Greenhouse Eco Resort is a quiet oasis set amongst lush tropical gardens. Our sustainable practices mean the only footprint you'll be leaving are those left in the sand.
Amenities & Services
- Beachfront Bungalows
- Ocean-view Restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi
- Resort-owned Boat
"AMAZING PLACE! THE GROUNDS OF GREENHOUSE ARE IMMACULATE. THE CHALET STYLE ACCOMMODATION WAS PERFECT FOR US, CLEANED DAILY BY THE STAFF. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK. WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE"
Greenhouse private chefs will whip up some tasty meals each day for our guests. Guests are asked to plan meals in advance to allow our staff to keep only market fresh produce and vegetables, not frozen ingredients. Each house will be served a family style meal and if guests would like to skip/change the meal on offer, just be sure to let our staff know in advance and we can plan accordingly. Meals are hearty, competitively priced and we offer a varied international menu each week. Seafood Specials on offer. Just ask our staff what is available at the market or from the local fisherman that season.
Siargao Island is situated at a coordinate of 9°52′N 126°03′E / 9.867°N 126.05°E – Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait.
Siargao Island is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro. The size of Siargao Island is 452 square kilometers or 62,796 hectares The terrain in Siargao Island is predominately rolling to steep. The highest elevation is 291 meters above sea level located along the middle Bucas Grande Island. On the western and southern sides of the island are broad expanse of mangrove swamps and broad reef flats. The island is proximate to the Philippine Deep which is 10,700 meters below sea level and considered as the deepest part of the trench.
English is the official language, and communication is fairly easy around the islands. Islanders speak a local dialect called Siargaonan that routes in the Visayan language like Cebuano, Boholano. Some people speak also Tagalog which is the other main Philippine language that is spoken in Manila and the entire Luzon area.
Population & Municipalities:
Approximately 150,000 – 9 municipalities of which Dapa is the largest with 25,000 Population – Dapa is also the main entry port if you travel by ferry from Surigao City. General Luna has a population of 15,000 and is the main tourist destination due to it’s closeness to Cloud 9 and other international standard surf spots.
Temperature ranges from a low 21°C in December/January to a high 32°C in June.
The Philippine Peso is the official currency. You can change most currencies at Palawan Express branches and at some hotels. However it is best to check first with your accommodation if travelling with plastic as many businesses only accept pesos.
There are a few major banks on Siargao Island such as PNB located in Dapa. In addition there is a WESTERN UNION SERVICE in General Luna and Dapa where you can send and receive wire transfers. If you receive money you will be paid in Peso currency.
CREDIT CARDS/ATM MACHINES:
There is one ATM machine in General Luna but it can usually only be used with Philippine credit cards. The next closest ATMs are in Dapa. Some businesses in General Luna will exchange a card transaction for cash for a small fee.
Hours vary but you’ll find most businesses open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5 p.m however food stores and small roadside shops often stay open until 8pm. Many merchant stores open on Sundays. Supermarkets and convenience stores open earlier, close later and many are open on Sunday mornings and weekends.
Most water comes from wells. We recommend to use purified water for drinking.
There are no extremely poisonous snakes or dangerous animals in and around Siargao Island. There are crocs deep in the mangroves far over on the western side. While there is no Malaria around the Island there have been cases in the past on the mainland so it’s worth protecting yourself. Like most Asian countries, keep your eyes open for any crazy looking dogs which may have rabies. Falling coconuts can kill and also do serious damage. Beware when parking your scooter in the shade that if a coconut falls and damages your rental you will be liable to pay for replacement or repair. In and around General Luna an average of 3 people per month have died on the new concrete road since it was constructed in 2015 so drive carefully and defensively. Driving is on the right side and many visitors forget this particularly after drinking and sometimes to their peril.
There is a Hospital and a Dental Clinic in Dapa. Every municipality administers a clinic. For serious matters as well as modern diagnostic and treatment facilities you have to get to Surigao or Cebu. Several pharmacies offer prescription and over-the- counter services in Dapa.
NEWS PAPERS & MAGAZINES:
There are no publications on Siargao Island but you can buy readily the national daily news papers such as the INQUIRER and STAR.
Public Holidays & Events:
Every municipality and larger Barangay’s celebrate a Fiesta once a year for three days. It’s basically a big food bonanza where friends and families meet. Visitors are always welcome to join in on the feast of plenty pork, fish and local dishes. Holy Week is a significant religious festival in the Philippines. In this predominantly Roman Catholic country, Beginning Holy Wednesday, businesses in the Philippines either shut down operations until Black Saturday or have later opening and earlier closing times. Holy Week, the final week of Lent, begins on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter (Predominately falls in March or April).
