Sugba Lagoon is one of the top places to visit in Siargao that offers an unforgettable experience at one of the bluest lagoons you’ll ever see!
I have put together this complete guide to visiting Sugba Blue Lagoon including where to find it, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS SUGBA LAGOON SIARGAO?
Sugba Lagoon Siargao is located on Caob Island, a short 20-minute boat ride from Del Carmen, the main city in Siargao.
The drive from General Luna to Del Carmen is approximately 45-minutes.
WHERE TO BOOK A SUGBA LAGOON TOUR
The easiest way to book a Sugba Lagoon Tour is online in advance.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews.
The tour includes a full day of island hopping on an outrigger boat to Sugba Blue Lagoon, Kawhagan Island, and Pamomoan Island.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUGBA LAGOON
The tour includes a hotel pick-up in General Luna to make the 45-minute drive to the Del Carmen Pier.
From here, you will jump in a longtail boat over to the lagoon which zig-zags in and out of the mangroves, and the journey takes approximately 20-minutes.
You’ll know when you have arrived when you see a big sign reading ‘Welcome to Sugba Lagoon’ at the entrance to the cove.
We were the first boat to arrive at the lagoon and we knew we had to be quick to get some photos jumping off the famous Sugba Lagoon diving board before the crowds started rolling in.
There is a floating pontoon house/restaurant in the middle of the lagoon which you can use as a base to set down your belongings and go swimming.
You can rent a table for 50 pesos and set down our belongings while you’re off exploring the lagoon. The restaurant staff will keep an eye on your bags so there is no need to worry about them going missing.
You can also purchase food and water at the restaurant that resides inside the floating pontoon house.
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THINGS TO DO AT SUGBA BLUE LAGOON
My friends and I were the first to arrive at the lagoon and we took turns in throwing ourselves over the edge of the diving board and into the lagoon.
Although it wasn’t long before more boats started to arrive and suddenly there was a queue for the diving board.
However, the diving board is not the only point of interest at the lagoon, there are still 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.
As the floating house can only accommodate 100 or so people at a time, there is a 3-hour time limit to spend at the lagoon. This is to allow for groups of people arriving and departing throughout the day.
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KAWHAGAN ISLAND & PAMOMOAN ISLAND
Our boat returned to pick us up from the floating pier and we jumped back on board.
The boat journey from Sugba to Kawhagan Island takes around 20-minutes and our captain beached the boat on the sandbar on arrival. We had this spot to ourselves for an hour or so before some other groups arrived at Kawhagan Island for lunch.
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The glistening white sandbar on Kawhagan Island is completely exposed on low tide and there is a small wooden hut to hang out in.
There is also a small local restaurant on Kawhagan Island where you can purchase traditional Filipino dishes such as pork adobo and grilled fish with rice for as little as 350 pesos. Drinks and snacks are also available.
The last stop of the tour is Pamomoan Island which was newly opened to the public (October 2019) and it’s ultimately 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.
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!
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