Siquijor Island is the third smallest province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas Region, was once called Isla de fuegos or island of fire by the spaniards. The name came from the belief that the island rose from the sea amid the flare of thunder and lightning. Siquijor Island also well known for its festival that focus on healing ritual. People believes that the island has full of witches, witchcraft, sorcerer and other supernatural phenomenas.
Why you should visit Island ?
Siquijor is a magnificent island with a lots of trees, sea, caves, falls, and mountains and it has a quiet area, fresh air and no traffic. Most people here are very friendly. Siquijor Island has many great attraction and it is worth to visit. Among the many attraction are the beaches that have a white sand, caves that have a cold water, waterfalls that have a crisp and clean cold water from nature spring, bandilaan natural park and butterfly sanctuary.
The most popular of them are the Cambugahay falls and the old Barete tree both located in Lazi. Siquijor Island also offer dive courses and snorkelling. All the beautiful tourist destination has a cheap entrance and some of the places don’t have entrance at all. They have night life ,you can enjoy your night in Czars during Friday night, Sylvia during Saturday night and Cecelia during Thursday night. People from local or foreigner enjoy dancing, talking and drinking with there love ones, family or friends.
How to get in Siquijor
Manila-Dumaguete: take any flight bound to Dumaguete like PAL and Cebu Pacific it cost around Php 1500.
Dumaguete- Siquijor Island : take any ferry bound to Siquijor it cost around Php 150.
Bohol-Siquijor(Larena): take Ocean Jet bound to Larena Siquijor it cost around Php 750.
The important thing you must know before visiting Island
Siquijor Island has no bus.
You will never see a bus like the Ceres Bus liner waiting to port or a coaster that can take you to your destination, But there are many tricycles waiting in the seaport that can bring you to your destination safely. If you know how to drive motorbike, you can rent a motorbike for only Php 250 a day. In that motorbike you can explore many beautiful tourist destination in one day.
There is no shopping malls
In Siquijor you can’t see shopping malls like Sm or Robinsons, But you can buy groceries in small grocery store and some people purchase there cosmetics, clothes in the online seller. Some people go to the Dumaguete to do there shopping.
No Jolibee, McDonalds or other fast food restaurant
If you live eating fast-food restaurant then you should learn to eat real food in Siquijor Island . You’ll never get hungry because in Siquijor theres a lot of small restaurants that serves a very delicious food.
No zipline and other extreme activities
Most people looking forward to an adventure when travelling most specially young. In this island , there are no extreme activities like zipline,But you can enjoy swinging in the tarzan swing at Cambugahay falls, cliff diving at Salagdoong beach and you will enjoy adventure entering in the cave.
Problem of Internet Connection
There are some area of Siquijor Island that have limited mobile data or cellular signal. However you should not be sad about that because theres a lot of area that have good internet as well.
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