The palm tree swing in Siargao has gone viral on Instagram since it was discovered on the Maasin River in 2017.
If you are looking for the ultimate adventure, be sure not to miss out on this epic palm tree swing in Siargao.
I have put together this complete guide to visiting the Palm Tree Swing Siargao including where to find it, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS THE SIARGAO SWING?
The palm tree swing in Siargao is not hard to find BUT it can be easily missed.
From General Luna, it’s a 17km drive that takes around thirty minutes to get to the Siargao swing.
HOW TO TO THE MAASIN BRIDGE RIVER SWING
One of the most common ways to get here is on a scooter. The cost for a scooter rental in General Luna is around 300-400 pesos per day, or for a monthly rental, you’ll get a cheaper rate of around 200-300 pesos per day.
Most accommodations in General Luna will be more than happy to help you to organize a scooter rental for your time spent on Siargao Island.
As soon as you get to the bright red Maasin Bridge, stop here and don’t go any further. From the red Maasin bridge, you’ll be able to spot the Insta-famous palm tree poking out over the Maasin River Siargao.
The Maasin River is fed from the nearby mountains and weaves its way downstream through a small village known as Maasin.
The red Maasin Bridge Siargao
BOOK A TOUR TO THE SIARGAO SWING
Another alternative to visiting the Palm Tree Swing Siargao is to book a full-day tour to see the highlights of Siargao.
The Siargao Land Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
This tour covers the top Instagram spots in Siargao including the Coconut Tree Viewpoint in the morning, followed by the Palm Tree Swing Siargao, Magpupungko Rock Pools, and ending at the famous Sugba Lagoon.
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Palm Tree Swing Siargao
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE MAASIN RIVER SWING
My friends and I arrived at the Siargao palm tree swing at around 7 am and we had this epic spot all to ourselves with no other tourists in sight.
A few friendly locals from Maasin village came to greet us and offered us their small wooden boats to go for a paddle up the Maasin River.
We paid the local man 150 pesos to use his boat for an hour or so to get some photos of the Siargao river swing.
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Cruising on the Maasin River
My buddy Jake took the trail along the right-hand side of the Maasin River to reach the bent palm Siargao, while Jade paddled out onto the Maasin River on a small wooden boat.
Jake swung from the bent coconut tree Siargao multiple times while I was standing back on the Maasin Bridge to shoot photos. After many attempts, we managed to get the shot we were after.
The Maasin River beneath the rope swing in Siargao is around two meters deep so it’s safe enough to swing and jump from the bent palm tree without having to worry about hitting the bottom.
During our visit, a group of local kids were showing off their backflips and were overly excited to play with us on the palm tree rope swing in Siargao, which is their everyday playground.
The bent palm tree in Siargao
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
The Siargao Circumferential Rd will lead you to a number of awesome locations nearby to the bent palm tree in Siargao.
See the list below for an awesome one-day Siargao itinerary of things to see and do in this order:
- Palm Tree Viewpoint for sunrise
- The Palm Tree Road
- Siargao Tree Swing
- Tayangban Cave Pool
- Magpupungko Rockpools
- Pacifico Beach
Siargao palm tree viewpoint
WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
General Luna is the place to be when it comes to searching for the best places to stay in Siargao!
There are hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Nay Palad Hideaway Villas
Nay Palad Hideaway offers the perfect ‘island resort vibe’ that you may be seeking. Choose either a sea view or a garden view luxurious room, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, and enjoy your very own private palm tree-fringed beach! On top of this, resort guests can make use of the complimentary paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles, and even jump on board an island hopping tour.
Luxury: Isla Cabana Resort
An awesome 4-star resort located in General Luna on the beachfront. Isla Cabana boasts an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sun terrace that looks out over the Pacific Ocean. These private villas come fitted with king-sized beds, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge, and sitting area. Book a treatment at the in-house spa or make use of the free activities available such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, or cycling.
Mid Range: Sunset Bay Beach Villas
Sunset Bay provides beachside villas that are comfortable and peaceful, overlooking the Philippine Sea. The famous Cloud 9 Siargao is just a few minute’s walk away. The villas are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, kitchen, fridge, and stovetop. Perfect for solo travelers or couples.
Mid Range: Kokai Resort
Nestled within lush gardens, you’ll get the ultimate jungle vibes here at Kokai Resort. There is a sun terrace, in-house restaurant, free wifi, and motorbike rental available. Kokai Resort has both dorms and private bungalows on offer, perfect for those on a budget.
Budget: Secret Spot Siargao
I personally stayed at Secret Spot and I can’t recommend this place enough. The hostel features an upstairs dormitory with 20 comfortable beds, downstairs bathrooms, a spacious living area, a fully-equipped kitchen, an outdoor chill zone, free wifi, and hanging hammocks in the garden.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES
When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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