Monday, May 28, 2012

Is this the way to Cagwait (Kag-wa-it)?

We have heard of Cagwait. It has been touted as the Waikiki Beach of Mindanao. So, on our way to San Agustin, Davao del Sur, our family, on its summer lakwatsa again, decided to drive around 30 minutes farther up north to the town of Cagwait. The roads are paved rendering this place very accessible to tourists.

Map of Surigao del Sur. Cagwait is located on one of the coastal areas. It is on the way to Tandag. 

The Municipal Building of Cagwait can be seen on the way to the beach.

Cagwait is a 4th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 19,899 people in 3,426 households. Cagwait is about 32 kilometers Southeast of Tandag, the capital town of Surigao del Sur. It is bounded by the towns of Bayabas on the North, Marihatag on the South, the Diwata mountains on the West and the Pacific Ocean in the East. It has a total land area of 21,410 hectares (214.10 sq. kilometers). (Source: Wikipedia)

The beach where we went to is a public beach with not even an entrance fee required. The sand is fine though the beach is not well-maintained and cleaned. Still, there aren't too many beaches in the Philippines this long.

This is what greeted us: a long stretch of beach which even many people cannot fill. 

Another side of the beach is quite deserted. There's a long slide in the background which we were not able to explore.

The beach has fine sand which is great for playing, frolicking around or team-building.

Playing one of Pinoy all-time favorite games, "Tumba Lata"

Soothing scenery.

That's not an island beyond but still part of the long stretch of beach.

We didn't stay long on the beach. Just long enough for one game and a round of snacks and fruit drinks.

Curiosity satisfied.

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