Siargao is one of the most attractive vacation islands in the Philippines. The island has a special atmosphere because of the fact that Siargao is the capital of surfing in the Philippines. Surfing immediately comes to mind right after the name of the island is mentioned. Here are ideal conditions not only for advanced surfers but also for beginners, those, who want to try themselves in this exciting sport when spending a vacation in the Philippines. The most famous place in Siargao island is the world-known surf spot Cloud 9.
Nevertheless, Siargao is visited not only by surf lovers but also by those who want to have a peaceful and quiet vacation in the Philippines. Pictures of amazing landscapes of Siargao are often used in articles and travel guides about the Philippines. It’s not surprising, because Siargao has countless coconut palm trees, mangrove forests, rainforests and a rich underwater world. One of the indisputable advantages of vacation on Siargao is that the island is not yet overcrowded and unspoiled by tourists.
Here you can easily find secluded beaches, lagoons and other places to relax. The main reason for it is that “package” tourism industry is not developed on Siargao, unlike on other popular islands of the Philippines, and only those tourists, who are captivated by the beauty of the tropics, visit Siargao during self-made trips. The people of Siargao, like most Filipinos, are good-natured, welcoming and helpful, at the same time they understand that their island is different from the main resorts of the country. Tourists go to Siargao for a quiet vacation, peace and solitude, and the locals, taking this into account, do not insist on offers of tours and excursions around the island, until tourists ask for it. The people of Siargao, what is also important, care about the ecology of the island – they remove garbage from the beaches and teach children to do this.
After visiting Siargao, you will remember the days spent on the island and dream about getting here again.
Over the past few years, Siargao has been included in the top vacation islands according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Moreover, in 2019 Conde Nast Traveler awarded Siargao the title of the best vacation island in the world! The award is based on the pristine beaches of the island with white sand, emerald mangroves, and incredible waves. Conde Nast Traveler editor Marianna Cerini wrote:
Siargao has remained unspoiled, remote, and still relatively under the radar, despite the influx of new infrastructures in recent years
What you should do in Siargao
- Take surfing lessons
- Go island hopping to Daku, Guyam and Naked Islands
- Take a trip to Magpupungko beach with natural pools
- Go fishing for marlin and tuna
- Hike to TakTak Falls in Santa Monica
- Visit the cave in Consuelo
- Take a day tour to Bucas Grande Island / to Sohoton Bay
- Enjoy a spa massage at one of the good hotels in Siargao
What will you find in this article?
- Transport Tips — learn about how to get to Siargao Island
- List of the best places — explore the natural attractions of the island
- Rental Tips — check out our list of the best Siargao Island rental deals