Siargao island is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte, northeastern Mindanao. Island is known as “the Surfing Capital of the Philippines” with a reputation among surfers within the Philippines and the International scene, its one of the best places to surf in Asia. Its signature break is called Cloud9. Surf competitions are held twice a year. There are other good breaks around the island, such as Guyam Island, Jacking Horse and Tuesday Island. On any day, locals will tell which spot is the best depending on weather conditions.
There are also several coral reefs, offshore islands and sand bars found on the Siargao island. As well the largest mangrove forest reserves of Mindanao is found at Del Carmen town.
Beaches are what the Philippines is famous for, and Siargao Island has plenty of it. Between Could9 and the village of General Luna you’ll find several kilometers of white sand. As Siargao Island hasn’t been discovered by the masses yet, you’ll only have to share the beach with a few locals, the odd dog passing by and the always-present Hermite Crabs. Nearby islands like Daku Island, Guyam Island and Naked Island are also blessed with untouched beaches, making Siargao Island a heaven for beach bums.
It’s easily reached by plane from Cebu or Manila.
• Mapupungko Pool
• Daku Island
• Mamon Island
• Naked Island
• Bike Tour