Surigao is divided in two: there is Surigao del Norte which capital is Surigao City and Surigao del Sur its capital is Tandag City. We already wrote Surigao tourist spots and today we will write how to get from Butuan to Surigao by bus and van.
Surigao del Sur is situated at the eastern coast of Mindanao and faces the Philippine Sea to the east. Read here Mindanao tourist spots!
WEATHER/BEST TIME TO VISIT SURIGAO
Most places in the Philippines, including the tourists spots and provinces are are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it’s best time to visit Surigao during the cooler months of December to February.
Butuan to Surigao
Butuan to Surigao City by Bus (Butuan Bus Terminal Schedule)
If you want to get from Butuan to Surigao by bus. There are buses leaving every 1-2 hours from Butuan to Surigao. The fare Butuan to Surigao will be around 210-250 PHP (depending regular bus or with air condition). And it will take less than 3 hours of travel time.
Butuan to Surigao by Van
If you want to get from Butuan to Surigao by van. There are also a few daily vans. The travel time Butuan to Surigao by van is around two hours or 2 hours and a half. The price of the van is around 250 PHP.
The vans are leaving in front of the Bus Terminal in the market. They leave every 1-2 hours when they are full.
Butuan to Surigao: Bus or Van?
Prices are similar just 30-40 PHP depending if the bus is regular or with air condition. The buses have more comfort and the van is usually faster than the bus.
You can save around one hour by van. If you have so much luggage maybe it will be more convenient the bus for you.
TRANSPORTATION AROUND SURIGAO
Jeepneys and multicabs are the main mode of transportation around Surigao. There are also tricycles and motorbikes. There will be bus terminals for longer and farther destinations.
Of course, since Surigao is near the sea and it has a port, people can go in and out of Surigao with ferry boats with daily trips like in Camiguin Island. Prices of transportation around Surigao are affordable.
WHERE TO STAY IN SURIGAO
PHILIPPINE GATEWAY HOTEL
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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
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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
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Almont Beach Resort is one of the great places where to stay in Surigao. For only around $39 USD per night in theirDeluxe 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 airconditioned 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
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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 Booking and 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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