Siargao Itinerary – The Ultimate Siargao Travel Guide
As of late, Siargao Island is becoming one of the most popular islands in the Philippines! An island that is completely covered in coconut palm trees and surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters. Siargao Island is more commonly known for its world-class surf breaks, though there are plenty more fantastic things to do in Siargao other than surfing.
I spent 2-weeks exploring this island located in the south of the Philippines and I have put together The Ultimate Siargao Travel Guide mapping out all the must-see spots to add to your Siargao Itinerary.
SIARGAO ITINERARY – TOP 15 THINGS TO DO ON SIARGAO ISLAND
#1 CLOUD 9 SIARGAO
Cloud 9 Siargao is rated as the best surf break in the Philippines and it is one of my favourite things to do in Siargao. Whether you are a die-hard surfer or not, a visit to Cloud 9 on Siargao beach will definitely make your day, especially around sunrise or sunset.
WHERE IS CLOUD 9 SIARGAO
Cloud 9 surf is located on the south-east corner of Siargao island in the Philippines. Cloud Nine surf can be found in the small town of General Luna, the most popular place to stay in Siargao.
From Siargao Airport to Cloud 9 it is approximately a one hour drive. My friends and I jumped in a tuk-tuk directly outside the airport and made our way to General Luna. The tuk-tuk cost us 500 pesos total.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CLOUD NINE SIARGAO
Cloud 9 is home to the ‘Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’, a WSL surf event that occurs every year in the peak of the Siargao surfing season between late September and early October. Each year, professional surfers from around the world compete against each other on the barreling right-hand wave at Cloud 9 Siargao. If you happen to be in Siargao around this time, you can expect big crowds and lots of parties. If you are not a big surfer and don’t like crowds, this wouldn’t be the best time to visit Siargao.
The best time to surf Cloud 9 Siargao is on a mid to high tide. It gets very shallow on low tide and the reef beneath the Cloud 9 wave is very sharp.
When I arrived in General Luna Siargao, the first thing on my Siargao Itinerary was to head straight to the Cloud 9 boardwalk to watch the sunset. A long wooden pier stretches out across the reef which ends at a 3-story viewing platform that overlooks the Cloud 9 wave, a popular Siargao tourist spot.
Cloud 9 – Siargao Itinerary
#2 MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOLS
Magpupungko Siargao is a natural rock pool, best visited on low tide, that can be found on the east coast of Siargao island. Magpupungko is one of the most popular Siargao tourist spots, and it’s easy to see why I have added it to this Siargao Itinerary.
WHERE IS MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOL & HOW TO GET THERE
Magpupungko Siargao is a 45-minute drive from General Luna, the main tourist hub here on Siargao island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAGPUPUNGKO SIARGAO
Magpupungko Rock Pools are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible on low tide when they are exposed. If you arrive at Magpupungko Siargao on a high tide you will not be able to see or even be permitted access to the natural pools for safety reasons. Be sure to time your visit to Magpupungko correctly or you will be disappointed. To check the Magpupungko tide times in advance click HERE.
My friends and I arrived at Magpupungko Rock Pools in the morning and there is a small entrance fee of 50 pesos to visit the Magpupungko Rock Pools.
As Magpupungko is one of the more popular spots on everyone’s Siargao Itinerary, you will most likely be sharing the rock pools with 50 other people. Please don’t be deterred by the busyness of this beautiful location as the Magpupungko Rock Pools are very large and can accommodate for its popularity.
My friends and I spent a couple of hours at Magpupungko Siargao and we enjoyed some cliff jumping, swimming through small caves and exploring the surrounding rocky coastline.
Note, if you are planning to do some cliff jumping at Magpupungko take a pair of reef shoes or old shoes to climb up on to the rock formations as they are very sharp and jagged. The water in the Magpupungko Rock Pools is up to 3 meters deep so you won’t have to worry about hitting the bottom when cliff jumping.
Magpupungko Rock Pools – Things to do in Siargao
#3 TAYANGBAN CAVE POOLS
Tayangban Cave Pool is one of the best inland experiences I had during my visit to Siargao Island. Be sure to add Tayangban Cave Pools to your Siargao Itinerary and discover the unique twin cenotes, bat caves and emerald rock pools on a canyoneering adventure at Tayangban Cave.
WHERE IS TAYANGBAN CAVE
Tayangban Cave is located in Pilar, a small village in the centre of Siargao Island. To get to Tayangban Cave Pool from the popular Siargao tourist spot, General Luna, it is approximately a 30-minute drive in the same direction as Magpupungko Rock Pools.
