Legend has it that the name MALIMONO was derived from the Spanish word “MAL MONO”. One day, long time ago, the Spaniards visited the place. Feeling weary and tired, they took rest by the side of the cool spring at the foot of the cone- shape rock facing the Mindanao Sea now called Punta Beach. While enjoying the tranquility of the place and soothing sea breeze, a smart giant monkey from the top of lauan tree jumped over and grabbed the provisions the Spaniards brought for themselves for that day. Quite smarter than the monkey and being worried of getting starved, the Spaniards engulfed with rage shouted at the top of their voices “MAL MONO”. Since then, the place was named “MALIMONO”.
Land Area : 10,943 haf
The municipality is located in the southwest part of the province of Surigao del Norte and 32 kilometers from Surigao City. It is bounded in the north by the municipality of San Francisco, in the west by the Mindanao Sea, in the east by the municipalities of Sison and Mainit and in the south by the Municipality of Jabonga in the Province of Agusan del Norte.
An ideal place for picnics and scuba diving. It is embedded with pebble sand, cone shape rock and natural cool spring. It is most visited by the local folks and domestic tourists. The place is located 700 meters south of poblacion.
Located 5 kilometers northeast of the Poblacion. The place suggests for mountain climbing and bathing.
This is Located 18 kilometers south of Poblacion, 35 minutes by land transport and 15 minutes by boat. The place is best for picnics and scuba diving.
Annually celebrated every 31st of July highlighted by agri-industrial fair, Palaro Ng Bayan and Cultural Activities such as the “Onggoyan Festival” and ‘Sayawitan’.
Celebrated every 15th of May highlighted with beauty pageant, local sports and “baylehan”.