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How safe is siargao?

J M
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How safe is siargao?

I'm planning to go to Siargao Island in January, however, given the current situation in Mindanao and warnings of the US and Australian gov'ts i'm a little concerned about safety. How safe is Siargao?

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1. Re: How safe is siargao?

No reason for concern, it's not anywhere even close to those areas. I am a foreigner and live here.

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2. Re: How safe is siargao?

It has a small island feel so in other words it has low crime rate and you will be safe as long as you don't do something stupid just like what you would not do anywhere else. Travel common sense is all you need to be safe and sound.

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3. Re: How safe is siargao?

@ JM

Siargao is on the northernmost part of Mindanao - this area has always been safe, without any terrorist activities.

Have a great time.

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4. Re: How safe is siargao?

Maybe the only terrorist you can find on the island are the chickens that crow at 5am!

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5. Re: How safe is siargao?

MH, those are Roosters.

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6. Re: How safe is siargao?

Oh...... they have mutated? :p

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7. Re: How safe is siargao?

Rooster alarm clock comes free in all Filipino resorts :P

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8. Re: How safe is siargao?

it's very safe. only small parts of Mindanao is high-risk areas, which are usually to the southwest.

to help you picture it, it's easier to fly-in to siargao from manila than for people from the high-risk areas to go to siargao because it's an island on the northeastern most tip of mindanao.

a lot of westerners go here to take the waves. i personally haven't been there though because the price is cost-prohibitive. it's a small island which is not commercialized so there's no touristy commercialization going-on.

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