Visit Siargao: The Surfing Capital of the Philippines

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Siargao is known as the surfing capital of the Philippines. This humble island in Surigao del Norte has lots of breathtaking natural attractions worth visiting. From islands and beaches to caves and lagoons, these Siargao tourist spots deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.



Famous for its surfing spot named “Cloud 9”, the island is highly becoming popular with local and foreign tourists, surfers and non-surfers. Siargao is more than its waves, there are other attractions that dot the island. Dip in the natural infinity pools and beach of Magpupungko.


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Hop and lie under the sun in the sandbar and powdery white sand islands off General Luna; dive the underwater caves and unspoiled sites around the beautiful island; paddle board in Sugba Lagoon; you can go bird watching or game fishing; feast with fresh and bountiful seafood and other local delicacies; or discover other beaches, waterfalls, and natural attractions of the place.


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There are three mystical islands that are best for island hopping: Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island. Most resorts catering day tours to these three small islands.


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How to Get to Siargao (From Manila to Siargao)

Siargao Island has an airport (Sayak Airport) that caters commercial but currently, only Skyjet and Cebu Pacific fly there direct from Manila. You can check out their website for the latest flight schedule and fare.

Sayak Airport is situated in Barangay Del Carmen, estimated 45 minutes from General Luna, where most tourist facilities and attractions are found. There are vans parked outside the terminal to transport tourist going to General Luna. The current rate is P150 per head, you may work out your charm and bargaining skill to lower it down. Alternatively, you may also take a tricycle which is as low as P500 per tricycle good for four persons) or habal-habal (as low as P400 per motorbike good for two).


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Where to Stay in Siargao

Accommodation in Siargao ranges from budget type to luxurious hotels and most of them are located in General Luna. While for budget travelers, there are rooms as low as P400 for accommodations.