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Siargao has been turning heads as one of the country’s rising tourist destinations because of its pristine beaches and evergreen forests. The year 2018’s Best Island in the World is famous for its fun and exciting activities particularly surfing, scuba diving, and cave explorations. Despite its overwhelming popularity all over the world in recent years, Siargao still maintains the mesmerizing beauty of the island. 

The island of Siargao is known for its world-class waves that are sought after by local and international surfers. This is the reason why the island is hailed as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. Aside from the island’s beauty and exciting activities, Siargao is also home to a beautiful community with a rich culture and history. 

So if you want to disconnect from society for a while and just enjoy the peaceful rustling of waves, the lush greeneries, and the calming breeze of the sea, then there’s no better place to be than the island of Siargao. From the island’s highly anticipated activities to its most popular attractions and destinations, let me help you as we both discover the 12 Best Things to do in Siargao!

Island Hopping

One of the best and the most popular things to do while in Siargao is to go on an island hopping. There are basically three islands included in this tour: Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island. Join a tour and pay less!

Naked Island is one of the stops of the Island Hopping, one of the best things to do in Siargao
Naked Island
Daku Island Siargao
Daku Island

The tour starts at the General Luna Boulevard where you take the boats to the islands. The first stop is usually Naked Island, then Daku Island where you will have your boodle lunch, then Guyam Island to spend the rest of the day.

Guyam Island
Guyam Island

Surf at the World’s Famous Cloud 9 Siargao! 

If you truly want to experience Siargao’s very best, then you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the famous Cloud 9. Aside from being rated as the best surf break in the Philippines where the country’s most famous wave, “Cloud 9” can be found, this iconic spot has also become a must-visit location for non-surfers. One of the famous attractions in Cloud 9 Siargao is the iconic three-story Nipa hut overlooking the massive tidal waves, breathtaking horizon, and the mesmerizing sunset of Siargao

Surfing is a must-do activity when you visit Siargao
Surfing in Cloud 9

You can also clearly see the unmatched beauty of the island’s coral reefs and sandbars that undoubtedly define the tropical paradise that is Siargao when you chill out here in Cloud 9. So, what are you waiting for? Be sure not to miss out!

Chill Out at Magpupungko Rock Pools 

Next on the list is another breathtaking attraction that will definitely make you fall in love with the beach once again. The Magpupungko Rock Pools are known for their dramatic rock formations where tourists can go for a dip into the crystalline turquoise waters. The fact that these are natural rock formations will make you realize that mother nature is indeed amazing. Book a land tour in Siargao

A visit to Magpupungko Rock Pools is one of the best things to do in Siargao
Magpupungko Rock Pools 

Apart from the spectacular natural tidal pools, Magpupungko is also known for its pristine beach that tourists from all over the world absolutely love. 

Explore the Enchanting Tayangban Cave Pools 

One of the best and amazing hidden gems of nature can also be found in Siargao and it’s no other than the Tayangban Cave Pools. The trip to reach this spectacular destination is quite a challenge but trust me, it’s all worth it. To reach Tayangban Cave Pools, you first have to float and swim for about 15 minutes with only a torch to light your way! Once you reach the cave pools, prepare yourself to be mesmerized by their enchanting beauty. 

Tayangban Cave Pools
Tayangban Cave Pools

Aside from admiring the undeniable beauty of Tayangban Cave Pools, you should also try several fun-filled activities to complete your day! From swimming, climbing, and cliff jumping, I’m sure that you’ll have a blast at these beautiful and scenic spots. 

Check Out the Iconic Palm Tree Rope Swing! 

Another iconic attraction you shouldn’t miss in Siargao is the famous Palm Tree Rope Swing. Situated right beside the beautiful Maasin River, the rope swing is breaking the internet because of all the amazing visuals you can encounter in the area. So if you want to take Instagram-worthy photos while you’re in Siargao, then visiting the Palm Tree Rope Swing is definitely a must for you! 

Maasin River is.a popular tourist spot in Siargao
Maasin River

Palm trees are abundant on the island of Siargao so don’t be surprised if you find beautiful attractions fully surrounded by towering palm trees! 

