Patrick’s offers a wide range of Sea, Land and Sport Activities in and around beautiful Siargao Islands. You can stay here for years and constantly discover something new. The information
below will give you an idea of what you can find in this amazing paradise.

SEA ACTIVITIES – Boat Tours – adventure tours
LAND ACTIVITIES – Land Tours – caving, jungles, hiking, wildlife watching
WATER SPORT ACTIVITIES – kayaking, surfing, diving, fishing
OTHER ACTIVITIES ON SIARAO – Nightlife, shopping, dining, communication


BOAT TOURS - The experience of seeing this region from a boat is truly breath-taking. In addition, there are several rivers and huge sections of mangroves that are amazingly
rich areas of biodiversity and natural beauty. You will have the chance
to stop and swim whenever the mood strikes you. These trips are a relaxing
and informative way to view the stunning beauty of Siargao Islands.
ADVENTURE TOURS: You want action - you got it at Patrick’s?! You can
be away from it all or if you want company stay with the friendly people
in villages that can only be reached by boat. No doubt, you will have
the time of your life. How about going to a secluded island or beach
and overnight in a tent or a primitive island cottage. Simply rent a
kayak, paddle boat or use one of our small pump-boat. Have the adventure
of your life. To make it a “luxury adventure” Patrick’s will provide
coolers with drinks and delicious food. Don’t forget a bottle of YoHoHo
rum that keeps you smiling all day & night no matter where you are.

BOAT TRIPS   Not to be missed is a full day boat trip to the “YoHoHo” Lagoons-Coves-Caves & Islands. An absolutely magical place, overhung by Jungle cliffs with pitcher plants, cycads and wild orchids. This is probably the most spectacular adventure and joy trip you will ever have. Plenty Fresh Sea Food, (Fish, Crabs, Clams, Jelly Fish – Sea Urchin), Chicken, Pork, Salads and much more) together with “All you can drink (YoHoHo Rum, Beer, Juices etc).

Swim, snorkel in pristine crystal clear water and watch the many exotic fishes watching you.. Explore with paddle boats or kayaks the seemingly endless labyrinths of coves mangroves and islands.

In front of Patrick's on the Beach are several islands. You should pop across the lagoon to the perfect palm-fringed Guyam Island, and/or Dako Island and its white sand beach, coral reefs and friendly villagers, or visit Naked Island a white sand spit with coral all around. Patrick's on the Beach can organize your boat trips with a cooler packed with ice, soft drinks, water, beer and delicious lunch and snacks. About 30 minutes with Patrick’s pump-boat is the pristine island Casulian Island with wonderful beaches and lots of shells.

The 300 plus islanders are very friendly and are proud that they have protected their exquisite coral reefs full of all types of sea life. This island is well worth for a whole day outing with picnic on the beach or a casual hike to the to of the top of the mountain where you will experience a most spectacular 360° view overlooking the many surrounding islands and cove nestled in the clear, blue and turquoise Pacific ocean. If you are feeling brave or foolhardy, try rocky, jungle Hanoyoy, and see if all the talk about buried treasures and wak-waks (forest spirits) are really true. Beyond Dako are the Islands La Janusa, Mamon and little Antakon, with crystal clear water, coral reefs and white sand, rolling breakers and friendly villagers. Close by is Anajauan Island  with great beaches, lots of coral reefs good for diving and snorkeling and of course with some great surf breaks. Up the coast, just past Pilar is Magpapungko, and its natural rock swimming pools.

Scoured clean by every tide, it is a great place for a picnic. Beyond, you could go to Pacifico Beach, Burgos and Alegria, all with great beaches and surf breaks. On the west coast of Siargao are Poneas Island and Del Carmen (formally Numancia) with its huge mangrove forests, an the amazing YoHoHo lagoon, caves & Islands with pristine corals and beaches surrounded by virgin jungles with limestone mountains. Del Carmen, fringed with mangrove forest known for their famous crocodiles.





LAND TOURS ISLAND TOURS:




You can tour the Island by renting a motorcycle for about P600 (US$12) p day or a van for P1500 half day (US$30) from Patrick's or take a guided tour with Patrick’s van. Or for the budget traveler take a tour on a Habal-habal motorcycle. It is literally, the kind of joyful coupling like when” pigs are making bacon” - You'll see why, when you watch a full load of local passengers on one motorbike (habal-habal) - they take about six Filipinos but only two or three foreigners. A more comfortable way is Patrick's organized multi-cap day trips for small or large groups to the waterfalls, caves, beaches, surf breaks and some secrete places where the beauty intoxicates your senses like the rock pools Magpupungko in Pilar .

