Siargao island tourist spots
- Cliff Jumping
- Island Hopping
Siargao wasn’t called the Surfing Capital of the Philippines for nothing! Famous for bringing surfers from around the world onto its majestic waves, Cloud 9 is a Surfing Haven for both beginners and pros! But if you don’t surf, no problem! Cloud 9 Boardwalk & Tower offers you an exceptional view of the beach, waves and the most breathtaking sunrises (and surfers!).
Shaped like a Giant Clam, Guyam Island is one of the most visited islands around Siargao. Albeit small, its picturesque beachscape and glass-like turquoise waters are perfect for your Instagram feed! On this island, you can take a stroll on the fine, powdery sand or grab your snorkel to explore the fascinating coral rock formations!
Maasin Coconut Road
Row after row, towering coconut trees line the road. Catch a glimpse of how the bright light of afternoons or vibrant hues of Siargao’s sunset shoot through the palms. This Coconut road is one you certainly can’t miss when you’re in Siargao as it is the perfect spot for aesthetic photographs!
The name says it all. It is only a few minutes away by boat from General Luna to the Naked Island. When you get there, you will see fine white sand and cold, clear waters, and just a few bushes. There is no shade for almost anything.
During high tide, the island appears smaller because some parts sink a few feet below sea level. It would be best if you visited during low tide when the island is like a white sand paradise to lie down and enjoy.
Magpupungko Rock Pool
Try this one of the most famous things to do in the Siargao trip-to visit at Magpupungko Rock Pools, which is only a 45-minute moped drive from the main tourist area of General Luna.
The rock pools are naturally formed, and you will appreciate its view more during low tides. It is a superb spot for hours of exploring and cliff jumping.
Among the trio islands-Guyam, Naked, and Daku, Daku Island is the biggest. It has fine bone-white sand, emerald waters, and swaying coconut trees, making it the perfect tropical destination. They also have friendly locals, which makes it more fun visiting the island.
You will enjoy outdoor activities such as beach volleyball and Frisbee because it has vast space. That is why it has its name "Daku," which means enormous. You can also chillax in one of the hammocks there.
You can spend all day with friends or families, swimming, jumping, and paddling in this small Lagoon on Caob Island off the northwest side of Siargao.
Indeed captivating the eyes with its brilliant shade of blue-green water and the surrounding hills make it paradise for drone photography!
Just look for a 2-story boat house where you can chill in the shade and have lunch. There are rentals for diving boards, raft, kayak, stand up paddleboard, and small boat.
You will experience and enjoy the incredible wonders of nature at Sohoton Cove National Park in Bucas Grande Island. The 2-hour boat ride is worth the effort and time to marvel into the enchanting caves, thrilling cliffs, and brilliant lagoons as you discover one unforgettable sight after another.
General Luna Boulevard
It is a meeting place for the local community by day and Karaoke chaos by night. It has a lovely beach for swimming, a public market, a long pier to sit and watch the sunset. You have lots of options where to eat BBQ, but one of the most famous is Lay Lays that both locals and foreigners patronize.
It's a great place to take in the local atmosphere, watch the sunset, hang out with friends, or have fun singing your heart out over a karaoke.
Tiktikan Lagoon is located in Bucas Grande Islands, which only takes 45 minutes to an hour to travel by boat from Hayanggabon.
If you are new to trekking, going up a rough trail with branches for handrails would be a challenge for you. But when you get to see the view of the tranquil Lagoon surrounded by a towering and lush limestone forest, the effort is all paid off.
There are paddle banca for rent, and huts where you can stay overnight. Better to prepare ahead and bring all your needs because there is no electricity, no signal, and nowhere to buy food and drinks.
It is quite a challenge to visit Taktak Falls. You can reach the place in 2 hours via a butt-numbing Habal-habal ride from General Luna, on an unpaved road to the town of Sta. Monica. It is a bit tiring, but it will be worth the effort once you have reached the falls.
You will enjoy cliff jumping, tree jumping, and exploration to the top of the falls, highlighting the adventure.
Just a quick short drive from Siargao's famous Cloud 9 surfing spot, you'll reach Maasin River. It is where you can find the most famous bent palm tree in the entire Philippines.
The locals have set palm tree swings that jut out directly over the river. Recently, it has become one of the most popular adventure spots on the island.
Ride a canoe strolling down the Maasin River, and you will end up in a place where you can dip, relax on their hidden pool.
1 Million-dollar View
Explore and be mesmerized with an astonishing view of the beach known as the "Little Hawaii of Siargao" – the Million Dollar View.
Tourists and passers-by cannot resist but stop and take photos and enjoy the breathtaking view of the place.
Million Dollar View is a perfect spot for sightseeing with family and friends. It features a large stretch of palm trees and beautiful surf breaks that Siargao Island is known for. The prominent shoreline makes a stunning, picturesque view of a beach.
A half-hour drive from General Luna will bring you to Alegria Beach. You can rent mopeds and set off on a day trip from the south to the north. The drive is incredibly scenic, and coconut palms will continuously surround you.
Its white fine, pristine beach line with crystal clear water makes this beach suitable for swimming, relaxing and enjoying nature without the crowd. You can also stay, dine, drink unwind in this place. They have cottages for rent for visitors to make their stay more convenient.