ARRIVING AT TAYANGBAN CAVE POOL
There is a simple hut at the entrance to Tayangban Cave which acts as the ticket office. Tayangban Cave is managed by the property owners who charge a small fee of 70 pesos to explore Tayangban Cave Pool and this includes a must-have guide.
My friends and I left our bags in the hut under the supervision of the Tayangban Cave staff and we followed our guide down the steps to the entrance of the cave. If you have a dry bag it is possible to take your phone and camera equipment with you, if you don’t have one be prepared for it to get wet. We decided to just take our GoPro Hero waterproof camera with us to capture the adventures at Tayangban Cave Pool.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TAYANGBAN CAVE
We followed our local guide through a tiny crack in the rock and down into the freshwater pools running through the Tayangban Cave. The water was about waist deep and we were aided by our guide who led the way through the darkness with his single torch.
There are anchored ropes and some bamboo structures to help you through some of the deeper sections of the Tayangban Cave Pool. Inside the cave, we could hear the echoing sounds of bats that hung from the ceiling and we spotted ancient stalactites in the shape of ice pinnacles.
After about 15 -minutes canyoneering through the Tayangban Cave, we reached the light at the end of the tunnel which opened up into a unique cenote.
Once we reached the end of Tayangban Cave we followed the way through a small canyon to an incredible emerald green rock pool surrounded by vines and lush trees. There are 2 cliff jumping spots to choose from at the rock pool, one is from a 2-meter high rock and the second is from the cliff edge which is 5-meters high. Check the water first before you jump and ask your guide where you should aim for. The depth of the rock pool is 3-4 meters so the chances of hitting the bottom are slim.
Tayangban Cave Pools – Siargao Itinerary
#4 THE BENT PALM TREE SIARGAO
The bent palm tree in Siargao has gone viral on Instagram since it was discovered in 2017. If you are looking for the ultimate adventure, be sure not to add this epic palm tree rope swing to your Siargao Itinerary.
HOW TO FIND THE BENT PALM TREE SIARGAO
The bent palm tree in Siargao is not at all 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 30-minutes to get to the palm tree rope 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 instafamous bent palm tree poking out over the river that runs through a small village known as Maasin.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE BENT PALM TREE IN SIARGAO
My friends and I arrived at the bent palm tree in Siargao at around 7am and we had this epic spot all to ourselves with no other tourists in sight. A few friendly locals came to greet us and offered their small wooden boats to us to go for a paddle up the river. We paid a local man 150 pesos to use the boat for an hour to get some photos. Jake took the bush track to the base of the bent palm tree in Siargao and swung from the rope multiple times while I was standing back on the road to get the shot.
The river beneath the bent palm tree in Siargao is around 2 meters deep so it’s safe enough to swing and jump without having to worry about hitting the bottom. A group of local kids were showing off their backflips and excited to play with us on the palm tree rope swing in Siargao, which is their everyday playground.
The bent palm tree – Siargao Itinerary
#5 SIARGAO ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
A Siargao Island Hopping tour is a must-do activity on this Siargao Travel Guide. Spend the day island hopping between 3 tropical islands known as Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island, just off the coast from the main tourist hub of General Luna in Siargao.
WHERE TO BOOK A SIARGAO ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
The easiest way to book a Siargao Island Hopping tour is to head to the pier in General Luna, Siargao and find a local Filipino who has a boat. I guarantee before you even have time to park your scooter there will be 10 locals yelling out to you offering Siargao island hopping tours. It’s then a matter of choosing your preferred boat driver and bartering a good price.
My friends and I went down to the General Luna pier at around 7am to organise a boat and driver for our Siargao Island Hopping tour. We picked our guy and bartered the price with him from 1500 pesos down to 1300 pesos, this includes a full-day travelling between Daku Island, Guyam Island and Naked Island. We had a group of 3 people to split the cost of the Siargao island hopping tour between us.
The first stop of the day on the Siargao island hopping tour is Naked Island. The name of this island gives it away, being nothing more than just a tiny naked sandbar in the middle of the ocean with no trees and no other signs of life. Naked Island is surrounded by a colourful reef with some good snorkelling to be had. Other than walking around the island in a matter of minutes and swimming with the fish, there is not much else to do on Naked Island Siargao but it was a good spot to send my DJI Mavic Pro Drone up to get some aerial shots.
