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 of the Palm Tree Swing Siargao including where to find it, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
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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 GET HERE
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.
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.
All this for less than $30 USD.
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The red Maasin Bridge Siargao
Palm Tree Swing Siargao
WHAT TO EXPECT
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. So 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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A local kid 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 on to 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
Bent palm tree in Siargao
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! General Luna has 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.
Budget: Balay Hayahay Hostel
Balay Hayahay is a budget-friendly hostel centrally located in General Luna. There are dorm rooms and private rooms available in tee-pee style bamboo huts just a minute walk to the beach. This hostel also features a shared kitchen and chill-out zone with hammocks. The perfect place to stay with friends or for solo travelers.
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BEST SIARGAO TOURS
Siargao Island Hopping Tour
Spend the day island hopping between three tropical islands known as Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, just a short boat trip off the coast of General Luna. All this for less than $30 USD.
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Siargao Land Tour
The Siargao Land Tour is the best way to see the hotspots in one day. Visit the Coconut Tree Viewpoint in the morning, followed by the Palm Tree Rope Swing, Magpupungko Rock Pools, and ending at the famous Sugba Lagoon! All this for less than $30 USD.
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Sohoton Cove Tour
Sohoton Cove is a must-do day trip during your visit! The tour includes a full day of island hopping to Sohoton Cove, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, with lunch. All this for less than $45 USD.
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Corregidor Island Tour
Corregidor Island is a dreamy tropical paradise just off the coast of General Luna. Explore the grassy hills and colorful coral reefs on Corregidor Island before island-hopping to Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, including lunch. All of this for less than $40 USD.
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