15 Photos to Make You Visit Siargao, Philippines' Teardrop-Shaped Island
Surfing during golden hour in Siargao | © Lee / Flickr
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 © I Travel Philippines / Flickr
Solid wave, Siargao © I Travel Philippines / Flickr
More than just a sport, surfing is a way of life.
Man smiling with surf board © Lee / Flickr
Aside from the surf, visitors can also enjoy the island’s gorgeous beaches and surrounding islets.
Beautiful beach, Sairgao © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Pristine beach and coconut trees; blue skies and sea © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Untouched Islet, Siargao © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Fine powdery sand, Sairgao © Milet Miranda / Flickr
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 © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Blue view of sea and sky ffrom boat © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Underwater shot of jellyfish © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Don’t miss out on the island’s inspiring, lush landscapes either.
Lush, hilltop view in Siargao © EladeManu / Flickr
Motorbiking in Siargao © Milet Miranda / Flickr
Coconut trees swaying in the wind © ElandeMadu / Flickr
And who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset by the sea?
Sunset view by the sea, Siargao © Lee / Flickr
But even better than sunset viewing by the sea is surfing in it before a golden-hour backdrop.
Surfing at sunset, Siargao © Lee / Flickr