Surrounding its powdery sand shores, the water features vivid coral reefs located in the Philippines Trench - an extremely deep part of the ocean, that are teeming with vibrant sea life. This, of course, makes Siargao Island not only a surfers' paradise, but also a divers and snorkelers.
The island, which is shaped like a teardrop, is a part of the region of Mindanao, though not attached to the island itself, and contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in the area. Luxury tourism remains very much a burgeoning market on Siargao, adding to its rustic charm.
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With such a plethora of activity going on under the water, most visitors to the island want to do more than stay on dry land. The ultra-deep Philippines Trench, once regarded as the deepest point on Earth, is a diver’s dream.
Game fishing is a popular activity on Siargao Island, particularly in Pilar Town, where unique fishing-oriented homestays can be arranged.
Siargao is surrounded by a host of stunning tropical islands, easily accessible by boat. Guyam island is a particular crowd favorite as an island hopping destination.
Siargao is home to some of the best waves in the world, and none are better than Cloud 9. The wave is known for its thick, hollow tubes, and its probably the most famous wave in all of the Philippines. Every year, there is an annual surfing competition here, which has received much publicity and attention amongst the surfing community.
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