Lanuza, a 4th class municipality of Surigao del Sur, is a small yet endearing coastal town of the province. Lanuza is almost a complete treat to a tourist who wants to experience everything (except for a filthy nightlife). It has clean beaches, shoreline fit for surfing, waterfalls, caves, name it…
And no need to worry where to spend a restful night. Homestays (accredited by TESDA and DOT) are everywhere.
HERE ARE THE THINGS WORTH COMING BACK IN LANUZA:
The shoreline in Lanuza draws local and foreign surfing enthusiasts and professionals. Surfing is an ordinary activity in the municipality, which hosts Surfing Festival every November. Surfing lesson costs P500.00 a day.
2. MARINE PARK AND SANCTUARY
Sitio Cagmino, Sibahay is a home to this Marine Protected Area, hosting different aquatic species including the famous “pawikan”. At the entrance of the park is the Sanctuary Cafe where you can sip hot and cold concoctions, eat native foods and buy local products.
3. MAGKAWAS FALLS
Just a short walk from Marine Park and Sanctuary, Magkawas Falls graces the Green Paradise Park of Brgy Sibahay. The local government developed the area and made it convenient to visitors and swimmers to enjoy its refreshing waters.
4. CAMPAMENTO CAVE
Located in Sitio Silop, Gamuton, Campamento Cave is full of wonderful stalactites and stalagmites, wild bats, snakes, spiders and the famous birds “sajaw”. Campamento Cave, a challenging and difficult spelunking site has even hosted an international caving congress. The cave is 5 kilometers away from the town proper.
5. SILOP COLD SPRING
Just beside the Campamento Cave is the cold crystal clear Silop Spring. The refreshing water invites and brings out the child in every tourist.
6. WHITE HOUSE
The century old Herrera’s Ancestral House happens to be one of the attractions in Lanuza. It showcases antic household equipment and furniture.
7. MUNICIPAL HALL
The municipal hall pictures the whole town. It is equipped with tourist-friendly information.
|Ms. Glenda Joy Felix, Tourism Operations Officer of Lanuza
8. BEACH RESORTS
Public beaches and private beach resorts adorn the tranquil coast of the municipality.
9. AGSAM HANDICRAFTS
Agsam, a fern specie, significantly contributes to the income of the local handicraft producers of the Lanuza. Agsam Handicrafts, in various forms of accessories and “burloloys”, are the identified One Town One Product (OTOP) of the town.
10. SEAFOODS AND MORE
Aside from the delicious seafoods common to coastal towns, Lanuza is also known for its healthy “nipa” wine.
To address the influx of tourists in Lanuza, the LGU initiated the establishment of Homestays in the municipality. These are ordinary residences intended to accommodate tourists with their clean and sanitized amenities accredited by DOT and TESDA. They have standardized rates of P250.00/day.
Among the homestays are:
1. Mami’s Surf Haus- 0919-923-9007
4. Bamboo Homestay
5. Twain Homestay
6. Poktoy Palm Haven
7. Inday Dina- 0949-673-2121
8. 3E Lodge
9. Lanuza Pastoral Center
10. Surf Camp
HOW TO GET THERE:
Lanuza is accessible by bus from Davao and any other point in CARAGA Region.
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Glenda Joy Felix, the Tourism Operations Officer at 0939-916-9512. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Sir Christopher Diaz for allowing this article to be posted here..