20 Sept - 2 Oct 2019
There’s a theory that real adventure only starts when you’re someplace you can’t get to easily. The kind of place that isn’t a tourist trap, so you can enjoy the major sights without being trampled by others.
Surfing over a coral reef
Head to the party in a boat
Pilipinas– Island Hopping Surf
ABILITY LEVELbeginner, intermediate, advanced
Best suited forcouples, family, solo traveler, groups
WEATHERthe tropical climate, sun, 28-35°C
Meeting pointSiargao airport / upon agreement in case of group travel
SURF CONDITIONSforgiving reef breaks, 28°C sea temperature. 35 different surf spots within reach or a short boat ride away, from beginner-appropriate to the world famous Cloud 9 for advanced surfers.
SURF PACKAGEsurfboard renting, surf guiding (each beginner needs a private surf instructor in the water)
accommodationfancy wooden houses by the beach for 8 people (double room available for an extra 200 EUR / person)
LOCAL TRANSPORTATIONhabal-habal, tuk-tuk, scooter and minivan
FREE TIME/NIGHTLIFEpalm tree jungle parties, crawling through caves, massage, chilling in stunning locations
HOW BIG IS THE GROUP?up to 16 people
WHAT’S INCLUDEDaccommodation, breakfast, surf renting, surf theory lessons, surf guiding for intermediates, alternative programs, transportation within the islands, airport transfers in Siargao
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDEDflight ticket, insurance, vaccines, private instructor for beginners (120 EUR/person for 7x2 hours long sessions), lunch, dinner, alcohol, visa
Application deadline4 months prior to the trip
INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN40% upon application, 60% 2 months prior arrival
ARRIVALFrom most European countries the fastest way to reach Siargao is through Cebu, the second largest city of the Philippines. As Cebu is not one of the most pleasant cities in Southeast Asia, we prefer to stay in a nice hotel close to the airport for a good night’s sleep. Next morning we continue our way to Paradise with an amazingly cool 70-seat propeller plane full of locals.
SURF SURF SURFOn this trip, surf classes are personalised - each beginner surf student will have their own teacher who will pay full attention to them. This results in very fast learning and improvement, making surfing safe for beginners - even on the tricky waves that break on the reefs. More experienced surfers will be guided by boat captains to the best spots in the area. There will be a total of 7 theoretical and practical surf lessons during the week, 5 of which will be with a private instructor.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIESBefore and after surfing you can enjoy a big fish dinner on the White Beach, where you can also take a ride on a hand-carved boat into the jungle, climb through magnificent natural caves, chill at the bars and smoothie places, or party ‘til the morning on an uninhabited virgin island.
PARTY HARDThere is a unique pattern of nightlife in Siargao, with a fixed party timetable. Every day a different hotel, bar, or even a tiny uninhabited island will be the venue for the party, which will definitely be filled with locals and visitors of the island. Surprisingly cheap rum cokes fuel the festivities.
GREEN ISLANDLocals of Siargao work hard to preserve the natural resources and beauty of the island. There is even a local NGO called the Siargao Environmental Awareness (SEA) Movement aiming to maintain a healthy and clean environment, with directions such as marine conservation. You'll find a breathtaking environmental consciousness on the island: no plastic bottles, but rather big water bubbles (even in the restaurants), metal straws, and selective waste collection.
SUPERFOODSiargao has a surprisingly large number of great restaurants, cafes, and bars. Widespread chia seed, banana, blueberry, acai smoothie bowls paired with coconut milk latte macchiatos are made for showing off on Instagram, but you can always choose less trendy, but nonetheless delicious, dishes. There are great Italian, Japanese, and Mexican restaurants close to our accommodation, as well as numerous nice local spots where they will grill fresh fish you choose on site.
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