Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte is renowned as a surfer's paradise, known especially for its annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup.

Siargao island is a tear-shaped island in Surigao del Norte. It has the largest mangrove forest in Mindanao, which is a source of rich marine biodiversity. The island is a great location for diving, snorkeling, and most specially, surfing.

It’s actually a surfer’s paradise. Adrenaline-seekers from around the globe enjoy the large waves that form at Cloud Nine Reef, driven by winds that flow uninterrupted over the Pacific Ocean. This reef is where the annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup is held.

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  • When to Visit: Don’t come between June and October (unless you’re a surfer). Better to come in the offseason or before the big waves hit. If you’re a surfer, of course, this is reversed.
  • How to Get There: You can fly to Siargao Island, take a boat or a ferry, or take a bus.
  • What to Do: Go surfing! Also, anything nature-related. This is the nature-lover’s destination and isn’t overrun with hotels, bars, and shops like some other destinations. Game fishing is also big.
  • What It’s Known for: The Cloud 9 waves (the thick, hollow tubes that form at Cloud 9 Reef).

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