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Siargao Island, Philippines

During the Labor Day weekend, my high school friends and I spent 6 hours on the road and 4 hours on a boat to reach one of the country's gems, Siargao Island. Although I just got back from a weekend trip in Cebu and Iloilo, I couldn't say no to this trip and to my friends. They've been dying to go to the island since last year. 

Visiting Siargao for the first time last year made me fall in love. This time around, I fell further. I couldn't believe that it was possible to fall even deeper in love with a place. So I said, "Can we make this a yearly trip?" and they all nodded in agreement. 

Even though I've said it before, I'm saying it again: Siargao Island's beauty is petrifying in a good way. I always find myself pausing for a moment so I could take it all of it in. Sometimes I pause to ask myself if what I'm seeing is true. Most of the time, I pause to thank the Great Artist.

Time seems to slow down in the island. Everyone and everything seems to be in tune with their own timing. Both the locals and expats are friendly and they're always ready to tell you stories about the island or their adventures. The food is scrumptious, the water is crystal clear, and the sunsets are always magical. Siargao's beauty is the kind that one can't encapsulate in words or photographs. It must be fully experienced.

Our days were spent hopping from one island to the next, swimming in blue waters, biking from our place to the souvenir shops and to a public beach, and indulging in good food. All of our worries with work were left back home. We were there, basking in the present.

Sure, there are other gorgeous places out there and I can't wait to see them if time and budget permits. Those places might have beauty that's even more stupefying, but this island definitely holds a special place in my heart.

*For more posts about this place, check out the Siargao Island tag. If you're planning to go there and need some tips, this post might help.


  1. Ughhh huhu I've been there 2014 pa and I haven't been back even if I badly wanted to. Hayyy I have to go back jud because same sentiments! It's just so beautiful there!!

    1. Yes! And it gets more beautiful every time :D

  2. Ugh, ang ganda talaga. Been targetting Siargao Island for a trip, kaso it's too far but I know it'll be worth it. Bet if you're there parang ang layo sa promblems. Haha

    Lou | http://wander-soul.net/

    1. Totally worth the 10-hour travel haha would definitely go through all that again. Let me know kelan ka pupunta, Lou! If schedule and budget permits, maybe I can tag along hehe :)

  3. I've always wanted to go to Siargao pero mahal daw talaga kaya ipon muna. Haha! Ayun, love you shots. April here, btw. :)

  4. AHHHH THIS IS SO NICE!!! Adding to my long list of places I wanna go.

  5. Hi Pearl! I just want to say that I am officially a fan of your writing. You write really well. Will visit your site more often, for sure. ;)



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