The Coconut Trees View Deck on Siargao the Philippines
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 surf. In fact, during our 1 week trip we didn’t even surf. Instead we explored all that Siargao offers on land.
And 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.
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 whatever your budget. Restaurants, bars and cafeterias are everywhere. And General Luna is also home to some of the best surf breaks in Siargao. One of these beaches is the world class Cloud 9 surfing area and Jacking Horse that is more suitable for beginners.
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.
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.
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 (€8.97) 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 (€4.93) per day for 7 days.
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 (€35.89) for the day.
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 cocos is a 25 minute ride.
Along the Circumference Road is the Maasin bridge and Palm Tree Swing, Tayangban Cave Pool and Magpupungko rock pool which on our visit to Siargao was closed.
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.
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 cocos. 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.
** 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.