Are you more at home on the beach than on land?
Sorry to break your bubble but no, you’re not a mermaid or a merman or a shark.
You are a water baby.
And if there’s one Philippine destination you should visit, it’s Siargao.
There are plenty of Siargao tourist spots to enjoy for all types of travelers. But if you're a water baby, there are a number of Siargao activities you must do for maximum enjoyment.
To help you plan your Siargao itinerary, we’ve rounded up 5 exciting things to do in Siargao for those who love the water.
1. Siargao Surfing
Let’s start with the most obvious one – Siargao surfing!
Surfing undeniably tops the list of fun things to do in Siargao island especially for surf enthusiasts who love to ride and conquer gigantic waves.
A tear-dropped shaped island in the Philippine Sea, the unspoiled Siargao has been hailed the surfing capital of the Philippines for good reasons.
While there are plenty of surfing spots in Siargao island, the most popular is Cloud 9 named as such for its powerful and dramatic waves that can go as high as 9 feet. This area is where the annual Surf Cup is held and is only recommended for the more experienced surfers.
If you’re heading to Siargao to learn the basics of surfing, Turtle Surf Camp offers one of the cheaper surfing lessons in the area on top of a cozy and affordable Siargao accommodation. This property only offers 4 rooms so better book yours ASAP.
Instructor Rates: 300 PHP/per person/hour
Surfboard Rates: 200 PHP/hour, 400 PHP/half day, 500 PHP/whole day
2. Frolic on Beautiful Siargao Beaches
What to do in Siargao aside from surfing?
For those who are not a fan of surfing (what's wrong with you?), the best thing to do is to chill under the sun and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze.
You can take a dip in the crystal clear water or work on that perfect tan with a good book on hand.
Here are 3 of the best Siargao resorts with beach views:
3. Join an Island Hopping Tour
The Philippines has more than 7,000 islands and some of the most beautiful islands are in Siargao.
If you want to explore these lovely islands, we highly recommend availing Siargao island hopping tour packages. It’s convenient and affordable too.
Depending on your Siargao package, the tour will usually include a visit to the Naked Island, Daku Island, and some nearby islands, where you can go kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling.
4. Go Diving and Discover the Diverse Marine Life
Siargao is not only world-famous for surfing. It’s also fast becoming an excellent diving destination.
Several new diving sites are being discovered each year. Some of the best ones are Blue Cathedral, Pilar Twin Rocks, Casulian, Shark Point, and some of the islets near General Luna.
Divers especially love the Blue Cathedral, a diving site that features an impressive underwater rock formation with deep caverns. Here, you’ll come across a school of tuna, barracuda, and some other interesting marine life species.
Whether you’re a beginner diver or an advanced one, there’s a diving site in Siargao for you.
For first class diving in Siargao, check out Palaka Siargao Dive Center.
5. Enjoy a Relaxing Dip at Tatak Falls
If surfing and beaching aren’t enough to satisfy your water baby needs, there’s another body of water that will.
If you want a soothing respite from the saltwater, visit the Taktak falls. Take a dip at the cool waters or simply admire the picturesque view. Position yourself under the cascading waters and let the water massage your back.
Bird enthusiasts will also love the place since a wide variety of bird species tend to hang out in the area.
Taktak falls is in the municipality of Santa Monica, and only a short trek away from the main road.
Favorite Things To Do in Siargao?
So what's your favorite things to do in Siargao from the list? From surfing to snorkeling, island hopping, diving and relaxing in a waterfall, we wouldn't take it against you if you can't pick.
But one thing's for sure. If you include all five recommendations we listed above in your Siargao tour itinerary, you're sure to have one heck of a Siargao trip.