Things you’ll be missing if you don’t go Island hopping in Siargao

When surfing is crushed by low tide, Island hopping in Siargao comes in next as one of the must do activities on the list. All you need is one day to discover these 3-neighboring magnificent islands and get delighted by their natural beauty and magic. We made this video to give you a direct insight on what to expect and a sneak peak on these beautiful islands. We hope you like it :)

#1 Naked Island

Naked? Weird.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out but that Island is literally naked. Only white sand and turquoise water is on the menu. No sign of coconut trees only a cute little bench in the middle of it where you can sit there and have long hours of conversations about life and everything, until you get a heat stroke and go running into the waters, probably 10 minuets later. So enjoy this piece of heaven while you’re there, as this might be a once in a lifetime experience. And if you’re lucky enough you’ll stumble upon a herd of seagulls resting their wings on the shore.

#2 Daco Island

On the way to Daco Island, take a glimpse at the crystal clear waters revealing the extraordinary coral garden underneath. Do not miss out on snorkelling there. The corals are barely disturbed and are the habitat for a rich aquatic wildlife.

Once on Daco, you’ll get to have a relaxing break, where you can cook your own food and enjoy a relaxing afternoon swinging back and forth on hammocks watching the sunset. Mingle with locals and get a taste of the simple life, the island life. On the downside, the amount of tied pigs and roosters might be disturbing. As sad as it is, part of the Philippines culture is notorious for its porky meals and cockfights events.

#3 Guyam Island

This tiny island is the perfect ending for a perfect day: the ultimate place for your yoga practice. You can always go for a small explorative short walk and get amused by the hundreds of crabs speeding across the sand or live seashells making their way into the ground. And don’t forget to dip in for a last refreshing dive before heading back to main land.

What to take with you?

-Swimming suit

-Towel

-Flip-flops

-Shades

-Sunblock

-Wet bag

-Food and water

-Hammock

-Book

-Snorkelling kit

-Go-pro Hero 3+

Useful tips

Take a boat from General Luna Pier or ask your host for organized tours.

The transportation fee is around 1500 Peso/boat but you can come up with a better deal (we got our ride for only 1000 Peso). Note that the boat fits up to 6 persons. If possible, join a group and you’ll get to divide the wage.

-Take note. There are entrance fees on the islands:

  • Daco Island : 100 Peso/boat
  • Guyam Island: 20Peso/person

Currency rate: 1USD = 47 Peso

Do’s

 Take you OWN food. You won’t find anything to eat while touring that trio except on Daco Island and there’s not much choice there. Plus it is way more expansive than getting it beforehand.

✔ Take your snorkelling kit or else you will be missing out on an extraordinary experience. If you don’t have your own kit you can rent one for 150 Peso before leaving the pier.

✔ Start your day early in the morning so you will get to spend as many time as you want on each island, the boat has to come back right after sunset.

Don’ts

✗ Do not touch or step on the coral reef, as corals are easily breakable.

✗ Never touch the fish as you don’t know what type is poisonous and what type is not. A very tiny fish can surprisingly be as dangerous as a shark! Plus you will be disturbing them. Fish don’t like to be touched, they’re not dogs.

✗ Don’t attempt to get your food while snorkelling. Don’t go fishing for octopus or squids. This is a conservation area claimed by the Philippine’s government for the protection of underwater life.

✗ Don’t let anyone scam you with the price; the standard one is 1500 peso as mentioned above.

I got your backpack

Beatrice and Elie the Lebanese couple who decided to quit their desk jobs and pursue a life on the road. Extreme sports lovers, yoga practitioners, life philosophers, and adventure hunters, they hope to inspire and motivate people throughout their travel stories.

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Anh Nguyen says:

    I absolutely love your blog and advices. I am an avid traveller but have never gotten to try backpack travelling before and I found your content very inspiring and genuine.

    Siargao sounds like a very unique island. Hey, do you have guides on how to start backpacking? I’d love to read more about that.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Anh

  2. Kerry says:

    I love your website, It makes me want to go away on holiday :-) My ideal holiday would be to a tropical island with very little population and where they have only the basics of living. Your website looks very inviting and I like the way you used a short video. Cheers Kerry

  3. Kevin says:

    Wow! I would love to go island hopping. I was thinking about Hawaii, but maybe I should go here instead. You make it sound interesting. I’ve only done snorkeling locally, but never near any corals. I bet the beaches are beautiful over there. Sounds perfect for a relaxing vacation. Thanks for this great post!

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