It was my first time to visit Siargao Island last year. As it usually goes for first-timers, there’s always that mandatory island-hopping as part of your itinerary. The usual island-hopping tour around Daku Island, Guyam Island, and Naked Island is perfection; I wouldn’t change a thing. But if you have the option to enrich your cultural experience while you’re in Siargao, I’d encourage you to visit the other side of Daku Island.
From the tip of Daku Island (the part where the tourists usually dock), it’s a little walk down the stretch of beach until you reach the residential community. If you’re in luck you can even catch the locals with their recent harvest of sea urchins like I did. Sit down, have a chat, and you’ll be surprised how much they love to share about their home called Daku Island.