Siargao Island Travel Guide
jumping off the cobo
Magpopongko Pool Lagoon
Fabulous beaches, islets, people...what more could you ask for
Transportation may be difficult
In a nutshell
Another place that reminds you how beautiful the Philippines is!
Caob lagoon, same as yo ho ho islands.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Kalinaw Resort: Best in the island
I've been to Kalinaw resort for dinner and it was just amazing.This place is first a resort but they open the restaurant every night for the walk inn. I was well welcoming and the food was great! Best pizza ever in the Philippines. They cook it in a wood oven right in the...
Flying Foxes: Dont miss this hidden gem!
Hospitality OUTSTANDING! (Good job Viktor) Viktor and his staff were proabably the best I have ever encountered in my travels. Dont let the look of this place drive you away! The prices here are perfect, the food tastes a lot more than he charges for it. The Spaghetti...
Kalinaw Resort: Dont eat here!
glass of water has a cost!!! im so disappointed!!! and the waitress who served us is so slow!! no common sense!! and she hesitantly gave us table napkins!! grrrr.. the pizza is not that yummy, after a few minutes, it gets harder and harder to eat.. they should close their...
We hire this car through a friend who lives in Siargao. The driver/guide charges P400 daily excluding gas to tour around the island for the whole day. With gas, you'll be spending around P2T per day. The guide, a pastor is knowledgeable about the island & is quite friendly....
Cebu Pacific Air
Cebu Pacific Air now flies direct Cebu-Siargao route. We took the promo fare of P500 per way offered by the airline. It was a 72-seater ATR plane. Travel time took 50 minutes. Schedule is every MWF noontime.
You need to hire pumpboat from General Luna to really experience the beauty of Siargao. The resort we stayed at, Jadestar Resort has it's own pumpboat so it was convenient for us. Their price is negotiable. For 3 island tours (Dacu, Guyam & Naked Islands), they charge P1500....
Stores might not be accessible in your Resort
Luggage and bags: backpack bags/overnight bags/gym bags/sling bags
"...no trolleys please..."
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: shorts/ board shorts--bring lots!
your fave swim suits
pj's---lots of mosquitos during the night
towel---don't ever forget!
lots of tops -to over lap your swim suit if you dont wanna walk around in your bikini
Shirts for men - weather is unpredictable, it could be cold in the evening!
/topless is not advisable
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Tissue ---hard to find if your resort doesnt sell supplies
Feminine Napkins ---if you're expecting your period plz do bring your pads, you might find it
hard to buy it at night(trust me on this one! hehe)
Mosquito Repellants -must have!
Photo Equipment: Bring a waterproof/underwater gear for your cameras
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flashlight
Updated Mar 15, 2007
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Surfing at Siargao
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Surfing Waves - Your guide to the the wonderful world of surfing the waves. If you are interested in the sport of surfing and want to find out information on learning to surf, waves, surf reports, surf videos, surfing equipment. surfboards and accessories then you have come to the right place. Visit Siargao Island.
The Surfboard is the essential piece of surfing equipment. Without it you ain't surfin'. The modern surfboard has come a long way in design and construction since the Hawaiians started surfing on wooden planks. The modern surfboard is hand shaped by professional shapers out of foam and finished with a fibreglass coat. They are light and strong, and the cutting edge of surfboard design changes as quickly as a cold surfer does on a windy day. Let's have a look at what the different bits of the surfboard are called so that you can sound knowledgeable when talking your mum into buying you a nice new board.
Wetsuits is a must if you are the average surfer and want to surf all year round. You are one lucky surfer if you are fortunate to be able to wear your boardshorts all the time, or rich enough to follow the summer all year round. Wetsuit technology has come on an awful long way since the first restricting rubber fetish outfits. Now they are super light, super stretch and some don't even have zips!
Surfboard Wax is exactly what it sounds like - wax for your surfboard. Ohh, no great revelations in this section then!. There are many different types of wax out there and they all do exactly the same thing - they stop you from slipping off the surfboard when you are either paddling or up surfing. At the beginning of a surf, Surf Wax is applied to the deck of the board in the positions where the feet will be placed. It can also be applied to the rails where the hands will be gripping for duck diving or popping-up.
Written Apr 26, 2007
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air travel, bank & pansukian
welcomei think its better if you can go first to cebu city then take cebu pacific going directly to siargao island.There is a bank in dapa municipality near the municipality of Gen. Luna just a thirty minute jeepney ride.There is also a five star resort (pansukian) where you...
Best to deal with the local fishermen when you want to schedule your Island Hopping. They will offer you the 3-islands tour for only Php1,000 for the whole boat (doesnt matter if 10 of you are coming). When you book with resorts/hotels, they will tend to over-charge. Better...
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