Siargao Travel Guide
Siargao is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, so much so that it was actually voted the most beautiful island in the entire world in 2019.If you seek epic surfing, beautiful beaches, amazing food, and friendly locals, then Siargao is the place for you to visit! The best time to visit the Philippines is during the dry season, which runs from March to October. But this is a popular tourist season, so you will be sharing the island with others. If you want to catch good surf in Siargao, the best season is August to November. The island typically holds its large surf competitions in October.
Swing on the Maasin rope swing
This unique spot in Siargao is popular with both locals and tourists. The Maasin River is home to the Insta-famous Massin palm tree swing. For a small fee, you can swing off of this tree into the river! It's a lot of fun and a great way to mingle with the locals. If you don't fancy jumping into the water, you can rent out small, raft-style boats and sail down the river at your own pace.
Go island hopping to Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island
Guyam is a small, secluded private island that's surrounded by crystal clear waters, a natural-made swimming pool area, and filled with palm trees. It's truly one of the most beautiful islands I've laid eyes on, and you'll not be surprised that people like to have their weddings here! Naked Island is basically a strip of sand that offers some cool snorkelling around it. Guyam Island is the largest of the three and is actually inhabited by locals. Again, it's surrounded by beautiful blue waters and offers amazing swimming opportunities.
Jump into the Sugba Lagoon
This is essentially a scenic, turquoise lagoon located amongst a mangrove forest. It's popular for its activities on offer. You can opt for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkelling. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can dive off of the platforms that have been built!
Go beach hopping
Siargao is packed with great beaches all over the island. Whether you want to swim in the water, sunbathe on the sand, or sit by a beach bar, there is something for everyone.
Tips for visiting Siargao
Before we finish off, I want to provide you with a couple of tips that should help make planning your Siargao adventure a breeze.
During peak season, accommodation can be booked up in advance, especially the best value places, so it's best to book ahead of time if you can.
Rent a moped to get around: public transport isn't really a thing on the island of Siargao, so it's best to rent your own moped to take you around the island and all of the best Siargao attractions. It's typically around day for moped rental.
ATM's can be temperamental on the island, so if possible, put aside the money you'll need for your trip to the airport.