Daku island is the next stop on the Island Hopping Siargao itinerary, just a short 20-minute boat ride from Naked Island. Our captain beached the boat on the sandbar at Daku Island and my friends and I were quickly off on foot to explore. There is a 100 peso entrance fee per boat when arriving at Daku Island and the guy collecting monies will be sure to make himself known to you.
Exploring Daku Island was the highlight for me on the Siargao Island Hopping tour. I had so much fun exploring around the island, climbing coconut palms, swimming in turquoise waters and getting some unreal shots on land and in the air. This island is insanely beautiful and I am still now trying to come to terms with the fact that Daku Island actually exists!
The last stop on the Siargao Island Hopping tour is Guyam Island. When I think of the words ‘tropical island’ and ‘paradise’, Guyam Island is a perfect example of that. This tiny little island in the middle of the ocean is covered in a miniature coconut palm tree forest and surrounded by glistening white sand and a shallow, rocky reef.
Siargao Island Hopping Tour – What to do in Siargao
#6 SUGBA LAGOON
A day trip to Sugba Lagoon was one of the top highlights during my 2-week visit to Siargao and making it on to the Siargao Itinerary Guide. The Sugba Lagoon is a popular Siargao tourist spot that offers an unforgettable experience at one of the bluest lagoons I have ever seen!
WHERE IS SUGBA LAGOON SIARGAO & HOW TO GET THERE
Sugba Lagoon Siargao is located on Caob Island, a short 20-minute boat ride from Del Carmen, the main city in Siargao. The drive from General Luna to Del Carmen is approximately 45-minutes.
There are 2 options to get to Sugba Lagoon from General Luna:
In General Luna, you can book a tour via your accommodation or private tour operators to go from General Luna to Sugba Lagoon. This includes return transport from General Luna to Del Carmen and a return boat transfer from the Del Carmen pier to Sugba Lagoon. This option will cost you around 1500 pesos per person.
The cheaper option, the way my friends and I went, is to find your own way from General Luna to Del Carmen on a scooter. When you arrive at the Del Carmen pier there is a ticket office with a set price of 1500 pesos for the entrance fee and the boat transfer to Sugba Lagoon. The boat can fit up to 6 passengers, meaning you can split the cost of the boat. My best advice would be to gather some people in General Luna to join you in advance or alternatively, head to the Del Carmen pier and find a group of people with a spare spot on their boat.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUGBA LAGOON
Sugba Lagoon is open from 8am Monday – Sunday. My friends and I arrived at 8am sharp and we were the first in line at the Del Carmen pier to purchase our tickets for the boat ride over to Sugba Lagoon.
The longtail boat over to Sugba Lagoon Siargao zig-zags in and out of the mangroves and the journey takes approximately 20-minutes. You’ll know when you have arrived when you see a big sign reading ‘Welcome to Sugba Lagoon’ at the entrance to the cove.
We were the first boat to arrive at Sugba Lagoon and we knew we had to be quick to get some photos jumping off the diving board before the crowds started rolling in. There is a floating pontoon house in the middle of Sugba Lagoon which is a base to leave your bags safely and go swimming. We rented a table for 50 pesos and left our bags there while we were off exploring the Sugba Lagoon.
Jake, Jade and I took turns in throwing ourselves off the diving board into Sugba Lagoon. The diving board is not the only point of interest at Sugba Lagoon, there are still a number of other water activities to try. You can rent out kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and bamboo rafts for as little as 300 pesos per hour.
Sugba Lagoon – Siargao Itinerary
#7 SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK
A day trip to Sohoton National Park in Surigao Del Norte is a must-do day trip on your Siargao Itinerary! On one of the last days we had left in Siargao, my friends and I decided to take a boat to the nearby island of Socorro to visit the natural wonders of Sohoton Cove and it turned out to be the biggest and best adventure we had that week.
HOW TO GET TO SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK
The easiest way to book a Sohoton Cove Tour is to head to the pier in General Luna, Siargao and find a local Filipino who has a boat. I guarantee before you even have time to park your scooter there will be 10 locals yelling out to you offering Siargao island hopping tours. It’s then a matter of choosing your preferred boat driver and bartering a good price.
My friends and I pre-organised a boat and driver the day before heading to Sohoton Island for 4500 pesos. We had a group of 6 people to split the cost between us. The following morning we met our boat driver at the General Luna pier at 6am to make the 2-hour boat journey over to Sohoton National Park.
