SIARGAO ITINERARY & EXPENSES ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE

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In the south of the Philippines is an island entirely covered with palm trees. It boasts the best waves in the country and attracts surfers from all over the world. While the island is known as a surfing hotspot there are so many awesome things to do in Siargao that don’t involve the waves. Despite it’s growing popularity over the last few years, it is still quite a cheap place to explore as is most of the Philippines. This Siargao itinerary will help you plan your time and also give you an idea about the expenses and budget you might expect to need for your time in Siargao.

 

Wondering about the best spot to stay on Siargao? I wrote this guide that breaks down the island into the best regions with my personal hotel/hostel/resort recommendations: WHERE TO STAY ON SIARGAO ISLAND

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Siargao Itinerary and Expenses Guide

The beauty of Siargao is that there is no right or wrong way to enjoy the island. Many people come and just surf all day every day and party every night. Others, like myself, only surf a couple of times but instead choose to explore the island, the beaches and the other islands nearby. I think the only thing I will say is a necessity for Siargao is to stay for more than a couple of nights. Too many travelers come for two nights and rush it all. 

Make the most of Siargao. You have paid for the flight out to the island and now you need to relax and soak up the vibe. Coming for just a few days isn’t worth it all. I know many of you are trying to cram eight different locations into your first Philippines backpacking trip but you will genuinely have a better time staying for at least a week on Siargao than rushing it all.

In this Siargao itinerary and expenses blog, I am first going to discuss all of the expenses and then show you the activities you simply cannot miss below. You can decide how you fit those all into your itinerary depending on how long you stay. 

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Where to Stay on Siargao

Siargao offers a mix of accommodation. There are hostels ranging from a little less than $10 per night all the way to resorts for $1000 per night. The main thing to consider when picking your accommodation is the location. Because the wifi and power in Siargao aren’t great, no-one really hangs out much at their hotel. So just pick an accommodation nearby General Luna and you will be set.

Expect to budget:

  • $10-15 for a basic hostel dorm bed
  • $20-40 for a basic private room
  • $40-100 mid-luxury private room
  • $100+ for luxury-style resort

Siargao is pretty straight forward when it comes to picking a region to stay. 90% of people choose to stay somewhere near General Luna. All of the bars, restaurants, tours, ports, and hotels are near General Luna and Cloud 9 surf break. There are a couple of other regions you could stay in like Pacifico but unless you are purposely looking for isolation, General Luna is your spot. So what are my suggestions for where to stay in General Luna?

First, I’ll tell you where I stayed. Because I stayed for over a month, I managed to find an Airbnb. It was 4 blocks back from the beach, had wi-fi, A/C, a private bathroom, patio and inside was just two bunk beds. It was super basic and I stayed here with two mates and my sister. It was 900 USD for the entire month, which we split four ways so it was just $225 each.  There’s a photo below of our sweet Airbnb pad on Siargao Island.

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Aside from Airbnb, which obviously isn’t for everyone, I actually personally visited and even stayed at a few different hotels during my time on Siargao. There are two standouts, luxurious resorts for those with a bit bigger budget.

Nay Palad Hideaway – Luxury: The first spot is called Nay Palad Hideaway. It really is just a magical looking place surrounded by palm trees. The architecture is. beautiful and it is like island style meets luxury. It’s perfectly located in General Luna but would give you a ton of privacy during your stay as well.

Siargao Bleu Resort – Luxury: The second spot is called Siargao Bleu Resort. I had friends stay here and visited and hung out in the pool a few times. It is right on the beach and the cool part is that the luxury villas kind of hang out over the pool making it feel like an over-water villa in the Maldives. The restaurant is pretty bomb too! (I may have snuck into the buffet breakfast once). It is one of the most popular places to stay on Siargao Island, so if you do decide to stay here definitely book early.

Calypso Surf and Dive – Value: The best budget option for Siargao backpackers who want a private room is called Calypso Surf and Dive. Here you can get a basic double room for just $15, which when you split with your partner makes it cheaper than the hostel. It’s got good vibes, good location and everything you would expect from a basic, cheap accommodation.

The White House  – Budget: The best budget option for dorm style/hostel accommodation on Siargao Island is called The White House in General Luna. For just $10 a night you can grab yourself a dorm bed. It’s very clean and has a huge chill out area with hammocks and bean bags for those post-surf siesta sessions.

 

Transport on Siargao

Most people on Siargao rent a moped or motorbike. The roads on Siargao are beautiful and surprisingly in great condition. I say surprisingly because of other comparable islands around Southeast Asia, which have horrific road conditions. Siargao has put a lot of money into their infrastructure and the roads around the island are great although in General Luna they are bumpy and dirt. However, you are only going slow through the town so it is okay.

