Things to do in Siargao Island
Sun, surf, scenery & senses
Siargao is known as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines but it’s so much more than that. Immerse yourself in the beauty of pristine white beaches, crystal waters with coral reefs that provide even the most discerning snorkeller with a haven, sand bars, rock formations, waterfalls... not to mention the wildlife, and friendly locals!
Located around 800km southeast of Manila, there are three ways you can get to Siargoa. By air is the fastest at around 45 minutes, with planes flying out from Cebu City to Sayak Airport; or you can fly from Manila, which takes around 2.5 hours. You can travel by ferry from Cebu City, with a 12 hour overnight journey. Finally, by land there are bus services from Cagayan de Oro or Davao city, with stops along the way.
A surfer’s dream
Shaped like a teardrop, Siargoa is a surfer’s haven – home to seven foot waves from September to May. Whether you’re starting out or you’re a pro, get your surfboard and head out to test the breaks. It is one of the world’s most stunning surfing destinations.
It’s not all about the surfing though!
From lagoons to love, Siargao Island is a dream destination for couples and singles alike
Visit as a single, take the one you love or the entire family, Siarga0 is ideal for all ages. There are a number of ways you can explore the island, from car journeys, to private scooter hire, Habal habal (motorcycle taxi) to Bingo (similar to a Tuk Tuk). And with so many things to do, you might decide to try all four options.
By utilising local modes of transport, you can explore off the beaten track, visiting local villages and discovering the lush surroundings which contrast against the bright blues of the ocean.
Head to the Sugba Blue lagoon on a 2 hour boat ride to see where heaven meets earth as the clear blue waters hide amongst the second largest mangrove system in the country. You can also experience the Magpupungko Rockpools, a tidal pool that provides a calm and clear haven, one of the most visited attractions in Siargao Island.
Spend a day island hopping, visiting the white sands and blue waters of Naked Island, exploring the lush and secluded setting of Guyam Island (pic), and experiencing the fishing communities that call Daku Island home.
Or you might opt to take the ferry to explore Bucas Grande at the town of Socorro. Bucas Grande, also called Sohoton Cove National Park, is filled with limestone islands – some of which have never had a foot set upon them. You can visit limestone caves and see the resident bats for an adventure you’ll never forget.
Siargao Island has a range of accommodation options for travellers, offering both budget and first class experiences.
Contact E|Habla Luxury Travel Agency on 1800 990 998 for our tours and holiday packages.
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