It’s true – Siargao is a surfer’s paradise. There are more than 15 different surf breaks around the island, with Cloud 9 being one of the most famous. This is one of the most popular surfing areas in the Philippines for advanced surfers, and plays host to many international competitions, as well as hosting surfing classes and lessons for beginners.
But there’s more to explore and fall in love with here than just the perfect wave. This is really an undiscovered island utopia, full of quiet beaches, tropical jungle, fascinating markets and amazing cuisine. Take a trip to Siargao and you’ll likely have long stretches of pristine beach to yourself, with the only likely interruption coming from the incredibly friendly locals. This perfect Filipino island escape is now serviced by a direct daily 1 hour 20 minute flight from Manila.
The top time to visit is April, May, August or September – when the plentiful sunshine and sparkling waters are at their best. You won’t find tacky souvenir kiosks here, and the laid-back atmosphere is perfect for unwinding and getting away from it all. Enjoy stunningly fresh seafood, go on an island-hopping adventure, or hop on a motorbike and explore the island’s many hidden charms. We love the amazing geological formations and amazingly clear waters to be explored at Magpupungko Pool, where you can actually walk on the reef at low tide!