ARRIVING AT SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK
As the boat entered Sohoton Cove we cruised through the Titikan Lagoon before docking at the pier at Sohoton Cove National Park. The water was bluer than I had ever imagined.
There is a ticket office upon arrival to the pier at Sohoton National Park where you’ll have to pay for the entrance fee, safety equipment and additional charges for the smaller boats that will take you on the Sohoton Cave tour. In total, we each paid an additional 530 pesos which included all of the above-mentioned costs.
If you have a drone camera I would recommend sending it up from this spot. I flew my DJI Mavic Pro Drone as soon as I arrived at the pier at the beginning of our Sohoton Cove Tour and captured some aerial shots of the phenomenal surrounding landscapes.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE SOHOTON CAVE TOUR
The first stop inside the Sohoton Nation Park is the Hagukan Cave. This cave was insanely epic, to say the least. To enter the Hagukan Cave we had to jump off the boat and dive down 3 meters, swim under a rock ledge and then swim up into the cave pool on the other side. I had to hold my breath for about 5-10 seconds and my guide led the way into the cave. Once inside it was quite dark and hard to see but then our guides told us to start splashing around and the water started glowing an electric blue colour.
Hagukan Cave – Things to do in Siargao
The next stop on the Sohoton Cave tour is the Magkukuob Cave. This spot was super cool with a 5-meter diving board as the main attraction. To get up to the diving board we had to swim through a small entrance, trek our way through the Magkukuob Cave and exit out of an opening at the top of the cliff. I took some photos of my friends throwing themselves off of the 5-meter cliff jump before joining in on the fun myself.
Makukuob Cave and Diving Board – Siargao Itinerary
The next stop on the Sohoton Cave Siargao Itinerary was the Jellyfish Sanctuary. We were split up into pairs to jump on board a smaller wooden boat with a guide and they paddled us around the corner to the Jellyfish Sanctuary. When we arrived we jumped into the water and spotted dozens of little orange jellyfish bobbing around in the cove. They are safe to touch and they are non-stinging jellyfish.
Jellyfish Sanctuary – Siargao Travel Guide
We jumped back on board the original boat that we arrived on from Siargao and kindly asked our boat captain to take us to Crystal Cave. We cruised across the Titikan Lagoon once again to the opposite side of the bay before tucking into yet another beautiful blue lagoon. Our captain beached the boat at the entrance to the Crystal Cave and we paid a small fee of 100 pesos to enter. It was so dark inside the Crystal Cave that I didn’t manage to take any decent photos, though I can tell you that it was filled with impressive icicle-shaped stalactites and hundreds of bats.
Before leaving Sohoton National Park to make the journey back to Siargao our captain took us across the lagoon to the Club Tara Resort Diving Board. The resort looked abandoned with no other tourists in sight and only a few local Filipino’s hanging out on the deck. Our captain anchored the boat and we swam over to the 5-m diving board, that is attached to the resort, where we spent a good hour throwing ourselves over the edge, one by one.
Club Tara Resort Diving Board – Siargao Itinerary
After the copious amounts of fun we had on the diving board we found a dirt trail that leads behind the resort and over a small ridge to Titikan Lake. It is definitely worth checking out as the hike to the lake only takes 5 minutes and it was the quietest and most peaceful spot we had discovered that day.
Titikan Lake – Things to do in Siargao
Our Sohoton National Park Tour came to an end and we jumped back on board our boat for the 2-hour journey back to Siargao. On the cruise back, the last rays of sun painted the sky bright orange and I couldn’t have imagined a better ending to a perfect day!
Drone shot of Sohoton National Park – Siargao Itinerary
#8 CORREGIDOR ISLAND TOUR
Corregidor Island, also known as Casolian Island, is a dreamy tropical island only 45-minutes by boat from Siargao. Make sure to add the Corregidor tour to your Siargao Itinerary and explore the incredible landscapes and colourful coral reefs that this location has to offer.
WHERE TO BOOK A CORREGIDOR TOUR
I booked my Corregidor tour with Secret Spot Siargao Hostel. Adi, the owner of the hostel, organisers Corregidor day tours with a private boat and skipper that will take you over to Corregidor Island Philippines for only 1,300 pesos. This is far cheaper than any other boat company in General Luna. The tour includes a return boat ride to Corregidor Island, entrance fees, a guide, lunch, drinks and good times!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE CORREGIDOR TOUR
At 10am, my friends and I jumped on our private boat that was waiting on the beach directly in front of the Secret Spot Siargao Hostel. The trip over the channel to Corregidor 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 complimented by a palm tree forest, turquoise water and a colourful 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 tour were spent snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, climbing palm trees and enjoying a freshly cooked barbeque lunch and cold beers. The local residents of Corregidor 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.