For about $7-8 per day you can rent a moped or motorbike and gas/petrol is only a few dollars to fill up your bike. You can fill it up at gas stations around the island without an issue.

Expect to budget:

  • $10 a day for a moped and gas

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Food & Restaurants on Siargao

Where to eat on Siargao Island: We had a month to try the good and the not so good. We were on a budget so the price is just as important as taste to us. These were our favorite Siargao backpacking budget eats:

Miguels: Awesome burritos and tacos for $1.50 in General Luna. They are prepared quick and they go down great with a San Miguel Beer.

Ronaldo’s: It’s the local favorite. They serve just about any food but the best is the bbq chicken which they do out the front on the bbq. It takes forever to get your food but it’s pretty cheap and pretty good quality. Go with a group of friends and hang out for quite a while before you get your food! Chicken curry is only $2 to give you an idea of the price.

Aventinos: After a long day of adventuring you don’t always want to wait an hour at Ronaldo’s. When we wanted something quick and cheap we headed to Aventinos pizza. It’s super cheap and you can get a huge pizza for as low as $2.50 and obviously more expensive with different toppings.

Those were our three go-to cheap spots to eat in Siargao. If you aren’t on a tight budget there are lots of great restaurants on Siargao. Kermit has the best pizza on the island and Harana is also one of the most popular restaurants.

Expect to budget: 

  • $5 for a cheap/budget meal
  • $10-15 for a mid-luxury meal and drink
  • $20+ for higher-end meal and drinks
  • It is possible to spend less than $15 a day on food in Siargao

 

Other Siargao Expenses

To give you an idea of the other costs you might have to pay, here is a look at some of the Siargao expenses you can expect:

  • Surfboard rental: $6 for an hour
  • Island hopping tour: $15-20 per person including lunch
  • Tricycle ride transport in town: $3-4 for 15 minutes
  • Sim-card: $20 for 7-10gb of data
  • Entrance to Magpupungko Rock Pool or Tayangban Cave: $1-2
  • Beers at a bar: $1-2

As you can see you can expect to pay a small amount for most of the activities, accommodations, and food on Siargao. I would say the minimum amount to budget per day for your Siargao expenses would be $40 per day depending on your activities, accommodation and food choices. Much less than $35-40 a day and you will begin limiting yourself to what you can and can’t do but you will still be able to make it work if you can find really cheap accommodation.

Daily (Cheap) budget:

Accommodation $10

Moped and gas $9

Food $12

Total: $31 (Before any activities or entrance fees)

 

Siargao Itinerary

Now that we have covered the expenses let’s look at the itinerary. There are so many things to do on Siargao that you need several weeks to see them all. You can check them all out in my post here: 30 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON SIARGAO, PHILIPPINES

However, I’ve added below the top 10 activities you simply cannot miss during your stay on Siargao so you can plan your Siargao itinerary accordingly.

 Enjoy the best Siargao Surf spots!

This list of things to do in Siargao has to begin with the surf, it is after all the surfing capital of the Philippines.  Siargao hosts the ‘Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’ each September, an official WSL Pro event. It also boasts waves almost all year-round, similar to surfing hotspots like Oahu, Hawaii. The Cloud 9 boardwalk and viewing area has become one of the most popular Siargao tourist spots.

The beauty of surfing on Siargao is that there is a surf break for all levels. Personally, I suck at surfing so I hit up the beginner waves at Jacking Horse. I did enjoy watching the seasoned surfers tearing up the bigger waves out at Cloud 9. This wave barrels and is not only one of the best waves in the Philippines but is ranked in the top ten waves of the world.

If the waves aren’t rolling in nicely at the beach breaks you can pay $4-5 USD to ride a boat out to an island break less than an hour from Siargao and surf the afternoon away in the middle of the ocean.

These are some of the popular surf breaks in Siargao and what you can expect at each of them.

Cloud 9: This is the most famous surf break on Siargao and has some nice barrels. We spent many mornings watching the experts carve it up from the three-story hut that sits out over the water. This wave has singlehandedly made Siargao the surfing capital of the Philippines.

Jacking Horse: The most accessible beginner wave on the island. A great spot for learning how to catch a wave but often crowded with surf lessons and it has a strong tide. Lots of paddling if you aren’t a gun. Some of the local long boarders tear it up here!

Stimpys: A consistent left-hander, which is a great place for short-boarders to have a little fun.

