Explore Siargao The Fascinating Teardrop Island
Yes, we all heard of Siargao. It’s widely known as a Surfing Capital of the Philippines.. Siargao has excellent surfing conditions, particularly during the southwest “habagat” monsoon from August to November, when the prevailing wind is offshore. It is best known for surfing wave with the thick and hollow tube. This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition.
If you are non-surfer, then here’s what you need to know.
A teardrop shaped Island situated around 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the Province of Surigao del Norte. It contains the largest mangroves forest reserve in Mindanao and offshore is a classic tropical Island surrounded with huge coral reefs and coconut palms dressed in Center circle of the island.
Siargao is home to some of the postcard-perfect islands in the country.
The Naked Island – is one of the famous and most visited. It was named such because it is stripped of luxury trappings and even the typical coconut trees. It’s the most ideal destination for beach goers who want to get a tan, or get naked physically (when no one else is around).
There are no vegetation, no accommodation, nothing except for the beautiful Island in the middle of the ocean.
Daku Island – is one of the biggest Island and even have a barangay in it. There are boats line up in a shore waiting for tourist expedition.
Daku Island dazzles with its fine, white sand, towering coconut trees, and clear blue waters.
Guyam Island – on the other hand floats just few hundred meters north of Daku Island.
It is compose of an ivory white sand on one end and hard corals on the other. The island is also a host to few species of flora (coconut, talisay or beach almond, pine, and grasses) that thrived there for years. Thanks to the hard corals that protects the island from storm surge and from constant tidal terrain movement.
So there you go, there’s so much more to Siargao than Surfing. There’s beach hopping, seafood feast, crocodile watching and a lot more.
Where to Stay:
General Luna is deemed as the place to stay in Siargao. Accommodation will never be an issue; there are so many resorts on the island that you’ll surely find one that suits your needs.
Those on a budget will appreciate the large number of inns and lodges that can be found in General Luna. If you’re on the hunt for a little more luxury, there’s Isla Cabana. Posh and cozy cabanas merely steps away from the beach make this resort a prime option for anyone headed to Siargao Island.
Another go-to resort is Kermit Surf and Dive EcoCamp. It’s a very popular resort in General Luna with rooms just as beautiful as Isla Cabana at prices everyone can afford.
Souces: wikepedia, looloo, siargaoislands.com, itsmorefuninthe philippines, freedomwall, primer.com