Surigao del Norte News
Six days and five nights in the zen island and the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. So many things to check out from the book — from swimming with sting-less jellyfishes to surfing, the island life is for real.
Oh Siargao, where do I start… I can't believe my most awaited trip is over but i'm excited to share with you guys how beautiful Siargao is love!
At the northeastern tip of Mindanao lies this beautiful Island of Siargao, also known as the surfing capital of the Philippines. From Manila we took the first flight out to Cebu and from Cebu to Siargao. Flights to Siargao could be pretty pricey but with patience and luck, you can get a good deal. I booked mine early this year and I got Manila-Cebu-Siargao and back for P3,914 (80USD) all in with Cebu Pacific. We spent 4 days in Siargao and i'm te ...
Had a blast at one of my most favorite cities in the world- SIARGAO! In this magical island, the stories are funnier, wind is saltier, food is tastier and life is just good.
Siargao Island is truly an amazing place! I actually spent almost a week on this beautiful island off the Northeastern Coast of Mindanao. But this short video is just two small parts of my trip...
I am a horrible surfer, but a young up and coming pro Marama took me out and helped me catch a wave!
Also in this video you will see me heading out for a little island hopping fun and a little bit of "raw squid eating".
One day at a time, One wave and island at a time... #BecomingFilipino
Most tourists and backpackers I've met are familiar with Mindanao's captivating beauty, however, most are reluctant to explore it because of our island's reputation. Having spent most of my childhood in Mindanao where my Dad works, I can say that traveling here is not as scary as people purport. As with any other country or city, it's always best to be on guard and to do your research beforehand. Being friends with locals and LGUs helps as well, you'll be privy to secret spots, deals, and other tidbits that will make your stay more interesting.
So anyway, I flew to my hometown in Cabadbaran ...
As much as I hate waking up extra early for work, early mornings at the beach is an entirely different story. The play of colors, the gentle breeze, the crashing waves, and the smell of saltwater is enough to get me out of bed to watch the sunrise.
So on our last day I woke up at 5:00 am and headed to Cloud 9 which was only a mere 5-minute walk from my hotel.
Cloud 9 is ranked as one of top 8 best surf spots around the world. And with waves averaging 7 ft., there is no surprise it is regularly flocked by surfers and tourists alike. The added charm of Siargao is the fact that it's not eas ...