A beautiful haven for water-lover and surfers, Siargao is located in the province of Surigao del Norte, 196 kilometers southeast of Tacloban. This island has the best and consistent waves in the country, attracting surfers from around the globe. Aside from being a surfing hotspot, there are a lot of other interesting activities that can be done in Siargao.
Siargao has a prevailing tropical rainforest climate. The island is usually warm, humid and rainy throughout the year. The best time to visit Siargao, weather-wise, would be during the dry season, which is from February until October as you will experience warm temperature and only mediocre showers. Naturally, the off-peak season would be from November to February. However, the best time to visit Siargao depends on what you intend to do. For instance, if you’re a surfing-lover, the best months would be August to November and you might also want to catch the Annual Siargao International Surfing Competition in September.
Naga Airport ‒ Naga Airport or locally known as Paliparan ng Naga, is a public airport that serves Naga city and its metropolitan area. This airport is located in the provincial capital, Pili. The distance between this airport and the city of Naga is 9 kilometers. Both domestic and international airlines operate from this airport including Philippine Airline, South East Asian Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Naga Airport has a 1,402-meter long, concrete runway. Facilities provided at the airport that are beneficial to travelers include tourist information and assistance center, hotel and travel agency representatives and taxicabs.
Del Carmen Sayak Airport ‒ Sayak Airport, also known as Siargao Airport, is a minor domestic airport that serves the general area of Siargao Island. It is situated in Barangay Sayak, where the airport’s name derives from, in the province of Surigao del Norte. The leading airlines operating in this airport are Cebu Pacific, SkyJet and Philippine Airlines. This airport has a 1,500 meters-long, concrete runway. It is located 45-minutes away from General Luna, where most tourist facilities and attractions are located. There are a few types of transportations provided to transport visitors to General Luna, such as vans and tricycle.
On average, Siargao notes the warm temperature and limited to mediocre rainfall all year round. Hence it will usually be warm and humid. The average maximum temperature in Siargao is 31 degrees Celcius, while the average minimum temperature is 28 degrees Celcius. Siargao’s weather and climate are suitable for visitors to have a fun vacation.
Aside from dubbed as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao also offers a variety of other interesting activities around the beautiful island.