The south of the Philippines

Hip surfer island and a real insider tip

Mindanao is the southern, second largest island in the Philippines. More and more tourists visit the booming island of Siargao to surf the famous surf sport Cloud 9 or explore the small island of Camiguin, which is still a real insider tip. These islands in the north of Mindanao can be visited without any concerns.

However, there are large regional contrasts in Mindanao. The south and west are less developed for tourism and there is a travel warning for some regions.

Luftaufnahme Cloud 9 Siargao @Joel-Vodell


In northeastern Mindanao, the famous waves break at "Cloud 9" on the surfer island of Siargao. In addition to first-class surfing, Siargao offers unique island hopping and a picturesque landscape dotted with palm trees and national parks with turquoise lagoons. Vegan and hip restaurants bustle together. Nevertheless, life is still relaxed and relaxed. There is an authentic island life entirely in the surfer style, hang-loose! The further north you drive, the less tourism there is. There are no shopping malls on the whole island, and there is no public transport. Either scooters are rented or tricycles are ridden.

White Island bei Camiguin


The small volcanic island of Camiguin is considered an insider tip in the Philippines and enchants nature lovers and snorkelers in particular. Black lava beaches, colorful coral gardens, waterfalls and hot and cold springs are on the program here. Camiguin is located north of the Mindanao coast and is also known as the Galapagos of Southeast Asia.