The Day-asan Floating Village is a unique rural community in Surigao City (the capital city of Surigao del Norte) consisting of houses on wooden stilts and coral rocks in clear water surrounded by mangrove forest. Interestingly, because of the similar features/nature the humble village got its tag as the “little Venice of Surigao City”. Less than 30 minutes and or seven kilometers away from the city proper of Surigao, the village can be reached by land or sea transportation. Instead of usual roads, getting into other houses is possible by walking and passing in narrow wooden bridges or waterways in between- plied by small banca or river boats called “baruto”.
Nature and its inhabitants are co-existing equally- people are living in a preserved and unspoiled environment while protecting also the source of their livelihood and basic needs. The village is home to about 1800 people or more or less 400 households. 554.9 out of total area of 642.36 hectares is mangrove area of different species and 87.46 is sited for agriculture.
Aside from fishing, the residents raise lobsters and fish for their livelihood. There are two restaurants in the area where you can choose/order sea foods fresh from the net/cage.
|Adobong Saang| Saang is a giant sea snail abundant in the area|
Plan your trip now going to “The City of Island Adventures” - Surigao City! Don’t forget to include Day-Asan Floating Village in your Itinerary.
HOW TO GET THERE:
By Plane (Direct flight)
Airphil Express: Daily
Cebu Pacific Air: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
2Go Travel: Tuesday
By Plane(Direct flight)
Airphil Express: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Cebu Pacific: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
By Boat :
Cokaliong: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Cebu Ferries: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
From Butuan, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and other parts of Mindanao
By Bus or Van: Daily
__________________________________________________________Day-Asan is accessible either by land or by sea. Motorized boats going to the village are docked in the City Wharf while habal-habal/ motorcycles for hire are stationed near the City public market. Fare ranges from 25 to 50 pesos. Travel time is around 15 to 30 minutes.
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