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Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines

Updated on September 19, 2012

Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines

Philippines is a country in the Southeast Asia where Siargao is located. The country is known for its beautiful islands and top travel destinations for those who want a cheap and the best travel bargains. Philippines is always on top of the list of holiday makers who loves beaches, beautiful sceneries and accommodating people. it is also a gateway to different places like Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries. Why not? it is only two hours away from Hong Kong, then to Macau (which is only 60 kms away from Hong Kong). After visiting Philippines, you can proceed to Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia if you like. Before that you can go and visit Siargao, Surigaro Del Sur, Philippines for a nice "Cloud 9" surfing experience.

Where is Siargao?

Siargao is located in the province of Surigao del Norte located in Region 13 - CARAGA region, one of the regions in the Philippines in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is facing the Pacific Ocean that is why the waves are friendly to surfers. It is one of the worlds best surfing destination.

Siargao is a beautiful place with lots of reefs, small points and surrounding islets plus many islands, so you don't get bored with the place, if you are tired of surfing.

I visited this place years ago and I am still in love with the place, due to its friendly weather, beautiful beaches around and surfers paradise. A good friend of mine Gloria lives in the province. I like this place very much and if I have the time and resources I will visit it again. It reminds me of Aparri, Cagayan, Philiipines --  the northern most part of the Philippines where surfers love to go as well. It is open to the oceans and oceans always gives me some kind of peace and the beauty is undeniable.

Map of Siargao and the Philippines to the left

Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines -- Beautiful Siargao : Beautiful Island and Surfers Paradise

Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines

How to get to Siargao?

  1. There are lots of ways to go to Siargao, but I prefer this one : flight from Manila to Surigao City, then by boat to Siargao, or you can fly to Cebu City from Manila, or direct to Cebu City then to Siargao by plane.
  2. Manila, Philippines to Siargao -- You can get to Siargao by Manila -- the capital city of the Philippines, then you can ride a plane to Siargao Island -- by airplane -- Cebu Pacific
  3. Manila, Philippines to Surigao City then to Siargao, Island -- by plane then when you arrived at Surigao City, you can ride by bus -- land
  4. Manila Philippines, to Cebu City, then to Surigao City, then to Siargao -- Manila Pilippines to Cebu -- by plane, then Cebu to Surigao City by plane or land or sea.
  5. Manila, Philippines to Butuan City, then to Surigao City, then to Siargao -- Plane, by sea then land or by sea in that order

Types of transportation and providers

By Sea : Super Ferry, Sulpicio Lines

By Plane : Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines

For international flights, you can land on Cebu City and Manila Philippines and from either of these two places, you can go direct to Siargao by plane when you land in Cebu, Philippines, this is nearer to Siargao than Manila, Philippines,

Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines

Cloud 9 Siargao Philippines -- Surfers Paradise

Cloud 9 -- Siargao, Philippines

  1. Cloud 9 -- a nickname of a surfing area located in Siargao has the reputation of top surfing break in the whole world and as time goes by the more they are discovering lots of breaks in the area.
  2. Aside from a treat of the best surfing site, there are lots of beaches in the area. It is full of hotels and cheap accommodations as well.
  3. There is a yearly surfers competition (local and international) in Cloud 9 sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte, site of the Siargao Cup
  4. Cloud 9 has hollow tubes, thick ones and is good for surfing. The reef wave is characterized as right-breaking.

Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines

Surfing Paradise in Southeast Asia : Siargao, Philippines


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    • merchantdoctor profile image

      merchantdoctor 6 years ago from Reno

      Great HUB Can't wait to go. We love Asia but have not had a chance to go to the Philippines! Really detailed HUB voted up!

    • kerlynb profile image

      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Talk about detailed hubs. Well written!

    • balihq profile image

      balihq 6 years ago

      One of the most beautiful beaches in the world and most hospitable people.

    • billyaustindillon profile image

      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Some amazing surf scenes I am writing these down for my great world surf tour :)

    • scla profile image

      scla 7 years ago from Southern California

      The region loves beautiful. I was not aware of this area as a great destination to vacation at and for surfing. The beaches do indeed look incredible. Makes you want to pack your bags and head over there.