One of the best beaches that is close to General Luna, Siargao’s favorite tourist area, is Secret Beach.
Not that it’s so much a secret. But it is kinda hidden away in one of the most stunning landscapes that we have ever come across on a beach.
Where is Secret Beach Siargao
Secret Beach is to the south of the island and along Siargao‘s Union Road.
To be exact Secret Beach is along the coastal road that will take you from General Luna to Dapa.
However, this isn’t the main road that you most likely passed from when you arrived and traveled from the port in Dapa to your accommodation in General Luna.
If you drive along the coast out of General Luna and heading West, after around 20 minutes you will start to see a few local stalls.
You will see scooters parked outside with sidebars to hold the surf boards. That is a good enough indication that you are in the right place.
Or else, the best way is to write Secret Beach Siargao on Google.Maps.
I can personally confirm that the directions and location are correct.
The only thing is that Google.Maps will stop you in the main road. This is where you will need to park and take the short hike to the ocean.
How to Get to Secret Beach
Scooters are one of the best ways to get yourself to Siargao’s best corners and tourist spots. Scooters and motorbikes are the main mode of transport on the island 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.
Dapa is where the ferry terminal is located. Walk out of the ferry terminal and you’ll see a big sign for scooter rental on your right.
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.
Secret Beach Siargao on Map
Click on the map to be taken to the exact location of Secret Beach on Google Maps.
The route on map is from General Luna town centre to Secret Beach.
The green point enroute to Secret Beach from General Luna is a secret spot on Siargao which we called the ‘Secret Lagoon‘. And close to these two spots is another Siargao beach, Doot Beach, the yellow point on map.
TIP: Here’s an itinerary combining these and other attractions all located in the south of Siargao island.
Head first to Secret beach for surf, a surf lesson or just hanging out under the shade of the coconut trees.
Then hop on your scooter and ride to the Secret lagoon and after make your way to Doot beach.
For sunset and some Filipino snacks head to Dapa town. From this side of the island, you’ll experience the best sunsets on Siargao.
More Things To Do on Siargao
Add an Island Hopping Tour
We highly recommend adding this Siargao island hopping tour to your itinerary. It only takes a short boat trip to reach beautiful islands near Siargao.
Join a Siargao Land Tour
This land tour is an epic day of adventure along Siargao’s coconut roads stopping at the very best tourist spots located on central Siargao.
Our Experience at Secret Beach Siargao
There are so many beaches scattered around General Luna that we dedicated a whole day to venture out to as many as we could.
And along the way also found a Secret Lagoon right beside a main road. (Secret Lagoon was the name we gave the lagoon since it doesn’t have a name).
We were almost sure this beach wouldn’t be so straightforward. At least that is what the name suggests.
It turns out that Secret Beach in Siargao is after all rather popular, not as much as Cloud 9 but still I wouldn’t consider it that much of a secret.
Outside the entry point to Siargao Secret Beach, loads of scooters fitted with side racks for surf boards were indication that this was the right place.
The side of the main road is the parking area.
From here, a 5/10 minute walk along a rough road leads to the ocean.
As always, I couldn’t wait to get to the beach and was the first while Jacqueline took her time.
But it didn’t take long for her to pick up the pace when she realized I had lay my eyes on something amazing. I just looked back at her with that smirky smile. She didn’t know what lay ahead.
The landscape surrounding Secret Beach was so amazing that unfortunately we didn’t even take one photograph of the beach.
Secret Beach (Guyan)
Let me tell you, Secret beach Siargao may not be a secret anymore. But is no doubt hidden away in one of the most stunning coastal landscapes that we have ever laid eyes on.
Just a few metres from the waves, a tropical landscape kicks off. A cluster of coconut trees, bamboos and other vegetation take up most of the nearby landscape.
Therefore there is loads of shade to relax. Just don’t settle down under the coconuts.
And for the bay itself, it is ideal for beginners to get a surfing class.
We didn’t do any surfing lessons.
But Secret Beach Siargao would have definitely been our choice.
The waves are consistent and not too big and most importantly it wasn’t as crowded as Cloud 9 in General Luna.
I would say if you’re thinking of taking surfing lessons, head over to Secret Beach Siargao.
Most likely you will love it first sight.
Where to Stay in Siargao
Siargao is straighforward when it comes to deciding where to stay.
There is one main tourist area and is in the southern part of Siargao.
Siargao’s popular tourist area is General Luna and is the best place to stay if you want loads of cool cafeterias, restaurants, hip bars and accommodation to suit different budgets.
Looking for the best area to stay and accommodation in General Luna?
Read this guide for all you need to know before choosing your accommodation in General Luna.
And here’s our top picks for accommodation in General Luna.
SINAG HOSTEL: The location, ambience and most importantly the hosts have all contributed to making this one of the best hostels around. Guests have the facility of a kitchenette and can chill out and get to know other travelers in the lounge area. This property offers double or quadruple rooms and bunk beds.
BULAN VILLAS SIARGAO: This resort offers accommodation in the form of wooden Asian style villas surrounding a pool and garden. Guest can enjoy the beautiful outdoor space, an onsite bar and restaurant. Beside the villas, this property offers standard rooms, ideal for those on a budget but want to base themselves in a luxurious resort.
MANGO TREES SIARGAO: A great choice for couples, families or groups since each unit can accommodate a minimum of 4 people and up to 8. With an outdoor infinity pool, barbecue area, lounge and garden you can enjoy and take full advantage of the facilities at this stunning property. And don’t worry about preparing your breakfasts, the hosts offer an a la carte breakfast each day.
However, if you’re looking for somewhere less popular, I suggest going to north Siargao in a seaside town named Pacifico.
Pacifico is one of Siargao’s up and coming tourist areas.
There are just a handful of restaurants, cafeterias and accommodation options. But has great surfing spots which aren’t crowded and offer the laid-back island vibe that tropical islands tend to offer.
Excited to visit this part of the island?
Read our detailed guide to Pacifico and north Siargao with recommendations for where to stay before heading there.
No matter which of these two areas you choose to stay in, you will still need to get out of town to reach Siagao’s tourist spots.
Our accommodation was mostly in General Luna but spent the last 2 nights in Pacifico. In our opinion, that was the best way to explore all of Siargao including the north.
Click on the pin below for a video of the stunning landscape at Secret Beach Siargao.
Other Tourist Spots on Siargao
While on Siargao do not miss these other tourist spots.
- The Palm Tree Swing & Coconut Trees View Deck in Central Siargao.
- Tayangban Cave and Pool which is located close to the Palm Tree Swing.
- Taktak Falls in North Siargao.
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