Siargao has gone from Philippine backwater to fodder for drone-shot Youtube travelogues in the space of about five years. It’s a vogue place to travel right now, so it comes as a relatively modern addition to the classic Banana Pancake Trail. But there are plenty of reasons for its newfound fame. It’s the surf mecca of the Philippines for starters, touting roaring tube breaks like Cloud 9 next to the accessible novice wave at Jacking Horse. There are the Magpupungko tidal pools that shimmer emerald blue. And there’s a rollicking jungle party that takes place under the palms just outside of General Luna on Friday nights.
Siargao Island Map
Siargao Island Lists
- Dream places to visit before I kick the bucket Northern Lights! Cape Town vineyards! Sunrise safaris in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Tanzania! This list is constantly evolving, growing, and going crazy up in my brain all the time — seeing as I'm always discovering new places that seize my attention (and travel budget). These are a handful of places I haven't made it to yet but they're seriously on my radar for the future... Let's gooo! #seekerchallenge