Weather in Siargao:
You can travel to Siargao all the year round. Normally rainy
season starts in mid-December and lasts until end of February.
Rainy season means that it can rain for the weeks or there can be
just some rain in the morning or no rain for some days and then
pouring rain for the others.
The waves are at their best from August to November.
And the wind for kitesurfing is blowing from December to beginning of March.
On the other hand, the weather is normally the most stable from March to September.
Temperature is quite stable, it is normally around 28C.
Sea is warm around the year, about 26C - 31C.
So to every season there’s a reason to come here!
What to eat:
In Siargao you can find local dishes as well as western food. Local delicacies are for example lechon ( a whole roasted pig), kinilaw (local ceviche with vinegar), Halo Halo (amazing desert that includes everything), lechon manok (grilled chicken), fresh tuna that you can buy from market place and maha (coconut desert).
Just to mention few restaurants where you should go:
Mama´s Grill - The most popular local grill
Try local carinderias next to roads and Lalay's barbecue on the Boulevard next to market. Buy fresh coconut bread directly from oven, near the main basketball court.
Siargao has many different surf spots. The most famous of them is Cloud 9. Normally it is very powerful wave, not suitable for beginners, and that's what Siargao is famous for. But you can find numerous nice spots also for beginners and intermediate surfers. For example Dako, Pilar, Pansukian, Pacifico, Rock Island, Stimpy´s just to name few. Some of the spots you can reach from the beach. Some of them are only possible to reach with a boat.
You can use websites like Magicseaweed to check waves and tides, but we strongly recommend hiring a local surfguide or instructor to take you to the perfect spot for you.
Feel free to ask us for recommendations.
There are several places to rent surfboard, for example Jose's surf shop, Fat Lips and Hippies.
Money / ATM:
It might be a good idea to have some cash with before you arrive Siargao. There are several ATM:s now on the island but sometimes they can be offline/out of cash.
Most of the restaurants and shops only accept cash.
Currency exchange places, like Palawan Pawn shop and MLhuillier, are available in General Luna
How get to Siargao:
The easiest way to get here is to fly from Cebu, Manila, Clark or Davao.
You can also fly to Surigao city, and take a boat from there to Dapa, in
From the airport there are vans that take you to us. You can just take a van from
the airport yourself, telling the driver you are going to Surfing Carabao in Malinao. The price is 200-300 pesos/person. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
There are also tricycles outside the airport, but the ride is more uncomfortable and slow.
From Surigao there are various boat options:
Fortune Angel, comfortable boat with aircon, takes about 3 hours.
Price varies from 200 - 350 pesos depending on the class.
Boat leaves from Surigao at 11:30.
-Pls note that aircon can be really cold!
Roro (Montenegro lines) at 12:00, big ship, takes 3,5-4 hours.
From the Dapa harbor you can take a tricycle taxi (covered sidecar
motorbike or habal habal (motorbike taxi) or book the van in
advance. It’s good to agree about the price in the beginning, and it
depends on how many people share the transportation.