Internet & Telecommunications:
Cellular telephone services are provided by SMART and GLOBE. There are also public call boxes at various locations in General Luna.
Taxis and Vans are available at the airport and Dapa Pier. Many people ride with a Habal-habal that is an extended seat motorbike. Tricycles and Jeepneys travel all over the islands. Often a rough ride packed with cargo and locals even on top of the roof
Inter-island boat services to all the surrounding islands are available inexpensively and on short notice. There are regular daily trips to all the major islands and ports like to and from Dapa and Surigao City. There is also a daily service by banka ferry from and to Del Carmen and Surigao City.
Greenhouse Eco Friendly Initiatives
Siargao Island has been designated as a protected Land and Seascape by the Philippines Government. At the Greenhouse we are committed to responsible and sustainable practises which respect the local cultures and the delicate balance of nature.Click Here to view/download the greenhouse booklet
Waste Reduction. The 6 Rs
We aim to minimise waste using a process of elimination and separation. Refuse, Refill, Return, Repair, Recycle and Reduce.
This initiative effectively removes the accumulation of harmful contaminants such as plastic by refusing to purchase or use non essential products which contain toxins that affect the environment such as polystyrene, batteries and plastics.
At Greenhouse we refill items such as soaps, shampoos and cleaning chemicals rather than buying single use plastics which are easily discarded and hard to recycle. We also encourage the use of cloth bags for shopping.
Greenhouse purchases only glass beverage bottles which are returned to be reused eliminating the need for plastic single use bottles.
Wherever possible repairs are made to broken items such as engines, tools, equipment, buildings and computers - rather than replacing them. Natural materials are used wherever practical.
Greenhouse separates waste into Biodegradable and Non biodegradable waste. The biodegradable waste is used to feed animals or produce fertiliser compost. The non biodegradable is separated and recovered for secondary use where possible.
We encourage guests to be mindful of their footprint whilst staying at the Greenhouse by reducing their consumption of energy, pollutants and water.
Greenhouse aims to be totally solar powered in the future. Right now we use solar power for lighting in our guest houses and shortly as our Solar House expands we will be introducing solar power for all the resorts electric needs. Our light bulbs were replaced with Energy Saving LED lights and we encourage staff and guests to be aware of their energy usage.
In partnership with SEA movement (Siargao Environmental Awareness Movement) and Kudo Surf ( Local Siargao surf business producing clothing from recycled plastics) the Greenhouse has committed to many external programs and initiatives to raise awareness and help keep Siargao clean and green. Staff are also educated on good practise and how the 6 R’s apply to them at work and at home. Guests are educated by management to make the link between what they use and where it inevitably will end up. For example, if guests use Pantene and other commercial products containing phosphates when showering they can expect to return to Siargao in a few years to find the oceans being suffocated by blue green algae.
Minimal Chemical Usage
Greenhouse uses no chemicals in the gardens and has removed the need for commercial pesticides. We do not practise “Fogging” because of its residual effect on the food chain. Cleaning products are biodegradable wherever possible and staff are taught to use any chemical sparingly and specific to the task. Our laundry uses biodegradable detergent and we dry clothes in the sun rather than use clothes dryers. Environmentally safe Shampoo’s and soaps are provided in all guest areas and guests are encouraged to use these biodegradable alternatives.
Guests and staff are reminded that the water from the taps in Greenhouse come from wells which pump fresh water from the water table deep below Greenhouse. Due to water shortages we remind guests to use water with respect. “Throw don’t flush” is practised at Greenhouse to stop non organic waste from entering the environment.
How to get to Siargao Island
When you arrive by air from abroad into the Philippines, there are two major entry ports namely MANILA and CEBU. From both ports there are excellent connections to travel to the island of Siargao.
Be aware when booking flights that SURIGAO and SIARGAO are two very different places. Surigao is a city on the mainland, and Siargao is a beautiful, tropical island (approximately a 2-3 hour ferry ride away from Surigao).
Below are some of the most common and easiest ways to get here:
- Fly Direct to Siargao with Skyjet Airlines from Manila
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- Fly via Cebu with Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines
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- Fly to Surigao City then take a FERRY to Siargao
- Fly to Butuan then BUS to Surigao City then FERRY to Siargao
- Ferry from Surigao City to Siargao Island
- Ferry from Cebu or Manila to Siargao Island (via Surigao City)
- By Land from Davao and Cagayan de Oro via Butuan and Surigao City
Aside from just surfing. Siargao island has many other activites and attractions to offer. From vagabonding to the islands beautiful neighboring islands to exploring the island's many natural attractions like lush mangroves, rockpools to beautiful lagoons.
