The sky could not look as remorseful as it did when we arrived at Siargao Island. We decided to stay at the resort chatting, and getting some rest before going out for dinner. So what are the things to do in Siargao Island when the sky clear up? EXPLORE.
Early morning walks
Ron was already busy with his phone checking for messages, emails, and the buzz on social media when I woke up. I happily took his invite for walk, and looked for a store if there was any. We found ourselves chatting over a cup of instant coffee each, and a shared instant cup noodles. We could have just bought what we needed, and left but sari-sari store’s are actually the best place to talk with the locals. We were told that Siargao’s famous Cloud 9 was actually named after a chocolate bar wrapper a foreigner saw washed into the shore. Ofcourse, we also know that it is called Cloud 9 for it’s crazy towering surf that curls into the figure of 9. But it was also interesting to here about his version.
A taste of the Pan de Surf
Long ride for a quick dip at Tak Tak Falls.
Beach Bumming, and Tidal Pool
Magpupungko Tidal Pool was covered with all that water when we got there. It is a tidal pool framed by rocks that is visible during low tide. Only then would the tidal pool be safe to swim into. We stayed at the beach, and swam a bit before heading back to the resort instead.
The first day was pretty much a long excursion. We spent 4-5H just riding the habal-habal to get to Tak Tak Falls, Magpupungko Tidal Pool, passed by a Crocodile Sanctuary, stopped for a few shots of the beach, and bought some Pan de Surf along the way. The second day we were in full celebration of Melo’s birthday, and we spent it island hopping, getting stuffed with seafood, and spent more time at beach.
Why surfing never came up in our minds is one question I found it hard to answer as I write this down. We just never decided or entertained to get our hands feet on a surf board. But I guess it’s just a matter of finding other things to do in Siargao Island other than surf. Siargao is great for non-surfer’s as it is for surfers!