Siargao Island is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro. Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Siargao Island’s coordinates are 9°52′N, 126°03′E. Offshore, a classic tropical island lies protected within its surrounding coral reef with dozens of coconut palms dressed in the center circle of the island. Off to the right, well within the massive coastal reef, lies a shining white sand bar, (Pansukian, or Naked island) Continue reading
Magpupungko Beach is located in in Pilar, on Siargao Island, where the famous International Game Fishing Tournament is annually held. Magpupungko beach is situated in a cove facing the Pacific, the place is surrounded by limestone and granite sculptures. During low tide, its pockmarked limestone floor reveal pools of assorted shapes and sizes resembling basins, barrels, tub and pools.
Siargao, located in the province of Surigao del Norte, is renowned for its curling waves that soar from nine to twelve feet high. It is frequented by surfers from all over the world. Besides surfing, the island of Siargao is well-known for its unspoiled beaches and its rural charm.The unspoiled teardrop shaped island called Siargao is the shangrila of adventurers and nature lovers. It is the surfing capital of the Philippines, which is 800 kilometers Southeast of Manila. Siargao, which many surfers claim has the best and most consistent surf in the Philippines, has made an eccentric entry into the world of surfing arena. Its most popular break is “Cloud 9”. Surfing is best from September to January when strong waves are in constant motion. Siargao is the largest of a group of islands emerging as one of the finest water sport destinations in the country. Aside from surfing, there is sea kayaking, long stretch of white sand beaches, hidden caves and Continue reading