A Butuan is an island

Siargao

Siargao Island is the most famous surfing destination in the Philippines. Nestled in the pristine setting of the Surigao del Norte paradise. This island is fed by the mighty waves of the Pacific Ocean and presents itself as a Filipino alternative to Oahu and Tahiti. Siargao attracts visitors for its welcoming atmosphere and simple island life. The readers of Condé Nast magazine voted Siargao the best island in Asia and also the best island in the world

Why visit

It's the center of the surfing scene here in the Philippines (and probably in Southeast Asia). If you want to meet the pros in the surfing industry and experience the euphoria of "Cloud Nine", then Siargao is the place for you. And even if you're not a surfing enthusiast, the island's activities are unlimited.

Best travel time

The best time to surf in Siargao is from July to November, when the eastern Mindanao currents supply the islands with waves that come from one of the deepest parts of the Pacific. This is the high point of the island's surf season. If you want to take a look at the other islands around Siargao, extend the period until March or May for the perfect island hopping conditions. The fishing season starts in August. A fishing competition is sponsored annually by the state government

Sights / Activities

The Daku Island

The island is surrounded by white sand and turquoise waters and is a nature lover's paradise. It's one of the most popular places for island hopping.

Guyam Island

A teardrop shaped island popular with island hopping tourists. It's a tiny oasis with a wide variety of marine life that also make it a popular place for snorkeling

The naked island

An island of beauty and simplicity. It is called "naked" because it only consists of a sandbar, there are no trees and therefore no shade.

Pacifico beaches

An island with white sand. There are fantastic waves here, making the beach a great opportunity for surfing.

The Magpupungko Beach

Picturesque sandy beach with natural rock formations and tidal pools, known for the wonderful sunrises.

Sohoton National Park

A protected and well-preserved area. The islands are all covered with healthy green trees. The bay with its beautiful rock formation is only accessible at low tide. You can dive and snorkel.

The Alegria beach

The water is so wonderfully blue and calm, perfect for swimming.

Stimpy’s

Attention surfers: A world-class “left-hander” in the middle of the sea next to a rocky island, which overturns on a shallow reef and breaks explosively. It produces the best "barrels" at low tide when the tide comes in again but also at high tide when the swell is big enough.

Rock Island

The wave at Tuesday Island, also known as Rock Island, is a long right turn that wraps around a small offshore island.

The Sugba Lagoon

Day tours include a full day of island hopping on an outrigger boat to Sugba Lagoon, where you can rent kayaks, standup paddle boards and bamboo rafts.

Tayangban Cave Pool

Jump off the platform into almost six feet of water. Now you can swim to the dark caves. The water here is mostly chest-high, so you can also walk.

The Taktak waterfalls

cool fresh water flows down a high cliff into a pool, as is often the case in the Philippines at the foot of the waterfalls

The Tojoman Lagoon

A calm lagoon surrounded by green islets and home to millions of brown, non-stinging jellyfish.