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Siargao Island: Experience the Philippines with it's Surfing Capital

Siargao island is compose of 48 different islets and one of the most beautiful place in Mindanao that you shouldn't be miss. Beside, it's a one stop destination for beach goers and nature lovers. 

Siargao island a surfing capital of the Philippines is facing the Pacific ocean and sit at the edge of Philippine deep. It has a good spot for surfing during the month of August to November. 

The best known surfing wave on Siargao with a worldwide reputation for thick, hollow tubes is "Cloud 9". This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte. 

Must Visit Place in Siargao Island

  • Dako Island
  • Magpupungko Beach
  • Sohoton Lagoon
  • Guyam Island
  • Naked Island
  • Magpaponko Swimming Hole
  • Cloud 9 Surfing Tower
  • Alegria Beach
  • Mamon Island
  • Hagukan Cave
  • Magkukuob Cave
  • Tak Tak Falls


Siargao Municipalities
  • Burgos
  • Dapa
  • Del Carmen
  • General Luna
  • Pilar
  • San Benito
  • San Isidro
  • Socorro
  • Sta. Monica

A piece of advise for the first time to wander at Siargao.
Bring your own rubber surfing boots beacuse, some sharp rocky reefs get to the waves. Also, first aid kit and sunblock.

List of Recommended Siargao Souvenir Shops

Liku-on Souvenir Shop
Tourism Rd, Siargao, Philippines 

List of Recommended Bar & Restaurants

Krokodeilos Restaurant, Bar & Catering Services 
Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines 

Siargao Island List of Recommended Hotel & Resorts 

BAKHAW BED & BREAKFAST
Brgy. Sayak, Del Carmen, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

PALM PARADISE ISLAND RESORT
Beach front resort in General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

TARZAN'S RESORT
(Beach Front)
Dagohoy,East Bucas Grande , Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

OCEAN 101 BAR, RESTAURANT & RESORT
(Beach&Surf site)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

JADESTAR BEACH RESORT
(Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

PATRICK'S ON THE BEACH
(Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

PATRICK'S ON CLOUD 9
(Surf Area)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

DROP INN BEACH RESORT
(Surf site)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

SATUR & HONOR LODGING HOUSE
(Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

SHAT'S GUEST HOUSE
(Beach front)
Gen.l Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

N & M LODGE BEACH RESORT
(Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

TUAZON POINT COTTAGES
(Surf site)
Catangnan,Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

LYN-LYN LODGING HOUSE & BEACH RESORT
(Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

JUNGLE REEF RESORT
(Surf site)
Catangnan,Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

CHERINICOLE BEACH RESORT
(Beach Front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

SAGANA SURF RESORT
(Surf site)
Catangnan,Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

KALINAW RESORT
(Beach Front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

SIARGAO INN (Beach Front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

CABUNTOG LODGE & COTTAGES (Beach Front)
Takbo,Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

ACOY and JOYPesangan Beach resort (Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

TRAVELLER'S PENSIONE HOUSE
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

TRAVELLER'S BEACH RESORT
(Beach front)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

L and B BEACH RESORT
(Beach front)
Malinao,Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

WILDROCK SURF CAMP, RESORT and COTTAGE
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

SIARGAO PACIFIC VIEW LODGE
(Homestay)
Gen. Luna, Siargao Island,Surigao del Norte

If it's Manila going to Cebu City to Surigao City to Siargao Island

Manila to Cebu City
By Air - Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines
By Sea - SuperFerry, Sulpicio

Manila to Surigao City
By Air - Philippine Airlines
By Sea - SuperFerry, Sulpicio
By Land - Philtranco Bus

Manila to Siargao Islands
By Air - Cebu Pacific, Skyjet Airlines

Cebu City to Surigao City
By Air - Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific
By Sea - Cokaliong, SuperFerry, Sulpicio

Cebu City to Island of Siargao
By Air - SEAIR, Cebu Pacific

Surigao City to Island of Siargao
By Sea - Motorbancas, RORO

Then if Manila going to Butuan City to Surigao City to Siargao Island

Manila to  Butuan City
By Air -  Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines

Manila to Cebu City
By Air - Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines
By Sea -- SuperFerry, Sulpicio

Cebu City to Butuan City
By Sea - SuperFerry, Sulpicio, Cebu Ferries

Butuan City to Surigao City
By Land - Private Van, Bus, Jeepney

Surigao City to Island of Siargao
By Sea - Motorbancas RORO 

Dingalan, Aurora: Why it's being called "The hidden paradise of the east?"

