Siargao Island is a tropical PARADISE that has become the most popular island in the Philippines and it’s easy to see why!
There are so many awesome things to do on the island including white sand beaches, world-class surf breaks, unique cave pools, palm tree rope swings, island hopping, and much more!
I spent around 10 days exploring this teardrop-shaped island in the south of the Philippines and I have put together this complete guide of 15 Must-See Siargao Tourist Spots!
Also in this guide, I have included some useful information on where to stay in Siargao, how to get around, and the best time to visit.
15 MUST-SEE SIARGAO TOURIST SPOTS
Cloud 9 is rated as the best surf break in the Philippines and it’s not to be missed on your list of Siargao tourist spots to visit.
Whether you are a die-hard surfer or not, a visit to Cloud 9 will definitely make your day, especially around sunrise or sunset.
WHERE IS CLOUD 9 SIARGAO
Cloud 9 surf is located on the southeast corner of Siargao Island. Cloud Nine surf can be found in the main tourist hub of General Luna.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CLOUD NINE
Cloud 9 is home to the ‘Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’, a WSL surf event that occurs every year in 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. If you happen to be here around this time, you can expect big crowds and lots of parties. If you are not a big surfer and don’t like crowds, this wouldn’t be the best time to visit Siargao.
The best time to surf Cloud 9 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.
Be sure to wander out onto the Cloud 9 boardwalk to watch the sunset. Featuring a long wooden pier that stretches out across the reef and ends at a 3-story viewing platform overlooking the Cloud 9 wave.
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Cloud 9 surf break
Cloud 9 Pier
BEST SIARGAO ISLAND TOURS
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MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOLS
Magpupungko is a remarkable vista featuring natural rock pools that are best visited at low tide. Magpupungko is one of the more popular Siargao tourist spots and a must-see during your stay.
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WHERE IS MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOL
Magpupungko Rockpool is a 45-minute drive from General Luna, located on the east coast of Siargao Island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAGPUPUNGKO ROCKPOOL
Magpupungko Rock Pools are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible on low tide when they are exposed. If you arrive at Magpupungko at a high tide you will not be able to see or even be permitted access to the natural pools for safety reasons.
Be sure to time your visit to Magpupungko correctly or you will be disappointed. To check the Magpupungko tide times in advance, Click Here.
There is a small entrance fee of 50 pesos to visit the Magpupungko Rock Pools.
You could easily spend a couple of hours at Magpupungko and enjoy some cliff jumping, swimming in the natural pools, and exploring the surrounding rocky coastline.
Note: If you are planning to do some cliff jumping at Magpupungko, take a pair of waterproof reef shoes or old walking shoes to climb on the rock formations as they are very sharp and jagged.
The water in the Magpupungko Rock Pools is up to three meters deep so you won’t have to worry about hitting the bottom when cliff jumping.
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Magpupungko Rock Pools
TAYANGBAN CAVE POOLS
Tayangban Cave Pool is one of the best inland experiences I had during my visit to Siargao Island. Be sure to add this incredible attraction to your itinerary and discover the unique twin cenotes, bat caves, and emerald rock pools on a canyoneering adventure.
WHERE IS TAYANGBAN CAVE
Tayangban Cave is located in Pilar, a small village in the center of Siargao Island. To get to Tayangban Cave Pool from General Luna, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive in the same direction as Magpupungko Rock Pools.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TAYANGBAN CAVE POOL
Tayangban Cave is managed by the property owners who charge a small fee of 100 pesos to explore Tayangban Cave Pool and this includes a must-have guide.
There are anchored ropes and some bamboo structures to help you through some of the deeper sections of the Tayangban Cave Pool. Inside the cave, you can hear the echoing sounds of bats that hang from the ceiling and you can also spot ancient stalactites in the shape of ice pinnacles.
It takes about 15 minutes to reach the end of the cave and it emerges at a unique cenote featuring emerald green rock pools surrounded by vines and lush trees.
There are two cliff jumping spots to choose from at the rock pool, one is from a 2-meter high rock and the second is around 5-meters high. The depth of the rock pool is 3-4 meters so the chances of hitting the bottom are slim.
Once you’ve enjoyed swimming and rock jumping, it’s a short 5-minute walk back to the entrance.
