Siargao is a beautiful island, with many incredible sights to explore. I had the chance to discover everything it has to offer for a little over a week and I have to tell you, the first thing that struck me about this place was the sea of palm trees covering this island.
As soon as my plane started to approach Siargao all I could see were palm trees scattered around the island. I later found that there are 20 palm trees species endemic to the Philippines and the country is the number one exporter of coconut oil in the world. That’s something! I bet that Siargao plays an important role in achieving this record!
Anyway, as I was exploring the island, I stumbled upon this incredible road, guarded by tall palm trees. Tourists like to call it the “Siargao Palm Tree Road” and many of them want to visit it for its raw beauty but also to take photos.
If you want to visit this palm tree road in Siargao, I’m here to tell you everything about it.
Quick jump list
1. Palm Tree Road Siargao Location
Siargao is circled by the Siargao Circumferential Road. Along this road, there are many points where you can take the famous photo surrounded by palm trees.
If you’re staying in General Luna, the closest location to you is the section between the Palm Tree Lookout Point and the Bent Palm Tree Swing. For the exact location of this road section, click here.
If you want to get off-the-beaten-path and head north, there are a few other road sections worth photographing. For example, if you plan to visit the beautiful Pacifico Beach or Magpupungko Rock Pools, you’ll come across other incredible sights. We stopped somewhere before Pacifico Beach and took some incredible photos.
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2. How to get to the Coconut Road
There are not too many transport options in Siargao. During our stay, we rented a motorbike and explored each corner of this island but you can also choose a guided tour or traveling by tricycle. I’m going to give you more details about each of these options below.
Rent a motorbike – recommended
If you feel comfortable driving a motorbike, you should rent one. It will give you the freedom to be the master of your schedule and you can explore more remote places such as Pacifico Beach or Taktak Falls.
Almost every hotel, hostel or guest house on the island has motorbikes for rent so head to your reception and ask for help. To give you an idea, renting a motorbike for one day in Siargao usually costs around 500 PHP. Keep in mind that if you plan to rent if for more days, you can negotiate the price.
The roads in Siargao are smooth and well taken care of and the views are pretty incredible! Stop from time to time and admire the beautiful nature surrounding you and the fascinating local villages you’ll pass by.
Go on a guided tour
If you don’t feel comfortable riding a motorbike, you can also choose a guided tour to explore Siargao. Apart from the famous island hopping tours, there are also land tours. For example, this high-rated tour includes stops at the Rock Pools, the Bent Palm Tree and more!
Rent a tricycle with a driver
Another option would be to talk to one of the locals and rent a tricycle with a driver for half a day or an entire day. You can set the itinerary together with the driver and enjoy a relaxing journey exploring Siargao.
Expect to pay somewhere around 2000 PHP per day for this service.
3. Things to do at the Coconut Tree Road in Siargao
Well, there’s not much to do here apart from admiring the nature surrounding you. Try to combine your trip to the Palm Tree Road with other attractions such as the Palm Tree Lookout, Pacifico Beach, the Bent Palm Tree or the Rock Pools. There are so many places to explore on Siargao!
Also, if you have more time on the island, make sure to also take an island hopping trip. You’ll have the chance to explore the incredible Naked Island, the small but pretty Guyam Island and the exotic Daku Island.
Now, getting back to the Coconut Tree Road in Siargao, once you get here the road won’t seem that impressive from ground level. For the best views, I recommend having a drone. I’ll talk more about how to take the best photos of this famous road in Siargao below.
4. The best time to visit the Palm Tree Road
If possible, I recommend visiting this location early in the morning. The Siargao Circumferential Road is quite busy during the day and taking photos in the middle of the street can be dangerous.
Good to know – be extra careful when taking photos at the Coconut Tree Road. Always make sure that there are no cars or motorbikes approaching you!
Also, the morning light is much better for photos. In the middle of the day, the shadows will be too dark and they won’t look good in the final photograph.
5. How to take photos at the Palm Tree Road in Siargao
This road became famous thanks to the hundreds of photos posted by influencers on Instagram and I’m not ashamed to admit that I decided to search for this place after seeing all these photos. After all, this road is one of the most photogenic places in Siargao!
Most of the photos you’ll see on the internet are taken with drones. It’s true that a drone can capture better the beauty of this place but this doesn’t mean that you can’t take awesome photos with a camera or a phone.
When I visited, the first thing I did was lift the drone. After that, I played a bit with my camera and I got some awesome photos from the ground level.
For those who are curious, I use a DJI Mavic Pro drone.
6. Where to stay in Siargao
Even though Siargao is a big island, most of the hotels and guest houses are located in General Luna. In this town, you’ll also have access to other tourist facilities such as restaurants, ATMs and awesome beaches.
I’ve been searching for the best accommodation in Siargao for every budget and below are my recommendations.
- Budget – Ilakai Hostel – good location, clean rooms & bathrooms, friendly staff, good facilities, good value for money
- Mid-Range – DomuMia Villa – good location, great amenities, awesome staff, clean and spacious rooms
- Luxury – Las Palmas Villa – incredible pool, great location, luxurious rooms with amazing amenities, friendly staff, private and quiet
7. Final thoughts
The Palm Tree Road is one of the most instagrammable locations in Siargao. It’s the perfect backdrop for incredible photos in this exotic destination. The good news is that this road is easy to reach from General Luna and there are many other attractions you can visit nearby.
If you’d like to read more about the Philippines or Siargao, make sure to check out my complete guide that has all the info you need about transport, accommodation, SIM cards and costs.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section below! May the travel bug bite you!