Sunday, July 7, 2013

Siargao Island Philippines


Please Note

Our Sympathy goes out to the people of Samar , Leyte . Tacloban and other areas affected by the recent Typhoon that hit the Philippines .
We count ourselves very lucky once again here on Siargao Island where we only experienced very strong winds and some minor Structural damage  , all services are working normally and travel to the Island is Safe . we hope things can return to normal in the affected areas as soon as possible.




Experience the best of the Philippine Islands as you visit Siargao. Found on the eastern shoreline of the Philippines, facing the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Deep, Siargao offers virtually the best of what this country has to offer coral reef islets, white sand beaches, emerald lagoons, mangrove rivers, palm trees, rice fields, rain forests, cliffs, and caves.



Siargao Island is Famous for it's world class surfing and competitions are held every year , However it is not only the surfing that brings visitors to this wonderful Island there are many other attractions to be found such as waterfalls and caves to explore , not forgetting the  mile upon mile of white sandy beaches waiting to be discovered ! some of the best can be found at Pacifico and nearby Burgos .

There is also huge untapped potential in many areas of the Island for other water sports such as wind surfing and Kite boarding as there is always at least a gentle breeze somewhere to be found  .

Yearly Game fishing competitions held at Pilar and participants enjoy some of the best game fishing in the world ! boats and fishing trips can be arranged locally .



About Siargao Island Philippines

Because Siargao is in an isolated location, this teardrop shaped island has remained relatively unspoiled over the centuries leaving its unparalleled beauty unharmed as well. Siargao Island has a total land area of 30 km. x 25 km. The highest elevation of the island is 291 meters above sea level. The western and southern parts are mostly large expanses of mangrove swamps, in fact is has the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao. The other parts of the island are blessed with rain forests, islets, and lagoons.

The weather here is constant year-round with an average temperature of 30° C. Although there are no great variations in the climate, Siargao (as the whole Philippines) only have the rainy season (December to February) which is characterized by periodic rain showers, and the dry season. Siargao Island is influenced by the winds and currents from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait.



There are approximately 200, 000 residents in Siargao Island. The locals speak Surigaonon, a dialect of the Visayan language, though they can also communicate fairly in English and Filipino/Tagalog. They are predominantly Roman Catholic.

Being surrounded by bodies of water, the people earn their livelihood mostly from fishing. Since coconut is also abundant in the place, copra farming is also common among inhabitants. People in Siargao are naturally hospitable, friendly and peace-loving plus, they are also keen in keeping their environment clean. Isn’t a wonderful place with warm people just perfect! There is a wide range of wildlife in Siargao. There is the tarsier, for instance, which is the smallest primate in the world, the Philippine macaque and the green turtle.



Siargao is also known for its rich underwater life. No wonder, tourists just could not get enough snorkeling and scuba diving to see right in their very eyes the coral reef and rare species of fish and other sea creatures. Sometimes, whale sharks might just show up as you tour around the neighboring islands.

Speaking of nearby islands, you sure would not want to miss island hopping around Siargao With its equally beautiful and unexploited “neighbors”, you are making the most of Mother Nature’s gifts when you tour to Daku,Guyam,Naked,Caub, Twin, and Bucas Grande Islands! There you can explore caves, discover exotic birds,or simply experience paradise far away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the city..

Look forward to seeing you here and don't forget to call in at Bamboo garden bar and say Hi !!!