After lunch, a hike to the other side of the island is included in the Corregidor tour. My friends and I followed our guide into the palm tree rainforest, passing by the only village on 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!
The hike on Corregidor day tour continued along a pebbly beach and up a large grass hill, and at the top was one of the most majestic and interesting landscapes I have ever seen. Coconut palm trees, rolling hills, long grass, water buffaloes and secluded beaches. I literally felt like I was dreaming… My friends and I were in awe and speechless of what we had discovered.
Corregidor Island – Siargao Itinerary
#9 PACIFICO BEACH
Pacifico Beach Siargao is a cruisey surf town with white sand beaches, tropical palm trees and A-class surf breaks on the north-eastern tip of Siargao Island. Make the drive away from the popular Siargao tourist spot, General Luna, and enjoy some peace and quiet among the tropical paradise of Pacifico Beach.
WHERE IS PACIFICO BEACH SIARGAO
Pacifico Beach is located on the north-eastern coastline of Siargao Island. Pacifico Beach is approximately a 1-hour drive from the main tourist hub of General Luna. Follow the Siargao Circumferential Rd and you won’t get lost.
In my opinion, you don’t want to go directly to Pacifico Beach as there are so many awesome locations worth stopping at along the way. If you leave early enough from General Luna you can make a big adventure day out of it. See the list below for a one-day Siargao itinerary of things to do and see on the way to Pacifico Beach:
- Sunrise viewpoint at the palm tree rainforest
- Palm tree road
- The bent palm tree rope swing in Siargao
- Tayangban cave pool
- Magpupungko rockpools
- Pacifico beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PACIFICO BEACH SIARGAO
The village at Pacifico Beach is a sleepy surf town nestled beneath a coconut palm tree rainforest. This small coastal town in Siargao’s north is the perfect spot to surf, eat, sleep and repeat!
Pacifico Beach is one of the best Siargao surf spots on the island. Many surfers flock here to surf the A-class reef breaks just a short paddle out from the shoreline. There are a small handful of surf breaks at Pacifico Beach Siargao, all within a couple of minutes walk from each other. Take your pick of left-hand or right-hand waves that are best surfed on mid to low tides.
Pacifico Beach – What to do in Siargao
#10 SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
Secret Beach Siargao, also known as Guiwan Beach, is one of my favourite beaches on Siargao island and a must-see location on your Siargao Itinerary. 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!
HOW TO FIND SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SECRET BEACH SIARGAO (GUIWAN BEACH)
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. 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 Itinerary
#11 DOOT BEACH SIARGAO
Doot Beach Siargao is one of my favourite chill spots on the island and a must-see spot on your Siargao Itinerary. Doot Beach is one of the least touristy locations in Siargao, surprisingly only a 10-minute drive from the more popular Siargao tourist spot, General Luna.
Doot Beach Siargao is a 10-minute drive south-east of General Luna. Follow the coastal road right to the end and this is where Doot Beach can be found.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DOOT BEACH SIARGAO
The drive down to Doot Beach Siargao is a scenic journey down a dirt trail lined with coconut palm trees. When you reach the end of the road you’ll see a sign reading ‘private property.’ We visited Doot Beach with a local Filipino who knew the property owner and said it was completely fine to access Doot Beach Siargao as long as we took all of our rubbish away with us and left only footprints.
My friends and I spent a couple of hours exploring the unique Doot Beach Siargao. Palm trees are dotted around the beach perfect for climbing to the top for a fresh coconut, small boats lay in the bay, relaxing and secluded swimming areas can be found as well as an impressive mangrove forest across the freshwater river.
When we visited Doot Beach Siargao there happened to be a local Filipino taking a dip in the ocean next to his boat. We asked him if he would kindly take us over to the small canals between the mangroves and he happily did so. For a 30-minute boat ride, he only asked for 150 pesos. Doot Beach Siargao is best visited on high-tide and it is also an incredible location to watch the sunset.
