Siargao is surrounded by a number of islands, some turned into surfing spots, some turned into tourist attractions. We did not turn down the chance of visiting three of these islands.
Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land area of approximately 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands and islets have similar landforms.
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We stayed an hour and a half swimming on the lovely shimmering clear waters of Naked Island.
After our refreshing stay in Naked Island, we headed off to DAKO ISLAND, the biggest among the three islands we toured. "Dako" means big in the Visayan language. The island is laid with coconut trees all-over and according to Mr. Boatman, Dako Island has the sweetest coconut. Who wouldn’t want to take a sip of their sweet coconut? Tents here do not come free of charge. If you don't want to pay, it would be best to just sit under the shade of the coconut tree.
After an hour's stay at Dako Island, we headed off to the last island on the list, Guyam Island.
Just 10 mins away from the main land of Siargao and is facing across the town poblacion of General Luna is the idyllic GUYAM ISLAND – a pleasant white sand beach.
Guyam Island has far more vegetation compared to Naked Island. The island also has an entrance fee. We have read some blogs and they said that you can swim or walk to the island during low tide and can definitely be reach though kayaking..
If you plan to go Island hopping in Siargao, I recommend you try to talk to habal-habal drivers or boatmen that lives near the market. You sure will get the bang for you buck from this people.