CHOOSE PHILIPPINES: Falling in love (again) with Siargao Island
I can’t think of another word or phrase that would best describe our recent trip to Siargao. It was my second time on the island and in both times, I undeniably fell in love with its laid-back surfer vibe – which is very inviting, thus some expats and local city folks alike chose to call the island, home.
Being a small island, you can see all the famous spots and explore all the secret ones in a short span of time, but one can never ever have enough of the island. Siargao will always make you want to return to do the same things and just savor every bit of the good life it offers.
Accommodation rates in Siargao depends on where and which type of place you would find.
Meal prices range from 150-350 php per 1-2 person serving.
Island hopping and tour packages offers are abundant in the island. You can ask a hotel staff or a habal-habal driver and they will more or less cost the same.
As of our visit (May 2017), surfboard rentals cost around 400-600 php per day. Surf lessons are 500-600 per person per hour inclusive of a board and an instructor. GoPro mounts are also available for rent for 100 php.
Renting a motorcycle is the cheapest way to go around the island. However, be careful in driving as roads are narrow, mostly winding and can be really dark during nighttime.
Habal-habal is the main public transportation available in Siargao.
Most of the beaches in Siargao are rocky so, aqua shoes or booties would be more appropriate to wear than flip flops.
Click here if you want to watch our Siargao video. I apologize for the amateur editing and crappy quality of the clips. Stupid me accidentally deleted our clips of swimming with the jellies. I managed to recover them but they were already corrupted and couldn’t include them on the final edit. Huhu.