Best Places to Visit in Siargao

by Cielo Fernando

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Cloud 9 is literally a surfer’s paradise/ Cielo Fernando

Although Siargao is known as one of the best surfing meccas in the world, the island is also home to many pristine beaches, thrilling caves and pools, fun and interesting food spots and friendly locals.

Siargao has remained unspoiled despite the influx of tourists and new infrastructures in recent years. It has been enchanting visitors because of its welcoming vibe and easy island lifestyle and there’s a lot of activities to keep you busy for days.

If you’re planning to travel to Siargao, we’ve rounded up the best places for you to visit.

CLOUD 9

This place is one of the most famous spots in Siargao as it has the best view of the sunrise and sunset. The sensational waves here are also perfect for surfing so don’t get too surprised if this place gets a bit crowded. No wonder, it is known as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines.”

MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOL

Magpupungko Rock Pool tends to get crowded and only accessible during low tide so plan your visit well.

Swim at the natural pools of Siargao
Photo from instagram.com/thesiargaoisland

GUYAM ISLAND

Guyam Island is uninhabited except for the island’s caretakers. It has two sides—the rocky beach and the sandy beach, both are very instagrammable. There are many coconut trees here where you can let yourself get lost in the moment.

Once you arrive at Guyam Island, you’ll easily fall in love with its beauty/Cielo Fernando

NAKED ISLAND

Naked Island, as the name suggests, has nothing but white sand and azure waters surrounding it. It has no shades and facilities, only locals and tourists alike who enjoy the scenic view of the island.

Naked Island gets nothing but praise for its clear blue water and fine white sand/ Cielo Fernando

DAKU ISLAND

Daku Island is mostly the place where tourists are brought to by guides for lunch. You can indulge yourself into a sumptuous meal that includes the freshest seafood and refreshing buko juice.

The coconut trees in the middle of Daku Island
Photo from instagram.com/iradeniseoyco

SUGBA LAGOON

This is located at the town of Del Carmen. It is about a two-hour drive from General Luna. You can explore the lagoon by renting canoes, bamboo rafts, and paddle boards and by snorkeling.

Tourists come here to dive in the clear blue water of Sugba Lagoon
Photo from instagram.com/gotmarked

COCONUT STREET

They say, you’re never in Siargao if you don’t visit the coconut street. This place has a really good view of perfectly-lined coconut trees at both sides of the trees.

Pose in the middle of the lined coconut trees at Coconut Street/ Cielo Fernando

MAASIN RIVER

After seeing the thousands of coconut trees Siargao has, you shouldn’t also miss the bent coconut tree in Maasin River. The most interesting part here is that, you can swing back and forth from the rope attached to the tree and let yourself plunge in about 6ft. deep water.

The famous bent coconut tree in Maasin River/ Cielo Fernando

There’s nowhere quite like Siargao. It’s the kind of place where you can do nothing but to relax; a place where you can find serenity… and love.

It’s not difficult to see why Siargao was named as the best island in Asia according to Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.