The Beautiful Secret Beach on Siargao, The Philippines
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.
TIP: One of the best things to do in Siargao is to grab a scooter and venture out to the island’s best beaches and tourist spots. From General Luna you can reach so many tourist spots and beaches in less than 30 minutes.
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.
However, if you’re looking for somewhere less popular, I suggest going to north Siargao ina 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. But has great surfings spots which aren’t crowded and offers the laid back island vibe that tropical islands tend to offer.
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 2 nights in Pacifico. In our opinion, that was the best way to explore north Siargao.
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.
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.
Secret Beach on Map
** Secret Beach is marked in red (point B) on map.
➳ The green marks are Doot beach and the Secret lagoon.
Here’s an mini itinerary combining these 3 spots.
Head first to Secret beach for surf, consider having a surf lesson here. Then hop on your scooter and ride to the Secret lagoon and after make your way to Doot beach for some relaxation under the shade of coconut trees.
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 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 Secret Beach Siargao, 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 Siargao
Let me tell you, Secret beach Siargao may not be a secret any more. But is no doubt hidden away in one of the most tunning coastal landscapes that we have ever lais 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.
➳ 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 located close to the Palm Tree Swing further north.
- Taktak Falls in North Siargao
Or check our complete guide to Siargao for all the best things to do while on the island.