Dingalan, Aurora - the utopia of the east offer a stunning view of prairie and oceans, therefore is was called as the "Batanes of the East". It was discovered last 2016 as a new destination of the east and become a hot topic over the internet and even promoted in travel TV shows.

Dingalan is quint town and situated approximately 183 kilometers (114 mi) north-east of Manila, central part of Luzon in the province of Aurora adjacent to Nueva Ecija and Bulacan facing the Philippine Sea. It is bounded on the north by San Luis, west by Gabaldon and General Tinio (Nueva Ecija) and Doña Remedios Trinidad (Bulacan), south by General Nakar (Quezon), and east by the Philippine Rise or Plateau and Philippine Sea.

It is a small town with one main cemented road with branching alleys. Further south of the town proper are the barangays of Aplaya, Butas na Bato, Matawe, Ibona, Dikapanikian and Umiray. The premier barangay north of the town is Paltic. All of the barangays are located on the seashore, except for Poblacion and two barangays located in the mountains. The whole town is mountainous due to the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Umiray River separates the town from Quezon Province.

What to do in Dingalan, Aurora?
Experience the Philippines with Dingalan, Aurora. From the panoramic view of stunning wonders and the variety of tasty food. Imagine the perks you have!

Dingalan Lighthouse

Catch sunrise at main attraction in Dingalan. The view is a resemble of Batanes rolling terrain. Actually it's more than that. Imagine Anawangin Cove and Batanes plus a white beach of Boracay in one place! That's the view you have up here the light house.

Lamao Caves

Vast, dusky and cryptic. Lamao caves are one of the must visit place in Dingalan. It hides strange beauty and mystery inside. 

Matawe White Beach

Confined by the mountains, Matawe beach sit peacefully and untouched. It's hundred meter long stretch of  fine white sand hides a beautiful rock formation that shows during low tide.

Tanawan View Deck

The Tanawan view deck sit serene just along the way. It come to offer a panoramic view of the natural harbor of Dingalan Bay as it merges with the Pacific Ocean.

Tanawan Falls

The Enchanting rock formations, ice cooled water fall, panoramic view of greens and blue skies. Towering trees and tranquil surroundings, the priceless experience Tanawan Falls has to offer.

It is a single cascade with an approximate 15 ft drop and 2 separate catch basin. One has an approximately 10 ft deep ideal for diving and a shallow one, perfect for kids. 

Ibona River

Dingalan is not being called as a hidden paradise of the east with no substantial reasons. Aside from the stunning sceneries, it also know for a list of tasty food. And Ibona river is a place in Dingalan where tourist can enjoy stunning sceneries and sumptuous food. As the local tourism office boasts the astounding water landscape of the river and the slew of different seafood.

Abungan Falls

A single cascade with an approximate 98ft drop enclosed in a colusal rock formation. Nature lover will truly appreciate and enjoy this place. Abungan waterfall is located at Brgy. Ibona.


Laktas Falls

Is another untouched spot in Dingalan and is perfect for those who want to be alone. Laktas falls is a part of Ibona river.

Fresh Catch

Wanderer can buy a fresh seafood at the fish port of Dingalan or catch edible sea creature for themselves for free! In fact this is the best perks every tourist has by visiting this secret utopia of the east. Seafood available for catch range from shrimps, fishes, squids, octopus, to lobster and among others!

Tabi Falls

Another body of water in the middle of the jungle to offer tourist the best experience and story. Situated in Sitio Tabi in Brgy. Umiray, Dingalan. The place is hilly to mountainous and quite hard to reach the falls. And the best experience is the first hand encounter with the Bayawak (Monitor Lizard) that roam around the area.

