4 Days in Siargao: Detailed Itinerary and Expenses

Siargao has been high on everyone's bucket lists and now that we've visited, we can finally see why! It's a true paradise that has something in store for everyone - island-hopping for the adventurers, a variety of restaurants for the foodies, a budding night scene for the night owls, and many more.

It'll take more than a few days to really explore Siargao but 4 days (well, 5 if you count the day you don't do anything except fly out!) is definitely doable if you have a long weekend and can't afford those extra vacation days. Besides, it'll give you a reason to come back :)

 

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Friendly Reminder: Please be mindful when visiting Siargao (and all other places in the Philippines). Be respectful, throw your trash properly, and don't destroy the property just for the sake of a good photo. Remember, this is someone else's home. Let's treat it like our own. :)



DAY 1: ARRIVAL + SURFING

 1:00 PM CHECK-IN AT KERMIT  Photo by @ seekertravels

1:00 PM
CHECK-IN AT KERMIT

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Rooms come with free breakfast
- Airport transfer available
- Has own restaurant, surf school, and yoga area

Budget: P950 to P2,750 per night
Location: General Luna

 1:30 PM LUNCH AT MIGUEL'S TAQUERIA  Photo by @ seekertravels

1:30 PM
LUNCH AT MIGUEL'S TAQUERIA

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving Mexican food with a Filipino twist
- Get seats by the bar so you can watch them prepare your food in front of you
- Their fish tacos are a bestseller!

Budget: P100 for 2 tacos or a burrito
Location: General Luna town proper

 3:00 PM SURF AT CLOUD 9  Photo by @ seekertravels

3:00 PM
SURF AT CLOUD 9

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Wear a rash guard and aqua shoes
- Ask your hotel to recommend certified surf instructors
- Can rent a GoPro by the entrance of Cloud 9 to attach to the front of your board

Duration: 1 hour
Budget: P500 per person
Location: General Luna



 4:30 PM CAFE LOKA FRUIT SHAKES BY THE BEACH  Photo by @ seekertravels

4:30 PM
CAFE LOKA FRUIT SHAKES BY THE BEACH

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Cafe by the beach of Cloud 9, perfect for getting a snack after surfing
- Serves coffee, sandwiches & juices
- They have the best mango shake!
- If you can, get one of their tables/mats on the beach

Budget: P180 for a fruit shake
Location: Cloud 9

 5:30 PM SUNSET AT CLOUD 9 WATCHTOWER  Photo by @ seekertravels

5:30 PM
SUNSET AT CLOUD 9 WATCHTOWER

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Watch professional surfers from the boardwalk or the tower
- Good place to catch the sunset
- Friendly Reminder: Please be mindful when visiting this place. Don't destroy the property just for a good photo :)

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Budget: FREE
Location: General Luna

 7:00 PM DINNER AT BRAVO  Photo by @ seekertravels

7:00 PM
DINNER AT BRAVO

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Serves Spanish food
- Get their cheap & famous calamansi-based pomada!
- Visit during Pintxo Pote Thursdays to get a free pintxo for every cocktail

Budget: P300
Location: General Luna


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DAY 2: ISLAND-HOPPING

 10:00 AM ISLAND-HOPPING TOUR WITH KERMIT  Photo by @ seekertravels

10:00 AM
ISLAND-HOPPING TOUR WITH KERMIT

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- You'll visit 3 islands: Daku, Guyam, and Naked Islands
- Join a 'joiners' tour to cut on costs & meet new people!
- Tour prices are inclusive of a tour guide, transportation to and from Kermit, lunch and drinks

Duration: 6 hours
Budget: P1,000 per person
Location: General Luna

 5:30 PM HORSEBACK-RIDING WITH MAGIC RIDES  Photo by @ seekertravels

5:30 PM
HORSEBACK-RIDING WITH MAGIC RIDES

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Choose between a beach or land trail
- Can also swim with the horses
- Need to reserve a slot in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Budget: P1,000 per person
Location: General Luna

 7:30 PM DINNER AT LA CARINDERIA  Photo by @ seekertravels

7:30 PM
DINNER AT LA CARINDERIA

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Roadside eatery serving Filipino-Italian food
- Their carpaccio is a must-try!
- You'll probably recognize this restaurant from Siargao the movie

Budget: P200
Location: General Luna



DAY 3: SUGBA LAGOON

 7:00 AM BREAKFAST AT KERMIT  Photo by @ seekertravels

7:00 AM
BREAKFAST AT KERMIT

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- An overnight stay at Kermit Siargao includes a breakfast meal to kickstart your day.
- Breakfast includes your choice of main dish, fresh fruit shake, and coffee or tea. 

