the city of island adventures

City Hall

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6134, Surigao was converted to a chartered city on August 31, 1970 with Pedro Espina as its first city mayor.

Zaragoza Rock Formations

Unique rock formations approximately 20 feet high stands out against a backdrop of dense coconut trees and nipa palms ( Nypa fruticans) and covers an area of one hectare.

Basul Island

A tiny island at the entrance of Hinituan Channel with fine white sand mixed with assorted shells rims.

Ipil-Mabua Pebble Beach

A contiguous layer gray of pebbles.

Birok Islet Coral Reef

A small shell beach surrounded by vast mangroves and close to a reef.

Silop Cave

Stalagmites and stalactites dominate the chambers, accessible through its twelve entrances. It is approximately 7 kilometers from the city proper.

San Pedro Cantiasay Footbridge

This wooden footbridge is among the country's longest at 391 meters, connecting Sibale and Nonoc Islands.

Hon. Ernesto T. Matugas

City Mayor

Honorable Ernesto T. Matugas is fondly called “Nitoy” by his family and friends. He was born on November 13, 1950. He is a true-blooded Surigaonon who has made a name for himself through hard work and dedication. He excelled in his fields of school and business management, construction and real estate development.
As a third termer, Mayor Nitoy continued to focus on a style of governance putting emphasis on efficiency and productivity. He has implemented new policies and continues to aim at making City Hall and its employees more effective in delivering basic services, resources and fiscal management, attract foreign investments, increase, develop and maximize the tourism potentials of Surigao City, and implement sustainable programs that will create an impact and improve the quality of life of all Surigaonons.
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