Del Carmen Siargao Island
with Car Rental Siargao
Del Carmen is the historic focal point for the spiritual development of Siargao; it is where the Spanish friars first established a place of Western worship and where they defended their flock from frequent Moro raiding parties and from other pirates.
Today, Del Carmen is more famous for its swathes of mangrove forests and the wildlife that lives within its embrace. Del Carmen is the best place to encounter the endangered Philippine crocodiles (Crocodylus mindorensis - freshwater crocodiles, relatively small compared to other crocodiles) and the occasional large, saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). The Philippine crocodiles inhabit the mangrove forests of Del Carmen and, unlike their saltwater cousins, are mostly shy of Man. Kayak adventures are available throughout most of the year in Del Carmen and offer a glimpse of smaller reptiles and birds that inhabit or migrate through the mangroves.
Mud crabs and fish are caught in the mangroves and provide livelihood for many residents of Del Carmen. By driving to Del Carmen and taking a mangrove adventure by boat you are assisting the community to improve its income and providing more reason to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystems unique to Siargao.
Sugba Lagoon is just a short boat ride from Del Carmen port. Limestone rocks surround the expansive lagoon and the vegetation it is remote enough to retain some of Siargao's unique plant and animal life. Snorkel here across tranquil coral reefs and come face to face with lobsters and a variety of reef fish. Take a paddleboard to Sugba Lagoon and you will may venture to discover some of the coves that have not been visited since the days of pirates and privateers.
Del Carmen is also where you will arrive if you fly to Siargao from Cebu or Manila. You will arrive at Sayak Airport and we can have your car, fueled up and waiting for you upon exiting the Sayak airport terminal.
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.