Nomads in Paradise

Nov. 10 - 17, 2024

Nomad Conference in Siargao, a small Surfer Island in the Philippines! 

Connect, Share, Make Friends and Have Fun!

Partners
Partner / BayBayin Hub
Partner Digital Nomad Asia
Partner / Alter Space Siargao

Who is it for?

  • Business owners
  • Remote Workers
  • Freelancers
  • Wannabe Nomads
  • People interested in Networking with like-minded people

Nomads in Paradise is designed for nomads, entrepreneurs, business owners, remote workers, freelancers - everyone who lives or wants to live a "Nomad Life". We focus on providing a platform to connect with like-minded people, share experiences, learn how to grow your business or personal skills. 

Everyone is welcome!

What will you learn?

A wide range of international speakers and experts in their field will share their knoledge and experience with you.

You will not only be able to listen to their talks and keynotes, but you will also be able to meet speakers at casual networking events or at the bar or club in the evening. Everyone is there to share, grow and make new connections! People will most likely share information with you for free they would usually charge hundreds or thousands of Dollars for it!

The topics of the talks, keynotes and workshops will focus on the following:

  1. How to start a (remote) business?
  2.  How to scale your business?
  3.  How to find remote jobs?
  4.  Investments (Real Estate, Crypto, Stocks, etc...)
  5. How to become the best version of yourself?
  6. And many more!

You are a speaker and want to share about a topic you are passionate during Nomads in Paradise? Apply now as a Speaker!

Speaker NIP

Event Highlights:

Timea Keynote Speaker (1)

Keynotes

Networking

Networking

Coworking

Coworking

Yoga

Yoga

Ice Bath

Ice Bath

Siargao Island Hopping Drone

Island Hopping

Party Siargao

Beach Party

Surfing Lesson

Surfing

Inclusions & Activities

What´s included?

  • Welcome Party
  • Keynote speeches from a wide range of entrepreneurs
  • Workshops & Masterminds
  • Multiple Networking Sessions
  • Unconference - Sessions
  • Island Hoping Day Trip (Includes Buffet Food, Water and RUM!)
  • 1h Small Group Surfing Lesson
  • Group Yoga Sessions
  • Ice Bath - 1x Discovery Session
  • Discounts for selected restaurants
  • Free time for coworking and other activities
  • Farewell and Closing Party


What´s not included?

  • Flights to Siargao (We recommend arriving a few days earlier and staying a few days extra afterwards.)
  • Accommodation in Siargao (We recommend staying in General Luna, Cloud 9 or Catangnan)
  • Travel insurance / Visa

Make Sure You Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing Suit
  • A Raincoat
  • A Notepad
  • Good mood :-) 


About

Nomads in Paradise

Orly started to organize Nomad Events back in 2019 - shortly before the Pandemic hit. In 2023, he gathered 50 Nomads, Entrepreneurs, Business owners and freelancers on the beautiful Island of Siargao.


For 2024 he joined forces with Jan, a true nomad, German by nationality, with his Homebase in Siargao, Philippines


For Filipinos, it's difficult to travel and meet people from all over the world as most Nomad Events take place in the western world, where they can’t go without a visa. So we decided, we bring the world to the Philippines! 


Get to know the nation that easily takes the top spot for most friendly people in the world!


Siargao in particular is often called "The New Bali"! So what are you waiting for?  Join us at NIP 2024 and let's have an amazing 7-day Paradise Island Adventure together!



“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control whatgoes on inside.”

Our Mission

1. Empowering Filipino Innovators:

Bridging Worlds, Building Futures - Our first mission is to open doors for Filipino entrepreneurs and professionals, who face significant travel barriers, by bringing world-class networking and business opportunities to their doorstep.

We are dedicated to hosting transformative events in the Philippines, connecting locals with international entrepreneurs and nomads. Through these gatherings, we aim to foster learning, friendships, and business innovation, providing the critical exposure and growth opportunities that Filipinos typically miss due to restrictive travel limitations.

2. Promote the Philippines as a Destination for Nomads and Entrepreneurs

We are committed to introducing international nomads and entrepreneurs to the profound kindness, openness, and entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the Philippines. Renowned for its unique cultural dynamics where female leadership flourishes (48% of all leadership positions are occupied by women - the highest percentage in the entire world) and English proficiency is the norm, the Philippines is an ideal hub for collaboration with virtual assistants and business partners, but also to make lifelong connections.

Join us to explore and engage with a workforce known for its robust work ethic and innovation, while experiencing the Philippines as your next destination for growth and opportunity.

What do people say?

A week of learning, adventure and fun!

