Coconut Trees View Deck on Siargao Philippines

The Coconut Trees View Deck on Siargao the Philippines

One of the island’s most amazing tourist spots is an epic viewpoint looking over hundreds or thousands (probably way more) of coconut trees that go on right up into the mountains. 

Anyone who comes to Siargao will have this on their list of things to do. After all Coconut Trees View Deck Siargao is on the way to other of Siargao’s tourist spots.

James sitting on the wall that separated him from this sea of coconut trees at the Coconut Trees View Deck Siargao

Where is Coconut Trees View Deck Siargao

On Siargao there is one main road that wraps all the way around the island named the Circumference Road

Coconut Trees View Deck Siargao is along this road and you are bound to pass by at some point during your trip. 

From General Luna, the elevated road looking over all the coconut trees is a 25 minute ride

TIP: Along the Circumference Road and to the north of Coconut Trees View Deck are the Maasin bridge, home to the Palm Tree SwingTayangban Cave & Pool opposite and Magpupungko Rock Pool. Map below.

Coconut Trees View Deck on Map

** Point A on map is General Luna, the popular tourist town on Siargao. Point B is the Coconut Trees View Deck.

The yellow marks are the Maasin Bridge, Tayangban Cave and Pool and Magpupungko Rock Pool. 

General Luna - Best Area to Stay in Siargao

Although Siargao is a popular island in the Philippines, there is just one main tourist area

The town in General Luna will tick all the boxes. 

There are loads of accommodation options with different budgets. Restaurants, bars and cafeterias are everywhere. 

And General Luna is also home to some of the best surf breaks in Siargao. One of these is the world class Cloud 9 surfing area and Jacking Horse that is more suitable for beginners.

➥ This guide will help you choose the best area to stay and accommodation in General Luna.

If planning on exploring the entire island, consider spending a few nights in the North of Siargao

Either in the seaside town of Pacifico or Burgos. Both Burgos and Pacifico are quite isolated but still cater to tourists. 

There are a few accommodations and a handful of cafeterias/restaurants in each village. 

➥ Make sure to check these guides if heading to Pacifico and north Siargao.

No matter where you choose to stay, you will need to head out of town to reach Siargao’s best tourist spots. So just keep that in mind.

Our Experience at the Coconut Trees View Deck Siargao

Like anyone heading out of town in search of Siargao’s best tourist spots, the journey was bound to lead us along one of the island’s most stunning streets. 

Palm trees were dotted all the way and beside the paved road we saw a couple of farm houses with chickens or pigs or both running around. 

But it wasn’t until we got to a bend at the top of a hill that we couldn’t believe what lay right before our eyes. A sea of leafy tropical trees going on for miles

Actually, we found out that these were all coconut trees. 

In many articles I have said that Siargao is entirely covered in coconut trees. 

And if you landed on Siargao by air, you may already have a good understanding of it’s landscape. 

But if not, Coconut Trees View Deck will give a perspective of what I mean. 

I sat here on this wall that separated me from this sea of coconut trees
Again myself looking onto all the coconut trees

While at the Coconut Trees View Deck

Everyone stops at the Coconut Viewpoint since it’s on the way to a number of other tourist attractions. 

Locals prepare fresh snacks and sell them from little baskets or coolers. 

We tried a sort of biscuit and cake. Both made with coconuts. I wasn’t surprised with that. 

Above the viewpoint there is a small restaurant hanging off the edge of a mountain and looking directly onto the sea of coconut trees

This is where we had a local breakfast with fried egg, sausage and fried ham. 

Surprisingly we had the entire place and an epic view all to ourselves. 

Not a sole came the entire time and we eventually got to know the owners and had an hour long conversation that was really interesting. 

To our surprise, we learnt that Siargao’s coconut trees were planted and are a source of income for many locals. The owners also gave us a list of things to do in Siargao that we had never even heard of before.

A closeup coconut tree with thousands of coconut trees in the background at the Coconut Trees View Deck Siargao
We spotted this little restaurant from the viewpoint. Surprisingly, it was just us and the owners there.

** These photographs don’t make justice to this incredible view. I have just started to learn about photography and these pics were only took with our phone.

How to get Around Siargao

With a scooter

That is the best way to get yourself to Siargao’s best corners and all the tourist spots. Scooters and motorbikes are the main mode of transport for both locals and tourists. 

Roads are good throughout the island. 

In General Luna there are loads of motorbike rental shops and prices start at around 500 PHP ($10.41) per day. And the longer you keep it, the less the price per day. 

However, we found the best prices in Dapa and paid 275 PHP ($5.72) per day for 7 days. 

The ferry terminal is located in Dapa. Walk out of the ferry terminal and you’ll see a big sign for scooter rental.

An alternative for those who aren’t comfortable riding a scooter is to rent a tricycle with driver. This is the more expensive option and will cost 2000 PHP ($41.63) for the day.

Other Things To Do in Siargao besides Surfing

Siargao is a world known surfing island in the Philippines. 

And as it happens, Siargao is packed with tourist spots and other things to do other than surfIn fact, during our one week trip we didn’t even surf. 

Instead we explored all that Siargao offers on land and created this complete guide with all the fun things to do while on Siargao.

➥ Are you wandering what are the best beaches for swimming or even taking a refreshing dip. Then check these guides below. 

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