I have spend the last 6 months on Siargao Island, a very beautiful place! Pacifico is a very nice little baranguy with nice beaches, good for surfing, wonderful people and a good atmosphere.
But my favourite place by far in pacifico was bamboo garden. (ended up visiting 3-4 times a week eventhough we lived 30 minutes away on bike)
In here you are always welcome, and you can feel it the minute you walk in. There is ALWAYS cold beers in the fridge (which can be hard to find other places sometimes!), very good food - both traditional filipino food and european food.
It is a little cozy resort, with 3 nipa huts ( 2x2 persons 1x4 persons) and is set right on a beautiful beach - good for snorkeling and surfing.
A nice little bar with pool table - and if you like to entertain, after a few to many beers, they will get the karaoke machine started!
The prices here are good - both for accommodation, food and drinks.
When you are here you don't feel like a costumer in a resort, you feel like you are with friends - and for most that's the way it goes - like us, we arrived as costumers but left as very good friends - with heeps of good memories.
Tom, lizz and the rest of the staff are very genuine, good beautiful people that will make sure that you enjoy your stay to the fullest!
If you go to Siargao Island and want to get away from the busy touristy life in cloud 9 - make sure you make your way up to bamboo garden - it is without a doubt a hidden paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bamboo Garden is located in Pacifico, just North of San Isidro on Siargao Island. The Island is a magnet for surfers in search of waves, with many world class breaks available. Don't despair though if surfing isn't your thing; Siargao Island is also the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, offering many other activities and sights. We offer idyllic, affordable beach front cottages that overlook a white sand beach with views across the Pacific Ocean. These can sleep 2 - 6 persons. Just a few meters away from the white sands bordering the Pacific Ocean we have an Al Fresco Bar/Restaurant where you can enjoy our varied menu catering for both Western and local tastes. Dishes include tasty home made pizzas, juicy 100% beef burgers and paninis made with every day fresh home baked bread. You can wash it all day with an ice cold beer, while taking in the amazing views. ... more less