Pacifico: Although its a long drive (up to an hour) from General Luna, at Pacifico, you will find some of the biggest surf on Siargao.

Rock Island: Take the boat out for a fast-moving right-hander. Best for experienced surfers.

Guyan (Secret Beach): Head on past the trespassing signs and enjoy small rolling waves great for beginners. It’s about 30 minutes from General Luna.

If you don’t surf there are still plenty of things to do in Siargao! I only surfed three times in Siargao during the whole month but still had an action-packed adventure. If you are wondering what to do in Siargao and you aren’t a surfer this list has you covered with all of the best places to visit in Siargao.

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Cloud 9 Pier

One of my favorite things to do in Siargao was to wake up for sunrise and chill out on the end of the Cloud 9 pier. Sometimes surfers were tearing it up and watching that was awesome. Other times I watched the sun slowly rise in the distance. Hardly anyone wakes up to head out there except for a few others, quietly enjoying the start of the day at Cloud 9. It could be something to consider when you are thinking about where to stay in Siargao. Somewhere near Cloud 9 pier means you will have your sunrise spot sorted! If you had out here for sunset you will find yourself sharing the hut at the end of the pier with quite the crowd. It doesn’t get the perfect sunrise or sunset due to its location but it’s one of your best bets if you are in General Luna. I wrote a full blog post about the best sunsets spots on Siargao best sunsets spots on Siargao.

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 Magpungko Rock Pools

Magpupungko Rock Pools on Siargao Island are one of the most popular things to do and easily my favorite tourist spot on Siargao.. Just a 45-minute moped drive from the main tourist area of General Luna, the rock pools are exposed at low tide and are an awesome spot for hours of exploring and cliff jumping.

The crystal clear blue water had me speechless. This is an epic little area, with coves, caves, and cliff jumping spots aplenty. There are multiple spots to get your backflip on if you are into a bit of a jump. I advise wearing water shoes or just regular shoes like me as the rocks are very jagged and sharp to climb. Make sure you check the tides in advance (they change daily), so that you don’t arrive during high tide. When you get the tides right, this is a truly magical spot and one of my favorite places to visit on Siargao Island.

Full Blog Post: Magpupungko Rock Pools on Siargao Island

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 Tayangban Cave Pools

Tayangban Cave Pool was one of the highlights of my many adventures throughout Siargao Island. It was one of the best caving experiences I have had in Asia. For 15 minutes you swim and float in darkness, only aided by torches. Bats fly around you until you finally emerge to the open cave pool where you can cliff jump from seven meters.

Immediately after descending through the opening, we were chest deep in water. We swam through the dark caves, guided by a solitary torch. From time to time bats swooped down on us and eerie noises shot out from the distance. The water was mostly chest height so you could walk through in most sections if you preferred rather than swimming.

The cave opened up after fifteen minutes with a huge archway that helped to breach the darkness and welcome us back to the sunlight. It was then just a short swim to the open pool, which is the end of the tour. Many people finish here but there is a cliff jump spot into the 18ft deep water. That was a big bonus for us and made it one of our favorite places to visit in Siargao!

Full Blog Post: Tayangban Cave Pool (Cliff Jump)

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 Coconut Palm Forest at the Top of the Road

This is a spot you will likely drive to without even planning on it. On the way to destinations like Pacifico, Tayangban Cave Pool or Mapgpupungko Rock Pool you will pass through an area we called ‘top of the road’. I’m not sure if this is a local/official name or something we came up with but by the end of our month on Siargao Island, we all knew it by this name.

It’s halfway to Magpupungko Rock Pool and you will know when you have arrived. You will veer around a sharp corner after about 30 minutes of driving from General Luna, and all of a sudden, you will be looking out over thousands of coconut palms. I think we pulled the mopeds over to the side of the road almost every time we came here to check it out.

One morning we even came for sunrise. Even though it is not a spot to see the sun come over the horizon, the colors were so beautiful as the light slowly broke out over the palms. The Siargao region is just covered in palms it has to be the most palm trees per square meter in the Philippines! We did have to wake up at 4 in the morning for that mission. Sunrise in the palms is nice and at both sunrise and sunset, you can get some light rays shooting through the palms!

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 Sugba Lagoon

Sugba Lagoon is one of the most popular things to do on Siargao. It’s a short day trip from General Luna, Siargao to a spectacular lagoon surrounded by epic mountains.  A floating hut has a diving board and SUP rentals. The day trip costs around 1500 pesos (30 USD) per person or more if you book it in the tourist are of General Luna. However, we managed to find a way to get to Sugba Lagoon for 300 pesos (5 USD) per person. You can read about that by clicking the link below for the full blog post.

