7 Must-Visit Leisure Destinations in Siargao

Traveling and going on vacation is one of the ways individuals earn memories and experiences that money can’t buy. Leisure travel is a way to break your tiring work routine and serves as a reward for your hard work. Furthermore, traveling is also a way for you to discover the world around you and discover what’s within you. Whatever your purpose is for traveling, doing so is always rewarding.

If you have booked your flight tickets to Siargao this year, the first question that probably pops into your head is, “what I shouldn’t miss in Siargao?” If you'll only have a few days to a whole week to spend on this island paradise, planning is essential to see the top leisure destinations on the island.

To help you create your itinerary, here’s a list of some of Siargao’s must-see sights and natural wonders.

Cloud 9

If surfing is the reason you’re vising Siargao, don’t miss Cloud 9, one of the best surf spots in the world. This is the place where the Cloud 9 Surfing Cup is held each year between late September and early October, the peak of Siargao’s surfing season. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro at a surfboard, surfing at Cloud 9 is a magical experience you wouldn't want to miss during your stay. Cloud 9’s boardwalk was built for the judges, tourists, competitors, and photographers who want to witness the surfing on the beach. It is also the best spot for watching the sunrise or sunset on the island. 

General Luna

Dubbed as the “Tourism Street” of Siargao, General Luna is where you can find most of the resorts, cafes, restaurants, bars, surf schools, and other establishments in Siargao. Bustling with tourists and locals, it’s a great place to hang out after a day out exploring or surfing. General Luna is also the perfect spot for looking for a prime lot for sale in Siargao should you plan on establishing a business or a quaint vacation home. 

Daku Island

Daku Island is one of the three island hopping tour destinations in Siargao, with the other two being Guyam and Naked Islands. Daku Island is famous for its fine sand, blue-green waters, and coconut trees. Swimming and snorkeling are some of the activities you can do here. The beach is also spacious enough for you to play beach volleyball and frisbee. While it might be tempting to soak in the view of this island while laying back on our hammock or one of the huts on the island, make it a goal to mingle with the island’s friendly locals and other tourists.

Guyam Island

If you want to spend some lazy time just resting and breathing in fresh air under the warm sun, Guyam Island is the place to be. This small yet breathtaking island offers visitors its shallow cerulean waters and pristine sand. You can also find small stalls selling cold fruit shakes and other food items inside its pocket of tall coconut trees. Swimming, sunbathing, playing ball, leisure drinking, and relaxing are the best things to do on this island. 

Naked Island

Naked Island, as its name implies, is bare and naked. At only 60 feet long, this island is one of the smallest found off the coast of Siargao. Like Siargao itself, the island is also famous for its white sand and calm waters, perfect for swimming and beach bumming. Since the island is bare and there are no trees around, this is the best place to visit to perfect your tan. 

Sugba Lagoon

Another must-see natural attraction in Siargao is Sugba Blue Lagoon on Caob Island. Ideal for diving enthusiasts and those looking for an adrenaline rush, the lagoon features a tall diving board where you can plunge into its blue-green waters. For those who prefer a more relaxing activity, you can try kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and bamboo rafting. 

Magpupungko Rock Pools

Timing is important if you want to visit this leisure spot in Siargao. Since Magpupungko Rock Pools are tidal pools, they are exposed during low tide and submerged at high tide. Thus, it is best to arrive there at least an hour before the low tide so that you can enjoy the crystal blue waters of the rock pools. Despite the rocks’ intimidating appearance, tourists can enjoy swimming and cliff jumping here.

Siargao is one of the country’s most visited destinations, and it’s easy to understand why. The island’s slow-paced living, picturesque beaches, and gorgeous islands have cemented it as a favorite of local and foreign travelers. May these seven leisure destinations in Siargao land on your list of places to visit in this tropical paradise during your vacation!