On our third day in Siargao, we were told by Wave Cave’s lodge caretaker, Kuya Manny, that our three-part island hopping activities will kick off in Guyam Island. In the Bicol region, guyam means langgam or ant. And so when the word guyam was mentioned I immediately thought of an ant and its minuscule size. Wonderful beaches really make me ecstatic that I sometimes forget things including asking why Guyam was named as such.
I have been reading blog posts about Guyam Island and kept on getting the same thing.
- powdery sand
- clear water
- coconut trees
- rock formations within the beach
- strong winds from the Pacific
- 10-minute away from General Luna
- across it is a good spot for surfing
- perfect for overnight camping
- can be reached by kayak
I’ve been to the place and all that I have read were all true.
So why am I still writing this when much about Guyam has already been said? I guess there’s nothing more that I can add up to those list of things that you will keep on getting from the internet aside from these few:
- Guyam Island has been photographed and featured in the cover of Lonely Planet year 2002
- landing fee for those who do not intend to use the cottage is Php 40 ($1)
- cottage rental is Php 200 ($5) regardless of the number of people who will use it or how long you’ll be staying
- aside from the cottages, the beach has benches perfect for relaxation
- hammocks can be tied to the palm trees in the island
In Guyam Island, you will definitely not be uyam. #ibeteveryonereadingthiswillgooglewhatuyammeans
Kaiz is a stay-at-home mom and currently works as an Operations Specialist for a software engineering company based in the US.