Sunday, September 03, 2006

Siargao Islands Philippines

There are several islands in Siargao that one can visit and enjoy fine white sands.

Guyam island in Siargao. Good for day picnics, the island has some cottages where one can while away the time after spending hours on its pristine white beach.

In the uninhabited island of Guyam, one can rest under the shade of the coconut trees or bring a hammock after taking a dip from the sparkling clear blue waters.

The beach in Guyam

Daku island in Siargao boasts of having the finest white sand among the beaches of Siargao.

The beach in Daku island

Naked island about a half kilometer long sandbar in the middle of the Siargao islands. A flock of white birds make this island as their resting place after catching fish.

Exploring the Naked Island, a sand bar in the middle of the sea.

Taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of Naked Island

One of the five-star resort in Siargao is the Pansukian Tropical Resort

For a good place to snorkel, La Janoosa island is the best place to go.
We were billeted at the Villa Ernesto Resort in General Luna.

The grounds of the Villa Ernesto Resort

From the resort we had to wade through shallow waters to get into the boat for our island hopping

The priests of Sto. Nino Church in Tacloban together with Ronnie (right) a constant companion on our travels to beaches around the country.
At the resort with the owner (left)

Another group picture by the beach in front of the Villa Ernesto Resort in our Hawaiian shirts and pants

Tuna fish are butchered and ready for sale at a very low price in Siargao

The beach in General Luna, the town where the famous white beaches of Siargao are found

Cloud 9 where the famous surfing activity is found in Siargao

It was lowtide when we visited Cloud 9. This is theboardwalk to get to the famous waves for surfing.

The boardwalk in Cloud 9

Cabuntog Resort in General Luna

The beaches in Alegria, another village in Siargao

The parish church of Del Carmen, one of the towns in Siargao

One of the famous beaches in mainland Siargao is Magpupungku. One has to pass through sharp rocky paths in order to get to Magpupungku. It is a good place to go swimming during lowtide as there are pools of water separated from the sea.

During lowtide this place would have looked like a swimming pool as the waters would not have overflowed beyond the edges
Magpupungku Beach in Siargao. This beach is found in the mainland of Siargao island, about fifteen kilometers from the town of Gen. Luna where the famous beaches are situated. The place is best during lowtides, as one can have shallow pools which are best for swimming. It is named Magpupungku (squatting) after the rock which squats on a slab of stone ready to topple over.

Fr. Oscar like Moses trying to divide the Red Sea.


Anonymous said...

nice pictures!!!!

rafting cagayan de oro said...

Wow! magnificent view. you guys are great! hope to see more pictures on your journey ^_^. the pictures you posted are excellent. keep it up.

Anonymous said...

It's great viewing your pictures of Siargao. Been to this place and vows to go back. Why didn't I see you surfing? It would have been great.

beachanatic said...

Have not tried surfing yet. It was not also the surfing season when we visited the place. It would be a challenge indeed.

Anonymous said...

Nice view of Siargao!

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