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Travel Diaries| Mabua Pebble Beach

Philippines is an archipelago of more or less 7107 interesting islands. Pristine beaches and amazing islands best describe my tropical country. 

Yeah, when we’re talking about Philippine beaches we usually associate the words “fine and powdery white/blackish sands”. But one beach/ coastal area in Surigao City has unique offering. Instead of white/ blackish sands, pebbles (usually round or in oval shape) composed the long beach area of Mabua and Ipil Area

Mabua Pebble Beach is located in North-western side of Surigao City about 15-20 minutes travel from the city proper.


PHOTOWALK






If you want to see the perfect view of the whole pebble beach, you need to climb Mt Bagarabon and try to pass its 300 steps challenge. Opps! Don't miss also the golden sunset view at the pebble beach area around 5:30 to 6:00 pm.
The three hundred steps trail going to the top of Mt. Bagarabon to see the panoramic view of the pebble beach.

For overnight stay, there are resorts, hotels, and inns available in the area and I highly recommend Mt. Bagarabon Hotel and Beach Resort. Budget friendly and they serve the best Surigaonon dishes!

My Fave Biko ng Surigao served with mango and ice tea
Special Turon (with sesame seeds) 
Surigao's Sayunsong at Biko- perfect match!



How to Get There

Plan your trip now going to Surigao City and check Mabua Pebbles of Ipil-Mabua coastline. Airphil Express and Cebu Pacific flies directly to Surigao City from Manila. Visit Airphil Express and Cebu Pacific's website for further details. Ride in a multicab or tricycle from Surigao Airport going to Gateway crossing. From crossing (Gateway Surigao), hire a habal-habal or tricycle that will take you to Mabua Beach Area - fare costs around 80-100 pesos. Cheaper way? From crossing, ride in a multicab bound to San Francisco (Anaoaon)/Malimuno and ask the driver to drop you in crossing Ipil going to Mabua. Fare costs 15 pesos. From crossing Ipil, ride in a habal-habal going to Mabua Beach area - fare is 10 pesos only.



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32 comments:

  1. twice nako nakapunta ng Surigao City, pero never pa ako nakapunta dyan... hehehe! punta tayo pagbalik ko! :)

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  2. Sure Mervs! sa likod lang to nila Nathalie

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  3. It's indeed unique because of the oval-shaped pebbles! I've been to a kinda similar beach in the Ilocos region last year, but the pebbles in Surigao are prettier.

    Anyways, paboritong panghilod ng Nanay ko yang ganyan! Hahaha.

    Thanks for sharing the photos. Parang gusto ko tuloy kumain ng biko. :P

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  4. Ang ganda!!! Gusto ko makarating dito!!! Pwede ba mag-uwi ng isang panghilod pasalubong, haha...^_^

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  5. Panghilod nga Lexi:) hahaha Pero bawal na kunin yan:) Nung punta ko dito kumuha ako ng 2 pcs kaya pala nakatingin at ngiti na may sulyap sa hawak ko yung caretaker ng resort pag alis ko- taz nung nasa sasakyan na saka sinabi sakin nung kasama ko na may signage na "Bawal Kumuha ng Bato" hahaha

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  6. @Cris:) whahaha tumpak na tumpak- panghilod nga to:) U should visit this beach- very unique!

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  7. Unique nga 'yan, Traveling Morion. Kahit sa Luzon, even if mayroon, eh hindi pa ako nakakakita ng ganyan kalaki at kadaming pebbles that comprise the beach. Love the turon shot. Fave ko 'yan!

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  8. I'd love to go there. So beautiful. Shame on me, I've never been to Mindanao :(

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  9. Oh, I really want to travel a lot. Especially if its sponsored. Couldn't really spend a lot and wouldnt enjoy it much if I have to pay for everything. maybe when I retire, but while I'm still young I would settle for once in a while traveling.

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  10. wow! Nice to hear that you've visited Surigao! I'm from Surigao del Sur, There are lots of beaches there. You got a great views from the photos you've taken. I remember pebbles like in your photos wants the tourists to be their "pasalubong" :) Maingat ang mga tao jan kaya virgin island parin ang dating until now.

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  11. @TuristaTrails- thanks for dropping here bro;) I am still wondering paano nangyari yun instead of sands at ang mahaba at buong coastline composed of smooth pebbles.

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  12. Surigao is always the Best! Fresh air, virgin islands everywhere, Pasalubong galore will be the pebbles as panghilod, great foods! :)

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  13. Surigao is such a wonderful place and it's beaches are amazing,thanks for sharing those and those awesome photoes too.:)

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  14. Would love to visit this place! YOur pictures are great!

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  15. Wow... Not only place is reallya paradise place...the kakanin esp the BIKO looks yummy... Sana napapasalubong yan. haha... Ingat

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  16. While the Pebble Beach is looking pretty... The biko swept me off my feet!

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  17. Sir Jeffrey, iyan lang ang reason kaya ko nagugustuhan ang beaches... yung quality ng shore. Mas unique, mas awesome! Nakakasawa kasi kapag pare-pareho lang.

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  18. Sabi ng nephew ko sa pic ko, dami daw panghilod! Hahahaha! Actually, ako din may ginawa, pero, "biodegradable" naman. Pero baka mamis-interpret at baka gayahin ng iba. So hindi ko ni-post yung photo na yun. hehehehe.

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  19. @curlydianne, Debarpan, Blanca, Mavicdesigns, Gay,and Dee- Thanks for dropping here ! you guys should also visit Mabua-Ipil coastline and see these pebbles/panghilod hehehe

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  20. @sir Ding- hahaha na curious ako dun sa "biodegradable" na yun ah hahaha

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  21. it looks like a tropical beach for a vacation and some adventure hiking and taking lots of photos.

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  22. Ang hirap siguro maglakad-lakad dyan.hehe. Wonderful photos! Will put Surigao on my list. :)


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  23. May malapit bang pebble beach dito sa Luzon? Ang ganda! :-)

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  24. indi ka man lang nag-uwe pang giveaway na pang hilod hahahaha :0

    - never been sa isang dagat na pebble ang peg ...

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  25. indi ka man lang nag-uwe pang giveaway na pang hilod hahahaha :0

    - never been sa isang dagat na pebble ang peg ...

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  26. ang ganda. masarap mag-paa dito marerelax muscles ng talampakan.

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  27. Amazing to see a beach full of pebbles and the Filipino food in photos is really mouth watering.

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  28. looks nice Jeff! I've never been to a pebble beach, maybe I should pay a visit to this beach soon :) Calling Dennis!

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  29. Amazing.. another wonders of nature or is it man-made?

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  30. Wow! fascinating site to conquer. Ang daming panghilod na bato. LOL How much nga pala yung budget-friendy foods?

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  31. That really is one strange beach. I would imagine that sunbathing here isn't the most comfortable activity in the world, but it's quite the venue for texture photography :)

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  32. Guys let's preserve the beach kasi sayang kung lahat ng tourista magdadala ng bato...in time mauubos din to. wala na tayong maganda makikita. let's just appreciate nature as it is and take photographs as souvenirs rather than stones. thanks!

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