15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Siargao Island

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!

IMG_5574 img_3902111111 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

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2. You will be fascinated with the breathtaking sunset

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3. Worth to wake up early for the colorful sunrise

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4. Fall in love in  Cloud 9

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5. Genuine and friendly locals

 

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One of the reasons why I am always looking forward to go back to the island is because of these cute little kiddos!

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We put the icing on our faces…just for fun!

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Finally, we got the chance to meet the best surfer in the Philippines, Piso Alcala! Yay!

6. Cheap accommodation while in paradise

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7. Learn to surf with the best surfing instructors (no other than the locals)

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8. Experience to ride habal-habal and baruto

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9. Incredible natural rock formations

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Magpupungko Tidal Flat & Lagoon , located in Pilar, Surigao del Norte

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Stympy’s Island

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Rock Island

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Blue Cathedral Island

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Ocean Cave located in Philippine Deep, Santa Fe

10. Embracing nature…coconut trees everywhere!

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Santa Fe

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A walk in the cemetery

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Photo taken in Philippine Deep, Santa Fe

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Photo taken in Alegria

11. Experience the Siargaonon vibes

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12. Blue sky. White sand beaches. Clear blue water. There’s nothing more you could ask for!

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Catangnan, Surigao del Norte

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Fall in love in Naked Island. They also called it “Pansukian”.

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Crystal clear blue water. Just WOW.

13. Island hopping

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Heading to Stympy’s, Rock and Blue Cathedral Islands

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Guyam Island

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Naked Island

14. Live the island life. Just laid back and so peaceful.

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15. Boodle fight is more fun in Siargao! How they make it taste so good, I have no idea.
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Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción de María de San Agustín (San Agustin Church)

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“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!