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Siargao Diary – Good Times, Blue Sky and Sunshine

Booked our flight tickets 3 months before this trip. After some conflicts in schedule, my supposedly 3 and a half day trip was cut short to 2 and a half days.

PS: If you find this entry too long and you want to see the summary of my itinerary, you can find it at the bottom 😉

Started this trip to a flight to Cebu since the only way to reach Siargao via air was through Cebu. Arrived at 12:00 AM, walked for 30 minutes to our hotel (Park Hill Hotel Mactan) to get a good night sleep so we can get energized for our 9 am flight to Siargao.

The weather permitted me to see this magnificent view of the island. Make sure to get the window seat 🙂

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The plane they use for the Ceb – Siargao flight is an ATR 72-500, so space is a bit cramped. The airport is also small, this is my first time to see an airport with no baggage carousel.

There are vans at the parking lot which you can ride to go to Dapa or General Luna. If you want to reserve for a spot, so you have a sure slot at the van, you can text Kuya Elmer at 0928 757 2585. Airport to General Luna will cost you Php 300.

Arrived at our hotel (Villa Solaria Resort) after 40 minutes. Met with my friend who arrived a day earlier to grab a late lunch at Rolando’s. I do not have a photo of the food we ate but their Adobong Pusit is the bomb!

Since we arrived after lunch, our itinerary for the day only involved going to the Boardwalk at Cloud 9. Took a few photos of the beach, the boardwalk and some photo op sessions!

Walked back to the hotel to rest but ended up sleeping and walking up at 10 pm lol. Had dinner at Aventino’s across the hotel and then went back to sleep HAHA

Here are a few photos from our first day:

For our second day, we went Island Hopping to the nearby islands of Naked, Dako and Guyam. Went back at around 4 pm, showered, slept and woke up at 7 pm. Went to Mama’s Grill for dinner and then decided to go to the boardwalk to chill and take photos of the moon.

Now this is an interesting moment for me because I have never felt so relaxed in my whole entire life. Weird enough because I spend money on spas and massages and even find myself relaxing with just listening to music at home and those activities do not even compare to that night at the boardwalk.

Been to a few islands doing the exact same thing of having our phone speakers at full blast while laying on the sand but what I felt during that night we decided to sit at the wooden deck, talk about life and listening to the combination of the waves and the music from my phone felt a bit different – the kind of different I cannot find the words to describe.

Went back to the hotel after a good 2 hours of chilling and slept till 7 am.

We started our third day having coffee at Pleasure Point. The coffee was so-so but the caramel cake was sooooo good. Make sure to order it when you go there. We waited for our tricycle drivers here because we planned on going to Magpupungko Beach. If you only have a few days to spend in Siargao, make sure to go here and skip the rest! If you want to check out my blog post about that, click here 🙂

Left Magpupungko at around 4:30 pm. Showered at the hotel and then went to Kalinaw Resort to have our last dinner. All of us were craving for seafood, good thing they serve red snapper and kinilaw for today’s special we were able to have our seafood fix. The food was a bit pricey compared to the other restaurants but it is definitely cheaper than the Italian restaurants here in Manila. I enjoyed everything except for the campanola. Also, if ever you plan on eating here, order the coconut shake!!!

The restaurant’s ambience is good too! Not sure if they take reservations but if they do, make sure to reserve because we waited for more than 15 minutes since they prioritise their hotel guests.

We were so full we decided to walk on our way back to the hotel.

On our last day, we woke up really early to catch the sunrise. Went to the boardwalk still wearing my pajamas, I did not even brush my hair HAHA I can definitely say the view was totally worth it!

Siargao really left a place in my heart, I now understand what most of the blogs i’ve read about it were saying. Definitely going back here and just sit at the boardwalk or swim at the tidal pools of Magpupungko. We wanted to go to Sohoton Caves/Bucas Grande but time did not permit us so more reason to come back!!

*In case you are here for the summary of my itinerary, here it is:

  • Day 1 – Lunch at Ronaldo’s + Boardwalk at Cloud 9 + Dinner at Aventino’s
  • Day 2 – Island hopping + Dinner at Mama’s Grill + Evening chill at Boardwalk
  • Day 3 – Pleasure Point Cafe + Magpupungko Beach + Dinner at Kalinaw
  • Day 4 – Sunrise at Boardwalk

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