Off the coast of mainland Surigao City is Siargao, an island consisting of eight municipalities of the province of Surigao del Norte. Hailed as surfing mecca of Mindanao, it is an emerging eco-tourism destination. No doubt, the roaring waves of the Pacific Ocean put the island into tourism map with the thick hollow tubes of Cloud 9 as its claim to fame not only in the Philippines but worldwide. But aside from the island’s great waves, Siargao also boasts of other equally interesting attractions that…Continue Reading “Siargao: Magpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools”


It is already half of the first month of the new year and only few weeks before summer but how’s your bucket list for this year going so far? Are you done contemplating which places to see and cross in your travel wishlist? What beach to visit? What waterfalls to trek? Where to have some pinch of adventure? Where to go on a road trip? What new experience to try? Or simply, where to this year?! With plenty of amazing destinations in the Philippines, I…Continue Reading “14 Places to Visit in the Philippines in 2014”


Surfing! That’s what most people said when I told them that I went to Siargao. I understand them completely, without any doubt the place is almost synonymous to that sport. But ironically, I didn’t go there to surf. Yes I can surf albeit a newbie for quite a long time. I can stand up and balance on the board but I think Cloud 9 is not for me, not yet. Maybe next time, when I am more confident with my surfing skill. So what was…Continue Reading “Exploring Siargao: Beyond Cloud 9”


On our continuous chase of off-the-beaten dive sites in the country, Ate Claudia and I reached the surfing haven in the northeastern Mindanao – Siargao Island. Situated off the coast of Surigao City and fronting the roaring Pacific Ocean, Siargao is famous for its waves. It is hailed as one of the best surfing spots today not only in Mindanao nor the entire Philippines, but also in the world. While it is a fact that surfing placed the island on the tourism map, there ‘s…Continue Reading “Scuba Diving Siargao”


Siargao, a small and unassuming island off the coast of Surigao del Norte, is one of Mindanao’s prized destinations. Famous for the surfing waves named “Cloud 9”, the island is increasingly becoming popular to local and foreign tourists, surfers and non-surfers alike. Siargao Island is the biggest landmass in the island group of the same name. The entire island group is composed of nine municipalities including Socorro, where the famed Bucas Grande Islands or Sohoton Cove is located. The other eight are located in the…Continue Reading “Travel Guide: Siargao Island”