It’s not at all difficult to feel that you’re on Cloud 9 in Siargao. For many surfers, this tear-drop shaped in the province of Surigao del Norte is their idea of heaven on earth. And why not? Cloud 9, its most famous surf break, could give any surfer the ride of his life.
But then again, you don’t need to be a surfer to appreciate the beauty and charm of Siargao. Here, some must-see destinations when you drop in on this island southeast of Tacloban.
#1 Cloud 9
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Of course, Cloud 9 must be first and foremost in your itinerary. This surf break has been named as one of the world’s best surfing spots tempting the daring with its powerful death rides.
Not a surfer? No problem! Walk down Cloud 9 Pier and have front row seats at surfers ripping the waves, or come early to watch the sun rise on this spectacular spot.
Get your ‘gram game on, and walk down the pier in this fiery ensemble.
#2 Sugba Lagoon
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Talk about ethereal! This lagoon will have you thanking your lucky stars that you were born in the Republic of the Philippines. A 4000-hectare marine sanctuary, this lagoon will have you sailing through lush mangroves and fishing communities. Grill seafood on one of the coves. Explore the lagoon on a kayak. Swim with the fishes, or just work on your tan.
A white swimsuit would definitely make you a standout amidst the blues and the greens.
Bring a bright blue coverup if you want some reprieve from the sun.
#3 Shaka Cafe
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With all the surfing and swimming you’re going to do, you need to power up. And in Siargao, powering up means a trip to Shaka Café for its healthy, all-natural power bowls!
Life is going to be ten times sweeter with a bowl of Cloud 9 Kook, an energizing concoction made from banana, peanut butter, cacao, and coconut milk. The Blissful Butterfly, with its combination of kiwi, apple, butterfly pea flower, and coconut, is oh so good for your body; the flower has anti-stress, anti-aging, and anti-diabetic properties.
Match your power bowl with a smoothie for good measure. Shaka offers Island Dream with pineapple, mango, coconut, mixed berries, and calamansi juice; BerryGoodNice with mixed berries, banana, grated coconut, and coconut water; Tropoloco with pineapple, mango, banana, coconut flesh, and coconut water, among others.
A printed swimwear and a pair of shorts will hide evidence of your tropical feast.
#4 Top of the Road
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What could be more amazing than a long stretch of road paved with coconut palms. Not does it evoke the magically mystical, it is also one spectacular ‘gram opportunity. Dress up for a selfie shoot of a lifetime with an easy cotton top and a tropical inspired skirt.
#5 Kawhagan Sandbar
Take a chill pill, and lie down on the sand at this masterpiece of a sandbar in the palm-tree covered island of Kawhagan. Enjoy the cool breeze of the late afternoon with your choice of poison in hand. Make sure you’re properly covered up in a rashguard; pair it up with a striped bikini bottom.