Siargao Island is facing the Pacific Ocean and best place to view sunrise. But people visit the island not for the sunrise rather for its big and crazy waves perfect for surfing. This is the reason why it was called as the surfing capital of the Philippines because waves can go as high as 10 feet. In addition to surfing, there are other activities that can also be done on the island. Here’s a 48-hour itinerary and guide on our visit to Siargao.
THINGS TO DO
5:30AM – 8:30AM Ferry ride from Surigao City to Dapa Port, Siargao (Php 250)
8:30AM – 9:00AM Dapa Port to General Luna (Php 50)
9:00AM – 10AM Breakfast at Patrick’s on the Beach Restaurant
10:00AM – 12NN Rest
12NN – 1:00PM Travel to Pilar from Dapa Port (Php 50)
1:00PM – 3:00PM Magpupungko Tidal Pool (Php 50 entrance)
3:00PM – 4:00PM Back to General Luna
4:00PM – 6:00PM Rest
7:00PM – 8:00PMBuffet Dinner in Kermit Surf Resort (Php 300)
6:00AM – 7:00AM Breakfast, Pan de surf (Php 5 per piece)
7:00AM – 8:00AM Prepare for island hopping (Php 1300 per boat)
8:00AM – 1:00PM Island Hopping: Naked, Daku, and Guyam Islands
1:00PM Check-in at Buddha’s Surf Resort
1:00PM – 4:00PM Visit Cloud 9
4:00PM – 6:00PM Rest
6:00PM – 7:00PM Thai Dinner at Buddha’s Surf Resort
SIARGAO ISLAND ACCOMMODATIONS
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PATRICK’S ON THE BEACH
General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Contact Nos.: +63918-481-6483 / +63920-431-7361
BUDDHA SURF RESORT
Catangnan, General Luna, Siargao Island
Contact No.: +63928-207-9631
KERMIT SURF RESORT
Purok 5 8419 General Luna Siargao Island
Contact No.: +63917-655-0548
Tricycles ply Dapa to General Luna route at Php 30 fare. Tourists can also hire motorcycles in roaming around the island around Php 800 for a day rate. There are also habal-habal available that can get you to any destination on the island but negotiate first with the driver before getting on his motorcycle.
HOW TO GET THERE
Direct flight to Siargao.
Cebu Pacific is the only airline offering flight to Siargao via Cebu. Daily flight schedule with ETA in Siargao at 12:25PM.
Flight to Surigao/Butuan Airport.
The direct flight to Siargao is actually expensive and cheaper airfare can be availed thru Surigao or Butuan Airports. From the said airports, make your way to Surigao City port and make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before noon as the last ferry to Siargao departs at noon.