If you’re planning to visit Siargao soon, don’t forget to check out these picturesque spots so you don’t miss out on the best of the island:
Magpupungko Tidal and Rock Pool
A tourist favorite, the Magpupungko Tidal and Rock Pool boasts of the bluest waters and some awesome cliff jumping spots. It’s only a 45-minute motorcycle ride from the General Luna area, too—a day trip you definitely have to take when you’re there.
The Sugba Lagoon is a majestic body of water accompanied by views of lush greenery. You’re probably familiar with this diving board, too, because it’s almost a rite of passage for every Siargao tourist. However, If jumping off this spot is not your cup of tea, you can always rent a stand-up paddleboard or a wooden raft to just casually chill in this piece of paradise.
Palm tree-lined roads
Palm trees are everywhere on the island, and you can’t possibly miss them when you’re going from one destination to another. So don’t be afraid to rent that motorcycle and just go off at your own leisurely pace. You’ll find yourself in one of these palm tree-lines roads soon enough, and it will take your breath away.
Siargao’s beauty extends to its neighboring islands, including Daku. It’s perfect for a relaxing swim, a fulfilling seafood lunch, and a sweet photo shoot in between. If you’re up to explore and do some more surfing, a little further off its shore is a good spot for novice surfers, too.
Naked Island is exactly what it sounds like! It’s simply a sandbar—no trees or anything—just a beautiful stretch of white sand where you can hang out and take #hubadera photos all morning. It is typically the first destination on an island hopping trip and a good place to get your tan on.
Cloud 9 Boardwalk
Another iconic spot is the famous Cloud 9 Boardwalk, where you can walk out to sea, witness majestic swells, and watch surfers catch some waves. If you can rise early enough and get here before the morning crowd, it’s especially wonderful and relaxing. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset, too!
Tangbo Surfing Area
Getting to Tangbo from General Luna is quite the drive, but the destination will definitely make up for it! It’s a challenging spot that’s ideal for more experienced surfers, but the panoramic view from its shores are just phenomenal. If you want to escape the crowd and go for something a little quieter, then this is what you’re looking for.
A hidden gem located in the northern part of Siargao, Taktak Falls is 1.5 hours away from the General Luna area via motorcycle. It’s best to visit this through a tour group, where you can hit multiple tourist spots before leading up to the waterfalls. A full day of adventure awaits!
Guyam Island is a teardrop-shaped oasis that you can literally walk around in mere minutes! It has a stunning set of palm trees sitting right in the middle of the small island.
Anywhere with a surfboard
At the end of the day, Siargao remains to be the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. With its gorgeous waves, stunning surf spots, and a beautiful blue sky serving as your background, all that’s left to create that quintessential Siargao photo is a trusty surfboard.
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