Photo by Dale de Vera
Siargao is undeniably one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. It’s where you can find the best beaches and perfect waves in the country. No wonder, it’s tagged as the “surfing capital of the Philippines.” In fact, it’s even one of the best surfing spots in the world. The place is a paradise in itself: Siargao is home to good food, mix of laid-back and party vibes and beautiful attractions that will leave you breathless.
Below are some of the best things to do in Siargao:
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You’ll never leave this island without trying its most popular sport: surfing!
Siargao is definitely the go-to place for surfing. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, it has world class waves that bring a different kind of thrill to every surfer.
You can go surfing all-year round, but the best to time to surf is from July to January. For new surfers, pay extra caution during September to November since the waves in Siargao get gnarly during these times.
An annual “Cloud 9 Surfing Cup” is held every September or October, which is attended by huge local and international crowds.
Food adventure at Kermit, Siargao
Apart from the waves, Siargao is also a food paradise.
The island is filled with delicious eats—from restaurants to cafes and bars. One of the most recommended food places is Kermit Siargao. You’ll fall in love with their signature brick-oven pizza that is so hard to resist. You can design your own pizza and pay for extra topping starting at Php 260.
Kermit Siargao is so popular that it opened another branch in Poblacion, Makati. Grab a bite and it might make you want to fly to SIargao sooner!
Surfing Classes in Kermit
Kermit is not only known for their unforgettable food, they also offer room accommodations and surfing classes. Their surfing school is composed of head instructors that are ISA (International Surf Association) level one certified and have been surfing for 20 years. Below are their rates:
|1 Day Surf Package||Php 2500 (per person)|
|3 Days Surf Package||Php
7500 (per person)
*get 10% discount when you avail this
|7 Days Surf Package||Php 17500 (per person)|
|Private Surf Lesson||Php 1200 per session including board rental, theory, water basics and surf for 2 hours|
|Long Board Rental||Php 500 per day|
|Short Board Rental||Php 200 per hour|
Admire Siargao’s Beauty at Cloud 9
Photo by Joel Vodell
Cloud 9 is the most famous surf break in General Luna town, and possibly in all of Siargao. It has strong waves that are good for seasoned surfers. If you’re not into surfing the huge crashing waves, you can just watch other surfers from the three-storey viewing deck. You can also stroll down and chill at the iconic boardwalk. Cloud 9 in Siargao is also the perfect place to catch the beautiful sunrirse and sunset. Don’t forget to take photos!
How to Get to Siargao
The easiest way going to Siargao is by air. You can book Cebu Pacific or Skyjet via PHBus.com.
You can also book a flight from Manila to Surigao, then ride a Montenegro ferry to Siargao. Book via PHBus.com