Siargao beaches are arguably some of the best beaches in the Philippines!
Most of the beaches in Siargao are easily accessible by road, though some other beaches require taking a short boat ride from the mainland.
I have put together this complete guide to the 11 BEST Beaches In Siargao including where to find them and what to expect at each one.
Also in this post, I have included some useful information on where to stay in Siargao, how to get around, recommended Siargao tours, and the best time to visit the island.
11 BEST SIARGAO BEACHES
CLOUD 9 BEACH
Cloud 9 Siargao is rated as the best surf break in the Philippines and it’s one of my favorite Siargao beaches on the island.
Whether you are a die-hard surfer or just want to go for a swim, a visit to Cloud 9 will definitely make your day!
WHERE IS CLOUD 9 SIARGAO?
Cloud 9 Surf Beach is located in the southeast corner of Siargao Island near the popular tourist area of General Luna.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CLOUD NINE SIARGAO?
Cloud 9 is one of the most well-known and arguably the best beach in Siargao.
Featuring a long wooden pier that stretches out across the reef and a 3-story viewing platform at the end that overlooks Cloud 9 Beach.
The best time to visit is early morning for sunrise or late afternoon for the sunset!
Cloud 9 also plays home to the ‘Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’, a World Surf League event that occurs every year at the peak of the Siargao surfing season between late September and early October.
Each year, professional surfers from around the world compete against each other on the barreling right-hand wave at Cloud 9 Siargao.
For surfers, the best time to surf at this Siargao Beach is on a mid to high tide. It gets very shallow on low tide and the reef beneath the Cloud 9 wave is very sharp.
Full Blog Post: Cloud 9 Siargao
BEST TOUR IN SIARGAO
SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
Secret Beach Siargao, also known as Guiwan Beach, is another one of the top Siargao beaches and is well worthy checking out.
A short 15-minute drive south of General Luna is this tucked-away beach waiting to be discovered, and you don’t want to miss this secret paradise beach Siargao!
HOW TO FIND SECRET BEACH SIARGAO?
From General Luna, head southeast along Malinao-Union Rd towards Dapa Town.
At first, the road leads inland and then back down the mountain to the coast road and this is where Secret Beach can be found.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SECRET BEACH SIARGAO?
It’s an easy 10-minute walk from the main road down to the palm tree fringed shoreline at Secret Beach.
Park your scooter on the side of the road and follow the dirt trail that threads between a forest of tall coconut palm trees, eventually emerging on the sugary soft sands at one of the best beaches in Siargao.
My friends and I threw down a rug on the sand, waxed up the surfboards, and paddled out. When there is swell, there are two right-hand point breaks to choose from at Guiwan Beach which is more suited for longboarding.
We spent a couple of hours at this best beach in Siargao exploring the coastline, drinking coconuts, and enjoying an unforgettable sunset over the horizon.
Full Blog Post: Secret Beach
Pacifico Beach Siargao is a cruisey surf town boasting white sand beaches, tropical palm trees, and world-class surf breaks on the northeastern tip of Siargao Island.
Make the drive away from the popular beaches near General Luna, and enjoy some peace and quiet in the tropical paradise of Pacifico Beach.
WHERE IS PACIFICO BEACH?
This Siargao beach is located on the north-eastern coastline of Siargao Island.
Pacifico Beach is approximately a 1-hour drive from General Luna. Follow the Siargao Circumferential Rd and you won’t get lost.
In my opinion, you don’t want to go directly to Pacifico Beach as there are a few other awesome locations and Siargao Island beaches worth stopping into along the way.
If you leave early enough from General Luna you can make a big adventure day out of it.
See below for an ideal one-day Siargao itinerary of things to see and do on the way to Pacifico Beach:
- Sunrise viewpoint at the palm tree rainforest
- Palm tree road Siargao
- Palm tree rope swing in Siargao
- Tayangban Cave Pool
- Magpupungko Rockpool
- Pacifico Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PACIFICO BEACH?
