FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):

Do I need to know how to swim to take surf lessons?

Lessons for beginners are usually conducted in waist-high water and with a personal surf instructor, so there is no need for swimming skills. However depending on the wave and current conditions, it may be useful for you. Should you also want to advance your skills and go into deeper water, swimming may help you with your confidence and be important in other situations.

Is airfare included in the package?

No, it is not. You must purchase your own airfare on the specific dates of your trip.

Which airline / flight should I take to fly to Siargao?

To get to Siargao Island (SAYAK Airport) the best ways are to fly / take the plane via:
 
Skyjet Airlines www.flyskyjetair.com direct flights from Manila
Cebu Pacific Airlines www.cebupacificair.com – either from Manila or Cebu.
Philippine Airlines by 2018 www.philippineairlines.com – either from Manila or Cebu
 
That’s the easiest and most convenient way because the plane already lands in Siargao Island (SAYAK Airport). Please not that SIARGAO is different from SURIGAO.

Is surfboard rental included? Can I bring my own surfboard?

Yes, the Surfista Siargao Camps and Day Packages already include LONGBOARD surfboard rentals. If you are very picky and particular with surfboards, please rent or bring your own before the camp starts.

Will it cost the same if I bring my own surfboard?

We will deduct the cost of surfboard rentals from the total price.

Can I have my own room?

Yes, but you have to let us know ONE MONTH ahead of time to check if there are available rooms at the resort. There will also be ADDITIONAL CHARGES.

Are meals included?

Only daily breakfast and island hopping lunch are included in our packages. Meals are not included since our clients have different tastes & meal preferences. We will have the option of going to different restaurants and trying different kinds of food during the weekend.

None of my friends want to go. Can I go alone?

OF COURSE you can! Going on a Surfista Travels Siargao Camp is a great way to meet new people and make new friends! Many of our participants come alone then go home with new found friends.

I’ve sent my Registration Form. Is my slot reserved?

No. We still need to receive your down payment before you are guaranteed a slot for that specific trip.

I’ve already given my down payment but can’t go anymore. Can I get a refund?

No. As stated on our website, payments can only be transferable to another person. Please only send your Registration Forms only if you are sure to go. Once you have made your 50% down payment , that is non-refundable.

I’m flying in from another country and staying in Manila for the night. Where do you recommend I stay before flying to Siargao?

We recommend MANILA BOUTIQUE HOSTEL located in Makati.

Can Surfista Travels make a package just for me and my friends?

YES we can arrange that for you! Please coordinate with us the dates, how many participant and what you would like to include. Package price will depend on your preferences and number of participants.

How do I pay?

We will send you our bank account details as soon as you send your Registration Form. If you would like to pay via PayPal (which is the more convenient option for our international participants) or International Bank Transfers, we will be adding extra charges to the package.

Why are there PayPal / International Bank Charges?

PayPal charges a fee 2.9% +  $.30 per transaction. Credit card companies do the same to merchants. Some smaller stores charge the customer the extra 3% to offset the credit processing fee. Large companies just absorb the fees, part of doing business. Surfista Travels is not a big company :) We’re a group of 2 people hiring locals just trying to share our love for surfing, surf camps and teaching how to surf ​and hopefully give you the best service!

I’m 17 years old and my parents have given me permission. Can I still join the Siargao Surfista Camps?

Participants must be at least 18 year of age, unless accompanied by parent or guardian.

Can I do other things besides what is written on the website / stated in the itinerary?

Of course you may. You will have one free day to do whatever you want while in Siargao. There are many other things to do in the island! This is your vacation.

What do I need to bring?

We’ll send you an e-mail with reminders and a list of things to bring as soon as you have confirmed your registration with us!

Should you have any other questions that are not in this list, please do not hesitate to leave a message on our CONTACT US page or send an e-mail to surfistatravels@gmail.com

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