Dapa Port Siargao Island
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Dapa is the main entry point for visitors to Siargao Island using ferry services to and from Surigao City. Dapa is also the main center for trade and commerce on the island by virtue of the port facilities, which include both vehicle and passenger ferry services, and it being the only location with national bank branches and ATMs . . . although the ATMs are not always working.
The town of Dapa is located on the southern tip of Siargao Island and features shallow, coral-filled waters lined with mangrove covered islands, with forested hills behind. The municipality of Dapa also includes two portions of the Bucas Grande island group that lies to the South of Siargao Island. The rapid development of Siargao Island as a tourist destination during the 21st century has encouraged Dapa town to expand, much of the expansion has, sadly, been at the expense of the forests and mangroves. Ironic perhaps, because Dapa gets its name from the vernacular - the act of hiding, prone among the trees and mangroves, to evade the Moro raiders from West Mindanao; the Moro raiders would steal what they could, murder those who resisted and aim to take youthful islanders as slaves.
Dapa is a very good place to explore street-side eateries serving up Filipino delicacies, including a varied selection of seafood at sensible prices. It is also the best place to start your adventure by pump-boat to East Bucas Grande and on to the adjacent municipality of Socorro - encompassing Bucas Grande Island and its many natural wonders.
Drive to Dapa for the ATM, the extensive market and for a ferry ride to Bucas Grande and Socorro.
Where To Stay In Siargao
Siargao Island is blessed with some of the most attractive boutique resorts in the whole of the Philippines. From secluded villas on the beach to full-service resorts with all the amenities you may wish for in an island paradise. Siargao offers it all, and at a price that will probably surprise you.
Most of the best resorts are found along the East coast, facing the Pacific Ocean, and most of those are in the municipality of General Luna - close to the internationally acclaimed surfing spot known as Cloud 9. But, if you are looking for tranquility combined with spectacular ocean views, do not overlook Pacifico, Burgos and Santa Monica, farther North.
Car Rental Siargao has intimate knowledge of Siargao Island and can make recommendations, if you can give us an idea of your budget and requirements.
Things To Do In Siargao
There are so many things to do in Siargao Island and most of them give you an experience unlike anywhere else.
One of the attractions of Siargao Island is the many foreign influences resulting from its exciting surfing and sport fishing opportunities. This has resulted in Siargao's fine selection of culinary experiences, many prepared by foreign chefs. For the best selection drive from the center of General Luna to Cloud 9 and along the way you may feast on seafoods, fruits and vegetables prepared in a hundred different ways.
Need a recommendation? State you preferences to Car Rental Siargao when you start your adventure.