Reasons To Visit Surigao
The city of Surigao was an important settlement in previous centuries which has blessed it with many fascinating historic sites and ancient ruins, while it is also ideally located nearby to popular attractions in the region like Siargao and Bucas Grande. There are a number of must-see sites and landmarks around the area like the Buenavista Cave and the Zaragoza Rock Formations, while you will also want to see some of its interesting architecture reflecting its Spanish heritage. As well as its tourist attractions, there are plenty of beautiful beaches lining the coast in the area where you can relax or even enjoy some more adventurous pursuits such as water sports and snorkeling.
Arriving In Surigao
Surigao Airport is located less than 7 km away from the center of Surigao City and currently only handles flights to and from Cebu. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Surigao, there are no airlines available offering direct flights. However, there are direct flights from the UAE to Cebu which makes it a lot easier for travelers to make the journey as only one stopover is involved.
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Surigao Airport offers only the very basics when it comes to amenities and facilities, so bring any essentials you need with you. However, there are a couple of places to eat and shop on site so you won’t be completely lacking in amenities. Once your flight has arrived at the airport, the most convenient way to get to your destination is to hop in a taxi just outside of the terminal building.
Surigao Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to the Philippines, you will be able to enter the country for a period of up to 30 days without requiring a visa. In Surigao the hottest time of year is from May until September which sees average highs of over 32 degrees and is also the driest time of year, while the rainy season in the region begins in November and carries on until March. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time when arriving in Surigao, while prices in the city will generally be a lot cheaper for essentials such as food, accommodation and travel compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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