Where is Siargao Philippines located?
The island is situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila, in the north-eastern part of Mindanao in the province of Surigao del Norte.
How to get to Siargao Island?
Flying from Manila or Cebu to Siargao is the easiest way to reach this destination gem.
Why should you include Siargao in your bucket list? Here are all the reasons you need:
1. Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines.
Whether you love to surf or you want to learn how, Siargao island Philippines is a must-visit destination.
While there are a lot of surfing spots in the Philippines, you don’t want to settle other than the surfing capital of the Philippines, wouldn’t you? It's also been dubbed as one of the best in Asia.
There’s really nothing like Siargao island surfing. This is all thanks to the island's world-famous signature surf break called Cloud 9. A favorite among experienced surfers, Cloud nine Siargao island Philippines is also the venue for the annual Siargao Cup where local and international surfers show off their awesome surfing skills.
A three-level viewing deck is usually set up for spectators.
Other than Cloud 9, excellent surf breaks include Guyam Island, Tuesday Island, and Jacking Horse.
If you have no idea where to go, feel free to ask the locals which spot to go best for Siargao surfing depending on your skills.
Ready to surf in Siaragao Island Philippines? Here are a couple of Cloud 9 Siargao resorts you should check out for your accommodation:
2. Siargao Island Philippines is home to unspoiled, pristine beaches.
If you’re not remotely interested to try surfing, Siargao island Philippines is still a must-visit destination for its pristine, unspoiled and spectacular beaches.
Several kilometers of fine white sand beaches encompass the area between Cloud9 Siargao and General Luna village. And since Siargao is just starting to become popular, you’ll only have to share these beauties with mostly the Siargao locals.
For beach bums, some of the best beaches in Siargao where you can frolic under the sun are Daku Island, Naked Island, and Guyam Island.
But just to be clear, you're not allowed to frolic naked in Naked island.
3. Siargao is home to a natural reserve—Sohoton Caves.
The Natural Reserve of Sohoton Caves is located three-hour boat ride away from General Luna.
Between rocky hills are lagoons with lush green vegetation, which are also connected to the ocean. It features awe-inspiring caves that you can explore during low tide.
If you are an adrenaline junkie, one of the must things to do in Siargao is one of the caves that can be exited by leaping off a 20-foot cliff.
You can also get closer to nature by visiting one of the lagoons that are filled with non-stinging jellyfishes. Plunge in the luminous waters to get up close and personal with these creatures.
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4. Siargao locals are among the friendliest in the Philippines
You will surely feel welcome when you visit this destination as the locals are among the warmest and friendliest people in the country. The children wave at tourists and you can sing along with the locals at the bars at night.
5. Siargao’s vibrant nightlife is the best!
Tattoo Jungle Bar is a popular bar on the island. It's hidden among palm trees where you can show off your dance moves. People gather here every Friday night to party and indulge in Tanduay rum or Jungle Juice. It's also a great place to meet friends and mingle with other travellers.
Other popular bars in the area include Octopus Bar, Stow Away Disco, RumBar and Together Bar.
If you're main goal is to experience's Siargao's wild night life, here are some of the best Siargao hotels that are close to the island's popular bars: