THE BENT PALM TREE IN SIARGAO – PHILIPPINES

THE BENT PALM TREE IN SIARGAO – PHILIPPINES

The bent palm tree in Siargao has gone viral on Instagram since it was discovered on the Maasin River in 2017. If you are looking for the ultimate adventure, be sure not to miss out on this epic palm tree swing in Siargao.

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HOW TO FIND THE BENT PALM TREE SIARGAO

The bent palm tree in Siargao is not hard to find BUT it can be easily missed.

From the popular Siargao tourist spot, General Luna, it is a 17km drive that takes around thirty minutes to get to the Siargao swing.

As soon as you get to the bright red Maasin Bridge stop here and don’t go any further. From the red bridge, you’ll be able to spot the Insta-famous palm tree poking out over the Maasin River Siargao.

The Maasin Secret River runs off the nearby mountains and weaves its way downstream through a small village known as Maasin.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE BENT PALM TREE SIARGAO

My friends and I arrived at the coconut swing Siargao at around 7am and we had this epic spot all to ourselves with no other tourists in sight.

A few friendly locals from Maasin village came to greet us and offered us their small wooden boats to go for a paddle up the Maasin River Siargao. So we paid the local man 150 pesos to use his boat for an hour to get some photos of the Siargao river swing.

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My buddy Jake took the bush track located on the right-hand side of the Maasin River to reach the base of the bent palm Siargao and Jade paddled out on the wooden boat.

Jake swung from the bent coconut tree Siargao multiple times while I was standing back on the Maasin Bridge to shoot photos. After many attempts, we managed to get the shot we were after!

The Maasin River beneath the rope swing Siargao is around two meters deep so it’s safe enough to swing and jump without having to worry about hitting the bottom.

During our visit, a group of local kids were showing off their backflips and were overly excited to play with us on the palm tree rope swing in Siargao, which is their everyday playground.

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR THE BENT PALM SIARGAO

The Siargao Circumferential Rd will lead you to a number of awesome locations nearby to the bent coconut tree in Siargao.

See the list below for an awesome one-day Siargao itinerary of things to see and do in this order:

SIARGAO TRANSPORTATION

The best way to get around Siargao island is on a scooter. The cost for a scooter rental is around 300-400 pesos per day or for a monthly rental you’ll get a cheaper rate of 200-300 pesos per day. Most accommodations will be more than happy to help you to organise a scooter rental for your time spent on Siargao island.

Petrol can be found on the side of the road out the front of small local houses/businesses in the majority of the main villages on Siargao. Petrol is sold in 1-litre glass bottles for 60 pesos per bottle.

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 SIARGAO ACCOMMODATION

General Luna is the place to be when it comes to visiting Siargao! General Luna has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay in Siargao to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travellers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Nay Palad Hideaway Villas

  • Nay Palad Hideaway offers the perfect ‘island resort vibe’ that you may be seeking for your visit to Siargao. Choose either a sea view or a garden view luxurious room, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy your very own private palm tree fringed beach! On top of this, resort guests can make use of the complimentary paddle boards, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles and even jump on board an island hopping tour.

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Luxury: Isla Cabana Resort

  • An awesome 4-star resort located in General Luna on the beachfront. Isla Cabana boasts an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sun terrace that looks out over the Pacific Ocean. These private villas come fitted with king-sized beds, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge and sitting area. Book a treatment at the in-house spa or make use of the free activities available such as snorkelling, kayaking, fishing or cycling.

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Mid Range: Sunset Bay Beach Villas

  • Sunset Bay provides beachside villas that are comfortable and peaceful, overlooking the Philippine Sea. The famous Cloud 9 surf break is just a few minutes walk away. The villas are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, kitchen, fridge and stove top. Perfect for solo travellers or couples.

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Mid Range: Kokai Resort

  • Nestled within lush gardens, you’ll get the ultimate jungle vibes here at Kokai Resort. There is a sun terrace, in-house restaurant, free wifi and motorbike rental available. Kokai Resort has both dorms and private bungalows on offer, perfect for those who are travelling on a budget.

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Budget: Secret Spot Siargao

  • I personally stayed at Secret Spot Siargao and I can’t recommend this place enough. The Secret Spot Siargao Hostel features an upstairs dormitory with 20 comfortable beds, downstairs bathrooms, spacious living area, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor chill zone, free wifi and hanging hammocks in the garden.

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