Few days back from our vacation in Siargao and I’m already missing its food. Yes, the food. 😋
My expectations with regard to everything Siargao related has been met. We were able to see its surf and picturesque views. We also stayed at 3 different locations which gave us amazing vantage points of the island. My favorite though would be the very laid back island vibe; palm trees all around, people are not in a hurry, everyone’s nice and all smiles and there’s always good food somewhere within walking distance. 5 days in Siargao is short but enough for us to go island hopping for a day then the rest were spent for walking, sitting, eating by the beach. 🤗
Presenting the food (and places) of Siargao… 😁
PACIFICO BEACH RESORT
A 25-minute tricycle ride from the airport takes you to Pacifico Beach Resort in San Isidro; we decided to spend day 1 here since it’s away from the crowd of General Luna (the main tourist area). An overnight stay at their beachfront garden house room is around P1500 via airbnb. It includes a fan room (who needs aircon when you have seabreeze) on the second floor of their restaurant, private cr and this view from our balcony:
The room was super simple and super clean as well, mahihiya ka magpasok ng tsinelas! The balcony doubles as a yoga class venue in the morning and afternoon. We spent the afternoon walking by the road where we saw some surf shops then decided to sit by the restaurant for some drinks followed by dinner. We had buko juice, beer, chicken wings and fish and chips. The following morning, we had breakfast by the beach while enjoying some bacon, eggs with red rice. 🤗 Each dish costs around P250.
We then transferred to General Luna via habal habal to Kierra’s Homestay. It was an hour ride which costs P1K. 😭 Okay na rin, since it’s far. We stayed at Kierra’s for 2 nights; the airbnb host, Andre, was super nice and helpful, napasubo ako sa englishan haha. The place also cost P1500 / night and is located within walking distance from the Tourism Road and the famous Kermit Restaurant. The room has AC, private CR and own balcony in a gated compound.
Along Tourism Road is this Filipino / Italian fusion restaurant which always shows up whenever I search for food in Siargao. We had chicken adobo with rice, pasta ala bolognese, calamansi and banana juice. Each dish is around P300. Their adobo is just okay, but their pasta is amazing! It uses handmade tagliatelle pasta with super tasty, meaty sauce. 😋
First night in General Luna is reserved for their famous pizza. Good thing our place is only 2 blocks from there so we arrived early for dinner; still, we had to wait for almost an hour to be seated. While waiting, we stayed at the bar and took advantage of their happy hour til 7PM (b1t1 cocktails for P180!) I sipped through 2 glasses of mango daiquiri, getting myself prepped for dinner. 🤪
Of course, we had to try the pizza. We opted for the Napoletana Pizza (P260) with parma ham (P50) and Linguine Sea Food (P320). I very much enjoyed the pizza since I like prosciutto.🤗 Pasta was nice too with fresh seafood, these two make a great combo.
PLEASURE POINT CAFE
Few meters from where we are staying at is this cafe claiming to be the best coffee spot on the island.. but we didn’t try any hehe. We just had egg with bacon crepe and french toast with bacon since we are joining an island hopping tour. The crepe seems a little dry but I love the french toast! P360 for both.
After breakfast, we’re off to island hopping! It’s called the 3-island tour since you will be visiting wait for it… 3 islands! haha Those are Guyam, Daku and Naked islands. Tour costs P1k, inclusive of shared boat ride, fees, morning snack (puto and turon), buffet lunch, drinks and booze!! They also provide activities like frisbee, jenga, floating beer pong and more. Our tour was booked via @/mysiargaoguide, just go to Bravo Resort to have your name listed.
If you want something budget friendly and don’t really care about the taste of food then go here! Haha No hate, pero walang lasa para sakin, mura lang talaga. I enjoy grilled food usually but not this. ☹️ We had barbecue, porkchop and isaw + 2 cups of rice for P190.
There was power interruption island wide so most of cafes are closed. This Italian coffee shop though is open but with limited menu option because of the blackout so I was only able to try their croissant with parma ham and cheese (P200). Light but filling, could have been better if I had coffee with it. But still good. 😊
We basically had iced coffee for lunch since we got stuck at Cafe Loka while waiting for the rain to stop. This one is located at Cloud 9’s beachfront with unobstructed view of surfers. Probably the best drink I had in all of Siargao (next is the mango daquiri 😂). Deep coffee taste and milky at the same time, basta ansarap and refreshing!! 😋
This isn’t a food spot but I believe our last accommodation deserves a highlight here. After Cafe Loka, we walked towards Ocean101 and just beside it is Payag Suites where we spent our last night in the island. It’s a 2-storey house, which can be rented separately; we had the upstairs room. It has a spacious room with super clean wooden floors, AC, nice bathroom with hot water and rainshower; plus wide window for natural light and this view:
I also booked this via airbnb for around P2300 / night. The host was super accommodating too, though I was not able to meet him personally. If ever you are going to Siargao and see his place is vacant, book it immediately! There are some mosquitoes at night though, bearable naman and the host said he will do something about it. So yeah, I still recommend it. 🤗
MIGUEL’S TAQUERIA & CERVECERIA
We’re off to the town for some burrito and taco for late lunch. Miguel’s is a small, corner food spot with only 2 tables in front. I heard they serve good fish tacos so I tried them (P110). It was good; fish was tender and served in soft shell taco. I like it. 👍
RONALDO’S INN & RESTOBAR
For familiar food choices go here. They serve grilled meat and different Filipino dishes. We had grilled chicken, vegetable fried rice and garlic shrimps for P400 total. Not bad, Not great. Just okay. Hehe
Their power bowls are of the reasons why I went to Siargao. I’m a fan of acai smoothie so I can’t wait to try their Bom Dia which is basically with acai berries, mango, coconut and granola. For P300, it comes with coffee. The verdict? MASARAP! All caps para intense! It has really lived up to its hype and I think I can eat this everyday (if it costs less) haha. Seriously, try this when in Siargao. ❤️
Our last meal in the island is also the cheapest. This turo turo style eatery is just in front of the entrance to Cloud 9, where our van transfer to the airport is picking us up. We had fried pork, adobong sitaw and rice for only P155. 👍
Indeed, Siargao is worth visiting not only for swimming, surfing and the island vibes but also for the food! 😋 In case you’re not hungy yet, here are more photos of Siargao to satisfy your thirst for the sea. 😍