Dinagat Islands is the 80th province of the Philippines. It used to be a part of Surigao del Norte but has gained independence in 2014.

A group of islands located on the south side of the Leyte Gulf across Surigao Strait, it is bounded on the west by Leyte province, Mindanao to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Local and several foreign tourists enjoy the marvels of this unexplored paradise. However, please don’t take our word for it. Visit the Dinagat Islands and discover for yourself this piece of paradise.

Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association Shrine in taken from the PBMA Presidents house San Jose, Dinagat Islands, Philippines.: Hero122 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Moreover, for those who have yet to set foot into the lush sands of Dinagat Islands, here is the place worth visiting.

Lake Bababu Underwater Cave System

An enchanting lake at the heart of the mainland Dinagat hidden by towering limestone cliffs and lush greenery. What’s extraordinary in this lake is that is the lake has freshwater on the surface while the underground cave feeds saltwater from the sea to the lake. There is a very minimal wind in the area, thus exuding a very different ambiance.

Pagabangan Island

One of the paradise islands of Dinagat, one will fall in love with its white sand beach with coconut trees at the fringe, the massive limestone rocks, and clear waters. It also boasts of a blue lagoon where good swimmers can enjoy. It is also perfect for snorkeling.

Punta Buena Suerte Resort

If water activities are your thing and if you suddenly craved for an adrenaline rush. The Punta Buena Suerte Resort will fill those needs. Aside from impressive views, the resort also offers rides, a sumptuous feast of seafood, and water activities such as jet skiing, banana boat riding, paddle boarding, kayaking, cliff diving, and a lot more.

While you’re there, why not take a tour to the nearby Siargao Islands, which is only a boat away from Surigao City?