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Contrary to the popular notion that Siargao is just a surf island, truth is you may never run out of things to see and do if you have boundless energy and curiosity.

01

Secret Spots

We hate crowds. After you've watched the barreling waves from the infamous Cloud 9 tower and seen the sunset at Jacking Horse, ask us about less touristy spots nearby.

Sunbathe in secluded white sand beaches, hangout with happy local kids in a tide pool, walk to a house in the middle of the ocean, discover an old pier for epic views or spot wild birds chillin' at the mangroves. All a short walking distance from the hostel. 

Take a bicycle and drive to the main strip of Malinao beach to see fishing boats gather their catch for the day, or maybe walk to Jacuzzi island during low tide if you feel like taking a refreshing dip!

02

Tres Islas

Rise and shine early for a full day of island hopping. The hostel boat will be waiting for you just across the road, so no need to drive all the way to the main pier. 

First, we visit a sandbar in the middle of the ocean called Naked Island. Then we head to nearby Daku Island for a delicious Filipino style lunch. Explore the island's local village, swim in the crystal clear waters or play some beach volleyball while waiting for the island's best chefs prepare you a feast.

 

Last, we head to Guyam Island just right before sunset. It looks exacty like the island emoticon on your phone. It's so tiny,  you can walk around the island in less than 10 minutes! 

03

Corregidor Island

Sail further off the beaten track and spend a full day exploring Corregidor, just under half an hour away from the hostel. Bask in the islands serenity, free from roads and any motorized transportation.

Hike to the top of the hill to see panoramic views of Siargao and all the islands around. Maybe even catch the surf on a good day and stay the night to camp under the stars. 

Mam-on, Suyangan and Anajawan islands are also great options if you want to get away from the usuall island hopping route.

 

04

Sugba Lagoon

Drive all the way to the port of Del Carmen, about 45 minutes away from General Luna. From here, your boat will take you through a majestic maze of mangroves to reach Sugba Lagoon, a 4,000 hectare sanctuary.

 

Park your belongings at the main lagoon then grab your snorkeling mask and a stand-up paddleboard to explore hidden nooks and crevices.

 

Depending on the season, you may find three varieties of jellyfish swimming around the main lagoon, blue starfish and other spectacular marine life. 

 

05

Sunrise & Sunsets

We live for these. 

The best view points on the island are just nearby. Ask us where and we'll point you to the right direction!

06

Learn & Volunteer 

Whether you're here for a few days or for a few months, there are many volunteering opportunities around the island.

If you have a few minutes, collect trash from the beach and we will reward you with a beer. You can also check out SEA Movement, Grom Nation and the Sun Crew's Instagram pages for regular beach clean ups. 

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Drive to Pacifico

06

Learn & Volunteer 

Whether you're here for a few days or for a few months, there are many volunteering opportunities around.

If you have a few minutes, collect trash from the beach and we will reward you with a coconut or a beer.

 

You can also check out SEA Movement and the Sun Crew's Instagram pages for regular beach clean ups. Grom Nation, Masaya Foundation, and Nature Kids of Siargao also hold weekly activities for local residents. 

The hostel also needs volunteers to help in  the tours, take people out dining and partying, etc. Just let us know!

Reserve a whole day to drive to the northern  part of the island. Be on the road by 8 am so that you can take your sweet time stopping along the various sites on the way. 

 

Check out Tayagbangan cave, hire a guide to lead you swimming from one end to another.  Stop at Maasin bridge and be sure to arrive at Magpupungko during lowtide to appreciate the most majestic rock pool formation. 

Continue the drive further north to stop at Pacifico for  a late lunch. Maybe try to climb the lighthouse peeking out from the jungle then make your way to the waterfall. You will eventually reach the small town of Burgos where you might catch a few surf spots working.

07

Yoga / Meditation

There's no better complementary workout for surfing than yoga and meditation.

 

A consistent yoga practice develops strength, as well as flexibility to reduce sore muscles, possibly joint pain, and even minor injury. The stillness of meditation teaches you how to time your breathing correctly and even to take longer breaths.

 

Places that hold yoga/meditation classes include Soultribe, Kermit Resort, Viento del Mar, Buddha, Greenhouse, Lotus Shores, Sadhana and Ocean 101. Make sure to check their social media pages for type of classes currently being offered, rates and daily schedule. 

For private classes, ask reception for availability of yoga, meditation and Pilates instructors. 

08

Muay Thai / Boxing

Missing your daily workout?

 

Siargao now has two gyms to keep you in tip top shape. Just next door to the hostel is SOS who holds Muay Thai, boxing, Crossfit, Arnis (Filipino martial arts), mixed martial arts and surf training.

If you are planning on training for a month, ask the reception desk about discounted monthly rates for the hostel.

Surfit gym, right next to the cemetery probably has all the weight training equipment you'll need and more.

09

Sunrise & Sunsets

We live for these. 

The best view points on the island are just nearby. Ask us where and we'll point you to the right direction!

10

Rejuvenate

Need a day of rest and relaxation? There are quite a number of therapists on the island who can come to the hostel for a massage. Just ask our reception staff to book you an appointment. Find a quiet spot and we'll provide you a mattress. 

Alternatively, we recommend Alamat Spa next door. Esse Spa does ear candling, manicure/pedicure services, hair waxing, etc. Emerald Spa... 

11

Drive Aimlessly

Bring your sense of adventure, hire a bicycle and drive through the little villages (purok) of General Luna. Follow coconut lined paths and you might see pigs bathing in mud and happy local kids always ready to chat and play. Bicycle hire Php 150 per day.

Alternatively, hire a scooter or a motorbike and drive around the island. Look for pathways to more secluded beaches or maybe find a hill for stunning views. Don't be scared to randomly stop at places that interest you, locals are very friendly and will help with inquiries and directions. Daily hire at Php 350 per day, with long-term discounts.

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Other Activities

Check out our activities board to sign up for daily activities! 

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