There are few road signs, so take Patrick's Siargao Road Map.
Patrick's provides picnics with a delicious assortment of food, drinks and snacks that will make your tour a truly joyful experience.   CAVING: There is a huge cave at Consuelo, with stalactites, stalagmites, rock crystals, piles of bat guano, a million bats and even a huge python, but you'll have to be fit to get there. There's another at Malinao, on the way to Union. You may discover some caves no man has set foot in as yet.

JUNGLES: Siargao is one of the only islands in the Philippines where tarsiers (small lemurs or bush babies, extinct almost anywhere else) are still common. See Monitor Lizards six feet long, Hornbills, Parrots, Yellow and Black Lorikeets, Kingfishers, and other birds nobody yet knows the names of.


HIKING: There is hiking trails everywhere. Visit small villages, explore Coconut plantations and farms, and climb the lush Mountains with an amazing fauna of all kind of WILDLIFE WATCHING: Plenty to see on land, on and below the sea – at night and during the day. Unfortunately the Philippines are not known for good
conservation but maybe you can make a difference when they see you watching their beautiful nature and wildlife. Patrick’s on Cloud 9 has a tropical yard with a bird sanctuary. The YoHoHo Lagoon is an exceptional place to watch and see a huge variety of wildlife and birds at daytime and nighttime.  







WATER SPORT ACTIVITIES SWIMMING & WATER SPORTS: Enjoy at Patrick's on the Beach silky clear ocean at high tide or at dawn or dusk, when the water is freshest, or at night when the moon is out and the water is phosphorescent. A natural swimming pool at Patricks beach let you enjoy swimming at any time including at low tide. On many of the surrounding islands like Guyam, Dako and Casulian Island you can swim always at any tide. At Patrick’s we have all kind of water sports from Skim boarding to tow-able fun sport. Of course we have plenty rental gear available for all age groups. KAYAKING: You can rent a kayak or paddle boat from Patrick’s on the Beach and explore the coast line in and around General Luna and Union or paddle across to Guyam or Dako Island. We also are happy to take you and the Kayak to special places that you can explore such as to the many mangrove forests, Pillar inlet and a few secrete places that we reserve for our very adventures guests far away from any tourist path. SURFING: It’s addictive – waves – waves –waves everywhere! Patrick’s has a great team of surfers to teach you this fabulous sport and who take you to the right wave just for you. Nettie our surfing queen enjoys nothing more when she takes you to a surfing trip you will never forget.

DIVING & SNORKELLING There's plenty to see above and under the clear waters in and around Siargao Islands (fish, corals, sea snakes, etc, but no big sharks unless you go out far in depth of the Pacific).  Plenty of reefs to snorkel around Guyam and Dako Islands right in front of Patrick's (you can just drift with the current along the drop-off). Around Pansukian, the coral reefs are great, (even better at night time) and you can explore reefs in front of Tuason Point (but please not under the break itself). Many, many good snorkeling places like all around La Janosa and Mamon Island, Casulian Island and about everywhere. Patrick’s offers first class Diving for all levels – beginners, advanced and professionals. It is still very virgin when it comes to diving. Patrick’s has identified over twenty real good diving spots. But there are many more as we only have explored 5 to 10% of the waters around Siargao. We constantly discover new amazing diving spots.  A huge underwater cave with four to five separate entrances was recently discovered under the first rock islands in front of Tuason, and the Blue Cathedral just off Caridad, north of Pilar. Underwater visibility for photography is outstanding. Snorkeling and diving gear is available at Patrick's.  The YoHoHo Lagoons, Coves Caves and Islands have some fabulous diving spots as well and of course great snorkeling. Kite Surfing Right on Patrick’s Beach there is some great kite surfing. Just bring your own gear. There is none for rental here as yet.      





FISHING Deep-sea fishing is top notch here. The sailfish and blue marlin season, really hums from March to early May, when the big fish (sailfish, marlin, MaiMai) cruise the deep water only a mile or two off Patrick’s Resort. But you could fish for coral trout, and other reef fish anytime as well as large deep sea snappers. You can join Patrick's local fisherman for a one day or even a two day/one night fishing adventure to take you out to the Payao, a floating fish attractor about five miles beyond Guyam, and troll for bolis (skipjack) or Barilis(yellow fin tuna). You can catch Tanguigue (Spanish mackerel), huge Pacific Tuna, and Morang (dolphin fish). In the lagoon, you can get Bayo (Long toms) - they're fun to catch but for the foreigners a little too bony to eat.