The Nomad Workation (now Nomads in Paradise) exceeded my expectations, providing an incredible experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed a week of learning, adventure and fun with diverse individuals and the beauty of nature. Connecting with like-minded people from Japan, Germany, Australia, the U.K., Israel, and the wonderful Filipino locals have made this journey truly special. Baybayin Hub Nomad Workation Philippines has been an amazing host, and I am eager to return and participate in this fantastic event again next year


Timea Pintye

Muay Thai CHampion & Business Owner

Timea Pintye

The Nomad Workation Retreat in Siargao was simply amazing. It was a good combination of digital nomads from around the world, learning, networking and having fun together on a paradise-like island of Siargao. Life-time friendships were made and also got some new business opportunities. But what I liked the most was the fact that I could go surfing in between the scheduled activities. Will definitely come next year and recommend it to my friends.


Daniel

Daniel Beck

Investor & Business Owner

Israel

When I got back to Japan after attending the Nomad Workation (Now Nomads in Paradise) in Siargao Island, I embraced and enjoyed the life of a Nomad Worker because I was inspired, and I gained valuable insights from speakers around the world. Akina, a good friend from Japan and one of the speakers, invited me to join, and I'm grateful for her invitation. The Nomad Workation Retreat in Siargao was an unforgettable experience, filled with learning, connecting with people from different corners of the globe, mingling with the local Filipinos, and, of course, indulging in island hopping while enjoying the serene ocean—a perfect way to unwind and relax.

Manami Iwabuchi

Manami Iwabuchi

Remote Worker

Japan

It’s been a very nice experience. The 5 days of Nomad Workation (Now Nomads in Paradise) experience is truly remarkable. I was able to attend different activities and do a lot of things that I don't normally do. Here, it is possible to work and take a vacation at the same time. That is something we all wish to experience and here in Nomad Workation I could do that. And one of my favorite take away from all the things we did came from one of the keynote speakers named Timea Pintye “If you cannot defeat fear then do it scared” that made me realize that whatever is your dream or what I like to accomplish can come true.

Shaye Nirza

Shaye Nirza

Virtual Assistant

Philippines

Transformation

Make your life a Masterpiece! Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.


With Nomads in Paradise, we want to help you to make your life a masterpiece!

What to expect?

Nomads in Paradise is designed to maximize learning, connection and adventure. The program supports you in making meaningful new connections with other people, learning new skills, growing professionally or personally, and of course, you will have a lot of fun!

Keynote Speakers will be added here once confirmed but the earliest 3 months before the event.

NIP Core - Part I

Conference

Learn, share, practice and connect with people from all over the world and build your network with a community of Nomads, entrepreneurs, business owners and remote workers. The conference will take place in the morning, so you have enough time in the afternoon to get some work done, go surfing, explore the beautiful island or just chill together with other nomads at the beach with some cocktails!

Speakers and topics will be announced in the months leading up to the event.

Every Morning from Monday - Friday

NIP Core - Part II

Connect

The event is designed to maximize interaction and involvement of the attendees. We want you to make new friends and have a great time!

Your ticket includes access to numerous activities such as yoga, 30-second pitches, speed-dating and other networking games.

In the evenings, attendees can network, savor delicious cuisine, and enjoy live music.

There will be ample free time to explore Siargao with new friends or catch up on work.

Afternoons, Evenings & Weekend

NIP Core - Part III

Adventure

While getting to Siargao for some of you might be an adventure already (RoRo-Ferry or Turbo-Prop Airplane - more in the FAQs) we want to make sure that you have the time of your life.

Included in your ticket is a special Siargao Adventure Guide, that will help you to explore the island with your new friends or on your own. 

But if you would like to get the most out of your stay in Siargao, we recommend you to join or NIP Island Hoping, the NIP Siargao Island Land Tour and NIP Surfing Lessons.



Anytime (Surfing), Saturday & Sunday (Tours)

The Schedule

The preliminary schedule is subject to change.

Siargao is Paradise

Why Siargao?

Nomads in Paradise will take place over 8 days in Siargao, Philippines - The surfer capital of the Philippines. All activities will take place or depart in General Luna or Catagna. You can stay anywhere on the island but we recommend you to stay in General Luna, Cloud 9 or Catagna. We highly recommend you to arrive a few days before the conference. 

NIP Island Adventures:

Surfing - Lesson

Siargao is the top surfing spot in the Philippines. International and domestic surfing competitions are held here several times per year. The water is blue, CLEAN and you will find spots for beginners up to advanced surfers. 

You can find an overview to the best spots here: https://www.surfsiargao.com/siargao-surf-spot-overview

As part of the Nomads in Paradise, we will also organize Group Surf Lessons for our participants. We will get you the best instructors and you can learn how to surf together with your fellow nomads.

