Island of the Week: Siargao, Philippines

Year-round waves and an overall chill vibe makes Siargao the perfects surfer's paradise within the Philippines for surfing adventures. With the age of modernization, Siargao has slowly but surely developed itself into an ideal tourist hotspot.
Other title(s): The Surfing Capital of the Philippines
Continent: Asia (Philippines)
Currency: Philippine Peso
Language(s): Surigaonan; Siargaonan
Major Religion(s): Christianity (Roman Catholic)
Famous landmarks: Cloud 9 Boardwalk and View Deck, Magpupungko Rock Pools, Sugba Lagoon
Movies filmed in Siargao: Siargao
Famous people: Elaine Abonal, Philmar Alipayo
Climate: Because there is water surrounding the island, dry seasons do not last very long, even in the summer season. The rainfall, however, extends from November to January, affecting the waves which can make it a good for surfing. June often sees a rise in temperature, giving way to a more tropical vibe and warmer weather.
Popular festivals: Tinabangay Festival, Lanuza Surfing Festival, Bakhaw Festival of Del Carmen, Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup, Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament, Siargao Island Town Fiestas and Festivals