15 Reasons Why You Must Visit Siargao Island

Located in Surigao del Norte is a hideaway paradise called Siargao. It is the “Surfing Capital” of the Philippines. Also known as “Sportsfishing Capital” of the Philippines (Pilar). Siargao Island has a lot more to offer aside from it is well-known for gigantic waves. 15 reasons why you MUST 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- March


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


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


Badjao Kids



With the best surfer in the Philippines, Piso Alcala!

6. Cheap accommodation while in paradise

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


8. Experience to ride habal-habal and baruto

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9. Incredible natural rock formations


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


Stympy’s Island


Rock Island


Blue Cathedral Island


Ocean Cave located in Philippine Deep, Santa Fe

10. Embracing nature…coconut trees everywhere!


Santa Fe




Philippine Deep, Santa Fe



11. Experience the Siargaonon vibes


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


Catangnan, Surigao del Norte


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


Mineral water. lol

13. Island hopping


Heading to Stympy’s, Rock and Blue Cathedral Islands



Guyam Island


Naked Island

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


15. Boodle fight is more fun in Siargao! How they make it taste so good, I have no idea.


Fresh seafood everyday!


Siargao Island will always have a space in my heart. The place is just perfect I could live there forever! See you soon! I love you Siargao to the moon and back!

Warning: You will just fall deeply in love of the place. You will gonna miss the great experience and the locals. You will always dream of going back to the paradise. You will somewhat consider to live there for good. You will never find great waves  like in Siargao! Book your flight, no more second thought, no need for itinerary, JUST GO! Be stoke and get barrels.

Special thanks to the blogger of  The Misty Lady for some photos in this article.

How To Get There

Air- There are flights directly to Siargao from Manila to Sayak. But it’s quite expensive and it’s very seldom you can get a promo flight! Manila to Butuan flights are advisable. You can book also from Manila to Cebu and Cebu to Surigao or Sayak. Also, there are flights from Manila to Surigao City .

Sea- 2Go Travel is your best choice.

Land- There are bus trips of Philtranco heading to Surigao from Pasay or Cubao. It will take you almost 2 days on the road including the ferry rides. And another 4 hours going to Siargao island from Surigao port by RORO or you can ride of what they called “di katig”.

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Related links! Check it out!


World Travel Guide – Paradise Lost: Can the Philippines preserve Siargao Island?

Where Have You Been Lately? – WHAT TO DO IN SIARGAO ISLAND


17 comments on “15 Reasons Why You Must Visit Siargao Island

  1. jasonjshaw says:

    Some awesome shots, looks like you had a great time!


  2. Awesome post! Stunning photos!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you so much Cosme! You should come and visit Siargao Island. There’s a lot for you to capture and see. The place is simply amazing. Hope we will meet there soon! I’ll tour you around the island…just PM me 😉 Have a great day Cosme! Thanks for dropping by!


  3. Hi Zoelie Sapphire,

    What superb photographs. Clearly, apart from the other talents which you showcase, you do have a photographer’s eye. Did you photoshop some of these?

    So, at the end of your vacation, can you say you are a great surfer? That spread on the beach does look yummy!



    • Hi Shakti,

      Thank you! No, i did not photoshop all the photos. I don’t use photoshop. Just the right brightness and contrast. When you photoshop it, it will not appear like real. All you need is great timing..timing for good captures.

      I know how to surf but not as great as the locals. Damn! They’re all so great! and I was like “the waves don’t like me”. LOL.
      Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day, Shakti!



  4. andy1076 says:

    After the first two shots I’m already in love with the place! 😍😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hope Townsend says:

    Nice post – I liked how you included a whole range of tourist spots in Siargao. There is so much to see around the other side of the island – places like Burgos and Santa Monica have some beautiful beaches and islands!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you! I also have photos in Burgos and Santa Monica. How did you know about those places? Been there? Thanks for dropping by, Hope! Hope to see you there in siargao soon! Have a great day!


      • Hope Townsend says:

        I have been to most places on the island since I’ve been here, but I’m realizing there is always something new and beautiful to discover. I really think there is something for everyone here 🙂 Hope you have a great day too!


      • Hi! I visited your blog “Hope in Siargao”. You’re living in Siargao now? I grew up and lived there for almost 10 years before I decided to live in Manila. It’s my father’s hometown. I really love the place..so laid back! I’m fluent in Siargaonon too (all Bisayan dialects). If you need some help, don’t hesitate to approach me, okay? Hope to see you there in Siargao soon! You can drop your message here: zoeyinparaidse@gmail.com


      • Hope Townsend says:

        Hi Zoelie, Yes I’ve been living in Siargao for a little over two years. Do you come back often to visit? Thanks for the email address, love to keep in touch!

        Liked by 1 person

      • I’m using my real name there (not Zoelie Sapphire). Yes! My twin sister and I usually go there for vacation and if we’re not busy in studies and travels.

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