The village at Pacifico Beach is a sleepy surf town nestled beneath a coconut palm tree rainforest. This small coastal town in Siargao’s north is the perfect spot to surf, eat, sleep, and repeat!
Most people come here to surf the reef breaks just a short paddle out from the shoreline or to simply beach bum along the pristine shoreline.
There is a handful of surf breaks all within a couple of minutes’ walk from each other. Take your pick of left-hand or right-hand waves that are best surfed on mid to low tides.
Full Blog Post: Pacifico Beach
The BEST Hotel in Siargao
Need a place to stay? Nay Palad Hideaway Villas is conveniently located in General Luna, Siargao.
Whether you’re here to explore the sights or relax in comfort, Nay Palad Hideaway Villas is a great option.
Next up on this list of best beaches in Siargao is Alegria Beach, another one of my personal favorites!
Soft sugary sands and turquoise waters await those who are willing to adventure far from the main tourist area of General Luna.
WHERE IS ALEGRIA BEACH SIARGAO?
Alegria Beach (sometimes referred to as White Beach Siargao) is located at the very northern tip of Siargao Island which takes approximately 1.5 hours to drive by scooter from General Luna.
If you happen to be staying in Pacifico Beach, it’s a short 20-minute drive north from here along the coastal road to reach Alegria Beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ALEGRIA BEACH?
This beautiful Siargao best beach is so picturesque it almost looks too good to be true!
With a palm tree-fringed shoreline, crystal-clear waters, and glistening white sands, I think it’s safe to say that Alegria Beach Siargao is one of the best on the island.
Alegria Beach is quite secluded and there is not much around in the means of shops to buy food or drinks so make sure to have some snacks and drinking water to take with you.
If you’re looking for an uncrowded beach to enjoy a dip in the ocean and some private sunbathing time, Alegria Beach is where you’ll find exactly that, as it’s one of Siargao best beaches!
MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH & ROCKPOOLS
Magpupungko Beach is most popular for featuring an incredible natural rock pool that can be found on the east coast of Siargao Island.
Magpupungko also boasts a scenic beach area shaded by coconut palms.
WHERE IS MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH & ROCKPOOLS
Magpupungko Beach is a 45-minute drive from General Luna, located on the eastern side of Siargao Island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH
Magpupungko Beach and rockpools are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible at low tide when they are exposed. If you arrive at Magpupungko during high tide you will not be able to see or even be permitted access to the natural pools for safety reasons.
To check the Magpupungko tide times in advance, Click Here.
There is a small entrance fee of 50 pesos to visit and as Magpupungko is one of the more popular beaches, you can expect to see more tourists at this spot.
My friends and I spent a couple of hours here and we enjoyed some cliff jumping, swimming through small caves, and exploring the surrounding rocky coastline.
Note: If you are planning to do some cliff jumping at Magpupungko take a pair of reef shoes or old shoes to climb up onto the rock formations as they are very sharp and jagged. The water in the rockpool is up to three meters deep so you won’t have to worry about hitting bottom when rock jumping.
Full Blog Post: Magpupungko Beach
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Doot Beach is one of my favorite chill spots on the island and a must-see during your visit to Siargao.
Doot Beach is one of the least touristy spots on the island, surprisingly only a 10-minute drive from General Luna. Plus, it’s one of the best places where to swim in Siargao.
WHERE IS DOOT BEACH?
This Siargao beach is a 10-minute drive southeast of General Luna. Follow the coastal road right to the end and this is where you’ll find the beautiful Doot Beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DOOT BEACH?
The drive down to Doot Beach is a scenic journey down a dirt trail lined with coconut palm trees. When you reach the end of the road you’ll see a sign reading ‘private property’.
We visited Doot Beach with a local Filipino who knew the property owner and said it was completely fine to access Doot Beach as long as we took only photos and left only footprints.
My friends and I spent a couple of hours exploring the unique Doot Beach. Palm trees are dotted around the beach perfect for climbing to the top for a fresh coconut, small boats lay in the bay, secluded swimming areas can be found as well as an impressive mangrove forest across the freshwater river.
