The Siargao Island Airport (IAO), is also known as the Sayak Airport. It's popular with surfers and nature lovers who'd rather fly over to this largely rural island then take the ferry. Since it only handles domestic flights from within the Philippines, if you are traveling from elsewhere that means coordinating connecting flights from your departure point. Skyscanner's innovative booking platform can help you find the best route and the cheapest rate for your trip to Siargao Island. It makes booking so much easier.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Siargao Island Airport
Plan and book your trip to Siargao Island as early as possible, especially if you are going between July and November, considered prime surfing season. Since the annual fishing tournament is held in April, availability gets tighter during this month as well. By using Skyscanner's Whole Month Search program, you can compare airfares for an entire month all at once. Be flexible, book early and if you find a good fare, grab it, are words to follow to get that bargain rate.
Airlines That Fly to Siargao Island Airport
Airlines that fly to Siargao Island Airport include Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and SkyJet. The first two offer service from Cebu, while SkyJet brings passengers from Manila. Both of these cities have international airports where you can connect with major carriers from around the world. Propeller aircraft and smaller jets can fly into Siargao Island Airport.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
With a light passenger load and no customs to clear, this single terminal domestic airport is easy to navigate. It also has limited passenger services. Three ATMs are on the island, the closet to the airport being in Del Carmen, a 10-minute drive. Since the ATMs often run out of cash, it's best to bring enough Philippine Pesos to cover your trip. Rental cars are offered, but most resort areas, such as Cloud 9, offer shuttle service for guests. It's also possible to hire a van shuttle at the airport, starting at about $8.00 CAD per person. The final price is determined by destination, which can be negotiated before leaving. Van transport to the ferry pier runs about $10.00 CAD per person.
What to See and Do in Siargao Island
Siargao Island, considered the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines," is home to several wave kissed beaches, coral reefs, and offshore islands, some inhabited, some not. Cloud 9, a famed surfing and resort area, is only about a 45-minute drive from the airport. Travel during the last week of September, and you'll be there in time for the international surfing competition, the Siargao Cup. If you're into outdoor adventure, check out the mangrove stand in neighbouring Del Carmen. Rent a kayak and paddle among the water-bound trees. Sea cows, marine turtles, an assortment of birds and salt water crocodiles might just end up posing for your camera. Head to Siargao Island in April and take part in the International Game Fishing competition, based in Pilar town. Locals host anglers from around the world, eager to catch "the big one."
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