Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. Siargao is one of the Philippines' last pristine island and beach getaways. Famed for its surfing spot named "Cloud 9", the island is increasingly becoming famous to local and foreign tourists, surfers and non-surfers alike. It is a laid-back island stop where life revolves around General Luna Town on the east coast and its surfing spots facing the Pacific Ocean.
The main reason travelers visit Siargao is for water sports, especially surfing. If you go in September, you might also catch the Annual Siargao International Surfing Competition. Expect Siargao to be crowded during this time. March to May is the ideal season for fishing when the big billfish like the Marlin and Sailfish are most active. You might want to catch the International Game Fishing Tournament that takes place in Siargao in April. Lastly, scuba diving is best done between April and October, when the swell is smaller and the waters are more transparent, thanks to the sun being out more often. This will allow you to see the most at the 20 famous diving spots in Siargao. There are PADI certified diving instructors available for beginners.
Labo Airport - Labo Airport is an airport located in Labo, Ozamiz. It is also known as Ozamiz Airport among the locals and got its name from the area where it is located. It is the only airport in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines and serves the general area of the city of Ozamiz including the nearest cities like Oroquieta and Tangub. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available at Labo Airport for the visitors.
Sayak Airport - The airport is also known as Siargao Airport. This airport is serving the general area of Siargao Island, located in the province of Surigao del Norte in the Philippines. The airport is located in Barangay Sayak in the municipality of Del Carmen, where the airport derives its name from. There are direct flights to Siargao Island from Cebu four times a week on Cebu Pacific. Prices for flights vary but expect to pay approximately PSP 2630 one way. Flight time is about 45 minutes.
Generally, the peak tourist season for Siargao is between March and October as this is the dry season. The off-peak season would be November to February when tourists flock to enjoy the sun and the surf. For those who plan to go surfing, the best months would be August to November. This is when the swell and wind conditions are at their best, so you’ll find perfect waves to catch.