Guyam Island: The Miniature Tropical Paradise of Siargao
Guyam Island is one of the three islands located in the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, Siargao. It is one of the three popular islands that are visited in Siargao (the other two are Naked Island and Daku Island). It is just across the Patrick’s on the Beach Resort situated in the town of General Luna.
It is an islet that has a small stretch of powdery-white sand and dotted with coconut trees. It also has interesting coral rock formations that are perfect for snorkeling. The rest of the island (facing the Pacific) is battered with rocks. A few meters away from the island, tourists can enjoy surfing and swimming.
The island is definitely a miniature tropical paradise where one can walk leisurely around it that will take more than 15 minutes. Guyam Island is privately owned so there are caretakers that reside in the island that collects the entrance fee (Php 10) for every visitor. There are also huts available for rent.
How to Get There:
By Air —From Manila, tourists can take a flight going to Siargao. There is also a daily flight from Cebu to Siargao via Cebu Pacific Air. From the Sayak Airport in Del Carmen, tourists can take a motorcycle or habal-habal going to their respective accommodation.
By Boat —From Cebu, tourists can take a ferry ride going to Surigao (you can check Cokaliong’s website for schedule’s and rates). Travel time is approximately 10 to 12 hours. Upon reaching Surigao, take a boat going to Dapa, Siargao. There are various boat operators that serve the Surigao to Dapa route.
For island hopping (Daku, Naked and Guyam Islands) in Siargao, you can charter a boat that ranges to P 1, 000 – P 2, 000 for a day.