MANGROVE VIEW DECK, SUGBA LAGOON, KAWHAGAN, PAMOMOAN BEACH: Itinerary and Budget

Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan, Pamomoan Beach Itinerary – Earlier in the year 2020 pre-pandemic, was our second visit to Siargao. During our stay on the island for less than a week aside from surfing, we’ve explored the island by renting a motorbike to help us get around, we’ve booked an island hopping tour in General Luna, and we went north to Del Carmen to avail the complete Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan, Pamomoan Beach tour with fellow travel friends we’ve made in the trip. See our detailed trip below!

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Note: This post is maybe long overdue to be posted, but all information here has been drafted a week after our travel. 

Start of Tour:  Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan, and Pamomoan Beach

Mangrove View Deck

Mangrove View Deck - Sugba Lagoon Kawhagan Pamomoan Beach Itinerary
View of Mangrove Forest and river on the Mangrove View Deck

There’s not much to do here aside from picture taking and appreciating the 360-view of around 5,000 lush green mangrove forests at top of the view tower. Here you’ll be able to witness the result of how locals take care of their nature and making it their livelihood.

Sugba Lagoon

Sugba Lagoon - Siargao Island Boat Tour
The famous jumping spot in Sugba Lagoon, Siargao | 

If you’ve been to Siargao and you did not experience surfing in General Luna or take off the famous dive board of Sugba Lagoon then you’ve missed the fun on the island. Swim and snorkel in the emerald green waters of the lagoon, rent a kayak or a paddleboard and have your lunch here by asking friendly locals to serve them for you.

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Kawhagan Island

Kawhagan Island - Siargao Island Boat Tour
Low tide at Kawhagan Island – View of its short sandbar

Kawhagan Island is beautiful, serene, and there are only a few people when arrived on the island. We sat down under the palm trees for a while, taking a couple of pictures, and just appreciating the beauty of the island, listening to the sound of the waves as the wind blows the palm trees.

In Kawhagan Island or Sandbar, you are free to swim around, snorkel or purchase fresh coconut or a beer  to make your stay on the island worthwhile.

Pamomoan Beach

Pamomoan Beach - Siargao Island Boat Tour
 Pamoomoan Lifeguard house – Sugba Lagoon Kawhagan Pamomoan Beach Itinerary
Cottages For Rent on Pamomoan Beach, Siargao Island
Cottages For Rent on Pamomoan Beach, Siargao Island

Our tour began at Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, next is Kawhagan and the last destination is Pamomoan beach. Here it’s more developed compared to the rest of the islands. There are huts and cottages where you can relax, they also have a restaurant where you can have your lunch. You can also do snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, or lay down on the beach as you looked over toward Kawhagan Island before going back to Del Carmen Tourist Center.

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Del Carmen Tourism Center Tours & Rates: Mangrove View Deck Sugba Lagoon Kawhagan & Pamomoan Beach

Mangrove View Deck - Observation Deck and Tower
Mangrove View Deck – Observation Deck and Tower

Tour A: Mangrove View Deck

– Appreciate the beauty of Del Carmen’s mangroves in a 360-degree view of around 5,000 mangrove forests.

Inclusion:

Mangrove View Deck Boat Rental: 600

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

Tour B: Mangrove Forest Guided Tour

– Learn more about the value of mangroves in our ecosystem in this tour lead by their Mangrove Eco guides.

Inclusion:

Mangrove View Deck Boat Rental: ₱1,600

Eco-Guide Fees: ₱300

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

Tour C: Sugba Lagoon

Sugba Lagoon - The Emerald Gem of Siargao Island
Sugba Lagoon – The Emerald Gem of Siargao Island

– Take off from Sugba Lagoon’s famous dive board and make sure to take a picture before you jump for the mangroves! Also enjoy a wide range of activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, or have a relaxing swim in the azure waters.

Inclusion:

Sugba Lagoon Boat Rental: ₱1,600

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

Tour D: Sugba Lagoon & Kawhagan Sand Bar – Option 1

– Swim and snorkel in the long and wide sandbar of Kawhagan Sand Bar and jump in the famous dive board of Sugba Lagoon.