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Tayangban Cave Pools
Tayangban Cave Pool
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PALM TREE SWING IN SIARGAO
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 to add this epic palm tree rope swing to your itinerary.
WHERE IS THE PALM TREE SWING
The palm tree swing is not hard to find, but it can be easily missed.
From General Luna, it’s a 17km drive that takes around 30-minutes to get to this incredible Siargao tourist spot.
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.
MY EXPERIENCE AT THE PALM TREE SWING
When my friends and I visited, a few friendly locals from Maasin village offered us their small wooden boat so we could get some photos of the palm tree swing.
My buddy Jake took the trail along the right-hand side of the river to reach the base of the bent palm while Jade paddled out in the wooden boat.
Jake swung from the tree 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 river beneath the tree swing is around two meters deep so it’s safe enough to swing and jump without having to worry about hitting the bottom.
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Palm tree swing
Palm tree rope swing
SIARGAO ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
The next thing you will want to add to your itinerary is a 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.
WHERE TO BOOK A SIARGAO ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
You can book a Siargao Island Hopping Tour online in advance with Klook.
This particular tour is the most top-rated Island Hopping Tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
The tour includes a full day of island hopping on an outrigger boat between Daku Island, Guyam Island, and Naked Island.
All this for less than $30 USD.
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The first stop of the day on the island hopping tour is Naked Island. 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.
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 but it was a good spot to fly my DJI Mavic Pro Drone and get some aerial shots.
Drone shot of Naked Island
Daku Island is the next stop on the island-hopping itinerary, just a short 20-minute boat ride from Naked Island.
Our captain beached the boat on the sandbar at Daku Island and my friends and I were quickly off on foot to explore.
Exploring Daku Island was one of my most memorable highlights during my visit to Siargao Island, and that’s saying something!
I had so much fun 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! You’re definitely going to want to add this island-hopping adventure to your itinerary.
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Climbing palm trees
Exploring Daku Island
The last stop on the island hopping tour is Guyam Island. When I think of the words ‘tropical island’ and ‘paradise’, Guyam Island is the first thing that comes to mind.
This tiny little island in the middle of the ocean is covered in a miniature coconut palm tree forest and surrounded by glistening white sand and a shallow, rocky reef. I mean come one – how is this place even real?
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Sugba Lagoon is a popular tourist spot in Siargao and a natural vista that offers an unforgettable experience at one of the bluest lagoons I have ever seen!
A day trip to Sugba Lagoon is one of the best things to do in Siargao which is why I have added it to this list.
WHERE TO BOOK A SUGBA LAGOON TOUR
The easiest way to book a Sugba Lagoon Tour is online in advance with Klook.
This particular tour is the most top-rated Sugba Lagoon Tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
The tour includes a full day of island hopping on an outrigger boat and the places you’ll get to visit are Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Island, and Pamomoan Island. All this for less than $20 USD.
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MY EXPERIENCE AT SUGBA LAGOON
The longtail boat ride over to Sugba Lagoon takes approximately 20-minutes as it zig-zags in and out of the mangroves. You’ll know when you have arrived when you see a big sign reading ‘Welcome to Sugba Lagoon’ at the entrance to the cove.
There is a floating pontoon house in the middle of Sugba Lagoon which is a good place to leave your bags safely and go swimming. We rented a table for 50 pesos and left our bags there while we were off exploring the Sugba Lagoon.
My friends and I took turns in throwing ourselves off the diving board into the lagoon. The diving board is not the only point of interest at Sugba Lagoon, there are also a number of other water activities to try. You can rent out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and bamboo rafts for as little as 300 pesos per hour.
Continuing on from Sugba Lagoon to Kawhagan Island, the trip takes around 20-minutes and our captain beached the boat on the sandbar on arrival. We had the entire sandbar to ourselves for a while before some other groups arrived at Kawhagan Island for lunch.
The glistening white sandbar is completely exposed at low tide and there is a small wooden hut to hang out in. There is also a small local restaurant on Kawhagan Island selling traditional Filipino dishes such as pork adobo and grilled fish with rice for as little as 350 pesos. Drinks and snacks are also available for purchase.
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The last stop of the tour is Pamomoan Island which was newly opened to the public (October 2019) and ultimately it is one of Siargao’s best-kept beaches. Spend some time here enjoying the unspoiled sandy shores and azure waters before making the journey back to General Luna before dusk.
