HOW TO GET TO SIARGAO, SURIGAO DEL NORTE. The quickest way to get to Siargao is to fly from Manila to Cebu, and then take a flight to Sayak Airport in Siargao. CebuPacificAir.Com has daily flights from Manila to Siargao via Cebu City. From the airport, ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) to take you to General Luna. The trip takes about an hour and costs approximately Php400, which can be shared by 2, or sometimes by 3 persons. Resorts and hotels also provide pick up service for Php300-Php400 per head.
FROM SURIGAO CITY. Whether you’re coming from the airport or the bus terminal, ride a multi-cab, a jeepney, or a tricycle going to Pantalan Uno or Pier 1 (travel time: about 10-15 minutes | fare: Php9), then ride a ferry going to Dapa port (travel time: about 2.5-3 hours | fare: approximately Php250.) From Dapa port, ride a habal-habal or a tricycle to go to General Luna (travel time: about 30 minutes fare: Php200 per motorcycle.) Some habal-habal drivers may offer you a ride for Php50 each. There are also tricycles parked a short walk away from the port that go to General Luna. Fares costs Php30 per passengers. These tricycles won’t leave though, until they’re full.
SCHEDULE OF FERRIES FROM SURIGAO PORT TO DAPA PORT
MV LQP. Surigao to Dapa – 5:30AM | Dapa to Surigao – 10:00AM
M/V DCL. Surigao to Dapa: 7:30AM | Dapa to Surigao 1: 30pM
DAPA EXPRESS. Surigao to Dapa: 10:00AM | Dapa to Surigao – 5:30AM
FORTUNE ANGEL. Surigao to Dapa: 11:45AM | Dapa to Surigao – 5:45AM
RORO MONTENEGRO. Surigao to Dapa: 12:00PM(noon)| Dapa to Surigao 6:00AM
There are also public boats from Surigao City going to Del Carmen in Siargao that are scheduled to leave at 8AM and 1:30PM. To get to General Luna from Del Carmen, one may hire a habal habal for Php400. Travel time is approximately 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a tricycle going to Dapa port for Php40 each. If you don’t want to wait for other passengers, you can simply hire the tricycle for Php320.00. To get to General Luna from Dapa port, please refer to the information mentioned earlier.
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BY LAND. You may also go to Surigao City through land transportation from Butuan (travel time: approximately 2.5-3 hours | fare: about Php205,) Davao (travel time: approximately 7-8 hours | fare: about Php600) and Cagayan De Oro (travel time: approximately 6-7 hours travel time | fare: about Php570.) Flights are available from Manila to Surigao City, Butuan City and Cagayan De Oro City daily.
BY SEA. If you opt to take the ferry from Cebu, Cokaliong Shipping Lines has only one trip daily (except Sundays) that leaves at 7PM. This is an overnight trip that will take about 12 hours. Fare starts at Php825. Please refer to their website for more details http://www.cokaliongshipping.com/schedules&rates.html