Whether you are a total beginner, already have some experience or simply looking to push your surfing to the next level, Greenhouse offers all that and more. Together with the support of a friendly coach to help you get the most out of your time here on the island. The surf school program is fun, structured, professional and safe. It is suitable for both beginners and intermediates and can include tailored Yoga classes to better condition the body for movement.
Take a boat to Siargao's many neightboring islands, Guyam, Daku and Naked Island are a great place to spend the day, whilst you have a picnic with friends.
Enjoy the beauty of Sugba Lagoons located in Del Carmen. Surrounded by limestone hills, Sugba boasts a 87 hectar area and maintains one of the largest mangrove forests in the Philippines.
Take a swimm after a stunning drive to Siargao's natural Rock Pools. A great activity for rest days or when the waves are flat.
The resort offers yoga classes twice a day. The classes are tailored towards both beginners and seasoned yogis, depending on the composition of the class.
Standup Paddle Boarding
Paddle board through Siargao's lush mangroves or through islands's protected inner reef and enjoy the many stunning views of the island.
Siargao is like a playground for surfers, with over 30+ different breaks to choose from, the island has something to offer to surfers of all experience levels.
Whether you're looking to learn and try surfing for the first-time or if you'd like someone with local knowledge to show you the different spots - we've got you covered.
Learn to Surf
If you'd like to try surfing or improve your surfing with the guidance of an instructor, we can provide you with lessons equipment and if need be a boat to take you to the best waves on the island.
If your an experienced surfer looking to explore the different waves that the island has to offer, we'd be happy to provide you with a guide to show you the best places to surf.
Siargao Surf Breaks
Often ranked amongst the top 10 waves on the planet. This infamous barrelling right is best ridden from mid to high tide.
Left next to Cloud 9, slightly smaller but faster. This fast right can barrel on good days and is beginner friendly on smaller days.
A powerful barreling left best surfed from mid to high tide. Best for intermediate to more advanced surfers, as this is a fast and heavy wave.
A great wave for beginners for people that enjoy long-boarding. Best from mid to high-tide, as you'll likely ding your board if you surf dako during low-tide.
Long gentle wave perfect for learning how to surf. Although it can get crowded at times.
A great low-tide spot thats located next to an uninhabited island. Great waves and an amazing view for surfers of all experience levels.
This reef-brake offers both left and right handed brakes and is best surfed during low-tide. Fairly beginner friendly if the swell is not too big. Cemetary is accessible either by foot (watch out for sea urchins) or by boat.
A great left-hander just across Rock Island that can handle fairly big swell. This barrelling left is best surfed from low-mid tide.
A long and fast right-hander located 20 minutes away from General Luna. Salvation can be surfed at all tides and is a great go-to when winds are a bit stronger, as the break is fairly wind-protected.
A powerful right-hander that occassionally barrels - best surfed during mid-high tide.
A barreling left-hander best surfed when the swell is coming from the North-East. Watch out for rocks when surfing.
A protected beginner friendly reef break normally surfed during rainy season and when the breaks around General Luna are not surfable.
Our Island Villas
Each of our beach front villas comes with free wi-fi, a sound system, a bar fridge and an ensuite bathroom with a hot water shower. You will also have fresh coconuts at your door on arrival.
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Beach House One
- 5 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 3 Beds
- 1 Bathroom
- Free Wi-Fi
Beach House One is a water front single level with two bedrooms separated by a living space. One bedroom with 1 queen and 1 single bed. The second bedroom with 1 Queen bed. House One features an ocean front balcony with couches, dining table, bar fridge, Kitchenette, Wifi and speaker system.
The rate for our house is 6400php per nightCheck Availability
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Greenhouse also offers daily yoga classes in a serene, open air, ocean view studio in the garden. Our experienced yoga instructors, will guide you through your choice of Ashtanga or Vinyasa classes. Listen to the sounds of the waves and the singing birds while standing in your downward-facing dog. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Greenhouse Yoga Schedule | PHP 350 per class
Mornings @ 10 am
- Monday Astanga - Primary Series
- Tuesday Vinyasa Flow
- Wednesday Astanga - Primary Series
- Thursday Vinyasa Flow
- Friday Astanga - Primary Series
- Saturday Vinyasa Flow
- Sunday Astanga - Primary Series
Afternoons @ 4 pm
- Monday Vinyasa Flow
- Tuesday Astanga - Primary Series
- Wednesday Vinyasa Flow
- Thursday Astanga - Primary Series
- Friday Vinyasa Flow
- Saturday Astanga - Primary Series
- Sunday Vinyasa Flow