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The teardrop-shaped island of Siargao found in the Philippine Sea is known as the surfing capital of the country. But whether you’re a surfer or not you’re sure to be enchanted by this palm tree covered island that’s packed full of natural beauty.

The perfect spot for a dose of pure and blissful island life, there’s tons to do and explore on this pretty island. Discover soft white sand beaches, magical lagoons, colourful coral reefs, exotic wildlife, sprawling rice fields, glittering waterfalls and so much more. For nature lovers, Siargao is a dream come true.

Some of the best activities on the island involve swimming in the clear blue waters of the Magpupungko natural rock pools, or kayaking across the glimmering waters of the scenic Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve through a forest of green.

Surf’s Up in Siargao 

Siargao boasts the best waves in the Philippines, and the island welcomes surfers from all over the globe. Cloud 9 is the most famous wave in the country, and keen surfers flock to the popular surfing area to attempt to ride the ultimate swell and achieve that surfer’s crown of glory. Cloud 9 means ‘on top of the world’ and the experience of surfing the famous wave is meant to feel exactly like that.

Whether you’ve never attempted surfing before or you’re a pro on the waves, Siargao is the perfect spot to hit the swell. There are plenty of classes for complete beginners, and experts can bring their boards. However it’s easy to rent one from one of the many surfing shacks dotted along the beaches.

If you prefer a laid-back holiday in the sun, there’s plenty for you in Siarago. Spend your days on white sandy beaches as you listen to the waves lap the shore, fruity cocktail in hand.


Destination Highlights

  • Ride the world-famous Cloud 9 Wave, the Philippines’ most renowned sky high swell
  • Swim in the Magpupungko natural rock pools, which feature clear, blue waters and stunning geographic formations
  • Kayak across the aquamarine waters of the Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve through forests of towering trees
  • Spend a day island-hopping via boat and discover the postcard-perfect Guyam, Daku, and Naked Islands

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Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Siarago holidays. With so many options, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor-made holiday just for you.

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Our favorite hotels

Our experts have carefully selected the best hotels in Siarago to ensure you get the most from your holiday. Browse our favourite places to stay in Siarago - we are here to help you find the perfect hotel.


Nay Palad Hideaway

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English is one of the official languages and widely spoken

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“Embrace the laid-back island experience with a stay at the Nay Palad Hideaway, a resort that epitomises barefoot luxury.”


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“Even if you’ve never surfed before Siarago is a great place to catch some waves. I highly recommend it.”


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Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Siarago holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.


Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup

In September each year, the famous Cloud 9 surfing spot hosts an international surfing competition - the Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup. Watch some of the best surfers from around the world battle it out to win the prestigious Siargao Surfing Cup as they rise above epic waves in stunning island surroundings. Not a surfer? Don’t worry, the Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup is entertaining for everyone to watch. Even those who don’t usually enjoy watching sports will be entranced by the performances. 


General Luna Fiesta

The General Luna Fiesta runs alongside the Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup in September for around two weeks. While the festivities also include international surf competitions, revellers can also enjoy colourful parades, live music and plenty of dancing and drinking at the local resorts and bars.

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