Siquijor Island is near Dumaguete City (around 2 hrs away), and since I was a kid, lots of paranormal/multo-ific/witchy stories have surfaced about it. Some are actually uncomfortable travelling to this place.
But curiosity is a stronger pill than fear.
How did we get there?
From Dumaguete City, we rode a tricycle going to the port going to Siquijor (there are actually at least 2 ports in Dumaguete). We got there around 1:30PM but the fast crafts tickets are already sold out so if you plan to ride that, you better get your tickets earlier.
We opted to ride a RORO-type. The passengers are usually locals, since only a few tourists go to Siquijor. The last trip to Siquijor is around 3-4PM.
Where we stayed?
There are actually lots of place to stay in San Juan, Siquijor. So don’t worry much about you stay in the island. Many resorts/inns are owned by foreigners (caucasians) and they offer cheap lodging. We stayed at Inn the Shade. It has complete amenities (gasul, cooking utensils, dining utensils, sink, nice CR) that your barkada can enjoy using. Just buy your “cookables”. We were able to avail it for Php3,500 for 7 people. The room is around 40 sq.m.
Because of the awesome sunset.
What did we do?
3PM – Board RORO going to Siquijor
5:30PM – Arrived in Siquijor
6:00PM – Sunset by the “Bridge” (The tricycle driver knows this place)
6:30PM – Check-in (Talk to the tricycle driver to come back the next day for a tour)
7pm-1am Socials Night
Note: Php1000 per tricycle (can fit up to 4 people per tricycle)
6-8AM: Breakfast, Wash-up
8AM-5PM: Siquijor Trip
- Oldest Tree in Siquijor, and the Fish “Therapy”
- Lazi Church (Oldest Church) and the Seminary across
- Cambugahay Falls
- Salagdoong Beach and Cliff Jump
- Cang-isok House (Oldest House in Siquijor)
- 3PM –> Buy RORO tickets for 5PM departure
- Bangenge moment by the beach
1. Balete Tree
According to the locals, this Balete tree is the oldest tree in the island. What makes visiting this tree more exciting is the small pond below it.
2. Lazi Church
The Lazi Church is the oldest church in Siquijor. When we got to the church, an actual mass was happening so we did not have actual visual of the inside structure of the church.
3. Cambugahay Falls has 3 cascades. You can devote around 30 mins per cascade.
What we did?
- Tarzan jump (There’s a man-made tarzan rope that you can try for free)
4. Salagdoong Beach
6. Random Bangenge
After buying our tickets, we opted to stay in this hidden place while waiting for the RORO.
BONUS: The goodbye sunset.