Day Seventeen + Eighteen: Siargao Island – Relax and Travel

After a pretty full on first few nights in Siargao, we opted for a quieter final day on the island. Heading to the secret beach just south of cloud nine, to relax, watch the surfers and read.

Eager to play some chess, we headed to Buddha Thai Cafe a great spot for healthy food, coffee, board games and good wifi (worth knowing). We finished the day with Indonesian fusion food at Warung, probably the best meal we had on the island (try the Mie Soto).

To make the most of our final morning, we took “Scoopy” (our beloved hippie scooter) around the South; one final explore of the island. At 6 am the island is incredibly peaceful with a mist covering the water.

We returned the scooter, checked out and had some final breakfast; managing to haggle a tricycle to the airport for 250php. On route, a torrential storm broke out causing a few flight cancellations and delays. Unpredictable weather is certainly something to consider when travelling in the rainy season.

Arriving at Cebu, we took a metered cab to the South Bus terminal about 45 mins away (270php). From there it was pretty too easy to find a bus direct to Moalboal town (120php). Stocking up on snacks at the bus station, we endured the very bumpy 3-4 hour bus journey arriving in the late evening at MoHo hostel; very much enjoying the air conditioning and hot showers. A real luxury after our stay in Siargao.