Siargao Island Philippines

 

Siargao Island Philippines is recognized globally as the surfing capital of the Philippines, attracting both novice and experienced surfers from around the world. Famous for its perfect waves and prestigious international surfing competitions, Siargao offers more than just surfing but has become a destination for surfers and non-surfers for adventure activities other than riding the powerful swells of the Pacific. The island features iconic spots like Cloud 9, known for its consistent waves and picturesque wooden boardwalk, Jacking Horse, Quicksilver, Bumee, Cemetery, Daku reef, Pansukian reef, Pilar reef, Salvacion, Stimpy’s, and other surfing spots where surfing lessons are readily available to help you catch your first wave or refine your technique.

 

 

Aerial Shot taken at Naked Island in Siargao Island Philippines

Experience the best of Siargao Island Philippines with a local-led, customizable island hopping and land tours.

Discover the unspoiled beauty of Siargao Island Philippines through our customizable tours that include visits to scenic and unexlored parts of North Siargao to the magistic beauty of south of Siargao which is Bucas Grande Island. These tours extend beyond the common land tours and the tri-island tours to nearby islands such as Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island—each known for their unique charm and pristine beaches that epitomize Siargao as a genuine island paradise. Whether you are a beach enthusiast or an adventurer, these islands offer a serene escape into nature’s untouched landscapes.

Our local-led adventures are crafted to showcase the best of Siargao, from the pristine white sand beaches to the lush mangrove forests. Our local tour guides will navigate you through the enchanting hidden gems of Siargao and will ensure that each land and island tour is tailored to your preferences.

For water enthusiasts, our Sugba Lagoon tour is a must-try. Glide over crystal-clear waters and explore serene landscapes and make every moment of your island hopping and land tours memorable. So whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat or an adventurous escape, our accredited island travel guide can craft meticulously planned tours that promise an unparalleled experience in Siargao.

 

Shot of @olibayer: Surfer riding through a wave in Cloud 9, Siargao, Philippines

A place of peace, tranquility & natural beauty.

Aerial view of Sohoton area in Bucas Grande, Siargao

About Siargao Island Philippines

Siargao Island, Philippines, is a true oasis of peace, tranquility, and unspoiled natural splendor. Here, you’ll find yourself immersed in a breathtaking landscape where lush, verdant forests meet pristine, white-sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters stretch as far as the eye can see. Siargao’s enchanting allure beckons you to slow down in your island travel, unwind with nature, and fully embrace the island’s healing energy.

As you stroll along the palm-fringed shores, you’ll feel the gentle sea breeze caressing your skin and the warm sand beneath your toes, a profound sense of calm washing over you. In Siargao, you’re free to lose yourself in the island’s quiet moments – whether that’s watching the sunset, listening to the soothing rustle of palm trees, or simply savoring the company of friendly locals and fellow travelers who have also fallen under the island’s spell. This corner of the Philippines truly is a haven for those seeking a tranquil escape, where nature’s beauty unfolds in all its glory, just waiting for you to discover.

Siargao’s awe-inspiring wonders

Top Sights

Cloud9 Surf Spot

Magpupungko Natural Rock Pools

Daku Island

Guyam Island

Bucas Grande Island

Sugba Lagoon

We take you on a journey through this island paradise, one tour at a time.

Our local-guided island hopping and land tours are thoughtfully designed to unveil the hidden treasures and enchanting beauty that make Siargao Island so special. Siargao-Island Travel & Tours is a tour agency accredited with the Depart Of Tourism (DOT) and we have DOT-Accredited Tour Guides who have completed the rigid Community Tour Guiding Training. With warm, friendly locals by your side, you’ll experience the island’s captivating charm and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, your choice of land tour and island-hopping tour are designed to cater to your unique interests and desires, ensuring an unforgettable adventure that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Curious about getting here? It’s simpler than you might think. Most travelers arrive from their direct flights to Sayak Airport, also known as Siargao Airport, eager to embark on an island-hopping tour, catch the surf season’s best waves, or simply watch the sunset after a thrilling day tour. You can read more about how to get to Siargao Philippines here.

