When Blue is a Happy Color: Island Hopping in Siargao

Note: This is part of my 6D5N trip to Surigao del Norte. Post was created through the WordPress app and all photos were taken using iPhone 5 only.


After my iPhone mishap the previous day, we were highly anticipating the next highlight of our Siargao trip, Island Hopping!

Our tricycle driver Kuya Lito, whom we contracted for our Magpupungko trip, helped us find a boatman for our island hopping tour.

He picked us up at 8am at La Luna Resort then brought us to The Boulevard (separate post soon) where the boat awaits us.

Two boatmen were waiting for us in a small boat. We arranged to visit all three popular islands in Siargao: Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island.

We asked them the night before to buy food that they can cook for us in the island.

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First Stop: NAKED ISLAND
This island is very small and even from afar you would inderstand why it was called Naked–there is absolutely no vegetation. There are no trees nor plants whatsover. This means there is no shade for us. We took pictures, sunbathed, and went on to the next stop before the sun becomes too much for us to bear.

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Second Stop: DAKU ISLAND
This island is the biggest of all three and is actually a barangay. There is a residential area, cottages for rent, an a private villa called White House.

We paid PhP 200 for a medium sized cottage, PhP 50 cooking fee and another PhP 50 for a bottle of Coke :p

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Last Stop: GUYAM ISLAND
Compared to Daku, this island is indeed Guyam or small. This island has the most rocky shores of the three islands.

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Useful Information:
– We started the tour at 9:30am and ended at 3:30pm.
– The rate for a small boat like ours (max 4 people) was PhP 500 per island so we paid PhP 1500.
– Our lunch was paid for separately for PhP 275 for the two of us.

My friend Lani and I had a great time during this island hopping tour not entirely because of the beautiful beaches (that is a given) but more so because we had a fun and meaningful talk with our boatmen.

We talked about our lives, families and even current events. The dialect in Siargao is slightly similar to our dialect in Romblon so I was able to understand most of what they were saying. This made them open up a bit more since they did not have to force themselves to speak Tagalog. I had to translate a lot to Lani, though. :p

Until the next trip,
CLAIRE

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