Caraga Category

Diosdado Macapagal Bridge

August 2, 2014

Touted as the longest bridge in Mindanao with a length of 907 meters, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is one of the top tourist attractions in Butuan City with its raw and elegant design. Similar to the previously-featured Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge in Cebu, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is a cable-stayed... (read more)

Cloud 9 Tower

November 9, 2013

As you may all know, Siargao Island is considered as the surfing capital of the Philippines, with plenty of surfing events and competitions being held on the east coast such as the prestigious Siargao International Surfing Cup. (Indonesian Putra Hermawan recently won the 2013 Men’s Open Division at the said... (read more)

Guyam Island

June 24, 2010

I haven’t featured Surigao del Norte yet here in Vista Pinas so let’s go to Siargao and see the tiny island of Guyam! (Guyam Island is spelled as Guyang Island in some online databases.) Try to imagine the typical tropical deserted island having a small grove of coconut trees and... (read more)

Bood Promontory Ecopark

December 5, 2007

The Bood Promontory Ecopark is a wooded area located at a bend in the Masao River (also known as the El Rio de Butuan) in Butuan City. This site, containing a large cross, is claimed by the Butuanons to be the place where Magellan celebrated the first mass in the... (read more)

PICOP Causeway

October 8, 2007

While “traveling” around Google Maps looking for interesting and intriguing places to feature here in Vista Pinas, I stumbled upon this long 700-meter or so jetty in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. It turns out that this is the PICOP Causeway. located in the PICOP Compound in Brgy. Tabon. This... (read more)

National Museum, Caraga Branch

June 6, 2006

In Butuan City in Mindanao is the Caraga Branch of the National Museum . This museum is right across the Butuan City Hall to the east, and to the southwest is the museum’s lagoon and park. This regional branch of the National Museum houses important artifacts relating to the history of... (read more)