Surigao del Norte News
Plan to have a quick vacation? Siargao is the place to be for adventure lovers like me. You can do so much in one day.
Featured spots in Siargao:
- General Luna
- Sugba Lagoon
I was turning 30 in one of the loveliest islands of the Philippines. I had a beautiful AirBnB booked, island hopping plans to bask in the gorgeous sun, a travel buddy from Australia coming to meet me, and a whole lot of adventure laid out for myself. It was the perfect birthday week planned out and I had it all it was a balance between the comfortable and the humble life. It was perfect and it was gonna beautiful. But Ive never felt so alone.
Siargao has been a goal of mine for the last few years. Two things that hindered me from going were the expensive flights, and the fact that I thought it was only for surfing (don?t get me wrong, I enjoy attempting to surf, I am just daunted learning in waters amongst expert surfers). Finally this year, a spur of the moment decision led me to purchase the not-so-cheap flight tickets. To be fair, there were cheaper options, but this would entail a long bus ride and ferry ride, and I wanted to spend as much time as I could in Siargao so I opted for a semi-direct flight with a stopover in Cebu.
Siargao Island is known as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, but you don't need to be a surfer to enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural attractions on the island. So where is this hidden gem, you ask? Good question. Siargao is located 800 kilometers southeast of Philippines' capital Manila. It belongs to the province of Surigao del Norte, situated at the northeastern tip of Mindanao. Perfect white beaches, enchanting lagoons, caves, sand bars, coral reefs, bizarre rock formations, exotic wildlife, endless rice fields, waterfalls, a large mangrove forest reserve. and so much more. Siarg ...
The Magpupungko Pools near the town of Pilar are natural pools between the rocks and reefs right at the beach, which are only completely visible in low tide, when the water level is low enough to expose the surrounding rock, so make sure you plan your trip and check for low tides before.
Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island have always been the three gems on any, and all, Siargao Island Hopping Itinerary. Their peachy white sands and glistening waters are enough to convince anyone on the bigger island to get on the next boat that?s going there.