I woke up around 3 o’clock in the morning, took a shower, wore a sleeveless, faded pair of jeans and flat shoes. I went down to the ground floor and had a coffee. Time runs fast and it’s already 5 o’clock and we were all good to go! I thought we were going to miss our flight ’cause we heard the last call of the airline (never do this, be there ahead of time at least 2 hours). It took 1 hour and 45 minutes before we arrived at Bankasi airport (flights via Butuan are cheaper than Cebu). We immediately rode a van heading to Surigao City port. It took us almost 3 hours (if you ride a bus, it will take 4 hours). From the port, we rode a ferry (roro as they called it) going to Siargao Island. Wait! there’s more! A one and a half trip riding a van (you can ride a jeep or habal habal if you want. Trust me, it’s quite a fun experience). I don’t want to beat around the bush so I should say that the road is not that good. It’s still under construction. But if you head right straight to General Luna going to Cloud 9, Catangnan, the road is okay!
Thanks to the blogger of The Misty Lady, no other than my twin sister, Laika Nautan, for some photos in this article.
Here’s 15 reasons why you should visit Siargao Island and you will know and understand why I fell in love with this beautiful island:
1. Surfing all year round, but the biggest and best waves kick off in September-December
2. You will be fascinated with the breathtaking sunset
3. Worth to wake up early for the colorful sunrise
4. Fall in love in Cloud 9
5. Genuine and friendly locals
6. Cheap accommodation while in paradise
7. Learn to surf with the best surfing instructors (no other than the locals)
9. Incredible natural rock formations
10. Embracing nature…coconut trees everywhere!
11. Experience the Siargaonon vibes
12. Blue sky. White sand beaches. Clear blue water. There’s nothing more you could ask for!
13. Island hopping
“I can’t help but feeling for all those people that come here lost or in pain, guilt, looking for some kind of answers. It fascinates me how a single place can join so much pain and happiness for so many generations.”
-Celine, Before Sunrise
San Agustin Church (Spanish: Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción de María de San Agustín) is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.
Have a blessed Maunday Thursday beautiful humans!