and other destinations in the Philippines.
Read here Mindanao tourist spots!
How to get from Cebu to Surigao
Cebu to Surigao Flights
If you want to get from Cebu to Surigao by plane. There is only one daily flight from Cebu to Surigao with Cebu Pacific. The flight is from 1 30 pm to 2 30 pm.
The flight Cebu to Surigao is an hour flight. You can get great deals starting from 1,600 PHP. The plane is the fastest and most comfortable way to reach Surigao.
Cebu to Surigao Ferry
If you want to get from Cebu to Surigao by ferry. You will have to take a ferry. There is one daily trip going from Cebu to Surigao.
Cebu to Surigao Ferry Schedule
The schedule of the ferry Cebu to Surigao is at 10 am and getting to at 7 pm. The travel time will take at least 9 hours. Prices starts from 1000 PHP for economy or regular ticket, 1600 PHP for business class. And for a cabin for two would be at least 3,500 PHP for the whole trip.
How to get to Surigao from Manila
If you want to get to Surigao from Manila the faster way is booking a flight to Surigao either via Cebu Pacific Air or Philippine Airlines. They have both direct flights everyday to Surigao. You will have to do a stopover in Cebu before going to Surigao.
If you want to get to Surigao from Manila the cheapest way. You can take a bus from terminals in Cubao or Pasay. The trip will be 2 days or more with ferry rides included. It will be a bit tiring that’s why we don’t recommend this option so much.
How to get to Surigao from Cagayan de Oro
If you want to get to Surigao from Cagayan de Oro. You have to first take a bus or a van going to Butuan City. The fare will be 400 PHP and will take 6 hours there are a few daily buses and vans. From Butuan City you will have to ride a bus or a van going to Surigao.
The fare will be 210 PHP and will take less than 3 hours of travel time. There are also a few daily buses and vans. Prices are similar, buses have more comfort and the van is usually faster than the bus.
Read here how to get from Butuan to Surigao
How to get to Surigao from Camiguin
If you want to get to Surigao from Camiguin. You have to ride a ferry from Benoni Port in Camiguin going to Balingoan Port. It will only take 1 hour and 40 minutes. The fare is 205 PHP. From Balingoan Port you can either hire a private van to take you directly to Surigao or take a bus to Butuan, it costs 230 PHP for 3 hours journey.
From Butuan, you can ride a bus 250 PHP for 3 hours or van 170 PHP for 2 hours and a half to take you to Surigao directly. Both they will stop in the bus terminal 3 kilometers far from Surigao city center. You can ride tricycle from the terminal and there are multicabs going to Surigao city for 10 PHP.
How to get to Surigao from Siargao Island
If you want to get to Surigao from Siargao Island from Dapa Port in Siargao. You will have to take a ferry to Surigao Port. Regular ticket rate is around 300 PHP while for children who are 3-7 years old is half of the price.
Estimated travel time is 3-4 hours and there are a few ferries per day. We got lucky and we got a Peso fare going from Surigao to Siargao Island and we were able to do it for 100 PHP each of us.
How to get to Surigao from Davao
If you want to get to Surigao from Davao the fastest way is to booking a flight. It’ll costs at least 3,000 PHP one way. But it will only take a few hours since you have to do a stopover in Cebu. The longer but the cheapest way is to travel via bus.
It’ll take 9 hours and the fare price ranges from 480 PHP to 700 PHP depending on what type of bus you are riding. So it can be worth it going by bus if the stopover in Cebu is long you will be able to save a few pesos and it will take same time. It depends on the comfort that you want and the budget for the trip.
Where to Stay in Surigao
PHILIPPINE GATEWAY HOTEL
Philippine Gateway Hotel is often in high demand because of its really amazing facilities. They have a swimming pool, hot tub, and a coffee shop. All rooms are air conditioned, have a desk and WiFi, and many more. The housekeeping is also scheduled daily. A Deluxe Room in this Hotel costs about $36 USD per night.
Philippine Gateway Hotel is located at Km. 3, National Highway, Luna, Surigao City, Philippines
ONE HIVE HOTEL AND SUITES
The facilities of this Hotel and Suites are really impressive for its price. You will really get above what you pay for, so it’s really a great value stay. The service is really outstanding. Travelers often book this place because of all that. Their suite room have a queen bed, are air conditioned, have a desk and WiFi, mini-bar, coffee maker and refrigerator.
The housekeeping is also scheduled daily. A Suite Room in this place costs about $42 USD per night.
One Hive Hotel and Suites located at Rizal Street, Surigao del Norte, Surigao City, Philippines, 8400
ALMONT BEACH RESORT
Almont Beach Resort is one of the great places where to stay in Surigao. For only around $39 USD per night in their Deluxe Twin Rooms, you’ll get to enjoy their two swimming pools, the beach in front of the hotel with private beach area, and the bar.
Every room is air conditioned with private bathroom, free toiletries, as well as TV, pool views, and free wifi. What a steal, right? One of the best deals in this list of hotels in Surigao city.
It is located at Lipata, Surigao City.
FIESTA SURIGAO RESORT
Having a simple clean spacious room with a pool view, this place is really worth it. Many guests love this accommodation, and in fact, it is rated very good in Agoda. The Deluxe Room A has a king sized bed, shower, are air conditioned, has blackout curtains for a good night’s rest.
The service is also well loved by their guests. A Deluxe Room A costs about $26 USD per night, but it can go up to $40 USD per night. There’s also free breakfast for two if you’ll stay there.
Fiesta Surigao Resort is located at Sitio Dacuman, Brgy.Ipil, Mabua, Surigao City, Philippines, 8400
If you want to stay in Surigao City there are a few options if you go on a budget starting from $10-15 USD for a room for two people. Mid budget options start from $20-50 USD.
If you want to have a luxury experience will cost you starting from $50 USD. Read more about all the places to stay in Surigao and book your staying with Agoda!
There is also Airbnb available in Surigao. If you want to sign up for Airbnb, we give you $30 USD credit with your first booking!
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