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 ...
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
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Siargao boasts spectacular seascape and landscape, a haven for nature-lovers who are tired of chaotic urban life and want to experience a laid-back island vibe. Branded as the countrys surfing capital, it offers unparalleled waves making it a go-to destination for surfers from across the globe.
The islands tourism industry has unprecedentedly skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. But while its taking off, tourism stakeholders on cloud nine need to take part in nature conservation, so they wont be drowned by a wave of insurmountable environmental problems being experienced by Boracay an ...
The officials and technical men of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday started their "on the ground" inventory and validation of all emerging tourism sites in northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region to avert a similar problem in Boracay.
All provincial and community environment and natural resources officers (PENROs and CENROs) spread all over the region will formulate management and development plans in their respective jurisdictions, particularly the towns that are maintaining tourism spots.
They also started coordinating with the local officials and oth ...
Single-use plastic bags are no longer allowed in this town, the first to do so in the entire Surigao del Norte.
The municipal council approved the ban in late February, amid mounting calls from local conservationists.
Eladio Napil, officer-in-charge of Pilar Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office explained that plastic is not biodegradable, an eyesore and especially harmful to sensitive marine ecosystems. He said plastic materials are destroying the environment of the towns coastal areas.
"The towns goal is to discourage single-use bags and encourage the use of reusable ba ...
Work gets underway to ensure that food security is attained in Siargao, one of the most pristine islands in the Philippines.
Leading the efforts are Marinduque-based social enterprise AGREA and United States conservation group RARE two internationally acclaimed organizations known for their advocacy in promoting agriculture and fishery conservation. They are teaming up with the different local governments of Siargao to ensure that the world famous island will be self-sustainable in terms of its food and fishery supplies amid the growing number of tourists visiting the island all year round. ...
I always find it in my heart to go out with a group or at least with someone whom I know thats the kind of traveler I was until I met a swiss solo traveler named Sarah Gysler. She inspired me to go out of my comfort zone and stop being so afraid of everything. Im a worrier I admit plus I guess its in the Filipino culture where we travel in packs. As I peruse the web for beautiful destinations where I can undertake my first solo travel, I came across this island named Siargao in the province of Surigao del Norte. This little island is known to be the surfing capital of the Philippines! As passi ...
During the month of July, 2017, Nature Kids educated 1348 kids the importance of "eco-kindness". Together with the zero waste program "Basura sa Kalikasan" in General Luna Elementary School each students was learned not to do littering and most important - what they can do instead!
In each workshop we did the following things:
Interactive talk why we should not throw plastic in nature & how long time each item takes to compose in nature.
We are so happy and proud to announce that each classroom in General Luna Elementary school is now part of a daily segregation routine.
The idea ...