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Drone shot of Sugba Lagoon
Kawhagan Island sandbar
SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK
A day trip to Sohoton National Park in Surigao Del Norte is a must-do day trip from Siargao!
WHERE TO BOOK A SOHOTON COVE TOUR
The easiest way to book a Sohoton Cove Tour is online in advance with Klook.
This particular tour is the most top-rated Sohoton Cove Tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
The tour includes a full day of island hopping on an outrigger boat to Sohoton Cove, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island.
All this for less than $45 USD.
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ARRIVING AT SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK
As the boat entered Sohoton Cove we cruised through the Titikan Lagoon before docking at the pier at Sohoton Cove National Park. The water was bluer than I had ever imagined – and I mean SERIOUSLY BLUE!!
If you have a drone camera I would recommend sending it up from this spot. I flew my DJI Mavic Pro Drone as soon as I arrived at the pier at the beginning of our Sohoton Cove Tour and captured some aerial shots of the phenomenal landscapes.
MY EXPERIENCE AT SOHOTON COVE
The first stop inside Sohoton National Park is the Hagukan Cave. This cave is insanely epic, to say the least.
To enter the Hagukan Cave we had to jump off the boat and dive down two meters, swim under a rock ledge, and then swim up into the cave pool on the other side.
I had to hold my breath for about five to ten seconds and my guide led the way into the cave. Once inside it was quite dark and hard to see but then our guides told us to start splashing around and the water started glowing an electric blue color.
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The next stop on the Sohoton Cave tour is the Magkukuob Cave. This spot was super cool with a 5-meter diving board as the main attraction.
To get up to the diving board we had to swim through a small entrance, and trek our way through the Magkukuob Cave which then emerges through an opening at the top of the cliff. I took some photos of my friends throwing themselves off of the 5-meter cliff jump before joining in on the fun myself.
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Makukuob Cave & Diving Board
The next stop on the Sohoton Cove itinerary is the Jellyfish Sanctuary. We were split up into pairs to jump on board a smaller wooden boat with a guide and they paddled us around the corner to the Jellyfish Sanctuary.
When we arrived we jumped into the water and spotted dozens of little orange jellyfish bobbing around in the water. They are safe to touch and they are non-stinging jellyfish.
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Continuing on, we cruised across Titikan Lagoon once again to the opposite side of the bay before tucking into yet another beautiful blue lagoon. Our captain beached the boat at the entrance to the Crystal Cave and we paid a small fee of 100 pesos to enter.
It was so dark inside the Crystal Cave that I didn’t manage to take any decent photos, though I can tell you that it was filled with impressive icicle-shaped stalactites and hundreds of bats.
Before leaving Sohoton National Park to make the journey back to Siargao our captain took us across the lagoon to the Club Tara Resort Diving Board.
The resort looked abandoned with no other tourists in sight and only a few local Filipinos hanging out on the deck. Our captain anchored the boat and we swam over to the 5-m diving board, that is attached to the resort, where we spent a good hour or so throwing ourselves over the edge, one by one.
Club Tara Diving Board
After the copious amounts of fun we had on the diving board we found a dirt trail that leads behind the resort and over a small ridge to Titikan Lake. It is definitely worth checking out as the hike to the lake takes only 5 minutes and it was the quietest and most peaceful spot we had discovered that day.
Note: Crystal Cave, Club Tara Diving Board & Titikan Lake are not included in the Sohoton Cove Tour operated by Klook. If you wish to visit these add-on locations you will have to organize a private tour to Sohoton Cove at one of the tour desks in General Luna.
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Titikan Lake – Tourist spots in Siargao
Sohoton National Park
CORREGIDOR ISLAND TOUR
Corregidor Island (also known as Casolian Island) is a dreamy tropical island only 45-minutes by boat from Siargao. Make sure to add the Corregidor tour to your itinerary and 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 Philippines 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 Klook which includes a full day of island-hopping to Corregidor Island, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island. All of this for less than $40 USD.
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MY EXPERIENCE ON THE CORREGIDOR TOUR
At 10 am, my friends and I jumped on our private boat that was waiting on the beach directly in front of the Secret Spot Siargao Hostel. The journey over to Corregidor Island is 45-minutes, passing Naked Island and Hanoyoy Island along the way.