OTHER ACTIVITIES ON SIARAO


COCKFIGHTING: Filipino cocks are quite small, but you will often see a GL man proudly stroking his cock in the street. Cockfights are on Sundays, about 1pm, out of town. It's a great day out, if you're not a vegetarian. If you can understand the betting, win a little bit, but not too much - it's the local's only chance to make a bit extra, so don't beat the bank. Tip - bet on and watch for the owner's T shirt, not the bird - after a bit of rumpus, both contestants look tattered and patchy.




SITTING & LIMIN' AROUND: Probably the most popular active sport in General Luna, it's remarkably relaxing, restorative and healthful. From Patrick's Beach Bar & Restaurant overlooking Guyam and Dako Islands you can watch the fishermen from dawn to dusk, the clouds and the waves in the day or the moon at night. It's up to you if you just sit and think or just sit. The best hangout by far is Patrick's Beach Bar & Restaurant where you can get spoiled with the best cocktail blends: "Beach Streakier”, Surf breaker, Sun Chaser, Mermaid's Lover and the Habal-Habal Splash. Don't forget to try YoHoHo Mango Rum by far the best Rum you ever tasted made on Siargao Island. At night you can meet lots of friendly locals at Patrick's Roadside Bar, Barbeque and Karaoke. That's the boardwalk of GL where you will get to know the people. Check out Patrick's bulletin board that has all the latest information on all the action in and around Siargao Island. GL people are very friendly and hospitable, sometimes a little shy. Smile and you'll get a radiant smile back. The girls are very beautiful and very charming, but well behaved. Fishermen often picnic by the beach or on Guyam, and may invite you for a shot of Tanduay rum, Kulafu medicinal wine, tuba coconut wine or pa-oroi strong nipa wine. Beware, they are more intoxicating than they seem. Try kinilaw, fresh fish steeped in vinegar, lemon juice, chili, ginger and onions, refreshing, spicy and delicious. They might offer iro, dog stew, which is worth trying (once), litson (roast pig) or kanding (roast goat), worth trying anytime. Get a lad to climb a tree for fresh butong, coconut juice straight from the nut.

SPA & MASSAGES: Give yourself a special treat and allow your stress to melt away. Simply lay back, close your eyes and let the magic fingers of our massage therapists help you rejuvenate, relax and revitalize with a one hour total body massage. Choose from an extensive selection of treatments: massage, facial, manicure, pedicure all available at a very small fee starting at P150 only. Nobody at Patrick’s will ever hassle you what to do simply ask Nettie, Andreas, Elizabeth or anyone of our happy staff and they will organize whatever your wishes are.

DINING: There are hardly any restaurants on the island and the choice of food is limited but things have been improving a lot. Thanks to Patrick’s on the Beach who offers a tremendous selection of international and local delicacies. One of Patrick’s guest a German Doctor who visited Siargao in 1982 said – “Now being in Siargao is truly like living in paradise with those fantastic choices of food and wonderful drinks served at Patrick’s.” Just look at the daily menu. It’s food at it’s finest.

NIGHTLIFE/DISCOS:
Yes there are a few Bars, Karaoke and Discos. Although there is no professional hooker scene in GL, and nobody wants one; however, you may find girls in some of the Karaoke and Discos who offer a little bit more than just a good conversation. There is a boardwalk also called “Lovers Lane” right along the pier in General Luna. A great hang-out with a few Karaoke and snack bars where lots of visitors and locals meet and exchange all their good and bad gossip.

FUN, SPORT & GAMES: Basketball is very popular and the locals are happy to challenge your skills. You will find pool tables everywhere and some of the local fellows are quite good at it. Here at Patrick’s we have plenty choices: Volley Ball, Badminton, , Darts, Beach Tennis, and many other in- and outdoor games. At Patrick’s we have a Mini Golf course lawn and an entertainment and game hall is under construction.

SHOPPING: Siargao was only discovered a couple of years ago and life there is still like one hundred years ago. There is not much exciting stuff to buy but it is changing for the better as more tourists discover and visit this jewel of the Philippines. You will find some unique products at Patrick’s gift shop and you may find some local made stuff as you travel around
this beautiful island. 

COMMUNICATIONS: You probably came to get away from it all at the edge of the world, but we have cell phones serviced by Smart and Globe. Surprise - Surprise Patrick's on the Beach has Internet Café and Free WiFi in all the cottages - excellent web-surfing, almost as fast as DSL. You also can make telephone Calls at Patrick’s for only P5 per minute to the US and Canada.