Siargao, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines
Siargao isn’t just the surfing capital of the Philippines. It’s more than just that. Thanks to its tidal pools, sandbars, breathtaking sights and crystal-clear water, Siargao is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines -- maybe, even in the world.
The main hub of the island can be found in General Luna. A lovely and lively beach town, it’s where you can find great places to stay in, as well as the ports that can take you to other nearby islands in case you want to go island hopping.
Although there’s been a surge in its commercialization over the years, especially with more and more tourists coming, General Luna still retains its charm and down to earth beauty. So much so that to get around, you have to rely on habal-habal – which is basically hitching a ride on a motorcycle – one of the more fun and scenic ways to experience the islands.
Island hopping is a must, as Siargao offers three islands for you to explore. Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island. Most resorts at General Luna can offer you interesting and affordable tours of these beautiful islands.
You also have to save some time and enjoy the Magpupungko Pool – a kind of natural infinity pool with stunning colors and a magical view. Located in Pilar, it’s only about an hour's ride away from General Luna.
And of course, one of the most obvious things you can enjoy in Siargao is surfing. The famed Cloud 9 Surf Beach attracts people from all over the world, with seven-foot waves waiting for you for most of the year. There’s a reason it’s a Surfer’s Paradise after all.
Whether you want to relax or chase thrills, ride waves or simply get lost, Siargao has something that will speak to you, that will make you want to never leave. It has a magic spell it casts on people, and right now, it’s simply waiting for you to arrive.
There are two airlines operating daily flights to Siargao Island from Manila. One is through Cebu Pacific and SkyJet Airlines. You can also take a ferry if you're coming from Surigao City.
The famous cloud 9 where annual surfing competitions are usually held
Ally Surf Shop
Surfboards for rent and surf Lessons
If you're on a budget, a trip to the market for fresh finds is practical. You can ask some restaurants to prepare and cook it for you for a small fee. This public market comes alive before the sun sets.
Coffee, smoothies, fresh juices, power bowls and all things healthy.
Harana Surf Resort
Resort, Cafe and Restaurant
A compact restaurant that serves great affordable food.