Siargao Island Travel Guide (Itinerary + Expenses)

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Siargao Island Travel Guide | How To Get There, Itinerary, Expenses, Tourist Spots, What To Do, Best Time To Go, Where To Stay, Siargao Tour Package

About Siargao Island

Siargao Island looks like a tear drop in the middle of the Philippine Sea and it is covered by one of the largest mangrove forest reserves within the Mindanao region. The entire island is surrounded by coral reefs and lots of marine life that swims around those reefs, as well as the massive sandbar.

Siargao Island continuously captivating visitors because of its welcoming vibe and chill island life. The island is a brilliant illustration of sustainable tourism with the business, luxury, and budget hotels, and numerous activities that everyone wishes for the best holiday. The island has been cast a ballot as the best island in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler.

Where to Stay in Siargao

Bulan Villas Siargao

Bulan Villas Siargao is situated in the center of General Luna town Siargao Island. A family-owned and family-run boutique bed and breakfast. You will be able to feel and see the traditional Siargao architecture. The villa was constructed with the local wounds and leaves “nipa” and “cogon.”

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Address: Tourism Road, Brgy. Catangnan, General Luna, Siargao Islands
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM | Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Children are not allowed.
  • The minimum age for check-in is 18.
  • Pets are not allowed.

HOW TO BOOK:

  • Room Rate: starts at 2,000/night (2 pax)
  • Book Bulan Villas Siargao: Agoda | Booking.com

Where to Eat in Siargao

There are several eateries, cafes and restaurants within General Luna. Eateries or karinderya offers affordable meals for only 50 php. You may also check out this list of best cafes in Siargao.

Siargao Tourist Spots

There are many islands nearby, so it is possible for everyone to add a little island hopping to their Siargao Itinerary. While you can take a Siargao tour or two, it is fairly easy to get to many of the Siargao tourist spots on your own.

Daku Island

There are three islands that are the most popular surrounding Siargao and they are Daku, Naked, and Guyam. Daku Island happens to be the largest of them all and it is mostly known for its soft sandy beaches. Not too many people live on this island, so it never really seems crowded. While time can be spent relaxing on the beach, you may also want to consider doing a little kayaking, snorkeling, or surfing out in the water.

Naked Island

Every Siargao itinerary should have a stop at Naked Island on it, so make sure you plan to see this amazing island during your vacation. This island has absolutely nothing on it, so do not think you can hang out in the shade anywhere. Instead, jump in the water, swim around the sandbar, and enjoy the sun before it sets in the sky.

Guyam Island

Guyam Island is the one that feels the most like paradise, so you may want to choose this island if you are short on time and cannot see them all. This island has a very remote feel and you can walk from one side to the other in a minute or less. There are plenty of coconut trees and someone on the island will grab one for you for a fee.

Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island is a little further away than the other three islands mentioned above, but that doesn’t mean you should skip this beautiful destination. The best thing to do on this island is to walk to the center and then climb up to the summit of the hill. From this vantage point, you will have the opportunity to see charming coves hiding underneath the cliffs, as well as coconut trees covering the nearby hills.

Kawhagan Island

It is best to visit Kawhagan Island when the tide is low, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have an incredible experience when the tide is higher. During low tide, you can easily walk out to the sandbar and look back towards the island to see the huts lining the sandy shoreline. It is best to grab a beer, or a coconut, before heading back to Siargao for the night.

Maasin River

Maasin River never used to be a popular destination within Siargao, but that changed once people started to post pictures of its beauty on Instagram. If you are adventurous, you will want to take a turn on the coconut tree swing and drop into the water afterwards. If you do not want to take a turn on the swing, you can simply relax on the riverbanks and take lots of pictures to remind you of this fantastic destination when you return home.

Coconut Road

Coconut Road is the road that is photographed the most often in Siargao. However, when you are on it and taking pictures, you must use extreme caution. The reason for this is there have been multiple accidents with all the cars and motorbikes speeding along the road and hitting unsuspecting pedestrians.

