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We are all longing for a return to normalcy in our lives. We all miss the freedom of being able to travel without worry. The current pandemic has many of us grounded in our homes, but luckily there are some ways around it.

For the city dwellers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, Siargao Island is an ideal place to be. The journey is not as straightforward as usual, but it is worth it!

To all domestic and foreign tourists who wish to enter Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte - here are some protocols, relevant information, and documents to help you plan your trip. Under Executive Order No. 20-026, s. 2020:
 

  1. You need to demonstrate a negative result on the real-time rapid test (RT-PCR) taken within 48 hours prior to the date of arrival in Surigao del Norte.
  2. Prepare documents such as the Barangay Certificate, Medical Certificate, valid identification card, or passport.
  3. A total of 15 days confirmed booking from a resort, hotel, or hostel accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as a quarantine facility. Bravo Beach Resort is accredited.
  4. A printed copy of Provincial Health eForm which you can generate from this link.
  5. Upon arrival at the accredited accommodation, the tourist shall undergo a strict 14 days self-quarantine.
 
Check out your travel options below.

From Manila via Cagayan de Oro to Siargao Island

BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTION
Plane - Bus - Ferry - Tricycle:
  1. Cebu Pacific Air offers flights starting August 19, 2020, from Manila to Cagayan de Oro. You may visit their  website for flight fares and advisories.
  2. Once you have arrived in Cagayan de Oro Airport, formerly known as Lumbia Airfield, you may take a taxi heading to Agora Integrated Bus Terminal.
  3. From Agora Integrated Bus Terminal, take a Bachelor Express bus heading to Surigao City. Tickets can be purchased at the station; they operate every 2 hours. The estimated fare is Php240-Php430; the estimated travel time is 5hours. You may call +63 (082) 285 6486 or visit their Facebook page at Bachelor Express, Inc. for the latest trip schedules.
  4. When you have arrived in Surigao Bus Terminal, take a multicab or a tricycle heading to the port, ask them to drop you off at the Macapagal Surigao Port.
  5. From Macapagal Surigao Port, JP Shipping Lines offers a trip schedule from Monday - Saturday heading to Dapa Port. For reservations, you may call 09514499814/09468240892, or visit their Facebook page at  JP Shipping Lines Inc.
  6. From Dapa Port, transfer to a tricycle or motorbike to take you to General Luna.

PREMIUM OPTION
Via Plane - Van - Ferry:
  1. Cebu Pacific Air offers flights starting August 19, 2020, from Manila to Cagayan de Oro. You may visit their website  for flight fares and advisories.
  2. Once you have arrived in Cagayan de Oro Airport, formerly known as Lumbia Airfield, a private van will pick you up heading to Macapagal Port, in Surigao City. Travel time will take 4-5hours.
  3. Upon arriving in Macapagal Surigao Port, you need to present the RT-PCR which was taken 48h prior to your arrival. Take a JP Shipping Line fast craft heading to Dapa Port, which will take 1hr and 30mins.
  4. From Dapa Port, a private van will take you to RHU (Rural Health Unit) for an arrival declaration, and from the RHU you will head straight to your resort.
 

From Manila via Cebu to Siargao Island

BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTION
Plane - Van - Ferry:
  1. Air Asia and Cebu Pacific offer flights starting August 19, 2020, from Manila to Cebu. You may visit their  website  for flight advisories.
  2. It would be best if you did a 14-day quarantine before the booked flight and declared it in Mactan Airport if the authority would ask.
  3. Once you have arrived at Mactan Airport, take a taxi heading to Cebu City Pier 1.
  4. The estimated ferry travel time between Cebu and Surigao is 9h. You may check the Facebook page of  Cokaliong Shipping Lines for the latest updates on their trip schedule. We suggest that you reserve a ticket in advance.
  5. All the passengers are required to do the RT-PCR upon arriving in Surigao Port or present the negative result taken within 48h prior to the arrival date in Surigao del Norte. *RT-PCR costs Php2500.
  6. From Surigao Port, you may  book your tickets  for Sean Ferry's fast craft heading to Dapa Port. Travel time will only take 1h30min.
  7. You may take a tricycle heading to Dapa Port to bring you to RHU (Rural Health Unit), to declare your arrival, before checking in.
  8. Another test will be conducted after 14days of quarantine in RHU (Rural Health Unit). The result must be negative twice. If one test is positive, you are required to do another one week.

PREMIUM OPTION
Via Plane - Van - Ferry:
  1. Air Asia and Cebu Pacific offer flights starting August 19, 2020, from Manila to Cebu. You may visit their  website  for flight advisories.
  2. It would be best if you did a 14-day quarantine before the booked flight and declared it in Mactan Airport if the authority would ask.
  3. Once you have arrived at Mactan Airport, a private van will pick you up heading to Cebu City Pier 1. The estimated ferry travel time between Cebu and Surigao is 9h.
  4. All the passengers are required to do the RT-PCR upon arriving in Surigao Port, or a present negative result taken within 48h prior to the arrival date in Surigao del Norte. *RT-PCR costs Php2500.
  5. From Surigao Port, you will ride a Sean Ferry fast craft heading to Dapa Port. Travel time will only take 1h30min.
  6. Our management will pick you up at Dapa Port to bring you to RHU (Rural Health Unit), to declare your arrival, before checking in.
  7. Another test will be conducted after 14days of quarantine in RHU (Rural Health Unit).

Tourists are not allowed to roam the island until the fulfillment of the 14 day-quarantine.
Is this too much of a hassle? Book with us, and we will assist you with everything!
 

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