15 Photos to Make You Visit Siargao, Philippines' Teardrop-Shaped Island

Surfing during golden hour in Siargao
Surfing during golden hour in Siargao | © Lee / Flickr
Katrina Escalona

Although the island of Siargao has long been frequented by avid surfers, it’s recently been getting a lot of attention from everybody else. Many people are even beginning to call it the “New Palawan”, for its sudden surge in local tourism. Indulge in these photos of the tear-drop-shaped island and discover why.

It’s called the country’s “Surf Capital” for good reason.

Surfing in Siargao
Solid wave, Siargao

More than just a sport, surfing is a way of life.

Man smiling with surf board

Aside from the surf, visitors can also enjoy the island’s gorgeous beaches and surrounding islets.

Beautiful beach, Sairgao
Pristine beach and coconut trees; blue skies and sea
Untouched Islet, Siargao
Fine powdery sand, Sairgao

Non-surfers have nothing to worry about either: the island offers clear, calm waters, a stunning shade of turquoise, and perfect for stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling and simply relaxing.

Floating in the calm sea, Siargao
Blue view of sea and sky from boat
Underwater shot of jellyfish

Don’t miss out on the island’s inspiring, lush landscapes either.

Lush, hilltop view in Siargao
Motorbiking in Siargao
Coconut trees swaying in the wind

And who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset by the sea?

Sunset view by the sea, Siargao

But even better than sunset viewing by the sea is surfing in it before a golden-hour backdrop.

Surfing at sunset, Siargao

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