Siargao Island

Surigao del Norte

Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land area of approximately 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands and islets have ...

similar landforms.

Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait.

One of the best known surfing waves on Siargao and the Philippines, with a worldwide reputation for thick, hollow tubes is "Cloud 9". This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.  Wiki

Siargao Island News

  • No Longer Virgin - The Siargao Island

    Siargao Island has really become popular in the last couple years. In this video I show you what was once VIRGIN in Siargao is now super developed and touristy. We really enjoyed the ropeswing with our local friends though as we explored the entire Siargao Island!

    Accomodation/Tours: (Moonlight Homestay)

  • Filipinos Saved Us In Siargao Island (Feat Steve Yalo Pema Travels)

    We were saved by Filipinos when our scooters broke down in the middle of the jungle! I am so grateful for Filipino Hospitality, these people never stop amazing me! We enjoyed the day at Siargao Wakepark and returned to the hidden ropeswing in Siargao Island!

    Accomodation/Tours: (Moonlight Homestay)

  • Siargao Beyond Surfing And Island Hopping

    Siargao Beyond Surfing And Island Hopping

    Siargao has long been a surfer's dream come true, what with its hang loose vibe and those big mighty waves at Cloud 9.

    Lately, the island has been attracting tourists beyond its usual crowd of surfers and backpackers. While island-hopping is an easy activity to offer the leisurely crowd - not to mention yoga retreats coming aplenty ? those hardly scratch the magical surface of Siargao.

    Enter Bathala Land Tours, a sustainable tour company that aims to promote Siargao's culture without taking from its ecological richness.

    Using a customized, hand-painted jeepney, Bathala will take guest ...

  • 7 Things To Know Before Travelling To Siargao For The First Time

    7 Things To Know Before Travelling To Siargao For The First Time

    Despite all the fuss it's been getting these past few years, Siargao was one of those places I just couldn't picture myself going to. I don't surf. I thought I didn't like being under the sun a lot. And I absolutely despise large crowds. Yet in the blink of an eye - or more specifically, after taking a bus and ferry trip from Davao (my original destination in Mindanao), I found myself in the shores of this mesmerising paradise, solo as usual.

  • Siargao Pilots Juan Effect: CEBs Sustainable Tourism Program

    Siargao Pilots Juan Effect: CEBs Sustainable Tourism Program

    Realizing the expansion of tourism and accessibility for everyone to freely fly, it's not enough for Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) to just carry people from one destination to another. CEB aims to lessen the impact of tourist arrivals through its sustainable program called Juan Effect launched in August 2018. By partnering with government and local stakeholders Juan Effect contributes and raises environmental awareness to local communities and tourist in local destinations. Piloting the program is fast emerging tourist destination, Siargao.

  • Filipino Kids Games On The Beach (Canadian Mindanao)

    There is no better way to have fun in the Philippines than playing some traditional games outdoors! I made it to Siargao Island, and found myself staying at a very nice resort on the coast in Malinao, General Luna. Going for a run along the beach, I stumbled upon a group of Filipino kids and their Kuya playing a unique game in the sand.

    I still don't know the proper name for it... but we came up with a few funny ones!

    This was just a beautiful afternoon spent along the beach in Siargao Island, Mindanao.

    Have you ever played this game before!?

    Mindanao is a beautiful place, and thes ...