How to get there?
Travel time on private car will take an average of 3 - 4 hours from Manila to Dingalan, Aurora. Take SCTEX-NLEX for hassle free travel. For a guided travel put WAZE on work.

However, for a budget traveler and prefer commuting, the best way is to take a bus in Cubao station, whether it is a Five Star, Baliwag, or Victory Liner choose the one to take you to the main terminal of Cabanatuan City. And from the Cabanatuan City bus station, take a bus named 'Dingalan Express' or a Van to bring you to the town proper of Dingalan. Another tricycle ride from Dingalan Town Proper to Feeder Port at Brgy. Paltic

The fare from Cubao bus station to Cababatuan Central Transport terminal cost you Php185.00 and another Php100.00 for Van fare from Cabatuan to Dingalan town proper. Finally, Php20.00 for tricycle.

Where to park a Vehicle?
You can parked your car in Feeder Port, the same place where you can secure a boat going to White Beach and Lamao Caves.

Experience the Philippines with Salibungot Beach

The shore line of Salibungot beach is painted with a golden fine sand that definitely make it unique. Its golden sand complements the crystal turquoise water. Locals friendly  makes this place a package for a total escape from the bustle city life.

Where is Salibungot Beach?

Salibungot Beach sits 82 kilometers away from the shore of Real in the province of Quezon. It's shoreline sits in the southwestern edge of Jomalig island facing the Lamon Bay of Polilio group of island.

What to do in Salibungot Beach?

It's crystal clear turquoise blue sea water is perfect for snorkeling or simply enjoying a swim. While pine trees that provides natural shade is perfect to just relax and feel the cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean. And Salibungot golden fine sand is perfect for some sand activity but laying without a mat is not recommended. Sand mite is lurking under its beautiful golden fine sand. This tiny monster is the only downfall of this paradise. 

Salibungot Beach Photo's:





Once called a tent city Salibungot.





Low tide at the golden fine sand beach of Quezon province.

The view of the Salibungot Beach as a whole.

Foot prints on the golden coastline.

Flag let stand on the shoreline.

Sunset and the silhouette of a woman.

Park Banca near the coastline.

A kiss to a golden shore.

Knee deep crystal clear water of Salibungot Beach

How to get in Salibungot Beach?

The nearest jump off point to the island from Manila is in Real, which is 3 hours away by private van. From the port in Real to Jomalig, boat rides can take 5 to 6 hours long passing through Lamon Bay, a large body of water connecting the southern part of Quezon province to the Pacific Ocean.
Everyone will fall in love with the fine, golden sand; clear waters; clear blue skies; great people and breathtaking views. 

2016 Top 10 Trending Travel Destinations in the Philippine

1. Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island is one the most beautiful beach in the Philippines. The island is known for it's pristine water, powdery white sand and long stretch of white sand bars.

2. Cebu City

Cebu City is located on the central eastern part of Cebu Province, an island at the center of the Visayas in Southern Philippines. It is a home to Magellan's Cross, (a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers),  Heritage of Cebu Monument, (a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes about events and structures related to the history of Cebu), Fuente Osmeña Circle, (in the heart of uptown Cebu city is a rotunda park with a picturesque fountain in the center. This is the famous Fuente Osmeña Circle, which is a focal landmark for the Queen City of the South.), Fuerza de San Pedro, (also known as Cebu Fort San Pedro, a military defense structure that was built during the early times of the Spanish era.), and the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Vitales (a ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu.  


3. Boracay Island

Boracay Island is a home to white beach and bulabog beach. Both are sit opposite of each other.Boracay is located 2 km away from Caticlan.

4. Iloilo

Iloilo is a province of the Philippines, located in the center of the Philippine archipelago. The province comprises the southeastern part of Panay Island with island-province of Guimaras just across its coast. The capital city of the province of Iloilo is the City of Iloilo, which is also one of the major urban centers in the Philippines. It is nicknamed "the Heart of the Philippines".