Despite being a recommended as one of the popular Siargao tourist spots, Sugba Lagoon isn’t overcrowded such as spots like Kayangan Lake in Coron. You won’t have the lagoon to yourselves but it’s a big enough area to find your own piece of paradise to chill, take photos and hang out. It is a 4000-hectare sanctuary, which you will enjoy on the drive in as well as while you hang out in the main lagoon. Activities at Sugba Lagoon include renting a big wood raft, SUP boards, diving board, swimming and relaxing in the cafe.

*I recently heard that a 10m diving board has been built in some trees on the edge of the lagoon. It wasn’t there when I visited but if you jump from it, send me a photo and I’ll add it into the blog! I think it might be one of the things I must do in Siargao if I return.

Full Blog Post: Sugba Lagoon (Cheap Local Route)

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 Siargao Island Hopping – Guyam, Daku and Naked Island

There are so many awesome things to do in Siargao Island but one of the most popular activities is to get off the island and go island hopping from Siargao. There are three beautiful islands only a short long-tail boat trip away from General Luna, which is the tourist part of Siargao. Guyam IslandDaku Island, and Naked Island are the three stops along the tour, which includes pick-up, drop-off, and a seafood lunch. The whole Mindanao region is covered with beautiful islands

Guyam Island is a tiny island covered in palms. You can walk from one side to the other in about 50 steps! It’s a beautiful little Oasis!

Daku Island is the biggest island of the tour and a great place for a swim and lunch. Small huts line the beach, perfect for chilling in the shade and enjoying a seafood banquet!

Naked Island is a small sandbar, which earned its name by literally just being sand. A few bits of grass are growing on it now but it is a great little stretch to hang out with mates!

Full Blog Post: Island Hopping in Siargao

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Alegria Beach

The first thing I noticed at Alegria Beach on Siargao was the white sand and crystal clear water. Coconut palms lined the beach. It could have been a postcard. This wasn’t one of the popular Siargao tourist spots with just a few locals hanging back on the grass behind the beach. It is quite a long drive to Alegria Beach from General Luna. It can take about an hour driving.

There is quite a bit of reef at this beach but there is still water deep enough to swim in, which isn’t too common on Siargao. One of the hardest things to do in Siargao is to find a beach where you can swim without being near a reef. Alegria isn’t perfect but you can get fully submerged in parts without stepping on sharp rocks.

Full Blog Post: Alegria Beach – The Best Beach on Siargao

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Pacifico Beach

It may seem like a long drive but a visit to Pacifico beach is one of the things to do in Siargao that you will not regret. Far away from the crowded waves of Jacking Horse in General Luna, Pacifico gives you that North Shore, Oahu small surf town feel. A few resorts and homestays are nestled in the dense palm trees that line the pristine stretch of beach that is Pacifico.

The drive towards and past Pacifico is beautiful with winding roads leading you along the coast and in and out of palm tree forests.

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Sunset at the Secret Mangrove Wharf

Just before you reach Del Carmen, a small town in the northeast of Siargao you will unknowingly pass one of the best sunset spots on the island. This is one of my favorite things to do in Siargao and each time I visited this magic spot I was the only tourist around.

The wharf extends out towards the mangroves which are the focal piece of the view along with the perfectly still water. When we first saw this water so still, we knew it would be an amazing spot for a colorful reflection if the sunset blew up. We were in luck.

A local took us out in a small boat and we also sent the drone up on every occasion we visited this spot. From the sky, this complex mangrove system only gets more and more epic.

Full Blog Post: Secret Sunset Spot – Del Carmen Mangrove Wharf

 

 Visit Corregidor Island

It’s not a common thing to do in Siargao but it was one of my favorite spots in the region. Corregidor Island is about 30 minutes by longtail boat from General Luna. It isn’t normally included in the daily island-hopping trips. Often it is a stand-alone adventure with resorts like Kermit offering tours to Corregidor.

On Corregidor, a small number of locals live in the village. Beautiful beaches cover every inch of coastline. It is one of the few islands in the area, which has an elevation. This means hiking. we hiked to the top of Corregidor, which is covered in long grass and palms. It’s a landscape you don’t see very often.

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Visit Sohoton Cove in Socorro

Our favorite day on Siargao… wasn’t actually on Siargao. We island hopped on the ferry from Dapa and then a few small boats to Socorro then Sohoton Cove.