Doot Beach – Siargao Travel Guide
#12 SUNRISE VIEWPOINT AT THE PALM TREE FOREST
The sunrise viewpoint overlooking the Sea of Palms is a must-see location to add to your Siargao Itinerary. My friends and I stumbled across this incredible viewpoint as we made our way towards the Instafamous Palm Tree Road and the Palm Tree Rope Swing on Siargao Island. We were stopped in our tracks when we arrived at this insanely beautiful viewpoint to witness an unforgettable sunrise and foggy mist settling in over the Palm Tree Forest.
WHERE TO FIND THE SUNRISE VIEWPOINT
The Sea of Palms sunrise viewpoint is approximately a 30-minute drive from General Luna in the direction of Pacifico Beach. I guarantee you won’t miss it as you come around a sharp bend on the Siargao Circumferential Rd that opens up to this elevated viewpoint above the coconut palm tree forest.
Sunrise viewpoint at the Sea of Palms – What to do in Siargao
#13 THE INSTAFAMOUS PALM TREE ROAD ON SIARGAO
Siargao Island has countless amounts of palm tree lined roads but there is one road, in particular, that is Instafamous and makes for the ultimate photo. This spot is best shot with a Mavic Pro 2 Drone Camera to capture the surrounding landscape. Regardless if you have a drone or not, the Palm Tree Road Siargao is still one of the most photogenic locations on the island and a definite addition to the Siargao Itinerary.
WHERE TO FIND THE PALM TREE ROAD ON SIARGAO
The Instafamous Palm Tree Road is located on the Siargao Circumferential Rd, 30-seconds down the road from the Palm Tree Forest Sunrise Rise Viewpoint and approximately 2-minutes before the Bent Palm Tree Siargao. If you are heading here from General Luna, it is a 30-minute drive.
The Instafamous Palm Tree Road – Things to do in Siargao
#14 NATURAL JACUZZI POOL ON HANOYOY ISLAND
The Natural Jacuzzi Pool on Hanoyoy Island is up there with one of my favourite locations to visit and I had to add it to this Siargao Travel Guide. It is a spot that isn’t very well known but it is equally as beautiful as some of the more popular locations on the Siargao Itinerary.
The Natural Jacuzzi pools on Hanoyoy Island are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible on low tide when they are exposed. My friends and I spent a couple of hours sunbaking and swimming in the Natural Jacuzzi Pool on Hanoyoy Island.
HOW TO GET TO HANOYOY ISLAND
The only way to get to Hanoyoy Island is to walk across the reef from the Siargao mainland on low-tide. The best entrance point to walk across the reef is directly in front of Bayud Boutique Resort, which can be found on Google Maps. You can also check when low-tide is on Siargao Island before heading over to Hanoyoy Island by clicking HERE.
Natural Jacuzzi Pool – Siargao Itinerary
#15 SANTA MONICA PIER
Santa Monica Pier is one the best things to do in Siargao! Head north to watch the sunset at Santa Monica Pier as it is one of few worthy locations that faces west to be able to watch the sun drop behind the horizon overlooking the Dinigat Sound Ocean. The Santa Monica Pier stretches approximately 500m out off-the Siargao mainland and it’s an awesome spot to send up the Mavic Pro 2 Drone Camera to get some aerial shots.
WHERE IS SANTA MONICA PIER
Santa Monica Pier is located on the north-west tip of Siargao Island. From the main Siargao tourist spot of General Luna, it is a 50km drive that takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. If you are heading to Santa Monica Pier from Pacifico Beach it is a short 30-minute drive.
Santa Monica Pier – Siargao Itinerary
BEST TIME TO VISIT SIARGAO
The peak tourist season in Siargao is in the dry season which is between the months of March and October. The off-peak season in Siargao is during the wet season which is generally between November and February. For surfers visiting Siargao Island the best months for surfing is during the swell season which is August through to November.
SIARGAO TRANSPORTATION – GETTING AROUND
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 Siargao 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.
General Luna is the place to be when it comes to visiting Siargao. I based myself at the Secret Spot Siargao Hostel, a 40-minute drive to Tayangban Cave Pool.
Adi, the owner of the hostel, is a yoga teacher and seasoned traveller who has set up this eco-friendly accommodation that welcomes anyone and everyone to stay during their visit to the beautiful Siargao Philippines.
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, daily activities and hanging hammocks in the garden.
For all other Siargao accommodation options, you can browse Booking.com to find something else that best suits you.
Corregidor Island Tour – Siargao Itinerary
I hope this Siargao Itinerary – The Ultimate Siargao Travel Guide finds you well and if you have any questions about Siargao Island please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Happy Adventuring 🙂