Corregidor Island Siargao – The Ultimate Guide

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Corregidor Island Siargao (also known as Casolian Island) is a dreamy tropical island in the south of the Philippines.

On your next visit to Siargao, make sure to jump on an island hopping tour and explore the incredible landscapes and colorful coral reefs that can be found on Corregidor Island Siargao!

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WHERE IS CORREGIDOR ISLAND SIARGAO?

Corregidor Island is located in the south of the Philippines right next door to the more popular island of Siargao.

This tropical paradise is only accessible by boat, which is a 45-minute journey across the channel from General Luna, the main tourist hub in Siargao.

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WHERE TO BOOK A CORREGIDOR TOUR

I booked my Corregidor tour with Secret Spot Hostel. Adi, the owner of the hostel, organizes Corregidor day tours with a private boat and skipper that will take you over to Corregidor Island Philippines for around 1500 pesos.

The tour includes a return boat ride to Corregidor Island, entrance fees, a guide, lunch, drinks, and good times!

Alternatively, you can book a Corregidor Island Tour online in advance with Klook. This tour includes a full day of island-hopping to Corregidor Island, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island. All of this for less than $40 USD.

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MY EXPERIENCE ON THE CORREGIDOR TOUR

At 10 am, my friends and I jumped on our private boat that was waiting on the beach directly in front of the Secret Spot Hostel. The trip over the channel to the island is a 45-minute journey, passing Naked Island and Hanoyoy Island.

The skipper beached the boat on Corregidor Beach, a glistening white sand coastline complemented by a palm tree forest, turquoise water, and a colorful reef. I was in disbelief of how incredibly beautiful this island is before I even stepped foot off the boat.

The first few hours on the Corregidor Island Tour were spent snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, climbing palm trees, and enjoying a freshly cooked barbeque lunch and cold beers.

The local residents of Corregidor Island Siargao offer cooking services on the island, so we handed over our food and they prepared a feast for us all. The cost for the cooks is included in the Corregidor tour price.

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After lunch, we decided to hike to the other side of the island, passing by a palm tree rainforest and a small local village in the center of the island.

There were kids playing basketball, teenagers singing karaoke from their homes, and elderly people watering their gardens. The beautifully slow pace of life on this island is something else!

We continued along a pebbly beach and up a large grass hill, and at the top was one of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever seen.

Coconut palm trees, rolling hills, long grass, herds of water buffaloes, and secluded beaches. I literally felt like I was dreaming… My friends and I were in awe and speechless of what laid in front of our eyes!

See the images below to get an idea of what I am talking about.

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There is so much exploring to do on Corregidor Island Siargao and many awesome spots for photo opportunities.

I sent up my DJI Mavic Pro Drone to get some aerial photos and videos which was the best idea I had all day. The view of the island from the air had me in disbelief that this place exists!

The day was coming to an end so we made our way back to the starting point of our hike, had another quick swim in the ocean, and jumped on board our boat for departure back to Siargao.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO

General Luna is the place to be when it comes to searching for the best places to stay in Siargao! General Luna has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

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. 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 paddleboards, 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 snorkeling, 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 Siargao is just a few minute’s walk away. The villas are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, kitchen, fridge, and stovetop. Perfect for solo travelers 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 on a budget.

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Budget: Secret Spot Siargao

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

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Budget: Balay Hayahay Hostel

Balay Hayahay is a budget-friendly hostel centrally located in General Luna. There are dorm rooms and private rooms available in tee-pee style bamboo huts just a minute walk to the beach. This hostel also features a shared kitchen and chill-out zone with hammocks. The perfect place to stay with friends or for solo travelers.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO

 

AIRBNB SIARGAO

Another option for accommodation in Siargao is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

Use the search box below to find all available Airbnb’s on Siargao Island.

 

 

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BEST SIARGAO TOURS

Siargao Island Hopping Tour

Spend the day island hopping between three tropical islands known as Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, just a short boat trip off the coast of General Luna. All this for less than $30 USD.

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Siargao Land Tour

The Siargao Land Tour is the best way to see the hotspots in one day. Visit the Coconut Tree Viewpoint in the morning, followed by the Palm Tree Rope Swing, Magpupungko Rock Pools, and ending at the famous Sugba Lagoon! All this for less than $30 USD.

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Sohoton Cove Tour

Sohoton Cove is a must-do day trip during your visit! The tour includes a full day of island hopping to Sohoton Cove, Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, with lunch. All this for less than $45 USD.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Corregidor Island Siargao please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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Jonny Melon
Jonny Melon

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2 Comments

  1. Moana
    October 4, 2019 / 4:35 am

    Hi! Is the 1,300 for the Corrigedor Tour is per head? or is it the cost of the boat already that we can just divide with my friends? Thank you!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      October 4, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Hello, 1300 is the cost per person for this tour. Enjoy 🙂

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