Secret Beach Siargao, also known as Guiwan Beach, is one of my favourite beaches on Siargao island. A short 15-minute drive south of the more popular Siargao tourist spot, General Luna, is this tucked away slice of paradise waiting to be discovered!

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From General Luna, head south-east along Malinao-Union Rd towards Dapa Town. At first, the road leads inland and then back down the mountain to the coast road and this is where Secret Beach Siargao can be found.

We got lost a couple of times trying to find the turnoff for Secret Beach Siargao until a local man driving past stopped to point us in the right direction. Also, if you see some other people with surfboards heading in the same direction, follow them as they will most likely know where Secret Beach Siargao is.

I took a photo of the tiny little sign that is nailed to a palm tree at the entrance to Secret Beach Siargao (Guiwan Beach), so keep a sharp eye out for this along Union Rd. If you hit Dapa town you’ve gone too far.

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachThe entrance to Secret Beach Siargao (Guiwan Beach)

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachSurfing at Secret Beach Siargao



It’s 10-minute easy trek from the main road down to the shoreline at Guiwan Beach. We parked our scooters on the side of the road and followed the dirt trail that threads between a forest of tall coconut palm trees, eventually ending at the beautiful Secret Beach Siargao.

We threw down a rug on the sand, waxed up the surfboards and paddled out. There wasn’t much swell around on this day but it was so refreshing to jump in the crystal clear water at Secret Beach Siargao. When there is swell, there are 2 right-hand point breaks at Guiwan Beach, more suited for longboarding.

After a surf, Jake climbed one of the palm trees on Secret Beach Siargao and harvested us all a coconut each! The palm trees have foot holes cut into the sides of their trunks making them quite easy to climb if you are willing to scale one to the top for a fresh coconut.

We spent a couple hours at Secret Beach Siargao exploring the coastline, drinking coconuts and then witnessing an unforgettable sunset over the horizon.

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachTrekking through the palm tree forest to Secret Beach Siargao – Guiwan Beach

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachArriving at Secret Beach Siargao

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachFresh coconuts down on Guiwan Beach

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachSunset at Secret Beach Siargao


General Luna is the place to be when it comes to visiting Siargao. This week I based myself at the Secret Spot Siargao Hostel, a 15-minute drive to Secret Beach Siargao.

Adi, the owner of the hostel, is a yoga teacher and seasoned traveller who has set up this eco-friendly accommodation to welcomes anyone and everyone to stay during their visit to the beautiful Siargao Island.

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.

I felt right at home during my stay at Secret Spot Siargao and I can’t recommend this place enough. Click HERE to check availability and book in advance.

For all other Siargao accommodation options, you can browse to find something else that best suits you.


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.

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiwan beach siargao, guiwan beachSecret Beach Siargao

secret beach siargao, siargao beach, guiyan beach siargao, guiyan beachWaiting for waves at Secret Beach Siargao


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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Secret Beach Siarago (Guiwan Beach) please leave me a comment below!

Happy Adventuring 🙂

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