Reminds a bit of sohoton but way easier to get to. Caob lagoon is located at the municipality of Del Carmen, about 10k past the airport. Its a hidden lagoon inside a small island that is only reachable with boat, and best during high tide. Inside the lagoon there is a huge cobo (philippino rest house) built that is for anyone to use, for a small fee of course. A perfect place to hang out for a day, cook some food, snorkel and so on.
There is one place on Siargao where they have set up a beach volleyball net and its at Kawili resort in General Luna. Just between the bar and the beach so perfect location for exercise, swimming and drinks! lol The beach there is the best in and around G.L
Siargao is mostly known for its superb surfing. From the fast break cloud 9 to the more mellow longboard wave at daku island, this is the perfect place for experianced and beginners alike. Every year billabong hosts the siargao international surf competition here, usually starts off in middle september and is not to be missed. The best surf here is between sep-dec but during the rain season jan-march the many tropical storms off the coast deliver huge swell so even then the waves are good.
We just had a great day riding caribou at the back hills of general luna here on siargao. Got the idea when a friend's birthday came up and wanted to do something different. We hired 5 caribou with driver, two people on each, a wagon filled with beet and off we went. So far the most fun I had here on siargao.
Tiktikan Lake is part of another Sohoton Tour together with Crystal Cave. Entrance fee is P10 per head. For boating, you have to pay P5. You can take the boat to the other side & be guided on foot inland. The lake is huge but we didn't stay long for the long trip back to General Luna. It's best to leave early to avoid the strong waves.
Visiting Crystal Cave is part of another tour in Sohoton together with the Tiktikan Lake. You have to take the pumpboat during high tide to reach the shore where a path will take you to the cave. It's best to have a good hiking shoes coz the path is treacherous. Take a good flashlight coz it's pitch dark inside the cave. It's a pity that the crystal formation was darkened due to hand touches. I was a bit annoyed with the guide for taking only 1 poorly lighted flashlight with him for a group of 9 people!
Visiting Sohoton Cove is really memorable one for me. Imagine, swimming with countless stingless jellyfishes! They will really converge around you in the water like magnet. It's eerie coz you can feel them while swimming. I got to touch & hold them in the water. What an experience! Just with those jellyfishes, the long trip is well worth it.
Sohoton Cove requires 2 hours of pumpboat ride from General Luna in Siargao to be able to reach it but it is really worth it. I got to jump from high places to the deep water. It's really for the adventure lovers. Especially memorable are the stingless jellyfishes which you can swim with. They will get near you in the water. Imagine swimming with multiple jellyfishes! You have to come here during low tide for the pumpboat to be able to enter the cove. You can also visit the Bucas Grande islets, Tiktikan Lake, & Crystal Cave. Really beautiful! Just be careful about the weather cause you've got to cross very deep waters.
Guyam Island is my least favorite of the 3-island tour. It's a small island that you can roam around in a few minutes. It is reportedly offered a 7 million pesos price tag by a foreigner but was turned down by the owner. The beachfront is just ok. It is worthy of a short visit.
Dacu Island is easily my favorite in Siargao. In my opinion, it is better than Boracay which is crowded & commercialized. I love the emerald green color of the clear pristine water. The sand is powdery white. Sunset view is perfect. This is located just across General Luna in Siargao Island. I'll never get enough of this island.
Naked Island, as it's name suggest is devoid of anything except for the fine white sand. There are no trees around. You can roam around the island in just a couple of minutes. The place is hot with no shades to take shelter. The waves here are strong but is still perfect for swimming.
Mamon Island is easily one of my favorite islands near Siargao. Nearby is La Janoza island, another popular island. Between these islands are corals perfect for snorkeling. I just love the beaches here which i consider one of the best in the country. The beauty of the place is just breathtaking. You have to travel for over an hour by pumpboat from General Luna to reach this place.
Taktak Falls is one of the recommended spot to tour around the island of Siargao. In my opinion, it is not worth of a visit coz of the poor maintenance of the area being dirty. This is also located at the opposite end of the island that requires more than 2 hours of land travel by car. The roads in Siargao needs improvement. It is better to skip this place.
Magpopongko Pool Lagoon is unique. You must come here during low tide to be able to swim in the pool. The water is deep especially on the middle. It is very nice & I just love it. It is one of the reason why we must visit Siargao. It has very clear & pristine water with fishes swimming around you. It is so called Magpopongko cause of the rock formation near the pool. This is a must visit spot in Siargao.
Pansukian Resort is the best resort in Siargao Island. It is very exclusive & is perfect for one seeking privacy & peace. It's like you're the only guest in the resort. The resort has very nice gardens & the architectural designs of the place are like those straight out of the magazines. The pool is just perfect as well as the beachfront with plenty of palms uniquely bent.