Surigao: The Venice Of Philippines

Tripoto
6th Jun 2014
Photo of by My Wandering Soles

A typical house

Photo of A typical house by My Wandering Soles
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The beach

Photo of The beach by My Wandering Soles

Coral covered beach

Photo of Coral covered beach by My Wandering Soles
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Photo of by My Wandering Soles
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Lush Mangroves

Photo of Lush Mangroves by My Wandering Soles
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The house of the residents

Photo of The house of the residents by My Wandering Soles

Barangay Day-asan , a typical floating village situated  at Arellano District of Surigao City has a total area of 642.36 hectares, 554.9 is a mangrove area of 7 different species and 87.46 is situated for agriculture. Seven kilometers from the city proper, it is accessible both by land and sea transportation. A mere 30 minutes ride by habal-habal and 20 minutes by a motorboat.

Getting there:
Habal-habal are stationed at the city public market at P25.00/pax
 
Our first stop is Birok beach, accessible by paddleboat or a 10 minute motorboat ride, passing through cool and soothing sight of lush green mangroves. It is a patch of powdery white sands and corals surrounded by clear blue-green water great for snorkeling.
Photo of Birok Beach, Surigao City, Caraga, Philippines by My Wandering Soles
Photo of Birok Beach, Surigao City, Caraga, Philippines by My Wandering Soles
The simple houses of its residents (400+ households) stands on wooden stilts or piles of rock, mostly with fish cages. Instead of roads, getting into other houses is possible either by narrow wooden bridges or waterways in between plied by bancas, bandungs-dugouts or outrigger boats. Thus earning its title as the “Little Venice of Surigao”.
Photo of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines by My Wandering Soles
Day-asan, an ecotourism destination showcasing great conservation of mangrove forest and reforestation work. You can support the community through your visits.
Photo of Day-asan Covered Court, Surigao City, Caraga, Philippines by My Wandering Soles
Photo of Day-asan Covered Court, Surigao City, Caraga, Philippines by My Wandering Soles
Photo of Day-asan Covered Court, Surigao City, Caraga, Philippines by My Wandering Soles