Cari amici, oggi, voglio parlarvi di Siargao, l’isola filippina a forma di lacrima. La capitale del surf nell’Oceano Pacifico. Onde altissime per gli amanti della tavola e natura incontaminata all’interno. Si passa dalla foresta tropicale alle mangrovie con le sue lagune e risaie, mentre, dalle spiagge bianchissime, lo sguardo si perde all’orizzonte fino alla barriera corallina. Un vero paradiso!
Siargao Islands is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro.
Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait.
Siargao has excellent surfing conditions, particularly during the southwest “habagat” monsoon from August to November, when the prevailing wind is offshore.
The best known surfing wave on Siargao with a worldwide reputation for thick, hollow tubes is “Cloud 9”. This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.
The tide of Siargao is diurnal with tidal curves typically present especially on the east coast of the island.
You don’t need to be a surfer to enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural attractions on the Island. Siargao has perfect white beaches, enchanting lagoons, caves, sand bars, coral reefs, bizarre rock formations, exotic wildlife, endless rice fields, waterfalls and a large mangrove forest reserve.
Siargao is the Surfing Capital of the Philippines and Hidden Paradise of Asia.
It’s more fun in the Philippines.