Thinking of travelling to Siargao? Well, it might help to know when the best time of the year to do so, especially if you are looking to avail of our Siargao Joiners Tour Package.
Climate in Siargao may not be the coldest in the country but it has one of the longest and most pronounced maximum rainfall period, which usually starts from November to December, and could further extend to February. However, rains could even start to become frequent in October such as last year (2018).
And it’s not just rains. Typhoons start coming in, too.
This month, January 2019, we really had lots of cancellations on our Siargao Tour Packages, especially Sohoton+Tri-Island tour. (Our refund policy, however, ensures that guests get refunded 100% if their tour is cancelled due to weather.)
Quite understandably, Sohoton is far from our drop off point, about 2 hours boat ride from General Luna. Siargao’s Coast Guard has to ensure that no boats are allowed to go when the weather is bad, because we’ll be in the open ocean for 2 hours.
Big waves and strong current will not be safe for travelers at all.
Of course, some of us avail of airline promos and oftentimes, those promotions are targeted towards the slow months of the airline, too. When the weather forecast is bad, the airlines also have to cancel their flights. That would cause a lot of stress on your part as well because all your other planned schedules now have to move. Even your filed vacation leave now needs to be adjusted.
The best months to visit Siargao is between March to September. Of course, there could be rains as well but it’s not as frequent as between November to January. These were the months when we had the fewest tour package cancellations due to bad bad weather.
September is also the month of annual surfing competition and the waves are quite beautiful, even at Jacking Horse which is the surfing area for beginners.
So next time you see an online ad or promo for a Siargao tour, you might wanna check if it falls during the wet months.
You’re welcome! 😀