Siargao Travel Guide

Siargao, hailed as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, is also gaining popularity nowadays. Surfers all over the world are coming over to this island in the Caraga region to brave the waves– all thanks to the uninterrupted wind and current coming from the Pacific Ocean. Many international surfing competitions are also being held here year after another. Whether you’re a budget traveler or a luxurious traveler, Siargao will always have a sweet spot in your heart.  

Siargao Attractions

Siargao is one of those islands in the Philippines which you will imagine when asked what a perfect island looks like. It also has once of the best surfing waves in Asia which makes it a hot spot for tourists wanting to wet their feet and go surfing. Just seeing the island itself and discovering its hidden nooks and corners is already an attraction in itself. However, you’ll surely see some of these popular spots there too.

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The following attractions are great to check out in Siargao:

  • Surf at Cloud 9
  • Explore the Maasin Enchanted River
  • Drive to the sea of Palms in Maasin
  • Enjoy the serenity while kayaking in Sugba Lagoon
  • Cliff dive in Sohoton Cove
  • Rent a bike and drive around Siargao

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How to Travel to Siargao

The gateway to Siargao is Surigao. There are ferries and flights that you can take from Manila or Cebu to get to Surigao. From Surigao, you have ferries departing almost every hour to Siargao. These ferries are big car-ferry and is a comfortable 2 hour journey to get to Siargao.

To travel around the Philippines, there are 3 local commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. Smaller airlines called AirSwift (El Nido, Boracay) and Royal Air also fly to limited destinations. Book your local flights here.
For international flights, I found Kiwi and have cheaper flight options to the Philippines.
There are many choices of hotels, hostels, apartments and guesthouses to stay in the Philippines. Book through AGODA for the cheapest options and I also use Hotelscombined to see all prices from different websites to choose from.
The Philippines can be difficult to go around because many buses, ferries and even private vehicles are offline. The best websites to book them are through and 12GoAsia – they have many partners in different destinations and you can purchase tickets online.
Car rentals are also available for you to choose from here.
If you don’t know where to go and just want a hassle free trip to the Philippines, you can find package trips to different destinations with Klook – I recommend them for local tours and activities or Get Your Guide.
It is very important to be safe and ready whenever accidents happen, especially in the Philippines where some places don’t have quality hospitals and clinics. I use Safety Wings for whenever I travel in the Philippines or abroad.
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