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! 😀
14 thoughts on “Travelling to Siargao: When is the Best Time to Travel to Siargao?”
Is March a dry and hot month in siargao ? How long should I go for? I be coming with my girlfriend. Can you stay near the beach? Is it a quiet place to stay is it a safe place S to stay? I hope there is no fast food place restaurants. I hope it’s not overcrowded and lots of fast food places on the island.
Hello, Sam! March is typically the start of hot and dry, and the tail end of rainy months in Siargao. Yes, you can stay near the beach as there are hotels and hostels near them. We can recommend a place for you — just hit the messenger button on the right. 🙂 There’s no fast food and you can enjoy lots of island food (fresh catch) every day!
What is the best island to visit in Siargao, do you think May is too hot?
Hi Vivian, we’ve curated the best travel spots in our tour packages. You might want to check them out below: 🙂
a. Sohoton, Naked Island, Daku Island, Guyam Island
b. Sugba Lagoon, Magpupungko, Coconut Plantation, Pacifico
We think summer, including May, is one of the best times to travel to Siargao!
Hi! I read that March is a rainy month (20 rainy days or so). Are these continuous or short-lived rains? Better to opt for another period? Thank you
March is the start of the summer season but there are still some rainy days. We can’t really be 100% sure, but April and May are definitely more sunny days!
We booked a ticket and our flight would be in July 2020. may I ask if July is also the best month to visit Siargao?
Hi Lovisa, July is still better compared to the rainy months 🙂
hi guys, we‘re planning on coming in September. should we expect some full days of rain or maybe an hour of rain showers?
There may be some days of rain in September but it’s nothing like November to January. Should you wish to book any of our tours in advance, you may check out the following links: Siargao Tri-Island Tour, Sugba Lagoon Tour, Sohoton + Tri-Island Tour.
Hi will be travelling on october. should be expect rainy season by then?
Hey Karen, stoked it helped! You can also book daily surf guides through Kermit too, but it depends how busy they are! When are you heading that way?
Best location to stay in Siargao ..?
I’m planning to come first week of February.
Is normally full days of rain or just showers ?