Found on the eastern shoreline of the Philippine Islands, facing the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Deep, Siargao offers the very best of the what this country has to offer — coral reef islets, white sand beaches, emerald lagoons, mangrove rivers, palm trees, rice fields, rainforests, cliffs and caves.
Because of its remote location, the island has remained relatively unspoiled over the centuries. The weather is constant year-round with an average temperature of 30 C. Although there are no great variations in climate, it can be divided into two seasons, the rainy season (December to February), which is characterized by periodic rain showers, and the dry season.
Siargao has a total land area of 30 km. x 25 km. The highest elevation of the island is 283 m. The western and southern parts are mostly large expanses of mangrove swamps. The other parts of the island are rainforests, islets, and lagoons.
There is a wide range of wildlife in Siargao. There is the tarsier, for instance, which is the smallest primate in the world, the Philippine macaque and the green turtle.
The locals speak Surigaonon, a dialect of the Visayan language. They are predominantly Catholic and earn their livelihood mostly from fishing and copra farming. They are very hospitable, friendly and peace-loving.
Pansukian is located in Gen. Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao. It is aesthetically found between a marine sanctuary lagoon with pristine sand beach facing the Pacific Ocean and a mangrove surrounded by hills. The resort has the charm of an exceptionally exotic, friendly, and peaceful environment.
Following the tradition of the Asian architecture, Pansukian is designed to preserve the natural beauty of the island. The cottages are built with exquisite taste set in a tropical garden with inspiring pagodas and linking wooden bridges. It can accommodate 26 guests in its air-conditioned and fan-cooled rooms.
A place far away from it all, Pansukian has the spirit of harmony with nature, personalized quality service, excellent food, mobility, privacy, and beauty.
Barely two years since it opened in 1997, the highly respected Conde Nast Traveler magazine (the “bible” of affluent travelers throughout the world with a monthly circulation of 1.8 milÃ‚Âlion copies), picked Pansukian Resort as “One of the Best Five Resorts” in the Philippines in its November 1999 issue. A year later, Architectural Digest feaÃ‚Âtured this tropical chic hideaway in its December 2000 issue as one of the best well-designed resorts around the world.
Pansukian Tropical Resort is located on Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, and you can get there in two ways.
Should you wish to get to Siargao at your own leisure, chartered helicopters and planes are available from Cebu. Helicopters can land right at the resort while airplanes can make use of the Sayak Airport on Siargao Island.
The quickest way to Siargao is via Cebu City. International flights are available from most major cities of the world to Cebu. From the Philippine capital city of Manila, there are daily flights to Cebu aboard Philippine airlines.
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