Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte


With perfectly tall waves that every surfer in the world wishes to surf and beaches that make one marvel at the creations only that only a mighty Hand could make, it’s no surprise that a little island in Surigao del Norte continues to make the tourists fall in love with its beauty.


Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte
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The waves in Siargao Islands in Surigao del Norte are perfect for every surfer who wishes to experience the thrill that only surfing could give them.

Dubbed as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines”, Siargao has been a host to many surfing competitions. The nick-name “Cloud 9” is perfect to describe the feeling that every surfer gets in the gigantic waves of Siargao Islands.

No longer will Filipinos have to travel to other countries in order to surf because they now have a surfing area that many tourists from all over the world admire.


Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte
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Siargao Islands isn’t only home to one of the best surfing spots in the country, but the island also take into consideration the importance of caring for the environment. With this, the island was able to secure under its belt as the island containing the biggest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao.


Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte
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If one wants to know more about Siargao and discover more of its beauty and grandeur, there are other places in the island that tourists might consider visiting.

The Sohoton Cave is really a worthwhile place to visit with its limestone formations and waters that are crystal clear. Only in Sohoton Cave will you be able to wade through the water with countless non-stinging jellyfishes in the water which are also swimming with you.

If you want to swim privately in pristine waters of Siargao, the municipality of Pilar has one something to boast, the Magpupungko tidal pool.

The tidal pool got its name from the English term of squat, which is “pungko” because of beautiful rock formations that seem to squat on other rocks. Thus, the name “magpupungko”.

Magpupungko Tidal Pool
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The Magpupungko tidal pool is perfect to swim during low tides.

Undeniably, Siargao is also home to countless falls that will surely relieve the stress of every tired and worn-out traveler, one of these is the Taktak Falls in Sta. Monica.

Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte
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Witness the water cascading endlessly as you swim about in its icy, cool waters.

And lastly, we have the Naked Island in Siargao. Don’t let the name deceive you. There are no naked swimmers blissfully swimming in the beach but only an island in the middle of a vast, blue, gigantic sea. It’s the perfect place to get away if you want to have a sense of peace and tranquility with the waves splashing against your sandy feet.

There are many other places that the islands in Siargao has to offer to anyone who wants to witness for their eyes the beauty and the wonders of nature that is very much abound in the Philippines.

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