When in Siquijor – 2016.04

Today the island remains veiled in mystique – famous for its traditions of folk healing, and whispered myths of sorcery and the supernatural but Siquijor is bewitching in so many other ways.

Hello! Here I am again writing about my adventures. Would like to apologize for the super delay update, I was too engrossed with the beauty of nature that I forgot I have you guys waiting for my updates. 

Anyway to start you off, I went to Siquijor and here’s what I did. Yes, you read it right, Siquijor baby! With all the on-going rumors about the place and if you believed in them and make you scared from visiting the place then you wouldn’t be able to see how enchanting and how beautiful the place is.

A day is enough to tour the entire island so those of you who are planning to visit Cebu or Negros Island; you can allot your 1-day vacation by going to this majestic island, Dumaguete City as your point of entry. 

Here’s my sample itinerary, it’s either you’ll follow it or make your own:

0830 – ETD to Siquijor but due to coast guard it was delayed
0900 – ETD Siquijor FB_IMG_1462192162608

1100 – ETA Siquijor

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  • capilay spring

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  • balete tree

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  • lazi church                           FB_IMG_1462192199542
  • lazi convent

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  • cambugahay falls                        FB_IMG_1462192243145
  • salagdoong manmade forest

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  • salagdoong beach           FB_IMG_1462192260205
  • triad coffeeshop (featured image)

 1700 – Done touring
1800 – head back to Dumaguete

ESTIMATED COST A:

  1. 300PhP – Roundtrip Boat fare: Dumaguete to Siquijor plus environmental fees
  2. 1,000PhP – Rent a Motorbike/Pedicab w/ driver
  3. 5PhP – Balete Tree (Environmental Fee)
  4. 50PhP – Salagdoong Beach (25PhP/pax entrance fee, 25PhP parking fee for motor)
  5. 20PhP – Cambugahay Falls (Donation Only)

Total Est. Cost: 1,375PhP only (exclusive of food since we differ when it comes to food preference)

ESTIMATED COST B:

  1. 300PhP – Roundtrip Boat fare: Dumaguete to Siquijor plus environmental fees
  2. 350PhP – Rent a Motorbike w/o driver
  3. 5PhP – Balete Tree (Environmental Fee)
  4. 50PhP – Salagdoong Beach (25PhP/pax entrance fee, 25PhP parking fee for motor)
  5. 20PhP – Cambugahay Falls (Donation Only)

Total Est. Cost: 725PhP only (exclusive of food since we differ when it comes to food preference as well as the gas fee for the motorbike)

WHERE TO EAT?

  • From carenderias to posh restaurants you can find a wide array of food, it really depends on your preference.

WHERE TO STAY?

  • From the entry point you can already find a place to stay there but if you don’t like it then you can hire a pedicab and hop away to find a new place to stay.

REMINDERS:

  1. Mode of transportation in the island is motorcycle.
  2. The spots aren’t near from each other; some takes kilometers to reach it.
  3. Don’t trust the pictures you’ve seen in the internet too much.
  4. Make sure to bring an extra amount of money since ATMs quite far from the main entry point.
  5. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license with you to lessen your expenses.
  6. Food in Siquijor isn’t that expensive enough but if you don’t trust their food might as well bring your own food. Don’t worry the food’s delicious and you can find one along the way.
  7. It’s really hot in the island; do wear your most comfortable clothes.
  8. Souvenirs in the island isn’t that cheap, make sure you have the list of the important individuals you want to give one.
  9. Board the earliest boat to maximize your trip.
  10. When going to the island during holidays make sure to secure yourself a boat ticket so you won’t be left out by the boat.
  11. Accommodations in Siquijor starts from 250PhP.

Hopefully, I am able to help you in your planning. If you have questions/ comments/ suggestions feel free to message me. Happy safe travels y’all! See you on the roads!  ♥☻

 


18 thoughts on “When in Siquijor – 2016.04

  1. Siquijor is such a beautiful island. I have been there last April. My story about it is still pending! Your post is relly informative and helpful.

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  2. How hot is the island exactly? I have been going out of Philippines many times since I cannot tolerate the heat and want a quick escape! Hahaha! I guess Manila is not the only place that is too hot to handle! I’ll try to look into this island because I have not traveled anywhere around Philippines for years!

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    1. Envy you for traveling outside PI. 🙈 went there last March basically it’s quite hot but different hot if you’re going to compare it with Manila. You should try visiting other ph islands. It offers good just be very careful. 🙂

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  3. The stories about Siquijor is the reason I find it so alluring. I am planning to go there myself but probably next year. Based on the travel blogs that I’ve seen including yours, there is nothing to be afraid of in Siquijor so I am not really that worried about going there.

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