Aerial view of Sugba Lagoon in Del Carmen, Siargao
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Siargao Island Philippines Reviews

Travelers from across the globe rave about their experiences in Siargao and below are a few reviews from fellow adventurers:

 

Siargao Island Philippines
4.7
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Michael WilliamsMichael Williams
20:06 13 Jul 24
Best island in Philippines
Abdulatif HamadAbdulatif Hamad
22:20 12 Jul 24
Rafael OrbaseRafael Orbase
15:31 12 Jul 24
Beach Jewelry for sale.
Andre SallesAndre Salles
15:04 10 Jul 24
Overrated island. I don’t know why people hype this island up. We’ve read a lot of good things about this island. We’ve decided to stay 8 nights. The worse decision ever. If you do surfing it can be nice but you are not surfing 24/7. Everything was very expensive. There are not many good hotels options and the decent ones are very expensive, price/value isn’t worth. Imo the worse part was about the breakfast and food in general. We have been basically all the restaurants and breakfast places that we have found in google maps. Trust me if you see a review saying the food doesn’t taste anything. It will be like that. I definitely felt what “instagram vs reality” means. Don’t believe in the pictures. They’re all super edited. The river was very disappointed you gonna see it if you go there.
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Siargao Island Philippines Weather

The best time to visit Siargao is during the dry season from March to October when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. Known as a tropical paradise, the island invites visitors to enjoy its white sand beaches and optimal surfing conditions under sunny skies. The weather chart below gives you a glimpse on what you can expect in the next couple of days: 

Siargao Island Philippines Weather

Siargao Guided Tours

 

Each guided tour is designed to highlight the island’s diverse marine environments and provide unforgettable experiences in the unique ecological gems of the island of Siargao.

Guyam Island Tour

Discover the enchanting beauty of Guyam Island (a popular spot located in General Luna Siargao that is only a boat ride away) on this island hopping tour, where powdery white sand beachfront, crystal-clear waters, and an unparalleled island vibe create a picture-perfect paradise just waiting to be explored on your next adventure travel.

Naked Island Tour

Experience the unspoiled beauty of Naked Island on this island hopping tour, a stunning sandbar boasting pristine, fine white sands and crystal-clear waters that make this tourist spot an absolute must-visit tourist attraction in the municipality of General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines.

Magpupungko Tidal Pools Tour

Join our day trip to Magpupungko Tidal Pools and get ready to be captivated by the unique tide of the Pacific ocean, majestic rock formations and the nature-carved Magpupungko Rock Pools of Pilar, Surigao del Norte that reveal themselves only during low tide, offering a truly refreshing and mesmerizing experience.

Bucas Grande Island Tour

Embark on our Bucas Grande Island Tour in Socorro Island and marvel at the natural wonders of the enchanting Sohoton Cove, where you can do cliff jumping on a number of jumping spots, cave explorations,  and you’ll encounter thousands of friendly, stingless jellyfish that help create an unforgettable, enchanting experience.

Tour Services

Tri-island Hopping + Surprise Bonus

Our tri-island tour showcases Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, each renowned for its distinctive character and white sand beaches and includes one surprise bonus to a secret beach that’ll make your adventure even more memorable! Ideal for a day trip, this tour allows you to experience the best of Siargao’s surrounding islands and beautiful beaches.

Local-guided Land Tours

 

Discover Siargao’s hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path wonders with our local-guided Siargao land tours. These tours not only highlight the natural beauty of Siargao Island but also its rich cultural heritage, offering a deeper insight into the island beyond its beaches.

Sohoton Cove Tours

Sohoton Coveis  famed for its crystal-clear waters and natural pools. Accessible only at low tide, this area reveals secret caves and secluded lagoons, ideal for kayaking and swimming. The Sohoton Cove Tours also include visits to lesser-known sites like Hagukan Cave, Magkukuob Cave, Jellyfish Sanctuary, Tiktikan Lake, Crystal Cave, Bolitas Cave, Marka A, Bubon group of islets and many other spots.

Beginner – Advanced Surf Lessons

Catch the perfect wave with our beginner-to-advanced surf lessons, led by experienced instructors who’ll guide you through every step, ensuring an exhilarating and unforgettable Siargao surfing experience.

From exploring the mangrove forests to indulging in smoothie bowls at local restaurants in Siargao, we cover it all. Enjoy surfing lessons at renowned surfing spots, or take a day tour to Pamomoan Island and Kawhagan Island for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. With direct flights to Siargao and our expertise in getting around Siargao, your trip will be hassle-free and filled with wonder.

Male surfer gliding on a beautiful wave in Siargao Island

Travel Tips and Advice for Siargao

Before you set foot on the stunning shores of Siargao, planning ahead can make all the difference in enjoying a budget-friendly trip. Start by comparing flight prices and consider booking several months in advance to lock in the best rates. Accommodations in Siargao vary widely, from luxurious resorts to cozy, budget-friendly hostels. Opt for packages that include meals to save on dining costs and familiarize yourself with local transportation options like motorbikes and shared vans, tuktuk or multicab, which are not only economical but also allow you to experience the island like a local.