Inclusion:

Sugba Lagoon & Kawhagan Sand Bar Boat Rental: ₱2,000

Docking Fee: ₱150 per boat

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

Tour D: Sugba Lagoon & Pamomoan Beach – Option 2

– Pristine white sand awaits you in Pamomoan beach. Take the time to relax before taking off on a thrilling adventure at Sugba Lagoon

Inclusion:

Sugba Lagoon & Kawhagan Sand Bar Boat Rental: ₱2,000

Docking Fee: ₱150 per boat

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

Tour E: Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon & Kawhagan Sandbar

– An immersive experience that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the mangrove forest, the fun activities of Sugba Lagoon, and the long-wide sandbar of Kawhagan Island.

Inclusion:

Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon & Kawhagan Sandbar Boat Rental: ₱2,600

Docking Fee: ₱150 per boat

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

 

Tour F: Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Sandbar & Pamomoan Beach

– The full experience! Explore hidden gems of Siargao in this complete tour.

Inclusion:

Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Sandbar & Pamomoan Beach

Boat Rental: ₱2,800

Docking Fee: ₱150 per boat (Pamomoan and Kawhagan)

Environmental Fee: 50/local and 100/foreign

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Del Carmen Tourist Center General Guidelines:

• An environmental fee is collected for the maintenance and upkeep of their local tourist site. Local: ₱50, and Foreign: ₱100. Eco Guides are available upon request for a fee of ₱300 per tour.

• Big groups above 6 persons will be charged ₱200/person with a maximum of 9 persons per group, and children below 7 years old are free, with a maxim of 3 kids per group.

• Corkage fee will be asked if you’ll be bringing food with you. If you’re on a budget, I recommend you to eat your breakfast/lunch before going to Del Carmen or outside the tourism center before/after going to the tour.

Our Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan, Pamomoan Beach Itinerary

Magpupungko Tidal Rock Pool - Siargao Island
Magpupungko Tidal Rock Pool – Siargao Island
Pacifico Bigwish Beach Resort Siargao - The Travel Mark
Pacifico Bigwish Beach Resort, Siargao

05:30 am – Wake-up, breakfast, prepare for departure to Magpupungko Tidal Pool/Maasin River

07:00 am – ETA in Magpupungko Tidal Pool/ Maasin River then depart to Del Carmen

09:50 am – ETA in Del Carmen Tourist Center for Sugba Lagoon Tour, Registration, Snacks

10:10 am – Start of Tour: Mangrove View Deck, Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Sandbar, and Pamomoan Beach

03:30 pm – End of tour, back to Del Carmen Tourist Center, side-trip to the famous Palm Tree-line road, Pacifico Beach Resort, Coconut Trees View Deck

04:50 pm – Back To General Luna, Dinner, Back to our Hotel/Accommodation

BUDGET: TRAVEL EXPENSES

Relaxing Vibe and clear waters on Pamomoan beach perfect for Swimming
Relaxing Vibe and clear waters on Pamomoan beach perfect for Swimming

MANGROVE VIEW DECK SUGBA LAGOON KAWHAGAN PAMOMOAN ISLAND HOPPING TOUR: ₱2800/6= ₱467 PER PERSON

DOCKING FEE IN KAWHAGAN & PAMOMOAN: ₱300/6 = ₱50 PER PERSON

DEL CARMEN TOURIST CENTER ENVIRONMENTAL FEE: ₱50 PER PERSON

MAGPUPUNGKO ENTRANCE FEE: : ₱50 PER PERSON

OTHER EXPENSES: MOTOR RENT/GASOLINE/PARKING/TOLL FEES: 400/PERSON

TOTAL: ₱1117

Note: Sugba Lagoon is close annually for rehabilitation around January to February. To be updated,  you can check Siargao Tourism Assitance Center Facebook Page for more information. 

MANGROVE VIEW DECK-SUGBA LAGOON-KAWHAGAN-PAMOMOAN BEACH-Itinerary and Budget
MANGROVE VIEW DECK-SUGBA LAGOON-KAWHAGAN-PAMOMOAN BEACH-Itinerary and Budget

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– Last Update: September 16, 2021 –

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