Tour Around the Corregidor Island 

The Corregidor Island of Siargao is a tropical paradise where tourists can cast themselves away and experience the raw beauty of the island all to themselves. The island’s white-sand beach, turquoise waters, and palm-covered forests make the perfect setting for island hopping and camping. 

Snorkeling under the crystalline waters, climbing palm trees, and having a gastronomic feast of freshly-cooked seafood are only some of the must-try activities you have to do while exploring Corregidor Island. Don’t worry, the locals there are extremely friendly so you’re in good hands. Go out there and enjoy!

Stroll Along the Palm-Lined Roads of Siargao 

One of Siargao’s signature and finest attractions are its scenic roads filled with towering palm trees! Driving along these roads with the car windows down or while riding a motorcycle truly gives you that authentic island vibe. The feeling you only get when you know that you’re far away from all the hustle and bustle of the stressful city. 

Palm Tree Road in SIargao
Palm Tree Road in Siargao

So if I were you, I’d take my time and traverse along the Palm Tree Road Siargao while breathing in the fresh air, admiring its exotic beauty, and of course, capturing these unforgettable moments in pictures!

Spend the Day in Sugba Lagoon 

One of Siargao’s top-rated destinations that attract tons of tourists is no other than the Sugba Lagoon. This mesmerizing gem of nature features a wide natural pool of cold and turquoise waters where everyone can take a dip and enjoy! The Sugba Lagoon is surrounded by dome-shaped mountains and dramatic limestone cliffs. The lagoon actually has an abundant mangrove forest protecting the pristine condition of the lagoon.

Aerial view of Sugba Lagoon - one of the top tourist spots in Siargao
Aerial view of Sugba Lagoon | Photo via Bigstock

Aside from swimming in the Sugba Lagoon, kayaking and cliff diving are also some of the most popular activities to do here in the lagoon. 

Fall in Love with the Stunning Sohoton Cove 

No, it doesn’t end there because Siargao absolutely has a lot more in store for you. The stunning Sohoton Cove is another one of nature’s greatest creations where you can find clusters of small islets blessed with majestic limestone caves, lagoons, and rock formations that will surely make you fall in love. 

Aerial view of Bucas Grande Island & Sohoton Cove
Aerial view of Bucas Grande Island & Sohoton Cove | Photo via Bigstock

Sohoton Cove is indeed an enchanting place in Surigao del Norte where you can appreciate nature’s raw beauty with your own eyes. Go swimming, diving, and kayaking with harmless jellyfish species as you explore the unmatched beauty of Sohoton Cove. 

Swim Around the Tropical Paradise of Pacifico Beach 

That’s right, your trip to Siargao will definitely be incomplete without visiting what is said to be the best beach in Siargao, the breathtaking Pacifico Beach. If you truly want to relax and enjoy peace and serenity away from the crowds, then Pacifico Beach is certainly what you’re looking for. Have the chance to enjoy nature’s raw beauty to yourself and fall in love with Pacifico Beach’s white sands and crystalline waters. 

Pacifico is a popular surf site in Siargao

Tucking yourself away under a palm tree and just enjoying the sea breeze is one way to enjoy the dazzling beauty of Pacifico, but if you’re in for more challenges then you should definitely go surfing along the waves! Watching the mesmerizing sunset is also one of the best things to do here in Pacifico Beach. So make sure not to miss it!

Beach Bum at Secret Beach

Do nothing and just enjoy the beach! This is one of the places in Siargao where you can relax, chill, and enjoy the moment. The best time to go here is during the late afternoon and wait for the sunset by the beach.

Secret Beach in Siargao
Secret Beach

Treat Yourself to the Best Barbecue Ever at Mama’s Grill

With all the fun and exciting activities waiting for you in Siargao, you couldn’t afford to be left starving and out of energy, right? Well, it’s a good thing that we discovered Mama’s Grill! Serving tourists with a set of authentic and mouth-watering barbecue dishes you can ever find around the island, there’s no better place to satisfy your cravings than Mama’s Grill! 

Known for its casual street setup, Mama’s Grill is also the best way to immerse yourself into the rich and vibrant culture that Siargao definitely has. Oh, just a heads up! Due to the overwhelming popularity of Mama’s Grill, expect the place to be jam-packed all the time!

Want to eat more? Check out our guide on the Best Restaurants in Siargao!

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