The skipper beached the boat on Corregidor Beach, a glistening white sand coastline complemented by a palm tree forest, turquoise water, and a colorful reef.
The first few hours on the Corregidor tour were spent snorkeling in the azure waters, climbing palm trees, and enjoying a freshly cooked barbeque lunch and cold beers.
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After lunch, we hiked to the other side of the island, passing by a palm tree rainforest and a small village in the center of the island. There were kids playing basketball, teenagers singing karaoke from their homes, and elderly people watering their gardens. The beautifully slow pace of life on this island is something else!
We continued past the village to a pebbly beach and followed a trail that leads up a grass hill. At the top was one of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever seen.
Coconut palm trees, rolling hills, long grass, herds of water buffaloes, and secluded beaches. I literally felt like I was dreaming… My friends and I were in awe and speechless about what lay in front of our eyes!
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Basketball with the locals
Pacifico Beach is a cruisey surf town with white sand beaches, tropical palm trees, and world-class surf breaks.
WHERE IS PACIFICO BEACH SIARGAO
Pacifico 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 so many awesome locations worth stopping at 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 Palm Tree Viewpoint
- Palm Tree Road Siargao
- Palm Tree Swing Siargao
- Tayangban Cave Pool
- Magpupungko Rock Pools
- Pacifico Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PACIFICO BEACH
Pacifico Beach is a sleepy surf town nestled beneath a coconut palm tree rainforest. This small coastal town is the perfect spot to surf, eat, sleep, and repeat!
Pacifico Beach is one of the best surf spots on the island. Many surfers flock here to surf the reef breaks just a short paddle out from the shoreline.
There are a small handful of surf breaks at Pacifico Beach, 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.
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Pacifico Beach Siargao
Palm trees at Pacifico Beach
The beautiful Pacifico Beach
Secret Beach Siargao (also known as Guiwan Beach) is one of my favorite beaches on the island and a must-see during your visit.
A short 15-minute drive south of General Luna is this tucked away slice of paradise waiting to be discovered!
WHERE IS SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
From General Luna, head south-east 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.
MY EXPERIENCE AT SECRET BEACH
It’s a 10-minute easy trek from the main road down to the shoreline at Guiwan Beach. We parked our scooters on the side of the road and followed the dirt trail that threads between a forest of tall coconut palm trees, eventually emerging at the beautiful Secret Beach.
We 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.
After a surf, Jake climbed one of the palm trees and harvested us all a coconut each! The palm trees have foot holes cut into the sides of their trunks making them quite easy to climb if you are willing to scale one to the top of one for a fresh coconut.
We spent a couple of hours at Secret Beach exploring the coastline, drinking coconuts, and then experiencing an unforgettable sunset over the horizon.
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Surfing at Secret Beach
Sunset at Secret Beach
Palm trees at Secret Beach
Doot Beach is one of my favorite chill spots on the island and a must-see on your itinerary. Doot Beach is one of the least popular tourist spots in Siargao.
Doot Beach is located just 10 minutes drive southeast of General Luna. Follow the coastal road right to the end and this is where Doot Beach can be found.
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 the beach as long as we took all of our rubbish away with us and left only footprints.
Palm trees are dotted around the beach perfect for climbing to the top for a fresh coconut, small boats lay in the bay, relaxing and secluded swimming areas can be found as well as an impressive mangrove forest across the freshwater river.
Doot Beach is best visited on high tide and it’s also one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Siargao!
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Drone shot near Doot Beach
SUNRISE PALM TREE VIEWPOINT
The sunrise viewpoint overlooking the Sea of Palms is a remarkable vista and one of the best Siargao tourist spots.
My friends and I stumbled across this incredible viewpoint as we made our way towards the Instafamous Palm Tree Road and the Palm Tree Swing on Siargao Island.
We were stopped in our tracks when we arrived at this insanely beautiful viewpoint to witness an unforgettable sunrise and foggy mist settling in over the Palm Tree Forest.
WHERE IS THE SUNRISE VIEWPOINT
The Sea of Palms sunrise viewpoint is approximately a 30-minute drive from General Luna in the direction of Pacifico Beach. I guarantee you won’t miss it as you come around a sharp bend on the Siargao Circumferential Rd that opens up to this elevated viewpoint above the coconut palm tree forest.
