MUST DO’s in Siargao as a solo traveler.
[Music] thank you [Music] hello guys welcome back to my channel and today I will be talking about my experience in Siargao so the night before coming here I was out partying in Cebu in Icon Club I was out partying like an Arab person and basically I've spent the money that I was supposed to be my pocket money in Siargao but that's a story for another time so when you get in SIargao you don't need to worry about Transportation or booking in advance a transportation because the moment you get out of the airport there are going to be van drivers who are waiting for you I couldn't remember how much exactly was it but it can't be more than 400 pesos and this is where I stayed at in siargao it's called Casa de Loren I've paid 5580 pesos for four nights which actually is not bad and it's such a great deal especially how this place looks like it's quite spacious actually there's a queen size bed and then there's this glass door that is overlooking the garden which I really like and then it has a small table and the bathroom is very spacious so what I did the entire afternoon when I got here was look for a shop that rents motorbikes and unfortunately it was so hard to find one I'm so grateful that this local helped me look for it by the way his name is Tor and you need to book a surfing session with him he's so good. When I was finally able to find a motorbike to rent it barely had any gas so it drove it for two kilometers to the nearest gas station praying to God that it doesn't break down. The next morning I went to have breakfast in this Cafe called Siargao Coffee corner they make very good breakfast meals plus it's not that expensive compared to other cafes and after my stomach was so full from breakfast I drove to Cloud Nine to meet the guy that I met yesterday my surfing instructor Tor. He's very helpful, kind and very respectful by the way guys the locals of Siargao are very kind people. Look at me trying to stand up on a surfing board for the very first time catch waves not feelings. This is my baby boy while I'm here in Siargao so right now it is there's a power outage in the entire General Luna I don't know if it's the entire island or it's just general Luna but there's no power anywhere I'm trying to have lunch I was looking for where to eat everywhere but like it was all cafes and stuff and I want to have like a full-on lunch you know because I got hungry from the surfing and so I saw this place it's called Bulaluhan sa Bangkeran.
and this is where I drop my laundry this place is called smell wash laundry shop it costs 250 pesos for every 7 kgs of laundry So there is still no power in Siargao and I decided to hang out in this small Cafe because they have generator as you can see it's already night time and there's still no power so I decided to eat in Kermit because they have generators there I charged my power bank and my phone while eating and here you go candlelight dinner So I just came from Whitebeard Cafe and in fact they actually have really good french toast I think they have one of the best French toast I've had ever and I wasn't able to take any videos or what because it's full of people and I felt uncomfortable because it's like full of Filipinos who are conyos and it's just the entire time I was eating I was irritated by like how they sound (talk) and everything so um yeah best French toast but full of Conyos so yeah so now I'm on my way to Maasin River and yeah see you guys I stopped there by the coconuts and then this kid offered to show me around on a Land tour and I'm tired of navigating on the Google Maps so I said yes and then now he is driving my motorbike he's 14 years old this is the life I guess so we have finally reached Magpupungko Lagoon and um my body sore from the entire ride there's no entrance fee here just 20 pesos when you park your motorcycle and that's it What's your name again? Arnold? Arnel! [Music] every little thing you do and every time you hold me take me higher [Music] we're on our way to sugba Lagoon and Arnel said that it's going to take an hour by motorcycle to get there [Music] so we're now in Del Carmen which is like this the place where you take a boat to Sugba Lagoon and we went for a stop to have lunch quickly and yeah this is my guide Arnel. Are you okay Arnel? So when going to Sugba Lagoon, you must be on a tour group but since I was traveling alone are now my guide arranged if I can join the group that was in the same place where we were having lunch and I paid I think it was 700 pesos to join on that group So the boat fried from Del Carmen to sugba Lagoon is actually pretty long it takes like 45 minutes to an hour and as you can see here it looks like you've been transported to Brazil into the Amazon you can't help but wonder how were their civilizations in this very remote part of the Philippines but also you can't help but appreciate that regardless of technology and advancement our ethnic groups still choose to live in these remote places [Music] So we just arrived in Sugba Lagoon [Music] So this is the way to Maasin River and it's five o'clock in the afternoon [Music] so this is the famous maasin river [Music] so this is the famous maasin River and we arrived here just before Sunset and that's the reason why I don't want to swim anymore take the boat ride it's because I don't want to catch the sunset and then go home when it's dark but if you come