Top 4 Best Siargao Island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide

Siargao Island Tourist Spots
Siargao Island is the "surfing capital of the Philippines." This tear-shaped island is the top destination in the province of Surigao del Norte. It is indeed a surfer's paradise because of the gigantic waves but if you're not into surfing, like me, you can still enjoy the pristine beaches, explorable caves, fresh surroundings, and unique island lifestyle. With time pressure, from the province of Dinagat Islands, I traveled here to discover its beauty.

Best Places to Visit and Suggested Activities in Siargao Island:


Siargao Cloud 9

1. Cloud 9 Boardwalk


Our first destination was the Cloud 9 boardwalk and view deck - one of the most visited spots in the island. Entrance Fee: 50 pesos. The waves here are surfing perfectly with a fresh sea breeze. Afraid of the waves? That's okay, you can just walk on the boardwalk and do an amazing photo shoot. This spot is picture-perfect in the afternoon because of the golden skyline with the surfers standing on their boards on top of the rolling waves.

Siargao Island tourist spots

2. The Secret Beach (Guiwan Beach)


Next was the secret beach or Guiwan beach. This spot has an amazing and relaxing ambiance because it is landscaped with palm and talisay trees, with the green grass on the ground. Guiwan beach is surrounded with a cool and crystal waters, perfect for sun bathing.

Siargao Coconut Tree View Deck

3. Coconut View Deck


While we were en-route to Pacifico, we passed by the roads decorated with draft live mango trees and tall coconut trees present on both sides, such a gorgeous landscape. Then, we also passed by the coconut plantation, another top destination. On this spot, the sea breeze is cool and fresh with a wide view of the countless coconut trees and mountain slopes. 

The Pacifico, Siargao Island

4. The Pacifico


Our last destination was the famous Pacifico, the biggest surfing spot in Siargao. Very self explanatory, its name is given because it is facing the Pacific Ocean, having said that, the waves here are for expert surfers. The gigantic waves are powerful that can easily wipe out someone.

Though my journey here lasted overnight, I was able to grasp what the island can offer to tourist and visitors. I was able to see the lifestyle of the smallest locals to the most expensive hotels and resorts. I know and can feel that I will definitely be back here.

SUMMARY OF EXPENSES:
Habal with driver: 1,500 pesos
Gas: 280 pesos
Bread: 60 pesos
Ferry, Surigao City to Dapa Port: 300 Pesos Travel Time: 1 hour


MOST AFFORDABLE PLACE TO STAY IN SIARGAO:
Siargao Happynest: 350 Pesos for a backpackers hostel (available on Google Maps)Ph: 09219310301

OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN SIARGAO:
Magpupungko Rock Pools, Guyam, Naked and Daku Islands, Sugba Lagoon, and Sohoton Cove (Bucas Grande Islands).

How to Get to Siargao Island:


You can take a flight to its airport or the airports in Surigao City and Butuan City. In my case, it was a ferry bumpy ride from Surigao City to Dapa Port. The waves are tall and strong because the island faces the Pacific ocean. READ: 9 Days Solo-Backpacking in Sarangani Province, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Sur, and Davao City.