Locally known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao Islands is a popular destination not just for domestic but international surfers, as well as beach goers who want to relax for a few days under the sun. Sayak Airport
serves many direct flights from Cebu a few times a week, and there are several hotels and guesthouses within easy reach of the airport. Most hotels in Siargao Islands also offer airport transfer services to make the transition smoother.
One of the most popular destinations on the island is definitely General Luna
, where the opportunity to surf on Cloud Nine draws a steady stream of visitors year-round. Cloud Nine is one of the most famous surfing waves, not only in the Philippines, but around the world. In addition to being the premier surfing destination on this island, it’s also where the majority of the mid-range and budget accommodations are located, perfect for backpackers or the wallet-conscious vacationer. When not surfing or taking in the rays, hop over to Del Carmen via Dapa Ferry Terminal
and spend a few hours exploring mangroves. This is a favorite activity especially among nature-enthusiasts and eco-tourists, so there are plenty of tour guides to help the novices navigate this impressive natural landscape. There’s a lot more to see and do in Siargao, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.