Siargao: Dream Island Getaway
Known for the island’s many surf breaks, Siargao is now also recognized by surfers and non-surfers alike for its many resorts and concept-dining restaurants sporting different types of cuisine from the East to the West. While the local film Siargao (2017) has been pointed out as the driver of the stream of tourists frequenting the island, the sheer beauty of the place plus the stories of visitors who never left Siargao can speak for the island’s charm. No wonder Siargao was also crowned the “Best Island in Asia” by New York-based luxury travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, in October 2018.
Join us as we explore this mystical island, where there are many secret spots to discover, restaurants to fill one’s stomach, and experiences in nature to fill everybody’s heart.
Going to Siargao Island
• From Manila, few domestic airlines, including Skyjet Airlines, offers direct flights daily to Siargao. Other airlines also offer flights to Siargao via Cebu.
• The arrival point is at Siargao Domestic Airport or “Sayak Airport,” located in Del Carmen. From there, it will take roughly 45 minutes to reach the municipality of General Luna. There are tricycles outside the airport to transport passengers to General Luna, which costs P300 per person. Other options are van and habal-habal (motor bike).
Going Around the Island
• Tricycles and habal-habal are the common modes of transport around Siargao. The current minimum fare is P20. Motorbikes can be rented for P500 per day.
• If you are going to visit other tourist spots outside General Luna, for instance, Sugba Lagoon, which is located in Del Carmen, it is advisable to rent a van as it will take hours to reach the destination.