The time and date(s) of the Surfing Lessons will be announced around a week ahead of the event, as it depends on the weather (swell, tides, waves).

If you book the Adventure-Ticket you already have a 60 min surfing lesson included. This also includes the surfboard. No extra cost.

Island Hopping (Full-Day Trip)

Siargao Island is famous for is pristine beaches and amazing outlying islands, lagoons, and groves. 

On the last day we will take you out to 3 paradise islands even a 4th "secret" island. Swim in the Gatorade Blue waters, sunbath at a sandbar in the middle of the ocean and have a drink on a small island with just a few coconut trees. 

Island Hopping Includes:

  • Boat
  • All Entrance, Docking & Environmental Fees
  • Freshly cooked lunch (Boodle Fight)
  • Music, Good Vibes only!

This tour is included in the Adventure-Ticket.

Magic Sunsets

Siargao has several Sunset Spots with amazing sunsets. We will set up evening meetups every night, where you can watch the sunset together with your new and old friends. 

One night we will also go to Malinao Secret beach for Sunset. It's a river delta and after the sun sets you can see fireflies in the mangroves. And if we are lucky and there is not too much light from the moon, even the water will light up for you! Plankton in the water will cause “Bioluminescence”. Every move in the water will make the water glow!

Coworking

Siargao Island has two dedicated Coworking Spaces but also many Coffee Shops, restaurants, and bars with Starlink and Fiber internet. Your ticket includes a frequently updated Nomad Guide to Siargao Island where we will list all the places that are great to work from.

Depending on the number of participants we will also partner with a few places and organize Coworking together with the other delegates and speakers of Nomads in Paradise.

Coworking day Siargao - Alter Space

Food, Drinks & Party

Food:

Siargao has a wide range of national and international restaurants. Probably more than anywhere else in the Philippines. You can easily find vegetarian food options in most restaurants, and there are several fully vegetarians and one fully vegan restaurant (with the best vegan food I had anywhere in the world!)

You will find all kinds of western food, from Spanish, Italian, French to the typical American Burger. 

But there are also restaurants featuring Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Middle Eastern and Mexican cuisine.

We will provide you with a list of the best ones!

During the event, we will organize networking dinners in different restaurants every night.


Party & Drinks:

We are in the Philippines, and the Philippines is undoubtably a Party-Nation. There are parties going on every single night in General Luna - Monday to Sunday, nonstop!

We will meet in a bar for drinks around 8pm every night and from there we will move on to the party with everyone who is up for party on the beach. 

Tickets

Join us now in Paradise!

Share, connect, learn AND have fun!

Join us Nov 10-17, 2024 in Siargao, Philippines!

9499PHP (~165USD)

14.999 PHP

Working

How is the Internet?


Internet in Siargao was a problem for a long time but since 2023 (at least in General Luna, where NiP will take place) the internet caught up to the world standard!

Fiber Internet

In General Luna Fiber Optic Internet with speeds of up to 300Mbps is available for business and private users. 

Starlink

Starlink is available in Siargao (and the entire Philippines) and delivers stable internet with around 50-150 Mbps islandwide.

Included in the Ticket

If you join us for Nomads in Paradise, we will provide you with an updated list of Hotels, Restaurants and Coffee Shops that have Fiber and/or Starlink Internet installed. We will also let you know if they have a generator to cover for power cuts.

Arrival

How to get to Siargao?

Recommended way: By Plane

Siargao Airport (IAO - Del Carmen) hast multiple flights per day to and from Cebu and Manila (PAL + Cebu Pacific) as well as a single daily early morning flight to and from Davao (Cebu Pacific). Flights from Cebu tend to be much cheaper than flights from Manila. 

If you book a few weeks ahead of time, you can usually see fares as low as 1.300 PHP (~26$) from Cebu and 2.500 PHP (~50$) from Manila. Small Turboprop planes operate the flights.


The other way: By Ferry

If you are really on a budget and don´t like planning ahead, you can also take a ferry from Surigao City to Dapa (Siargao) (250-500 PHP ~5-10$). There are 4 ferries per day at 4am, 6am, 1am and 3:30pm. Surigao also has a domestic airport with several daily flights to and from Cebu and Manila.


If you are in Cebu City, you can also take an overnight ferry that will arrive 3am in Surigao City. The ferry from Cebu costs from 1200 PHP. (~24$)But if you book just a few days ahead of departure it's usually around 2.000 PHP (~40$) So the ferry trip from Cebu is probably pricier than a (carry on only) flight.


Important: Adding checked luggage in the PH is cheap. Depending on the time of booking and the weight, you can add check luggage for less than 10$ (10kg) Ferries also have luggage limits, but they are all around 30kg so unless you are travelling with some sports equipment, you will be fine!

FAQ

Whats the exact venue?

