Siargao Islands is a group of islands that boasts not only as surfing destination, but of pristine waters, lagoons, and protected landscape, and seascape. The mainland Siargao is one of the popular surfing destinations in the Philippines with a worldwide reputation for it’s thick, and hollow tube, or “Cloud 9”. Annually, a surfing domestic, and international surfing competition is held there. But not only is it a destination for surfers, it is also ideal for any type of vacationers, and travelers up for some good time in the beach, and salty waters.
Here is a detailed Siargao Island how to get there, and transportation guide to get to, and around mainland Siargao Island.
Directions, and Siargao Island How to Get There and Transportation Guide:
***Fares may change depending on approved rates.
*** Travel Date: February 2014
BY AIR: The fastest, and most convenient way to get to Siargao to take a flight from Cebu City to Sayak Airport at Del Carmen, Siargao. If you can not get a direct flight to Siargao, you can opt for a flight to Butuan City or Surigao City.
CEBU CITY – SIARGAO
Daily Flights via Cebu Pacific to Siargao Island
Travel Duration: 45 minutes
BY SEA: Ferry departs daily from Cebu City to Surigao City at 7PM, except on Sundays.
CEBU CITY – SURIGAO
Monday to Saturday via Cokaliong Shipping Lines
Travel Duration: ~12 H (Overnight trip)
BY LAND: There is a 24 hour bus service from Cagayan de Oro, or Davao City via Butuan, or Surigao City. From Surigao City you can take a RoRo to Dapa Port, Siargao.
CAGAYAN DE ORO – BUTUAN CITY – SURIGAO CITY
Agora (CDO) – Butuan Bus Terminal
Bus (5H); Fare: 350Php/AC
Butuan – Surigao Bus Terminal
Bus (3H); Fare 170PhP/non-AC
First Trip: 2AM
Last Trip: 9PM
DAVAO to SURIGAO CITY
Bus (9-10); ~600PhP/AC
SURIGAO CITY – DAPA PORT, SIARGAO
Take a multicab, or tricycle to get to Surigao Port. Daily trips from Surigao City to Dapa, Siargao. Check for schedules, and current fare here: http://www.surigaoislands.com/fastcraft.html
RoRo Ferry: Fare Range: 200 – 300 PhP/Pax
First Trip: 5:30 AM (Surigao – Dapa, Siargao)
7:30 AM (Dapa, Siargao – Surigao)
Last Trip 12:00 NM (Surigao – Dapa, Siargao)
1:30 AM (Dapa, Siargao – Surigao)
- There are available motorcycles to rent.
- There is only a slight difference on van transfer, and habal-habal rates from, and to the airport. Take the van transfer for convenience, and arrange it with the accommodation you’re staying at ahead of time.
- Going around the island is best done with habal-habal. Here is the regulated rates for habal-habal, or motorcycle, the main public transport around the island. Rodel ( habal-habal driver) contact details: +63909 423 5305