Take a convenient direct local flight to the island from Manila, Cebu, and Davao, or take a ferry to Siargao Island from Surigao Port. There are regular fast crafts from Surigao Port to Dapa in Siargao Island.
Tri-Island: Naked, Guyam, & Dako Islands
Experience the more idyllic side of the province and book a boat tour for some island hopping. Guyam, Daku, and Naked Island are destinations for those who want to feel what it is like to live on a tiny remote island.
Sohoton Cove is a group of interconnected natural pools located on Bucas Grande Island in Surigao del Norte. Perfectly covered with valleys, hilltops, soft-sandy white beaches, beautiful forests, and mountains, its crystal-clear, blue-green water will surely entice you to take a dip in the water.
Catch some waves in Siargao. Known as the surfing hotspot of the Philippines, it has produced not only a burgeoning tourism industry but also world-class local surfers.
Home to the country’s largest contiguous mangrove stand, the Del Carmen Mangrove Forest offers a boat tour that takes travelers along the brackish waters that covers around 4,871 hectares of mangrove that hosts 27 out of 70 mangrove species in the world.
Boodle Fight in Daku Island
“Boodle fight” is the Filipino tradition of eating that originated in the Philippine military, where a big pile of food is served in the middle of a long table in a mess hall and every hungry soldier eats with their hands to symbolize camaraderie in the military. In Siargao, the famous “boodle fight” usually takes place in Daku Island – one of the destinations in the tri-island hopping activity.
Pan de surf
Do not miss having a bite of pan de surf. This is Siargao’s local bread that resembles the shape of a surfboard. While the bread is amazing on its own, what is even more amazing is how they cook it using a makeshift oven with coconut husks as fuel.
These environmentally friendly bamboo straws are reusable, fully biodegradable and 100% organic. Bamboo straw vendors are usually stationed at the Coconut Mountain View Deck in Pilar, Surigao del Norte.
One can sip sustainably and help reduce plastic waste by using this bamboo straw.
Pitati mats are made by the Caridad Mat Weavers’ Association, a group of elderly women from Barangay Caridad, formed to produce mats or “banig” as a source of livelihood.