We visited so many cool spots in one day that I will list each one individually:

Blue Lagoon (Titikan Lagoon)

Water so blue it reminded me of Kawasan Falls. I don’t understand how something can be so milky blue right next to crystal clear water around the corner. We arrived at the Blue Lagoon and took a short tour in a private boat up and down the lagoon. It’s similar to the lagoons in El Nido.

Tip: this is the most epic place to drone from. You won’t see it until you are in the air!

View the full blog post: SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK TOUR

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WHERE I STAYED ON SIARGAO ISLAND

Siargao is pretty straightforward when it comes to picking a region to stay. 90% of people choose to stay somewhere near General Luna. All of the bars, restaurants, tours, ports, and hotels are near General Luna and Cloud 9 surf break. There are a couple of other regions you could stay in like Pacifico but unless you are purposely looking for isolation, General Luna is your spot. So what are my suggestions for where to stay in General Luna?

First, I’ll tell you where I stayed. Because I stayed for over a month, I managed to find an Airbnb. It was 4 blocks back from the beach, had wi-fi, A/C, a private bathroom, patio and inside was just two bunk beds. It was super basic and I stayed here with two mates and my sister. It was 900 USD for the entire month, which we split four ways so it was just $225 each.  There’s a photo below of our sweet Airbnb pad on Siargao Island.

Save money in Siargao by staying at an Airbnb! Get a FREE $40 Airbnb Coupon by using my code when you book! 

siargao island pictures photo gallery

 

WHERE I SUGGEST TO STAY ON SIARGAO

Budget Hostel in General Luna: The White House:  The best budget option for dorm style/hostel accommodation on Siargao Island is called The White House in General Luna. For just $10 a night you can grab yourself a dorm bed.

Value Pick in General Luna: Lampara Siargao Boutique Hostel: Lampara Siargao is an oceanfront boutique hostel conveniently situated on the exotic island of Siargao. 

Luxury Pick in General Luna: Nay Palad Hideaway: Nay Palad Hideaway is one of the most luxurious accommodations in the Philippines. With its beautiful outdoor pool, terrace with either garden or ocean views, comfy seating areas, and is the resort you will see featured on Instagram all the time!

Nay Palad Hideaway Resort

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT SIARGAO ISLAND

The best time to visit Siargao depends on what you are looking for. Many consider the best time of year when the weather is best but that also means crowds. I will give you a few options below about when is the best month to visit Siargao Island:

September: Siargao hosts the ‘Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’ each September, an official WSL Pro event

July – November: The best time period for surfing in Siargao is July until November. The easterly Mindanao current provides the islands with waves that came from the deepest regions of the Pacific.

March – May: If you aren’t as interested in the surf but are craving that sun. March until May should bring you guaranteed sunny days. But it’s the Philippines so you can’t guarantee it.

 

ARE YOU FOLLOWING MY SIARGAO SERIES OF BLOGS

Sunset: 8 AWESOME SUNSET SPOTS ON SIARGAO ISLAND

Cliff Jumps: 6 CLIFF JUMPING SPOTS IN SIARGAO

Where to Stay: WHERE TO STAY ON SIARGAO ISLAND

Island Hopping: SIARGAO ISLAND HOPPING – GUYAM, DAKU & NAKED ISLAND

Ultimate Guide: 30 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON SIARGAO

Itinerary & Expenses: SIARGAO ITINERARY & EXPENSES ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE

Sohoton Cove Itinerary: SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK TOUR – CAVES AND LAGOONS

 

MORE PHILIPPINES BLOGS

I have also visited many other places in the Philippines that you may want to add to your itinerary and remove one of. the locations I visited. There is no right way to travel to the Philippines. The reality is that you will miss some awesome places no matter what Philippines backpacking route you take.  You can check out the links below to my other Philippines backpacking guides.

Caramoan: CARAMOAN ISLAND HOPPING

Romblon Island: ROMBLON TRAVEL GUIDE: 17 AWESOME THINGS TO DO

Tablas Island: TABLAS ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE: 20 AWESOME THINGS TO DO

Sibuyan Island: SIBUYAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE: 9 AWESOME THINGS TO DO

Sohoton Cove: SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK TOUR – CAVES AND LAGOONS

Carabao Island: CARABAO ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE: 5 THINGS TO DO

Cebu Itinerary: CEBU 5-DAY ITINERARY – DETAILED ADVENTURE TRAVEL GUIDE

Cebu Things To Do: 16 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON CEBU

Philippines Backpacking Guide: PHILIPPINES BACKPACKING: 2019 BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE

Ultimate Philippines Itinerary: ULTIMATE PHILIPPINES TRAVEL ITINERARY FOR 3-4 WEEKS

 

 

 

 

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