Caraga is definitely gifted with earthbound paradise islands where you will truly feel and see the God given mesmerizing views and sceneries. So, when you are planning to spend your vacation in this place, do not forget to visit the newly-created province of Caraga, Dinagat Islands which has the tag name ‘Mystical Island, Province of Love’ that relates how Mother Nature creates the beauty of an island.
Location and History
You can find Dinagat Islands at the Region XIII or also called as Caraga Region of the Philippines. San Jose is the capital name of the province and is considered as the center of the local affairs in the place. It has other six municipalities which includes Dinagat, Loreto, Cagdianao, Libjo also known as Albor, Basilisa also known as Rizal, and Tubajon.
If you will base the location of the province from its nearby landmark known as Leyte Golf, this is settled right at its southern side. Mindanao Island is the northern side of the province that is much closer to Surigao City. The main island Dinagat physical dimension is 60 km from north to south.
Dinagat Islands to its west is the famed location called Surigao Strait where historic battle takes place between Japanese Imperial Army against American and Filipino troops that claimed almost half million lives in World War II. In the east face the Pacific Ocean in which the location of immeasurable Philippine Deep.
Way back before, this island was a part of Surigao Del Norte’s first district. But during the year 2006, precisely on December 2 of that year, the island has become a province. This is because of the approval of the Republic Act No. 9355.
But on the month of February in 2010, there is declaration from the Philippine Supreme Court that Dinagat Islands Province is null and void. This is due to the inability of the place to come up with the population requirements as well as land area standards. Since then, the island returned as part of the Surigao Del Norte Province. But on the same year, specifically on March 30, 2011, there is reversion of the ruling of the Supreme Court and the place is successfully declared as a new legitimate province.
The Mystical Islands
Mystical Islands, these are the two best words that will describe this heavenly island. There are so many people who refer to this island as mysterious and magical. Aside from that, there are other people who claim that this is a healing island. But still, you need to spend time in the place to uncover such mysteries. There are so many spectacular places that you can see in Dinagat Islands. Yet, your quest with the place will not just enable you to be amazed with the God given natural wonders but also, you will unveil the mysteries of Dinagat Islands.
Once you are already on the island, do not forget to take a firsthand look at the majestic and breathtaking view of the Dinagat Islands sunset. The view will surely make you gasp in awe due to excitement and elating scenery in the sky. They say that people who do not fear to go to this place will certainly understand the legend behind this naturally architectural place. Moreover, those individuals who have pure hearts will only be the ones who will see the real meaning of the Dinagat Islands mystery.
Aside from the wonders and majestic looks of Dinagat Islands sunset, this mysterious place still has lots to offer to you. As you go along with your travelling, your attention will be captivated by the enchanting views of Lalaking Bukid in Basilisa. This is among the islands in this place that will surely amaze you by its one of a kind looks and its majestic aura. Aside from that, your attention will also be captured by the Babaeng Bukid in Tubajon.
This is equally as mesmerizing as the other islands you can see in the place. Truly, this island will maintain the elation of your feelings from the start up to the end of your tour due to its magnificent views. You will surely find so many interesting animals in these islands and you will see the best natural views.
As you will continue your tour in the place, you will surely be captivated by the view of the Islander’s Castle. You can get an access of this one of a kind view by means of boat. Once you are far and you are looking at the island, you will definitely think that there is a real castle established in the place. And as you get nearer the Islander Castle, you will feel only extreme amazement.
Other Wonders in Dinagat Islands
Right after God made the 7,107 islands of the Philippines, he has given abundant natural and mystical gifts to Dinagat islands. This is one of the best places in Dinagat Islands that boasts of the finest scenes of the place to its visitors. Imagine yourself boating in a group of scattered islands while you are struggling in fine and quiet crystal blue waters and this is the experience that you can expect from this God-given gift. The fresh and great vegetation gives mysterious looks to the mountains that you will see in the island. Aside from that, the relaxing exquisiteness of the bodies of water creates a very magical environment.
Aside from the natural sceneries you can encounter in this place, the PBMA President’s House is also one of the catchy landmarks in the place. The walls of this house are designed with matching animals. The carving of the designs portrays a group of animals parading to the house.
Aside from that, the bonsai mountains in Dinagat Islands is also among the most breathtaking attractions in this place. Certainly, touring in the Bonsai Park in Loreto will fascinate one’s soul the wonders looking those ageing trees and plants dwarfed by natures through time. Dinagat Islands has lots to offer that you see in mountains and other land masses that contributes much to Caragagifted paradise.
Additionally, Dinagat Islands are also known for its resorts, caves and beaches. This is like Boracay 2.0 where you can find fine white sand beaches. Examples of the popular other tourist spots here are Cab-ilan Gamay Beach in Dinagat, Cab-ilan Beach, Ben Paz Mountain Resort and Oasis Islet Resort in Libjo, Quano Blue Lagoon and Quano Cave, Talisay Beach in Tubajon, Hinabyan and Leandro’s Beach Resort in Cagdianao, Legaspi Water Falls, Sayaw Beach, Tagberayan Beach, Puerto Prinsesa Beach & Hagakhak Cave in Basilisa, Bitaog Beach, Lake Bababu and many more.
Aside from the huge paradise islands, this place is also loaded with eye satisfying islets like the Kisses Islets of Libjo, Stingray Islet and Puyo Islet in San Jose, Bat Sanctuary, Biray-biray Rock Formation, the Babaeng Bukid in Tubajon, and Lalaking Bukid in Basilisa, La Isla Aga, the Cab-ilan Island in Dinagat, and the Campintac Landmark in Loreto.
No doubt that Dinagat Islands is a very mystical place. Till now, there are lots of mysteries that are yet to be unveiled. If you want to be the first one to unveil such mysteries, a tour in the place will be your key to know the answers to such mysteries of Dinagat Islands. This is how Caraga Region became an amazing place to visits.