When we visited, there happened to be a local Filipino man taking a dip in the ocean next to his boat. We asked him if he would kindly take us over to the small canals between the mangroves and he happily did so. For a 30-minute boat ride, he only asked for 150 pesos.
Doot Beach is best visited at high tide and it’s also one of the best places to perch up in the afternoon to catch the sunset.
Full Blog Post: Doot Beach
KAWHAGAN ISLAND SANDBAR
Kawhagan Island Sandbar is yet another epic beach that’s not to be missed! Located off the west coast of Siargao Island, the only way to get to Kawhagan Sandbar is by boat.
HOW TO GET TO KAWHAGAN ISLAND
To reach Kawhagan Island, you’ll have to book a full day of island hopping tour to Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Island, and Pamomoan Island. This epic tour also includes lunch!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT KAWHAGAN SANDBAR
The first stop on the tour is the famous Sugba Lagoon which is well known for its turquoise water surrounded by the beautiful Carmen Mangrove Reserve. At this spot, you can do all sorts of different aquatic activities and even go cliff jumping.
Continuing on from Sugba Lagoon to Kawhagan Island, the trip takes around 20 minutes and the captain will beach the boat on Kawhagan Sandbar upon arrival.
The glistening white Kawhagan Sandbar is completely exposed on low tide and there is a small wooden hut to hang out in.
On Kawhagan Island, you’ll get to enjoy the white sand beach surrounded by azure waters that are guaranteed to give you that tropical beach feeling.
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The name of this island gives it away, being nothing more than just a tiny naked sandbar in the middle of the ocean with no trees and no other signs of life.
HOW TO GET TO NAKED ISLAND?
Naked Island is only accessible by boat and you can 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 in Siargao.
You’ll get to visit these three epic islands that are surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and tall coconut trees. All this for less than $60 USD.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON NAKED ISLAND?
Naked Island is surrounded by a colorful reef with some good snorkeling to be had.
Other than walking around the island in a matter of minutes and swimming with the fish, there is not much else to do on Naked Island Siargao but it was a good spot to fly my DJI Mavic Pro Drone to get some aerial shots.
There will be enough time to relax and unwind on this island and you’ll also get plenty of time to swim and explore the area.
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DAKU ISLAND BEACH
Daku Island Beach is the next stop on the Siargao Island Hopping Tour, just a short 20-minute boat ride from Naked Island.
Our captain anchored the boat on the beach at Daku Island and my friends and I set off on foot to explore.
Exploring Daku Island and its beaches was one of my most memorable highlights during my visit to Siargao Island, and that’s saying something!
We spent an hour or so exploring around the island, climbing coconut palms, swimming in turquoise waters, and getting some unreal shots on land and in the air with my drone.
This island is insanely beautiful and I am still now trying to come to terms with the fact that Daku Island actually exists!
GUYAM ISLAND BEACH
The last stop on the Siargao Island Hopping tour is Guyam Island. When I think of the words ‘tropical island’ and ‘paradise’, Guyam Island Beach comes straight to mind.
This tiny little island in the middle of the ocean features a miniature coconut palm tree forest and it’s surrounded by glistening white sands and a shallow rocky reef. I mean come on – how is this place even real?!
Of all the Siargao beaches I visited, Guyam is definitely up there with one of my all-time favorites! I guarantee you will be in complete awe, just as much as I was!
CORREGIDOR ISLAND BEACHES
Last but not least in this guide of the best beaches in Siargao is Corregidor Island and its many beaches.
A dreamy tropical island 45 minutes by boat from Siargao, you can explore the incredible landscapes and colorful coral reefs that this location has to offer.
WHERE TO BOOK A CORREGIDOR TOUR?
I booked my Corregidor tour with Secret Spot Siargao Hostel. Adi, the owner of the hostel, organizes Corregidor day tours with a private boat and skipper that will take you over to Corregidor Island for around 1500 pesos.
The tour includes a return boat ride to Corregidor Island, entrance fees, a guide, lunch, drinks, and good times!
