Tandag City Mindanao


TandagTandag annually celebrates the feast day of San Nicolas de Tolentino, Tandag's patron saint, every 10 September. A novena in honour of San Nicholas is held for nine consecutive days starting the 1st of September in the San Nicholas de Tolentino Cathedral.

It is the highlight of the City's Fiesta. In connection to this, a week-long celebration is organized by the Local Government Unit of Tandag. A parade, concert and bazaar are just some of annual perks lined up for said celebration.

Diwatahan Festival is held every January in honour of Sto. Nino. Tandag City also organizes a one-day cultural dance competition for interested dance groups held at the Tandag City Plaza. Diwatahan Festival is the counterpart of Cebu City's Sinulog Festival.

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Since Tandag is the capital of the province of Surigao del Sur, it hosts the annual Araw ng Surigao del Sur Celebration. A trade fair showcasing the products from the different municipalities of Surigao del Sur is one of the week-long events while a local pageant entitled, Mutya ng Surigao del Sur held at the Tandag City Gymnasium in Bongtud serves as the highlight of the event.

Goldbar Restaurant located at Mabua faces the Pacific Ocean. With a classic Filipino ambiance, this three-storey restaurant famous in Tandag boasts Filipino cuisine. Some of their best-sellers include Crispy Pata, various seafood dishes like King Crab and Prawns and the classic Halu-Halo.

Shacene by the Sea located at Mabua is also a key place for fine dining. Like Goldbar Restaurant, it also faces the Pacific Ocean and has even created a platform by the seaside for customers to get a breeze of sea air while enjoying their meal.
La Jara is the so-called 'Starbucks' of the city. The quaint coffee shop is situated in Osmena Street in Bag-ong Lungsod.

Nico's Grill located Near Pimentel Sports Complex is the new clubbing central in Tandag. Most Tandaganons flock here for a well-deserved night out with friends and family.

Shrine of the Our Lady of Lourdes at Bongtud is located at the summit of a mountain where one can see a full 360 view of the city.

Various ukay-ukay stores in Bag-ong Lungsod is a good place to shop for second hand fashion items. Befriend the saleslady and you might just get a discount.

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Tandag Town Plaza in downtown Tandag located near Saint Theresa College and the San Nicholas de Tolentino Cathedral. One can enjoy a lazy afternoon in the park while eating an ice cream from nearby snack bars.

Tandag Boulevard in Mabua is best visited at night with the colorful lamp posts, windy sea air and various stalls that offer Filipino streetfood like fish balls, kwek kwek, barbequed pork, isaw, etc.

Various Grilled Chicken Restaurants line up the Capitol Road between Telaje andOsmena St in Bag-ong Lungsod. From lechon manok to a simple pork barbeque stick, the restaurants here have got you covered for affordable yet yummy meals.
Capitol Hills in Telaje also offers a good view of the city. The Governor Murillo Sports Complex, the newly renovated Provincial Capitol, Social Hall and the Tennis Court are all located here.

Muyco's Beach Resort in Mabua is the main beach where plenty of locals flock to especially during the Summer because of its accessibility. If you catch some locals doing skim boarding, try to approach them and learn this new sport. Tandaganons would be delighted to tutor a guest of the city. There are also other nearby beach resorts such as the Parola Beach Resort.

On the 10th - located in Haguisan Inn, the heart of the city, it's ideal for quite private dining or get together.


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