Sugba Lagoon

One of the most popular things to do in Siargao is visit Sugba Lagoon. The lagoon is within a four-thousand-hectare sanctuary and you can spend hours there kayaking, paddleboarding, floating on a bamboo raft, and even snorkeling. There is a diving board in the main area where tourists go, but it can become very crowded as the day goes on. Therefore, it is best to do this activity as soon as you arrive early in the day.

Magpupungko Rock Pools

The Magpupungko Rock Pools are one of the best things to do in Siargao and this is evident from the amount of people you will find there when you decide to visit. While there are many larger rock pools, there are also a few small rock pools in this area. If you are lucky, you can sit in one of the smaller ones and have it all to yourself. Otherwise, you will need to share one of the larger rock pools with all the others who are there to relax with you.

Siargao Mountain View

If you are looking for the perfect picture when planning your Siargao itinerary, you must make time for the Siargao Mountain View. Simply look out at the tops of all the coconut trees from the coconut plantation that seem to meet the clouds above.

Cloud 9 Surfing Area

You do not need to be a surfer in order to enjoy the ambiance at the Cloud 9 Surfing Area. However, if you do love to surf, you will appreciate the waves in this part of Siargao. Begin your time at Cloud 9 with a walk along the wooden walkway and then jump in the water to swim and surf until your heart’s content. When you are finished, simply relax on the sand until the sun sets all the way.

Doot Beach

Doot Beach is not too far from General Luna and it is very easy to get there. The best part about this beach is not too many tourists know about it, so you will have the entire area to yourself. There is a secluded swimming area that you can use, but most of your time will be spent on the sand as you relax and let your worries drift away.

These are the best things to do in Siargao and you must place them on your Siargao itinerary when you are planning your vacation there. You won’t regret one minute of your vacation on Siargao Island unless you forget to plan a trip to one of these fabulous destinations.

Siargao Tour Package

Tri-Island Tour

Destinations:

  • Daku Island
  • Guyam Island
  • Naked Island

*with sidetrip to secret island if possible

Rates & Inclusions: 1,199 PHP/pax

  • Lunch
  • Life Vest
  • Tour guide
  • All permits
  • Boat transfers
  • Tables & chairs rental
  • Free resort pick-up & drop-off

Land Tour

Destinations:

  • Maasin River
  • Rope Swing
  • Coconut Road
  • Sugba Lagoon
  • Magpupungko Rock Pools
  • Siargao Mountain View

Rates & Inclusions: 1,599 PHP/pax

  • Life Vest
  • Tour guide
  • All permits
  • Boat transfers
  • Tables & chairs rental
  • Free resort pick-up & drop-off

Sohoton + Tri-island Tour

Destinations:

  • Naked Island
  • Daku Island
  • Guyam Island
  • Bucas Grande
  • Sohoton Cove
  • Hagukan Cove
  • Cliff Jump Area
  • Jelly Fish Sanctuary

Rates & Inclusions: 1,999 PHP/pax
* Plus 150 PHP/pax for foreigners

  • Lunch
  • Life Vest
  • Tour guide
  • All permits
  • Land and boat transfers
  • Tables & chairs rental

Corregidor Tri-Island Tour

Destinations:

  • Corregidor Island
  • Daku Island
  • Guyam Island
  • Naked Island

Rates & Inclusions: 1,699 PHP/pax

  • Lunch
  • Life Vest
  • Tour guide
  • All permits
  • Land and boat transfers
  • Tables & chairs rental

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1 comment

MyLine June 26, 2020 - 6:34 pm

Me and my friends were planning a trip to Siargao Island this summer but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our plans are to be moved next year. Although our plan was cancelled, it’s still not too late to know more about our planned trip as we really like to go and savour Siargao as popular as it is to tourists. Thanks for all of the valuable pieces of information above! I really learned a lot, especially in the aspect of budget or financial planning. Hopefully next year summer in 2021, we can pursue our canceled trip.

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