Surf’s up! It’s time to ride the waves of Siargao. This relatively unknown island is fast becoming one of the “dream destinations” in the Philippines. Travelers are welcomed by clear waters, white sand beaches and magnificent sceneries. Surf enthusiasts flock to Cloud 9 Surf Spot to enjoy the big waves, especially during the surfing season. But aside from surfing and beaches, you’ll fall in love with Siargao’s rock pools, lagoons, coral reefs and more breathtaking wonders of nature.
Best Time to Go
Surfing season in Siargao is from August to November. In September, the annual Siargao International Surfing Season is held.
One of the most elusive destinations in the Philippines, there are limited airlines that fly directly to Siargao. It is served by Sayak Airport, which is located in Surigao del Norte.
Flight – Airfare to Siargao is a bit expensive. On average, a round trip ticket from Manila to Siargao is estimated at PHP 9,000 and up. During peak season, a one way ticket can be higher. But this hefty price tag is worth it once you arrive.
Accommodation – There are several budget accommodations in Siargao that are less than PHP 1,000 but are more than Instagram-worthy and offer quality spaces. You can also find very cheap hostels that cost around PHP 250. For a five-star resort, an exclusive villa is priced at around PHP 7,000 and up.
Food – Enjoy good food for as low as PHP 100 when in Siargao. From home cooked-style meals sold in local eateries to Western cuisines and more fancy dishes, foodies will have a hearty meal all throughout their stay.
-You can rent a motorbike so you can explore more of the island.
-Bring enough cash since most establishments do not accept credit cards.
I choose to fly SkyJet because they have the fastest flights to Siargao. Another important thing to me when I fly is my comfort. SkyJet’s aircraft has very big legroom. I can seat back, relax at their plane’s very comfy seats.
It’s my second time to fly to Siargao with SkyJet and I like that it’s super convenient. Their flights to Siargao are direct flight [from Manila]. I can relax while flying because of its spacious legroom—handy since I always sleep during flights—and the temperature onbaord’s cool. I plan to go to Coron and Boracay, especially Coron, which I haven’t fully explored, and in those trips I’d still take SkyJet.
It was my first time to fly SkyJet and it was a very very good experience. I was completely blown away. [The flight] was very comfortable; the staff were very accommodating. I hope SkyJet gets to have more flights. I did not have even a second of regret I flew SkyJet. In my next plans—if I go to Boracay or Surigao—it’s a given that SkyJet’s my top-of-mind airline.