Palm Viewpoint on Siargao is a very popular stop for people travelling across the island. You’ll have some of the most beautiful views overlooking an endless sea of palm trees. Palm Viewpoint is very easy to get to and you’ll most likely pass the spot on your adventures around Siargao.
How to get to Palm Viewpoint Siargao
The Palm Viewpoint is an easy 30 minute drive from the main tourist hub of General Luna. It’s located on a hill as you come down right before Maasin River. Maasin River is where you’ll find the Palm Tree Rope Swing and if you continue further, you’ll also reach Magpupungko Rock Pools. All 3 of these spots make for an ideal day trip and it’s the perfect way to experience the tropical vibes of the island. We decided to visit the Palm Tree Rope Swing in the morning first before heading to Magpupungko Rock Pools to spend the day in the water. We finished off the day at Palm Viewpoint for sunset on our way home.
Getting Around Siargao
The cheapest option to get around the island is to drive yourself. You can rent a scooter on the island for around 350 – 500 pesos ($10 – $14 AUD) per day. Prices will generally be cheaper if your renting weekly. The roads on Siargao are great to drive on as they take you through the tropical paradise. You’ll be passing through plenty of coconut palm tree forests and local villages with friendly locals. The roads are surprisingly in good condition and incredibly smooth.
We’d definitely recommend trying to get a scooter and driving yourself while you visit Siargao. The scenery is nothing short of breathtaking and having the option to travel at your own pace is perfect for sightseeing. However, if you can’t ride a scooter, there are still options for you to get around the island. You’ll still be able to rent a driver for the day that’ll take you around to the main tourist spots, although this can be quite expensive. Private Siargao land tours start around $30 AUD and can be booked online through Klook. The tour is cheaper with the more people you have. They’ll take you around to all the famous tourist hotspots on Siargao, like the rock pools, rope swing, as well as Pacifico Beach and plenty more!
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What to Expect
The Palm Viewpoint is just off to the side of the main road. There are some signs now, as well as a few little snack stores that are set up. It’s hard to miss such a beautiful and unique view as you’re driving along the road. As you pull up, you’ll instantly be bombarded with a few locals trying to sell you things such as bamboo straws. Don’t be put off as they are very friendly! We said we weren’t interested and ended up chatting to the local for a couple minutes before he ran off to the next group of tourists.
There are sure to be a few other people around as this viewpoint is a very popular stop for people driving from South to North. However, there is plenty of space for you to find your own quiet spot. The view is also breathtaking and it really shows off the tropical island vibes. For as far as your eye can see, there are endless amounts of palm trees. They even reach the mountains in the distance! Palm Viewpoint was one of our favourite spots on Siargao to take in the peaceful views. It’s a place you must visit while on the island.
Best time to Visit
We recommend visiting Palm Viewpoint either for sunrise or sunset. The soft lighting and orange colours that glow over the palm tree fields are unbeatable. Plenty of other people also make their way here for sunset. If you’re looking to have the place to yourself, make sure to head there at sunrise which is just as beautiful.
Where to Stay
Siargao Island Villas – Luxury: Siargao Island Villas is one of the most popular resorts to stay at on the island. All guests are sure to feel right at home with their beautiful large rooms right by the beach. The staff are also very friendly and you’ll love the tropical vibes of the resort. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxury getaway, don’t miss this place.
Amihan Bungalows – Midrange: These bungalows are a super popular place to stay for anyone looking not to break the bank while also having a super cosy, clean and comfortable room. The bungalows each have their own terrace, private bathroom, aircon and fast wifi. Amihan Bungalows is often unavailable so if you manage to find this place has a room available, definitely check it out.
LaVillas Homestay – Budget: This is where we stayed during our stay in Siargao and we definitely recommend it if you’re on a budget. For a room with a shared bathroom it costs roughly $35 AUD although you also get aircon and a very filling free breakfast. In comparison to the other places around for the price, we think this place is great! The rooms are clean and the owners are lovely.
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