Location: Del Carmen

 8:00 AM SUGBA LAGOON TOUR WITH KERMIT  Photo by @ seekertravels

8:00 AM
SUGBA LAGOON TOUR WITH KERMIT

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Can swim or rent SUP boards
- Take pictures on the Instagram-famous diving board
- Join a 'joiners' tour to cut on costs & meet new people!
- Tour prices are inclusive of a tour guide, transportation to and from Kermit, lunch and drinks

Duration: 9 hours
Budget: P2,000 per person
Location: Del Carmen

 6:00 PM DINNER AND HAPPY HOUR AT KERMIT  Photo by @ seekertravels

6:00 PM
DINNER AND HAPPY HOUR AT KERMIT

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Serves authentic Italian food
- They have the best pizzas! Get the 4 cheese with parma ham
- Call ahead & reserve because it gets full for dinner

Budget: P500
Location: General Luna



DAY 4: ISLAND TOUR

 10:00 AM BRUNCH AT SHAKA  Photo by @ seekertravels

10:00 AM
BRUNCH AT SHAKA

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Famous for their healthy smoothie bowls
- If you want to skip the crowds, avoid breakfast & lunch times
- Has a branch in Bohol too!

Budget: P250
Location: Cloud 9

 12:00 NN "PALM TREE ROAD"  Photo by @ seekertravels

12:00 NN
"PALM TREE ROAD"

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- As you make your way around the island, you'll drive by roads lined with palm trees
- Stop by the side of the road to take pictures!

Duration: 15 minutes
Budget: FREE
Location: Pilar

 1:00 PM TAKTAK FALLS  Photo by @ kjsanielarboso

1:00 PM
TAKTAK FALLS

Photo by @kjsanielarboso

Notes:
- No hiking necessary! Parking lot is near the falls
- Can get a little crowded
- Only ideal for swimming because of shallow waters

Duration: 30 minutes
Budget: P5 entrance
Location: Sta. Monica



 2:30 PM PACIFICO BEACH  Photo by @ seekertravels

2:30 PM
PACIFICO BEACH

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Quiet, pristine beach with hardly any people
- Will take you an hour to get here via habal-habal or tricycle

Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Budget: P50 entrance
Location: Pilar

 5:00 PM MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOLS  Photo by @ fonsfavis

5:00 PM
MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOLS

Photo by @fonsfavis

Notes:
- Pools only appear during low tide so it's best to ask your hotel about the time as it can vary
- Wear proper footwear for the slippery rocks!

Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Budget: P50 entrance
Location: Pilar

 6:30 PM DINNER AT AVENTINO'S  Photo by @ seekertravels

6:30 PM
DINNER AT AVENTINO'S

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Serves the best freshly-baked pizza
- Delivery is free! Can also call ahead for pick-up
- Order the Tricia, their 3-layered pizza

Budget: P345 for the Tricia pizza
Location: General Luna


TRIP EXPENSES

DAY 1

  • Airport Transfer: PHP 300
  • Surf Lessons: PHP 500
  • Food & Drinks: PHP 570
  • Transportation: PHP 90

DAY 1 TOTAL: PHP 1,460

DAY 2

  • Island-hopping Tour: PHP 1,000
  • Horseback-riding: PHP 1,000
  • Food & Drinks: PHP 200
  • Transportation: PHP 50

DAY 2 TOTAL: PHP 2,250

DAY 3

  • Sugba Lagoon Tour: PHP 2,000
  • Food & Drinks: PHP 500

DAY 3 TOTAL: PHP 2,500

DAY 4

  • Island Tour via tricycle: PHP 665 (PHP 2,000 for 3 people, half-day)
  • Island Tour Entrance Fees: PHP 55
  • Food & Drinks: PHP 365
  • Transportation: PHP 70

DAY 4 TOTAL: PHP 1,155

DAY 5

  • Airport Transfer: PHP 300

DAY 5 TOTAL: PHP 300

 

TOTAL EXPENSES: PHP 7,365

Accommodations: PHP 2,165 (PHP 1,450++/night for 3 people)
TOTAL EXPENSES INCLUDING ACCOMMODATIONS: PHP 9,530

 

Note: We opted not to rent a motorcycle and just hail tricycles/habal-habals on the street. However, if you can drive a motorcycle and want to save, we highly recommend renting one to cut transportation costs around the island!


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