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There are too many good restaurants to choose from.


Great cost of living for ameneties.

Remote work

This neighborhood has a good amount of places to work outside the house.

In recent years, Siargao Island's popularity has rapidly increased for good reason. Not only is this small place incredibly beautiful, but it's also famous for its waves—making it a paradise destination for surfers from around the world. It has stunning white sand beaches, gentle turquoise tide pools, and enchanted lagoons, but the best part is that you can explore everything the island has to offer within a day since its total land area is only 437 square kilometers!

While Siargao isn't as developed as some of the other places on this list, the island has begun to draw digital nomads who are looking for tranquility and a more laid-back lifestyle. You can find beachfront neighborhoods with views of the ocean or stay inland among rice paddies and jungle vistas. The coworking spaces, cafes, and hotels with WiFi (many of which are located right on the beach!) make working remotely a cinch, and there are many recreational activities available to enjoy in your downtime. The most popular coworking space is Lexias Hostel and Workspace Siargao, which is also available in the beautiful islands of El Nido in Palawan and Boracay.

Siargao is a foodie's paradise, with an impressive array of cafes and restaurants to explore. Spotted Pig Siargao is a great spot for coffee and all-day breakfast. And if you prefer vegan food, Shaka Café is your go-to spot. If you're in the mood for some Italian dishes, head to Kermit Restaurant. Or, Isla Cabana Beach Restaurant & Bar offers a delicious mix of Asian and Western cuisine, while Buddha Thai cuisine is perfect if you're craving pad thai or tom yam kung soup. 

When the night falls and you want to have some fun, head to Cloud 9, the most popular beach on the island, for some bonfires, drinking, and dancing. Whether you're looking to catch the big game on TV or just relax with friends while enjoying a picturesque view of the beach, Barrel Siargao is the perfect place for a night out. Another cool option to chill out is The Smoking Joint BBQ Siargao if you're in the mood for some barbecue and local beer.

By working remotely in Siargao, you have more free time to enjoy the lovely activities that this island offers. Take a surfing lesson, go on an island hopping adventure, or spend idyllic days lounging at these best beaches: Guyam Island, Daku Island, and Naked Island. The triple island tour is one of the most sought-after choices among travelers. Other great options include exploring the island's many caves (Hagukan Cave, Magkukuob Cave, Balitas Cave, and Crystal Cave) or visiting other stunning natural attractions such as Sugba Lagoon, Sohoton Cove National Park, and Taktak Falls.

Rhea Vitto Tabora
October 28, 2022
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Rhea Vitto Tabora is a professional travel writer with over 14 years of experience working in the hospitality industry. Her work has been published in Travel Asia Now, Arrivedo, Daily Tribune, Mise En Place Asia magazine, and various hotel websites.

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