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

  • My First Solo Travel, Siargao Island Philippines

    My First Solo Travel, Siargao Island Philippines

    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 ...

  • Eco-kindness Workshop

    Eco-kindness Workshop

    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 ...

  • Philippine Pygmy Squirrel Exilisciurus Concinnus

    Philippine Pygmy Squirrel Exilisciurus Concinnus

    We spotted this Philippine pygmy squirrel climbing a coconut tree near our front porch very early this morning. Found only in the Mindanao Faunal Region this endemic species is also called the Mindanao pygmy squirrel. Locally it?s known as ?buot?.

    The Philippine pygmy squirrel feeds on insects and their larvae and also the moss that grows abundantly on trees in this humid climate. They seem to be especially fond of ripe guavas, too.

    Widespread and abundant within its range, this pygmy squirrel?s conservation status is ?Least Concern?.

    Edit: The squirrel came back the next day, too. Th ...

  • Siargao Island Philippines Surfing Stimpys

    Join along on the trek to Stimpy's wind protected surf spot during an average wintertime swell in Siargao island. The road to Stimpy's motorbike and panga style. Enjoy!

  • Reeling In The Big One

    Reeling In The Big One

    In 2007, Bong Castillo, a Filipino-American angler from Cebu, presented Francisco Lalo Matugas, then a congressman, an idea to make Siargao, particularly the small quaint town of Pilar, a venue for a game fishing tournament.

    A sports enthusiast, Matugas gamely accepted the idea.

    He convened three of the nation's top sports fishing clubs ??" the Philippine Game Fishing Foundation, the Philippine Sports Fishing Club and the Silver Jack Fishing Club of Manila ??" and along with then Pilar mayor Lucio Gonzales, they organized and turned the simple concept into a big event.

    It was so big t ...

  • Environmental Fees To Be Collected In Siargao Islands Tourist Sitess

    Environmental Fees To Be Collected In Siargao Islands Tourist Sitess

    The government is set to impose environmental fees on tourist destinations in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.

    The environmental fees' collection is focused on hotels, resorts, inns and other tourism business establishments.

    Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of Siargao Islands Protected Landscapes and Seascapes and local chief executives made this pronouncement after their meeting held in Dapa, Siargao Island on Wednesday (May 3).

    They said the collected environmental fees will improve several infrastructu ...