Alternatively, you can book a Corregidor Island Tour online in advance with Viator which includes a full day of island-hopping to Corregidor Island, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island.
MY EXPERIENCE ON THE CORREGIDOR TOUR
The first few hours on the Corregidor tour were spent snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, climbing palm trees, and enjoying a freshly cooked barbeque lunch.
After lunch, a hike to the other side of the island was included in our Corregidor Tour. My friends and I followed our guide into the palm tree rainforest, passing by a small village in the middle of the island and emerging on a pebbly beach on the other side.
We continued along the pebbly beach and up a large grass hill, and at the top was one of the most majestic and interesting landscapes I have ever seen.
Coconut palm trees, rolling hills, long grass, water buffaloes, and secluded beaches. I literally felt like I was looking at a postcard.
If you have the time I would recommend booking a full-day private tour to Corregidor Island to enjoy all of its beaches and wondrous landscapes!
Full Blog Post: Corregidor Island Tour
SIARGAO TRAVEL TIPS
Now that we’ve discussed all the best beaches in Siargao, let me elaborate on some useful travel tips you should know before visiting.
HOW TO GET TO SIARGAO ISLAND?
The easiest and best way to get to Siargao Island is by plane.
Domestic flights to Siargao from Manila or Cebu are available on a daily basis and they arrive at Siargao’s only airport in Del Carmen.
From the airport in Del Carmen to the main tourist hub on the island, General Luna, it’s approximately a 1-hour drive and the cost of the shuttle is around 500 pesos.
BEST TIME TO VISIT SIARGAO?
Siargao Island is a year-round destination although the peak tourist season is in the dry season which is between the months of March and October.
The off-peak season is during the wet season which is generally between November and February. This is when there are likely to be fewer tourists.
For surfers visiting Siargao Island, the best months for surfing are during the swell season which is August through to November.
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HOW TO GET AROUND SIARGAO ISLAND?
The best way to get around the island is on a scooter. The cost for a scooter rental is around 300-400 pesos per day, or for a monthly rental, you’ll get a cheaper rate of 200-300 pesos per day.
Most accommodations will be more than happy to help you organize a scooter rental for the time you plan to spend on Siargao Island.
Petrol can be found on the side of the road out the front of small local houses/businesses in the majority of the main villages in Siargao. Petrol is sold in 1-liter glass bottles for 60 pesos per bottle.
WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO?
General Luna is the place to be when 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 the best places to stay to fit the needs of luxury, mid-range, and budget travelers.
LUXURY: NAY PALAD HIDEAWAY VILLAS
Nay Palad Hideaway offers the most luxurious, all-inclusive island resort that you may be seeking, with choices of a sea view room, a garden view room, or a luxurious villa.
Features include an outdoor swimming pool, a private palm tree-fringed beach, an in-house restaurant, a games room with billiards and table tennis, and more!
Guests can also make use of the complimentary paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, and bicycles, and even jump on board an island-hopping tour.
MID RANGE: FERRA RESORT SIARGAO
Ferra Resort Siargao is popular among most travelers visiting the island due to the prime beachfront location at an affordable price!
Features include well-kept gardens, a private beach area, and BBQ facilities, and all beachside bungalows have air conditioning and a balcony.
It’s the perfect place to stay for couples, friends, or families on a mid-range budget.
BUDGET: MAD MONKEY HOSTEL
Mad Monkey is the most popular hostel in Siargao, centrally located in General Luna. It’s just a 7-minute walk from the famous Cloud 9 surf break and other nearby attractions.
The hostel features a tiki-themed bar, a restaurant, and a swimming pool, and the dorm rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi for all guests.
For backpackers, solo travelers, and surfers on a budget, this is the place for you!
For More Options, See My Complete Guide On Where To Stay In Siargao
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.
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!
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.
Sugba Lagoon Tour
Sugba Lagoon offers an unforgettable experience at one of the bluest lagoons you will ever see! The tour includes a full day of island hopping to Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Island, and Pamomoan Island, with lunch.
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.
WHAT TO PACK FOR SIARGAO
When visiting Siargao, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you:
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