Day-asan Floating Village

Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

Day-asan Floating Village is called the Venice of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. Here houses are built along shallow water lanes amidst carefully selected mangrove clearings. It has water channels, instead of roads, and small bancas or river boats instead of wheeled vehicles.

Purok centers, where local folks congregate to discuss issues or conduct meetings are located in the mids ...

t of the waterways. They are all circular in shape and have "salakot" type roofings. Day-asan is about two miles from the city proper.

Day-asan Floating Village Venice of Surigao City News

  • Island Adventures In The South

    Island Adventures In The South

    It is the dream of every tourist destination to be a byword for travelers and go trending on social media.

    Surigao City, one of northern Mindanao's emerging escapades, has become an overnight media sensation of sort because of a 6.7- intensity earthquake that struck on February 10. It got more than the media exposure it ever dreamted of, only in a rather unfavorable light, as various reports have portrayed it as a city in rubble.

    The scenario resulted in the cancellation of tours and conferences??"compounding the city's lost economic opportunities.


    But even before the ...

  • Fun Things You Can Do In Day-asan Water Village In Surigao City

    Fun Things You Can Do In Day-asan Water Village In Surigao City

    To those who love the great outdoors, consider visiting Barangay Day-asan in Surigao City.

    The village is dubbed "Little Venice" because if its narrow channels of water. The place offers activities one will definitely enjoy and cherish, and which will surely satisfy one's wanderlust.

    Here are some of the fun things you can do in this water village:

    1. Boat tour

    There are a lot of mangroves in Day-asan -- 555 hectares of it, to be exact. Aside from the expanding mangrove forest, stilt houses and fishpens complete the scenery.

    For people who just wanted to enjoy the view, touring ...

  • Ive Been There Surigao

    Ive Been There Surigao

    Our friend's mother's relatives lives in the area so it was like a falling into one's lap (if you know what I mean) situation for me and my sister. We grabbed the opportunity since we only had a half day to roam around before our conference the next day.

    We rode a habal; that's what we call it here in Manila. forgot what it was called there lol; so it's basically a motorcycle where 3 people can ride it, not including the driver though. Scary right? but for our safety, my sister and I shared one habal and our friend and her mom took another one.

    then went to the unexpected.

    Day-asan fl ...

  • Surigao A City Of Islands Adventure And Everything in Between

    Surigao A City Of Islands Adventure And Everything in Between

    Mention "island" to travelers' and their eyes light up with the exotic back-to-basics experience island sojourns offer. Pair it with "adventure" and you have a powerhouse combination of a destination every nature lover yearns for.

    Such is Surigao, an archipelagic city with a blend of sun, sea, sand, seafood and a dash of urban lifestyle in the countryside.

    Tagged "The City of Island Adventures", it has 17 islands and islets and 21 villages, scattered in the northeastern coast of Mindanao. For beach bums, this is an infinity of sleepy shores, multiplied 20 times with coves and crystal cle ...

  • Swinging In Surigao

    Swinging In Surigao

    Back in the day when airfares to Mindanao were prohibitive, travelers would often take a grueling commute which came to be known as the "LuzViMinda" road trip because its cuts across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    The 48-hour, 1,000-kilometer or so journey to Davao City passes through the Maharlika Highway, and would have two sea crossings aboard a roll-on, roll-off ferry from Matnog, Sorsogon to Allen, Northern Samar, and again at Liloan, Southern Leyte to Surigao City, the road gateway to Mindanao.

    Relegated as a transit point for so long a time, this charming city is slowly catching att ...

  • Manjagao Mangrove Forest Marine Life Sanctuary And The Impressive Day-Asan Floating Villages

    Manjagao Mangrove Forest Marine Life Sanctuary And The Impressive Day-Asan Floating Villages

    Many of us loves the sea and we explore relentlessly the diversified marine life that lives in the vast ocean. People always find contentment in the comfort of the open sea. But at this very moment, allow me to depict one of the admirable making of the ecosystem, the mangroves forest that serve as nesting area for various aquatic species and a floating village. These places can still be found in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Philippines.

    Manjagao Mangrove Forest ??" this is one of nature's most interesting habitats and it is the ultimate cradle of marine life and a sanctuary of various s ...