The venue will be announced in the weeks leading to the event. It will be in the General Luna / Cloud 9 area.

How long should I stay?

We recommend you to stay for at least a few days after the event. There is plenty to do and see in Siargao. You can explore the island with old and new-found friends!

How do I get to Siargao Island?

You can get to Siargao Island by taking a flight from Manila, Cebu, or Davao to the Siargao Airport (IAO). From there, you can take a tricycle or van to your accommodation.

You can also take a ferry from Cebu City with a connection in Suirgao City. - You will arrive in Dapa. From there you can take a tricycle to your accommodation.

What is the climate like in Siargao?

The climate on Siargao Island is tropical, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C. The rainy season is from December to February, while the dry season is from March to November.

Is there food or accommodation included in the ticket?

There is no food and accommodation included in the ticket. Only exception for food is NiP-Excursions. They include lunch.

For recommendations about accommodation, please check the guide you received with your ticket.

What is the spoken language in Siargao?

The language spoken on Siargao Island is primarily Cebuano or Bisaya, but most locals also speak very good English.

What´s the Wifi-Speed in Siargao?

At a Coworking space the wifi is 50 to 100 mbps (Starlink) or 100-300 mbps (Fiber).

On the island, if you work at a cafe, restaurant it ranges from 10 to 30 mbps, depending on how many people you share your internet with.

What is your Refund-Policy?

NO REFUND. Upon final purchase of your tickets, and the organizer does not offer any money-back guarantees. You recognize and agree that you shall not be entitled to a refund. However, your ticket is transferable. If you can’t make it and found someone to join instead:

  1. Send us an email authorization letter [email protected] requesting to transfer your ticket to the person who you’d like to use it with his complete information like valid Identification Card.
  2. You can exchange it for a 60% discount voucher for next year's event.

Should the event has canceled due to fortuitous event- an event of natural or human origin that could not have been reasonably foreseen or expected and is out of the control of the persons concerned: force majeure; You can use it for the next event. This must be acknowledge upon cancelation PRIOR to the event. If you don't cancel, your ticket expires. 

When should I arrive?

We recommend you to arrive at least one week before the event starts. Most people will arrive 3-7 days ahead of registration and opening day.

Can you pick me up from the airport?

No. But your accommodation will be happy to arrange private transport for you (60-80 USD) - if that's not in your budget or you want to go the local style, simply arrive and hop on one of the shared vans going to General Luna. They wait at the airport and cost 300PHP (~7USD) and will bring you to your accomodation. They leave when they are full. IF you stay in General Luna it usually only takes 5-10 minutes for them to fill up.

Is there a ATM in Siargao?

Yes, there are ATMs all over the island. BDO and BPI have ATMs in Dapa and General Luna. There are also many independent ATMs which charge 30 Peso for local cards and 5 USD to 5% of the withdrawal amount - depending on your international card. BDO and BPI charge 250 PHP for international cards. (10.000 PHP max per withdrawal)

If you have the time (and the stop-over) we recommend you to go to HSBC in Cebu or Manila and get some cash there - no fee and 40k max per withdrawal for foreign cards - if you decline the conversion! This is the only bank in the PH without fee for international cards, and they have ATMs in Cebu and Manila only.

Can I rent a scooter / motorbike / car?

Yes, you can rent a motorbike or scooter on Siargao Island for around PHP 350 to PHP 450 per day. If you rent more than 1 week, you can also get lower daily prices. 

Rental cars start at 3000 PHP per day. If you want to get them at the airport, it's possible, but usually not worth it. As you pay at least 600 PHP delivery fee and a higher daily price as most rental companies refuse to deliver / pick up the scooter at the airport. The shared van from the airport to your accommodation in General Luna costs only 300 PHP per person.

You usually need a valid driver's license and a second governmental ID (of any country) as deposit.

Can I pay with (international) cards in Siargao?

Yes and no - Most hotels (and their restaurants) accept international cards. Restaurants not linked to a hotel and small local stores and shops will not accept cards - local or foreign. They only accept Cash and GCash (If you have a local Filipino number, you can get GCash even as a foreigner - It's the Filipino version of Venmo.)

ATMs accept international cards for cash withdrawal (for a fee).

Are there Coworking Spaces / Coffeshops to work from?

Yes, there is AlterSpace in Cloud 9. Several new Coworking Spaces are under construction at the moment. There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants with Fiber and/or Starlink! Check the Guide that comes with your ticket for an updated list!

Which Mobile Data Operator do you recommend?

Ditto, Smart, Globe are available in Siargao. We recommend Smart. If you have a dual sim card phone it’s always better to have a globe and smart sim because there are spots with poor and strong signal for all operators but in General Luna Smart is the best.

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