For only 3,000 PHP or $55 USD we were picked up by an English-speaking tour guide, taken to the harbor where we boarded an outrigger boat, taken to three islands complete with hosted lunch (beer, rum drinks, and other beverages included), and brought back to our hotel at 3:30 pm.
I highly recommend asking your hotel concierge for help booking this excursion because most of the tour companies offering this trip speak poor English and often speak a dialect different than Tagalog.
Cebu Pacific is the only airline that offers daily transfers to Siargao Island for about $100 round trip.
The airport on Siargao Island is very rustic and coordinating airport transportation through your hotel is highly recommended.
Siargao Island is a small, tear-shaped island roughly 500 miles southeast of Manila. It’s an island in the middle of the Philippine Sea that is quickly becoming a magnet for tourists and surfers alike.
The main mode of transportation around the island is through motorbike taxi or “habal-habal. ” Variations of the habal-habal that offer more “spacious” seating are also available but few and far between.
We booked a “banca,” or outrigger boat, for about 500 PHP ($10 USD) to take us to boat access breaks such as Rock Island and Stimpy’s.
General Luna is the main town on the island and home to the world famous Cloud 9.
We stayed at Isla Cabana, booking a 1040 sq foot oceanfront bungalow complete with its own front porch jacuzzi, breakfast every morning, extra bed for the kids, and airport transportation.
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