Siargao Without The Crowd: Visit The Hot Spots On The Right Time

Discover Siargao beyond the crowds with our smart traveler's guide. Explore top spots at your own pace and experience the island like a local. Perfect for slow travelers seeking an authentic Siargao experience.

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Siargao’s a gem, no doubt about it. But with its growing popularity, the crowds are starting to pile up. This guide’s for you if you want to dodge the tourist rush and enjoy Siargao at your own pace.

FAQ

While Siargao can be visited year-round, the best time for slow travel is during the off-peak season, from December to March and June to July. The crowds are thinner, and you’ll have more opportunities to interact with locals and experience the island’s authentic vibe.

Try Santa Fe, Pacifico, or Tangbo Beach for a more chill surfing experience.

Usually sunrise. Early bird gets the worm! (and the best spot on the beach).

Yes, there are.
But you’ll need to find them by yourself…

Siargao's Main Attractions

πŸ„πŸ½ Cloud 9

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±100 Entrance fee
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
High
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
High
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
Medium
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
High

Cloud 9 is the most famous surfing spot in Siargao, known worldwide for its powerful waves and stunning scenery. It’s a must-visit for any surfing enthusiast, offering a unique opportunity to ride the same waves that have hosted international surfing competitions.

Avoid the crowd:
Early mornings or late afternoons are the best times to avoid the crowds.

🩱Magpopongko Rock Pools

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±20 Entrance fee
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
Medium
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
Medium
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
High
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
High

The Magpupungko Rock Pools are a natural wonder that reveal themselves at low tide. These natural infinity pools offer a unique swimming experience, surrounded by unique rock formations and crystal-clear waters.

Avoid the crowd:
Visit during weekdays and avoid public holidays to dodge the crowd.

🀿 Sohoton Cove

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±3,000 For a tour
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
Medium
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
Medium
🀝 Local Interaction
High
🌴 Authenticity
High
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
High

Sohoton Cove is a hidden gem in Siargao. This tranquil spot is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet, offering stunning natural beauty and the chance to swim in clear blue waters surrounded by impressive limestone formations.

Avoid the crowd:
The cove is less crowded early in the morning and during the weekdays.

🐠 Sugba Lagoon

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±1,500 For a tour
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
Low
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
Low
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
High
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
High

Sugba Lagoon is a serene spot away from the crowds. Here, you can paddleboard through mangroves, jump off diving boards, or simply enjoy the tranquil surroundings. It’s an authentic Siargao experience with moderate local interaction.

Avoid the crowd: Weekdays are usually less crowded than weekends.

🌴 Coconut View Lookout

πŸ’Έ Price
Free
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
High
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
High
🀝 Local Interaction
Low
🌴 Authenticity
Medium
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
Low

Perched on a hill, the Coconut View Lookout offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Siargao’s iconic coconut tree forest. It’s a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts or anyone who wants to soak in the island’s natural beauty.

Avoid the crowd:
The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon when the sun casts a beautiful light over the coconut trees. It’s usually less crowded during weekdays.

🏞️ Maasin River

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±20 Entrance fee​
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
High
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
High
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
Medium
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
Medium

The Maasin River is a charming spot where you can swing from a rope tied to a coconut tree and plunge into the river, or simply enjoy a leisurely bamboo raft ride. The river is surrounded by lush greenery, making it a serene escape from the beach crowds.

Avoid the crowd:
Weekdays are generally less crowded. Also, visiting during the dry season (March to November) ensures the river is at its most beautiful.

πŸ’§ Beto Cold Springs

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±20 Entrance fee
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
Medium
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
Medium
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
Medium
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
Medium

Beto Cold Springs is a natural spring pool that offers a refreshing dip in crystal-clear cold water. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it’s a great place to relax and unwind away from the beach.

Avoid the crowd:
The springs are less crowded early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Avoid weekends and holidays if possible to enjoy a more peaceful experience.

🌊 Pacifico Beach

πŸ’Έ Price
Free
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
Medium
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
High
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
High
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
Medium

Pacifico Beach is a less crowded surfing spot in Siargao. It offers strong waves for surfing and a long stretch of white sand beach for relaxing.

Avoid the crowd:
Visit during weekdays and early mornings to avoid the crowd.

🩳 Taktak Waterfall

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±25 Entrance fee
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
Low
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
Medium
🀝 Local Interaction
High
🌴 Authenticity
High
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
Medium

Taktak Waterfall is a nice spot for a picnic and a swim, up north of the island. It’s a bit off the beaten path, so it’s usually quiet.

Avoid the crowd:
Weekdays are generally quieter than weekends.

🏝️ Island Hopping: Daku, Naked, and Guyam Islands

πŸ’Έ Price
β‚±2,500 For a tour
πŸ‘₯ Crowdedness
High
πŸ›£οΈ Accessibility
High
🀝 Local Interaction
Medium
🌴 Authenticity
Low
πŸ‹οΈ Activity Level
High

Island hopping is a must-do when in Siargao, and the trio of Daku, Naked, and Guyam Islands is the most popular route. Daku Island, the largest of the three, offers beautiful white sand beaches and opportunities for surfing. Naked Island, despite its name, is a stunning sandbar perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Guyam Island, though small, is a tropical paradise perfect for a relaxed day trip. Each island has its own charm, and visiting them is a great way to experience the diversity of Siargao’s landscapes.

Avoid the crowd:
Island hopping tours usually start in the morning to make the most of the day. Weekdays are generally less crowded than weekends. Also, consider the weather and sea conditions – dry season (March to November) usually offers the best conditions for island hopping.