To save on surf lessons and rentals, bypass the more tourist-heavy spots in favor of smaller, local surf schools where prices are typically lower and the experience can be more personalized. Consider group lessons instead of private ones as they offer the camaraderie of fellow learners at a reduced price. Also, renting surfboards from local shops away from the main beach can be cheaper, with the added benefit of supporting the local economy.

Visiting Siargao during the off-peak season not only helps in avoiding the crowds but also in reducing travel expenses significantly. Accommodation rates drop, and many services can be negotiated at a lower cost. When packing, focus on essentials that suit the island’s laid-back, tropical environment—think lightweight clothing, a durable water bottle, reef-safe sunscreen, and appropriate footwear like aqua shoes for both the beach and exploring the island’s rugged terrains. Always remember to respect local customs and the natural environment, avoid single-use plastics and be mindful of your ecological footprint to keep Siargao pristine and beautiful for future travelers.

Our local know-how makes your tour a truly authentic experience

We craft immersive tours that bring you closer to the heart of the island, ensuring a genuine and unforgettable experience.

Club Tara Floating Platform in Bucas Grande, Siargao

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Siargao Island Philippines famous for?

Siargao Island Philippines, known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, is famous for its world-class surf breaks, especially Cloud 9. The island also boasts stunning beaches with white sand, crystal-clear lagoons, and lush mangrove forests. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers, offering activities like island hopping and exploring the rock pools at Magpupungko.

What is the best time to visit Siargao Island?

Determining the ideal time to visit Siargao Island hinges on your interests and activities planned. For surfing enthusiasts, the prime surfing season spans from August to November. During this period, Siargao Island becomes a surfer’s paradise, with renowned surfing spots like Cloud 9 offering towering waves and thrilling surf breaks.

If serene beach days are more your style, consider planning your Siargao travel between March and May. These months are perfect for enjoying calmer waters and basking in the sun-soaked ambiance of the island.

Siargao Island Philippines is a year-round destination, each season presenting its unique allure. To facilitate your journey, direct flights to Siargao are available, making the island easily accessible. Whether you’re arriving on a direct flight or connecting through flights to Siargao, you’re bound to be enchanted by the island’s diverse beauty and charm, regardless of the time you visit.

What kind of water activities are available in Siargao Island?

Siargao Island, a treasure trove of aquatic adventures, offers an array of water activities for every kind of traveler. Renowned for its surf spots, the island is a surfer’s dream, boasting both challenging and beginner-friendly surfing spots. Whether you’re looking to tackle a famous surf break or find your footing at a more secluded surfing spot, Siargao has it all.

For those who river activities, the diving boards at Maasin River present an exhilarating experience. Additionally, the cliff jumps and rope swings around the island offer a rush of adrenaline for the daring. Sugba Lagoon, not just a picturesque snorkeling spot, also hosts sugba lagoon tours that reveal the hidden wonders beneath its tranquil waters.

Adventure-seekers will find the Tayangban Cave Pools captivating, with their unique cave pools inviting exploration. These natural pools, nestled within the caves, provide a serene escape from the island’s bustling surf scene.

Siargao’s diverse water activities extend beyond the typical, ensuring that every moment spent on the island is filled with excitement and awe-inspiring experiences.

What should I pack for a trip to Siargao Island Philippines?

Preparing for your journey to Siargao Island Philippines requires thoughtful packing to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Essential items include lightweight clothing suitable for the tropical climate and swimwear for your beach days and water activities. Don’t forget to pack sun protection essentials like sunglasses and sunscreen to shield yourself from the tropical sun.

For connectivity and ease of communication, carrying a local sim card is advisable. This will keep you connected and help in navigating the island more efficiently. Also, include adventure essentials such as a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, insect repellent to ward off any unwelcome bugs, and a waterproof bag to keep your belongings dry. A dry bag is particularly important for protecting your electronics from water damage.

If you’re planning to indulge in the island’s famous water sports, consider enrolling in surf lessons or surfing lessons. These are great for both beginners and those looking to improve their skills. And if you have your own surf gear, bring it along to make the most of Siargao’s renowned surf spots.

Can I rent a motorbike or car in Siargao Island?

Renting a motorbike is a favored choice for getting around Siargao, offering the perfect blend of convenience and adventure. It allows you to intimately explore the island, which is beautifully nestled in the Pacific Ocean, at your own pace. Motorbikes are especially practical for navigating Siargao’s narrow roads, enhancing your freedom to discover the myriad of tourist attractions and surfing spots scattered across the island.

