April 26, 2019

Secret Spot Siargao: An Eco-Friendly Hostel That Will Remind You of the Old Siargao

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  • While some establishments in Siargao have become livelier to cater to the energetic crowd of the island, Secret Spot Siargao seeks to stick to the original island vibe that is quiet and calm.

    Secret Spot Siargao is a place to go to if you want to experience the quiet side of the island/IMAGE Secret Spot Siargao

    Situated along the secluded part of Barangay Malinao, Secret Spot Siargao is a small and quiet hostel where one can rest after a tiring day roaming around the island. It encourages guests to create friendship among other guests during their stay.

    Owner Adi Dela Rosa, an avid traveler, was the one who decided to make the hostel quite small and open. “[It’s] so that I can still bond with my kind of people. When I’m not traveling, I can always come home here and still talk to like-minded people,” she said.

    Unwind with your friends while resting in this big hammock

    Moreover, Secret Spot Siargao is an eco-friendly hostel that promotes environmental sustainability, hoping to inspire visitors to practice an eco-conscious and zero-waste mindset at all times.

    The hostel also promotes a simple yet comfy lifestyle

    Occupying a 700-square-meter land within a coconut jungle, the two-story hostel has a well-cared-for small garden and a big hammock outdoor that makes the entire place looks totally inviting. The hostel pulls off a minimalist look but with a bit of decoration that will remind you of Indonesia, the country where the owner used to live in.

    The hostel emanates simplicity in their interior design

    The kitchen area

    The hostel has an easy-access reception where you will be greeted by its friendly staff. It has three communal bathrooms, sink area, and a kitchen area.

    Bathroom/IMAGE Secret Spot Siargao

    Take a shower in their well-ventilated restrooms/IMAGE Secret Spot Siargao

    Sink area/IMAGE Secret Spot Siargao

    There are ten comfy bunk beds upstairs, accommodating up to only 20 guests (Php 600 per night).

    Their clean bunk beds/IMAGE Secret Spot Siargao

    If you are still quite clueless about how to spend a day in Siargao, you may approach the owner and their accommodating staff for some tips. In fact, they have a list of the places guests might want to visit that you can see written on the hostel’s huge glass windows. They can also share some secret spots around that only a few know about. The hostel has also partnered with some motorbikes shops where you can rent one for Php 500 per day.

    When asked about the purpose of building a hostel, Dela Rosa said, “I want everyone to experience the old Siargao, the quieter side of the island, all while giving them a chance to meet people from all walks of life, whether they are backpacking the world or escaping from the stressful corporate world.”

    Also read: Buddha’s Surf Resort and Restaurant in Siargao Stands out for Their Authentic Thai Cuisine

    Visit Secret Spot Siargao along Tourism Road, Brgy. Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. For inquiries, call +(63) 926 712 4438 / 0949 870 8921 or email secretspotsiargao@gmail.com. Follow their Facebook page: facebook.com/secretspotsiargao/ and Instagram: instagram.com/secretspotsiargao/ for more information. 

    This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s December 2018 issue.
    Images courtesy of Secret Spot Siargao

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