Sunrise at the Sea Of Palms
Sea Of Palms Viewpoint
PALM TREE ROAD IN SIARGAO
Siargao Island has countless amounts of palm tree-lined roads but there is one road, in particular, that is Instafamous and makes for the ultimate photo.
This spot is best shot with a Mavic Pro Drone Camera to capture the surrounding landscape. Regardless if you have a drone or not, Palm Tree Road is still one of the most photogenic locations on the island.
WHERE IS THE PALM TREE ROAD
Palm Tree Road is located on the Siargao Circumferential Rd, just 30-seconds around the corner from the Sea of Palms Viewpoint and approximately 2-minutes before the Siargao Tree Swing.
If you are heading here from General Luna, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive.
Drone shot of Palm Tree Road
NATURAL JACUZZI POOL ON HANOYOY ISLAND
The Natural Jacuzzi Pool on Hanoyoy Island (Jacuzzi Island) is up there with one of my favorite locations to visit on the island. It’s a spot that isn’t very well known but it’s equally as awesome as some of the more popular locations in this guide.
The Natural Jacuzzi pools on Hanoyoy Island are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible at low tide when they are exposed. My friends and I spent a couple of hours sunbaking and swimming in the Natural Jacuzzi Pool on Hanoyoy Island.
HOW TO GET TO HANOYOY ISLAND
The only way to get to Hanoyoy Island is to walk across the reef from the mainland at low tide. The best entrance point to walk across the reef is directly in front of Bayud Boutique Resort.
You can also check when low tide is before heading over to Hanoyoy Island by clicking here.
Natural Jacuzzi Pool
SANTA MONICA PIER
Last but not least on this list of things to do in Siargao is Santa Monica Pier which is one of only a few locations on the island that faces west to be able to watch the sun dropping behind the horizon.
The Santa Monica Pier stretches approximately 500m out off-the mainland and it’s an awesome spot to send up the drone to get some aerial shots.
WHERE IS SANTA MONICA PIER
Santa Monica Pier is located on the northwest tip of Siargao Island. From General Luna, it’s a 50km drive that takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
If you are heading to Santa Monica Pier from Pacifico Beach it is a short 30-minute drive.
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Santa Monica Pier
WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
General Luna is the place to be when it comes to finding 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 surf break 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.
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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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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. All this for less than $20 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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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.
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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 is during the swell season which is August through to November.
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HOW TO GET AROUND THE 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 on Siargao. Petrol is sold in 1-liter glass bottles for 60 pesos per bottle.
WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES
When visiting Siargao, 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 – a must for drying off after a dip in the ocean or lying out on the sand.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Dry bag – protect your gadgets from any water damage while you’re at the beach.
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.
MORE PHILIPPINES TRAVEL GUIDES
- Philippines Guide: 3 Weeks Philippines Itinerary
- Cebu: 15 Things To Do In Cebu
- Bohol: 31 Epic Things To Do In Bohol
- Siargao: 15 Things To Do In Siargao
- El Nido: El Nido Island Hopping
- Coron: Coron Island Hopping
- Boracay: 15 Things To Do In Boracay
- Siquijor: 3 Day Siquijor Itinerary
- Bantayan: 15 Things To Do In Bantayan
- Malapascua: 11 Things To Do In Malapascua
- Camiguin: 13 Best Camiguin Tourist Spots
- Romblon: 12 Epic Things To Do In Romblon
- Tablas: 10 Things To Do In Tablas
- Carabao: 7 Best Things To Do In Carabao
- Dumaguete: Best Dumaguete Tourist Spots
TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first trip overseas, here are some useful travel resources to help you kick-start your next adventure!
- BOOKING.COM – search and book accommodation worldwide
- SKYSCANNER – compare and book cheap flights to anywhere
- VIATOR – find tickets, tours, and experiences around the world
- BOOKAWAY – book buses, trains, and transfers online in advance
- RENTAL CARS – search all rental cars in your next destination
- GROUP TRIPS – join one of my epic small group trips
- TRAVEL INSURANCE – purchase World Nomads travel insurance
- TRAVEL MONEY CARD – get a Wise card today for free
Looking for more? Check out my Travel Resources page for further help with your trip planning!
I hope this Siargao travel guide finds you well and if you have any questions about tourist spots in Siargao, please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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