Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, increased flight frequencies to Siargao beginning Monday. The additional flights to and from the island are expected to draw more foreign and local tourists.

Since visiting Siargao has been made easier, here are three ways to enjoy the surfing capital of the Philippines:

Go island hopping in Siargao

You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the island. After all, Siargao is not only about riding waves and the perfect swell. Aside from the main island of Siargao, tourists can also go island hopping into other islands. Most island hopping tours start in Naked Island. As the name suggests, the island is mostly bare with white sands and blue sea all around.

There is also the Daku Island with its powdery white sand and beachfront huts, where you can stay overnight. The island is inhabited by a small fishing community of approximately 300 residents. The tour then ends at the Guyam Island where a lush clump of vegetation is offered to tourists. It is secluded and uninhabited, except by the caretakers.

Meanwhile, for starters, there is also the famous Mapupungko Pool, a tidal pool that is shielded from the Pacific Ocean by a reef barrier. The pool, with its calm and clear water, is one of the most visited natural attractions in the island.

Eat fresh seafood

Another thing you simply can’t miss on the island is the fresh seafood that it offers. Almost every resort and restaurant in General Luna, a town on the island, offers different kinds of fish and seafood specialties.

Considering your budget, you may opt for going to the public market in General Luna and buy fish or seafood. Of course, it’s always best to go in the morning to get the first dibs on the fresh ones. Here’s a little secret, the cooks of most resorts are willing to prepare the seafood for you for a small fee.

Rent a bike and stroll

 Tourists can rent motorcycles to discover local villages situated in the most beautiful natural landscapes and scenery in the country. Renting a bike costs for as low as P350 a day and getting lost around the island is probably one of the most memorable experiences for you.

Explore behind the scenes in the main island and find deserted beaches, caves, waterfalls and endless rice fields. To complete your Siargao experience, get off your bike and have a chat with the locals. You’ll be surprised that the locals are always friendly and eager to talk.

On top of all, Siargao does not fall short of quality accommodations for tourists. Among the resorts that tourists commonly opt for including Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa and the Kermit Surf & Dive EcoCamp. Here’s a little tip, the latter is where the 65th Miss Universe candidates stayed during their trip on the island.

These are only among the many things you can do to enjoy the beautiful island of Siargao, and the rest is for you to discover.

What do you think of the additional flights in Siargao? When do you plan to visit the island? Let us know in the comments section below.

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