General Luna is located on Siargao Island in Agusan del Norte Province. General Luna has the most resorts on the island along with a 27 kilometer stretch of sugar-white beaches, sapphire seas and natural coral barrier that keeps the inlet waters placid. Siargao Island is considered the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. At high tide, tube-like waves from the Pacific Ocean can be heard and seen throughout General Luna. The town is also the place where you can view different quality surfing waves in the famous Cloud 9. A perfect destination for surfing during the months of November to January and Island hopping adventure from November to January. Continue reading
Dako Island is located in Siargao. It is one of the finest best beaches in the Philippines and the largest amont the three other destinations in the area (Naked Island and Guyam Island). In Gen. Luna, Siargao, “Dako” is derived from the Visayan word for “Big”. The island found in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines is also home to beautiful sceneries perfect for a day off from chasing swells. Think clean torquoise waters, cream fine sand, wide quiet shoreline, delicious grilled mahi mahi, and fantastic sun. Continue reading
The Santa Monica Waterfalls, also known as Taktak Falls, is located on Siargao Island in Agusan del Norte. The Santa Monica falls feature a gentle burst of falling water amid the tranquillity of a tropical forest – this is an apt description of this waterfalls. The well preserved natural environment is another come-on. Taktak falls is enclosed by tall trees that provide shade to the area. The water is a little muddy but is extremely cool. If you ever get tired of the beach, go here for a more private and refreshing dip. The Santa Monica falls is located an hour and a half ride from General Luna. Entrance fee to visit the falls is P15. Continue reading
Guyam Island is located across the General Luna Beach in Siargao, Agusan del Norte province. Guyam is an an islet with powdery-white sand and a cluster of coconut trees. It is a small, privately owned island with a spectacular view of the incredibly powerful waves of Siargao Island. A few meters away from the island, one can go surfing and do other sports activities. There are open hut-cottages you can chill and relax. Guyam Island can be reached by pump boat from General Luna in less than 10 minutes. Continue reading
Dedon Island is tucked between between ancient mangrove forests and the white sands and crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Naturally sheltered from the raw tropical wilderness all around it, this palm-fringed private island is simply paradise. Located at the southeastern tip of reef-ringed Siargao, just around the corner from the Philippine Deep and the legendary surfing wave, Cloud 9, Dedon Island nestles between ancient mangrove forests and the white sands and crystal clear waters of the sea. A palmfringed paradise, naturally sheltered from the raw tropical wilderness all around it, the place is magic. True magic. We could tell you all about it, of course. The beauty. The biodiversity. The exquisite harmony of nature, architecture and design. But like all true magic, it can never be explained. It can only be experienced. Continue reading
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
Surigao del Norte is a mosaic island in the northeastern tip of Mindanao. A province that has managed to preserve its natural marvel through the years. On the eastern side of the province is Siargao Island, a tropical jewel that hosts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and home of wave surfing, the latest sport and tourist attraction to take the country by storm.
Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila. It has a land mass of approximately 437 kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet-Port Pilar with a coastline Continue reading
Naked Island is about fifteen minutes away from the city of General Luna in Siargao. Naked Island is appropriately named because this small patch of land is merely a sandbar, and not much more. Just like Camiguin‘s White Island, Naked Island has no shrubs or trees, but a clump of white, powdery sand. Because there are no trees or structures on the island, there is no shade, so visiting this island in the early morning is recommended.
Naked Island is occasionally used as a location of full-moon parties by night. People who visit during the day can stroll around the entire island in a matter of minutes.
Cloud 9 is a surf break located on Siargao Island. This break is barreling right hander that is one of the most well-known breaks worldwide. A long jetty takes you right to this amazing break where thousands of spectators can watch the skills of the world’s top surfers during the International Surfing Competition that is held annually in September/October. Continue reading