THE PEBBLE BEACH OF MABUA

Just when I thought that beautiful beaches are those of pristine white sand and cobalt sea waters, my quick visit to the Pebble Beach of Mabua in Surigao City proved me wrong. Setting foot there for the first time, I can’t help but admire its unique splendor that I must say beautifully sculptured by nature.

Mabua Pebble Beach is among the priced tourist attractions of Surigao City. The City is part of the Province of Surigao Del Norte in CARAGA Region and is the gateway to the famed Siargao Islands and the Province of Dinagat Islands. There are other tourist spots that Surigao City has to offer but I find Mabua Pebble beach as the priced spot that is truly unique in many ways.

Mabua Pebble Beach is a shoreline of kilometer-long stretch of smooth, multi-sized pebbles situated in Barangay Mabua, about 20-minute ride from the City Proper. There are no sands, of any kind, in this part of Surigao City. The beach’s shoreline is completely composed of smooth stones, mostly in white colors and of different sizes. It was an amazing thing to see such a lovely quite beach so unique from the many beaches I have explored. One of the greatest works of nature, I muttered.

A very quaint beach as it is, Mabua’s shoreline is laid with old rustic Nipa Huts and Cottages one could instantly feel an old-fashioned way of beach living. I have always loved a quaint and quite beach escapades and I must say Mabua Pebble Beach is just so finest.

At far end, there is a hill where tourists or beach lovers like me can climb to see the perfect view of the whole pebble beach from above. Up there is a panoramic view of a picture perfect paradise and a tropical backdrop. The blue calm waters are enticing for swimming. The vastness of the ocean, the serene shoreline and coconut trees lining nearby provide a perfect feeling of a tropical paradise.

It is very easy to get Mabua Pebble Beach. Every Surigaonon knows the place. For overnight stay, there are resorts and inns available there. Though I missed it, the golden sunset at Pebble Beach is one of the highlights of Mabua Beach escapade.

I know my quick visit to Mabua Pebble Beach is not enough to fully describe the uniqueness of the place. This gives me the reason to come back there. I am dreaming one day I could spend another pleasurable time lounging at the Pebbled Shorelines of Mabua Beach. I know it’ll come.