Surround yourself in a truly stunning environment at Club Tara Resort in Bucas Grande Island. It has undisturbed tranquility and soul-delighting comforts.
It is flocked by many islets you can visit on a kayak with friends and families. It has more than a few beaches nearby just as blessed with beauty, featuring powdery white sands and clear waters.
The cottages perched on stilts immersed in the water and excellent facilities complement the setting and picturesque scenery. The accommodation is a sanctuary that lets guests experience tranquil pleasure and comfort. Every room has its lanai, and a jacuzzi, on top of other modern amenities.
Coconut Mountain View
This place will make you realize that coconut trees are everywhere on the island, and you can't possibly miss them when you're going from one destination to another.
Coconut will not just quench your thirst from travel, but an overlooking view of its countless trees will surely fill your eyes with awestruck beauty.
When visiting this place, don't forget to buy bamboo straws as souvenirs from your visit.
You can find this island at the back of Sugba Lagoon. There is a sandbar that shapes like a tongue, and it stretches about 150 meters during low tide.
With the cool sea breeze and fresh air, the island is an ideal place to relax, drink, dine, and unwind.
Also, it has the powdery sand and clean waters for swimming and snorkeling.
You can also find diverse marine species in this place.
The quaint island of Corregidor is reachable through an hour boat travel from the Boulevard, where all island tours start. The island has fine sands and turquoise blue waters.
If you will use Google maps, the island is named Casolian Island, but locals and tour operators refer to it as Corregidor Island.
Mam-On Island is just off the coast of Siargao. Being secluded, only a few people visit the place, which adds to its peacefulness and serenity. Reefs also surround it.
Have fun swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and also surfing on this island. If you wish to try authentic cuisines, the cooking service is just around the area.
Drive your way to the north-eastern coastline of Siargao Island, and follow the circumferential road to reach Pacifico Beach in an hour. It is the next best to General Luna, in terms of surfing spots and accommodations. It has the longest stretch of white powdery sand with crystal clear water and the best surfing spot ideal for beginners to have surfing lessons. This place is becoming like mini Hawaii.
There is a lighthouse facing the Pacific Ocean where you can take your next Instagrammable photo.
It is located on the west side of Siargao. Pamomoan Island, despite being a newly opened attraction in Del Carmen, is a fantastic beach with a small restaurant, huts to relax in, and dense coconut trees surrounding the beach.
There are tables set up under the trees to enjoy meals with a view of Kawhagan Island. You can do sun-baking, swimming, snorkeling, and exploring the hundreds of palm trees.
Paghungawan means stress reliever. You can shout out and leave all your heartaches, frustrations, and anger in this place. Coming for its scenic view, and peaceful ambiance, the pace can help relieve your stress.
It is located 4.5 kilometers south of the fishing port of Pilar. Paghungawan Marsh was once home to a wild population of the Philippine crocodile.
The crocodiles belong to the species Crocodylus mindorensis, considered one of the most threatened in the world.
Don't miss this place on your itinerary for the Siargao Island trip. You can have the best fun-fuelled activities as you discover the unique twin cenotes, bat caves, and emerald rock pools.
It is located in Pilar, approximately a 30-minute drive going in the same direction as Magpupungko Rock Pools. It requires an entrance fee of 100 pesos and a mandatory guide to secure tourists' safety.
For all marine creatures' lovers, here is the best spot for you. This place is like a living ocean park where you can enjoy your photoshoot with colorful schools of fishes, corals, marine turtles, and more.
This is a bonus destination for your Siargao island hopping!
Pacifico Coconut View
Ola welcome to "La Isla de Coco" or Coconut Island. It is found south side of the bay lying between the rocky cliff and the natural landscape of the coconut plantation. Early morning is the perfect time to watch the sunrise and the rolling waves.
It offers more than just a perfect spot for surfers but of adventure and exploration, and relaxation to friends and families.
With about a six-kilometer motorbike ride, or habal-habal from the pier of Sta. Monica, you will reach Danjug Cave. Have a glimpse of the life of a caveman and see the beauty of antique collections of a variety of pots, jars, and plates. You will also see different kinds of bats roaming around the cave. Only a hundred peso entrance fee will give you a fun-filled cave experience.
It is believed to be the place where the Muslim pirate "Danjug" hid.
If you are looking for a thrilling, breathtaking adventure, going inside this cave is for you. But it is only accessible when the tide is low. It is dark inside so you will need a flashlight and helmet. You will have to climb to get out and jump a 10ft cliff.
It has fantastic stalactite formations. But gauge the ledge from the outside before entering the cave if you will be able to jump from it as it is the only way out.
Hagukan Luminous Cave
You can only make your way to Hagukan through swimming and duck-diving through a small opening underwater. Hold your breath for a few seconds to enter a spectacular world.
A small light that enters the cave makes the water appear greenish. Of course, stalactites and stalagmites make the surrounding cold and relaxing. You can create ripples yourself and see how the droplets seem to be glowing in the dark.
Hagukan means snoring, as the crashing of the water produces the sound which you can hear from inside of the sea cave.
You don't like jellyfishes because they sting. But not here in Jellyfish sanctuary where you can swim and take photos with them as they are stingless species. It's ideal to visit here from March to July when millions of jellyfish show up.
The lagoon is a vast area of still turquoise water that makes marine species, and corals in full grandeur visible underneath.