Unyasan Beach: A Hidden Spot in Cortes, Surigao del Sur
Unyasan Beach is located in Barangay Capandan, Municipality of Cortes, Surigao del Sur.
The name Unyasan (Hunyasan) is from the bisaya word hunas or hunasan which means low tide.
Unyasan is not an island. It is commonly mistaken as an island because it is easier to visit the place via boat. Unyasan is very secluded and when you visit there, you can have the whole beach all by yourself!
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What you can expect visiting Unyasan Beach:
- White sand
- Beautiful beaches
- You can use the two cottages.
- You can cook barbeque
- No comfort room
- No Fee
- Overnight is allowed
- Since there is no fee, the owner is just asking the visitors to leave no trash behind!
How to get to Unyasan Beach
The beach is very secluded so it is important to contact someone you know who is currently living in the area.
If you do not know anyone, I suggest visiting first Barangay Capandan and ask for the caretaker or owner of Unyasan.
Once you arrived in Barangay Capandan, you need to take a boat ride going to Unyasan Beach. It is more or less than 10 minutes ride. The cost is Php50-70 per head.
Our Experience in Unyasan Beach
My family and my sister’s friends went to Unyasan Beach to celebrate in advance my sister’s graduation.
We arrived in Barangay Capandan around 10 in the morning. We made sure to brought food with us for our lunch since the beach is isolated.
It was an exciting beach day for me because it was my first time visiting Unyasan. Well, to be accurate, it was the first time for most of us. I think my parents already visited Unyansan before.
While waiting for our boat, we saw a boat race! Not realizing that the same boats will take us to Unyansan.
The boats going to Unyasan were very small. It was scary and fun at the same time because the boat keeps on wiggling! Nevertheless, we arrived safely at the beach.
The water was very nice and the sand was white. We noticed that the beach is very desirable to surf. It has decent waves. A few of my sister’s high school classmates are surfers and they regretted not knowing that the place is good for surfing.
When we arrived, the weather was nice, and then a few moments later, it started pouring. Which makes a perfect excuse for swimming!
We had a fun day altogether and I am looking forward to visiting Unyasan Beach again. I hope next time, we can bring surfboards!
Have you ben to Surigao del Sur? I like to hear your thoughts about this article.
This beach reminded me of the beach at Guinanayan Island in Albay, where I had spent a fun summer with my mountaineering buddies. We reached the island with an hour’s worth of boat ride, however, what made it memorable was when we had to walk on low tide for 2 hours and the men pushed the banca or else we will be hitting the sea bottom! It was so memorable that I still laugh out loud whenever I remember it. Thanks for sharing this, Roneth!
It’s great that we’re seeing more posts and articles about Mindanao tourists spots. Thanks for featuring these places. Hopefully, I can visit this place as well in the future,
Never been to Surigao but would love to go there soon. Grabeh gimingao nako ug dagat. Hehe
I here for the unexplored, non-conventional beaches that you feature in your blog! So many wonders in Mindanao really.. many hidden gems to explore.
Carlo Andrew Olano
I would surely loved to visit this kind of beach in the future and fly a drone here. In many cases, I prefer the rustic over developed especially when it comes to beaches.
Never been to Surigao but the beach looks like you are in Palawan Island.
Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!
I’ve never heard of this place but it looks definitely worth visiting. I hope travel restrictions get lifted soon.
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This kind of beach suits me. I love staying in a not over commercialized beaches, and even to expensive beach resorts. I don’t but Unyasan is on the beaches where I’d prefer staying – serene, peaceful, and beautiful.
I miss the province even more every time I’m in your space, Roneth. Make-happy to see you enjoying your time with your family and to read your features on your province’s hidden gems. Keep them coming!
I love the vibe. The trees, the sand, the rocks, the sea. Ughhh. Hope I can visit there soon.