5. Fortune Island, Batangas

An abandoned place located Nasugbu in Batangas. The place is know for the ruins of luxury resort grandeur stands on the top of the island’s limestone cliff overlooking the sea.


6. Magalawa Island, Zambales

It know for it's creamy white sand beaches, crystal clear water, coral reefs, magroves forest and other marine resources. These place is perfect for some water activities.


7. Potipot Island, Zambales

The Potipot island posses a white powdery sand beaches, crystal clear water, and other marine resources. These place is perfect for some water activities.


8. Camotes Island

Camotes is a group of islands composed of four towns of Cebu (Poro, Tudela, Pilar and San Francisco), geographically located east of the province mainland, in between the islands of Cebu and Leyte in central Philippines. It posses white sand beaches, beautiful caves, rich lake, and underwater safari.


9. Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island is made up of three municipalities of the province of Cebu Bantayan, Madridejos and Sta. Fe. Bantayan takes up the western and central areas and known for its picturesque sunset and centuries old church. It is a home to Sta. Fe Beaches (Kota Beach Resort, Mayet’s Resort, Ogtong Cave Resort for budget travelers and  Sta. Fe Beach Club and Yooneek Beach Resort for high end tourists.


10. Binurong Point, Catanduanes

Binurong Point is one of the newest attractions the island of Catanduanes can offer. Binurong Point is located in Brgy. Guinsaanan, Baras, Catanduanes. A Batanes or Ireland hills & cliffs look and feel. Trekking to Binurong Point is easy unlike going to Bote Light House in Bato.

Kalanggaman Island: Virgin Beach of the Philippines

Kalanggaman Island posses one the most beautiful beach in the Philippines. The island is known for pristine water, powdery white sand and long stretch of white sand bars across. The other side of the island is rocky and the opposite side is white sand.

To protect the charm of the Island, local government of Palompon restrict the area for the development of private resort and limits a number of visitor to 500 tourist per day. Also restaurants is not available in the island but fresh catch from local fishermen is available to buy. There are available cooking area and wooden tables for you to enjoy your fresh catch. Since, no restaurant its better to bring in your own food, beverages, and drinking water.

For those who want an overnight stay in the island, overnight camping is allowed. Besides huts and cottages are available for rent. And for your security concern, the local government of Palompon has establish a police station in the Island. Clean restrooms and shower areas are also available for your comfortable visit. But electricity is absent.

Kalanggaman Island Random Photo:











The log laying on the soft white powdery sand of Kalanggaman Island.


The opposite site of the Island, bit rocky.



Sunrise view at the Kalanggaman Island

Sunset and a girl silhouette!

A Beautiful sunset view at Kalanggaman Island.


 The tepee house, ideal place to enjoy some overnight stay.









Tree House at the rear part of Kalanggaman Island


Where is Kalanggaman Island?
Situated in the municipality of Palompon in the province of Leyte, Philippines

Best Time to visit Kalanggaman Island.
Summer season is the best time to visit the Island. However, you can still visit the island from October to June. But avoid rainy season which is commonly start from the months of July to September.

Permits and Registration Kalanggaman Island?
Registration is mandatory at Palompon Ecotours Office. The office is located in front of Liberty Park near the Municipal Hall of Palompon.

What to do in Kalanggaman Island?
The most common activities while your in the island are swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, aqua-biking, scuba diving, and camping.

How to get in Kalanggaman Island
From Metro Manila, book a cheap flights either to Tacloban City, to Ormoc City, to Cebu City.

From Cebu, by boat going to Ormoc City, or bus to Bogo City then take a boat ride to either  to Palompon or you can go straight to Kalanggaman Island. There is a daily boat trips from Cebu City to Palompon vise versa.

From Malapascua Island, some two-hour boat ride going to the island.

From Tacloban to the town proper of Palompon can be reached by a three-hour travel by land. From Polompon Leyte, and a boat ride to Kalanggaman Island.