Thursday, June 09, 2016

How to go to Tinuy-an Falls, Bislig, Surigao del Sur from Davao City

The province of Surigao del Sur has been welcoming locals and some international vacationers and travelers because of their natural wonders of nature that now has turned into popular tourist destinations in Mindanao. One of the major tourist attraction there is in Surigao del Sur today is the Tinuy-an Falls. It is located in Barangay Burboanan, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur in the Southern Island of Mindanao, Philippines. 


The Tinuy-an falls is 95 m wide and 55 m (180 ft) high and is said to be the widest waterfall in the Philippines making it the number one tourist attraction in Bislig City and one of the main attractions in the entire region of Surigao del Sur.


How to go to Tinuy-an Falls from Davao City

Going to Tinuy-an Falls, one must take a flight to Davao City or Butuan City as their point of entry. In my case, I started at Davao city since I live here. This is how you do it.
  1. From Davao airport, head to Ecoland Overland Transport Terminal by hailing a cab. It will cost you around 200 pesos.
  2. Look for a bus which is going to Mangagoy, the town center of Bislig City. The fare is not greater than 300 pesos. Travel time is around 5-6 hours.
  3. At  Mangagoy, Charter a Habal-habal (motor bike) to Tinuy-an Falls. Make sure the driver you will be hiring will also agree to bring you back in town proper to avoid problems. It will cost you 400 pesos back and forth per habal-habal to bring you to and fro Tinuy-an Falls.
If you have more time, make the most of Surigao del Sur by also visiting Enchanted River in Hinatuan which is around one and a half hour away from Mangagoy and experience Island Hopping in Britania, San Agustine which is around two hours from Hinatuan.

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