For those who prefer a bit more comfort, car rentals are also available, though they are less common than motorbikes. Renting a car can be a good option for day trips around Siargao, providing a comfortable way to travel longer distances or for those traveling in groups.

Whether you choose a motorbike or car, both options offer a unique opportunity to explore the island. They enable you to experience the diverse landscapes and cultural highlights of Siargao, making every journey an integral part of your island adventure.

What are some essential travel tips for first-time visitors to Siargao Island?

Embarking on your Philippines travel adventure to Siargao Island, the surfing capital located in the Pacific Ocean, requires some essential tips to make your journey unforgettable. As a first-time visitor to Siargao Island Philippines, it’s crucial to plan ahead, particularly if your visit coincides with the popular surfing season.

Ensure you book your accommodations in advance, with options ranging from cozy hotels in Siargao to luxurious surf resorts. The island’s tourist attractions are diverse, from the bustling Siargao nightlife to the serene secret beach spots. To fully experience the island, consider using a Siargao travel guide, which can offer insights into the best spots in Siargao, including popular Siargao destinations and hidden gems.

When exploring the island you’ll find a variety of surfing spots suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or looking forward to surfing in Siargao for the first time, the island’s waves won’t disappoint.

Remember to practice responsible tourism by respecting local customs and supporting local businesses. Be mindful of any travel restrictions and adhere to health and safety recommendations, especially when participating in land tours or island-hopping tours. This approach ensures you contribute positively to the community while enjoying the rich experiences Siargao Island offers.

How can I book a customized tour package for Siargao Island Philippines?

Booking a customized tour package for your trip to Siargao Island Philippines is a straightforward process with the right travel and tours service provider. These experts specialize in crafting tailor-made itineraries that cater to your unique interests and preferences, ensuring a personalized experience on this stunning island.

When planning your dream trip, consider including a visit to the famous Magpupungko Rock Pool, known for its natural beauty and serene white sand beaches. Explore the charming town of Del Carmen and experience the exhilarating surf break at Cloud9, a must-visit for surfing enthusiasts.

For those seeking a scenic beach experience, Pacifico Beach offers an idyllic setting, perfect for relaxation and beach activities. If you’re traveling from Cebu, numerous options, including Cebu Pacific flights, offer convenient travel from Cebu to Siargao. These direct flights to Siargao make the journey hassle-free and enjoyable.

Your customized itinerary can include a variety of trips in Siargao, from exploring the vibrant Surigao City to indulging in the island’s diverse activities. Whether it’s surfing lessons, cave pools exploration, or visiting other tourist attractions, your tour package will be meticulously planned to include all aspects of your journey, including accommodations, transportation, and activities.

By booking with a trusted provider, you can look forward to a seamless and unforgettable Siargao Island experience, knowing that every detail of your trip has been expertly arranged for your enjoyment.

You may also book your Sohoton Cove and Bucas Grande Tours with us.

We also offer Bucas Grande Tours where you’ll get to experience the breathtaking beauty of Sohoton Cove and Blue Lagoon, do spelunking activities, swim with hundreds of friendly, non-sting Jellyfish, and discover hidden lagoons, pristine beaches, and lush tropical landscapes. Our expertly curated tours are designed to provide you with unforgettable experiences and insider access to the island’s best-kept secrets. Book your Sohoton adventure with us!

Got Work and planning to Work from Siargao?

For digital nomads, Siargao island’s tranquil setting is ideal for balancing work with leisure and now meets all the demands of today’s remote professionals.  If you are a digital nomad and you want to work from this paradise island located at the bosom of the Pacific, there’s this map that you can use as a guide on where co-working spaces, restaurants, hotels and resorts and medical and government offices are located. It also details which establishments have solar power and which one have backup power available.

Like Palawan, Boracay and other well-known tourist destinations in the country, Siargao Island has also become the go-to place for digital nomads and online freelancers and so this map made by a fellow work-from-home professional will surely be very useful as you plan your trip.

What Siargao Visitors Have To Say

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Beautiful Tropical Paradise with Surf breaks, great seafood, warm friendly locals & warm waters!

– Charles Nathan Supplice

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Great experience! It’s my 2nd time and can’t get enough….definitely going back!

– Ivan Joseph Nabatar

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Great place to try surfing, rent a scooter and cruise the island, fantastic Sugba Lagoon for snorkeling, canoe, stand up paddle board and diving.

– Shane Gale

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