in here you only pay 20 pesos for the entrance fee and then if you want to take the boat ride it's 550 for the boat and I'm alone too so I don't want to pay 550 for a 15 minute boat ride so I dropped Arnel back here where I've found him this morning and then I drove back to General Luna UPDATE: the power is back in Siargao and entire Surigao Del Norte because actually I went to different municipalities and also they did not have power the same as siargao (General Luna) and finally it's back after more than 24 hours and I can finally sleep with the AC on so guys I just came back from a very long drive I'm so proud of myself I drove on my own from Maasin to General Luna at night my parents should be so proud of me not my mom she must be very worried that they did that so I'll try to go out shower first have dinner and go out good morning guys so today is my fourth day in Siargao and today I'll be doing an island hopping tour it was arranged by the little boy that I met yesterday and apparently we're going to five different Islands so that's good and um they'll be here at nine and it's 8:10 so I'll just have breakfast real quick and then come see them so see you guys [Music] only take me higher higher yeah oh so my tour guide for today is kuya Jemilito he is actually the uncle of Arnel but unfortunately Arnel couldn't join us today because he had other plans but here is McCoy. McCoy is actually the grandson of our Boatman today from a westerner's perspective this would probably be called child labor but from a poor country's point of view this is the only way that these kids could help their parents make money [Music] so right now we are in guiam Island it's a very small island off the coast of siargao and there's like only a few huts and stuff and you have to pay like 30 pesos per person as entrance fee yeah if you're a solo female traveler I recommend Siargao for you because I felt so safe here traveling alone and also even if you want to go alone on like you know activities it it feels safe and you know it's more personalized if you're doing it alone than you know with a bunch of group you know who are very loud and stuff so yeah the cost of doing island hopping is 1500 and you can go to five different Islands so yeah that's that's worth it [Music] and off to our next stop which is secret Island it has been called secret Island because when it's high tide you never see the island but when it's low tide you see The Sandbar I wasn't able to take any drone shots here because obviously there's nowhere to land the Drone and I don't want to risk it [Music] so right now we are on our way to daku Island it has one of the nicest and whitest beaches I have ever seen in my life so this island is called Daku Island and this is the third island that we went to and we are going to get the Seafood and Meat that I got grilled here and we're going to have lunch in this island [Music] Me: How were you guys during Typhoon Odette? Lolo: The same like everyone else, we lost the roofs to our houses. Me: Everything flew? Lolo: Nothing was left Me: And then you didnt have power? Lolo: None too Me: for how many days? How about the water? Did you have drinking water at that time? Lolo: Here maam, there is no COVID here Me: Water po after Odette. Me: Becuase in General Luna, they said they didnt have any water to drink so they drank coconut water for days.
[Music] Lolo: we eat them (shark) Me: so right now we are now in Me: Huh? Lolo: we eat them. Me: the shark? Me: OH MY GOSH, maybe a shark would bite me here Kuya Jemelito: That's why the shark are afraid of people here, becuase they know they will be eaten So right now we are in Secret Garden and I will do a quick snorkeling here before we head to naked island [Music] So right now we are on our way to naked island and that is why it's called naked island because you will never see any trees in the island so I just finished snorkeling at The Secret Garden they said um that place has very nice coral reefs before uh typhoon Odette but after typhoon Odette like the corals has been damaged and I also asked them why like how is that possible they said because the waves are too strong and the corals get damaged so now this is the infamous naked island [Music] So I just finished with my island hopping tour for today and right now we are going back to General Luna we are going back to General Luna and what a way to end my trip in siargao, tomorrow I'll be flying back to Cebu then I'll spend one night in Cebu and then I'll be flying back up to Bacolod City back to the real life I don't want to end this see you guys good morning guys so this is my last day in siargao and today I'm going to have my breakfast and then I'm going to return the motorbike and then I'm going to arrange my stuff in my luggage because by 12 the van is going to fetch me from the hotel to the airport my flight leaves at 2 30 but the the travel from General Luna to the airport is almost an hour so yeah I'm going to have breakfast in Bravo beach resort [Music] Hi guys so I just landed here in Cebu and I just checked in my hotel and this hotel is Hotel Elizabeth and look at this damn by far the best hotel I've stayed at in the Philippines it's a junior suite and I only paid like 2300 for it for a night I'm gonna stay here for one night and I'm gonna go out tonight and tomorrow I'll be flying back home back to Bacolod City the boring City all right guys see you