Siargao has built a name for itself as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines”, not just locally but even in the international surf scene. The rolling wave barrels attracts surfers from all over that competitions are also held there, bringing in more tourists than ever.
However, Siargao is not as backpacker and laidback as it was before. Albeit it hasn’t lost it mysterious charm, it has evolved to be more exciting, more mainstream as some would say, and it’s touristy feels made it even more appealing than before.
Lounge by the beach
Who said you need to surf to enjoy? You can pick a music playlist, grab a blanket and just laze around while watching the surfers tear up the waves. Siargao is also home to beautiful sunsets and it would be a shame if you don’t experience it’s beauty at least once on your trip.
Try stand-up paddle boarding
It’s not as complicated as surfing but if you plan to take up water sports someday, this would be a great start. Cloud 9 and Sugba Lagoon offers lessons and it you get the hang of it, you can eventually start on your surfing lessons too!
These highly nutritious and delicious bowls of breakfast are the latest “in” thing. Just check out the IG feed of your friends who’ve traveled to Siargao and you wouldn’t miss that creative flat lay featuring these beautiful works of food art.
The place to go to sample them would be Shaka Cafe in General Luna. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without sampling these amazing vegan bowls that not even meat eaters can resist.
Home to International Cuisines
Italian? French? Israeli? Siargao is not a stranger to different cultures so it’s no surprise that their food scene has evolved as well. Kawayan Gourmand, a boulangerie, is known for it’s perfect croissants, tarts, pastries and great coffee. Guests have raved about it and even believe that it is at par with the high-end pastry shops in Manila.
Kermit Siargao prides itself for serving authentic, mouth-watering pizzas, made from the freshest organically grown ingredients. Or if you’re craving for something middle eastern, Villa Maya offers hummus, falafel, and shawarma wraps. Best enjoyed while enjoying the overlooking view of the Pacific Ocean. No wonder foreigners are so enamored with the place and some even decided to settle down for good!
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Take a dip in Magpupungko Rock Pool
This place is definitely #travelgoals. It is so picturesque that you would doubt if it’s real until you get there. Nestled between rock formations, the pool is separated from the ocean, creating a sort of natural infinity pool with waters that are a crystal clear of blue and green. You just have to check the schedule of high tide and low tide to know the best time to come. For only P50.00, a visit here would make your Siargao trip already worth it.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. To get a taste of everything Siargao, best to take advantage of Philippinestravelpackage.com’s tour packages and get the ultimate experience.
Siargao is definitely not just for surf dudes anymore. It has become an ultimate travel destination for anyone looking to de-stress and longing to escape to paradise – a true testament to the beauty of Mindanao.