Travel Guide – Siquijor Island
Siquijor is a fifth income class island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the municipality also named Siquijor. During the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines, the Spaniards called the island Island of Fire (Spanish: Isla Del Fuego). Siquijor is commonly associated with mystic traditions that the island’s growing tourism industry capitalizes on.
For most Filipinos, Siquijor is a mysterious other-world of witchcraft and the unknown. True, this tiny island province is famous for its mountain-dwelling mangkukulam (healers) who brew traditional ointments for modern ailments. But these days Siquijor’s most popular healing practice involves a cocktail and a deckchair at any number of its laid-back and wonderfully affordable beach resorts. Attractions include great diving, waterfalls, caves, beacheneering and forest walks in the hilly interior. Just about everywhere on Siquijor is great for relaxtation and adventure.
Siquijor has 6 municipalities namely Siquijor, Siquijor – Lazi , Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, San Juan.
Travel Guide: My Itinerary, How to get there, things to do, getting around, expenses and contact details.
How to get there:
From Bacolod City South Terminal take a bus ride going to Dumaguete City via Mabinay. Then from Dumaguete terminal charter a tricycle to take you to Dumaguete port. At Dumaguete port there are several ferries en route to Siquijor Island – Aleson Shipping lines, cockaliong, Montenegro Lines, Ocean Jet, Jeilan (all ferries sallies daily).
Bus ride to Dumaguete – 365.00 (6-7 hours)
Dumaguete Terminal to Dumaguete port – Tricycle 150.00
Dumaguete Port to Siquijor (Aleson Lines) – 100.00
How to tour Siquijor.
The best way to roam around Siquijor is to charter tricycle (recommended if group) or rent a motorbike. If you want to save few bucks you can also ride jeepneys however, it only leaves once full.
Jeepney – 15php
Rent a motorbike – 350.00
Charter Tricycle – 1000.00 – 1,500.00
Siquijor tour – 800.00 – 1,000.00
Getting around Siquijor
At Siquijor, Siquijor we don’t have any idea of the place we decided to take a motorbike and good thing manong GC (motorbike driver) brought us to Diamond Beach Resort. A beautiful front beach resort and its kinda laid-back style and cozy.
Manong GC Contact Number: 0935 895 5020
Tent – 250/person
Fan room – 650.00
Air-conditioned room – 1,200.00 (with breakfast)
Places and Things to do in Siquijor
Capilay Spring Park
Enchanted Balete Tree
San Isidro Church
San Isidro Convent
Salagdoong Beach Resort
Tulapos Marine Sanctuary
Expenses (one way)
Bus ride – 365.00
Tricycle – 150.00
Boat Ride – 100.00
Motorbike – 200.00
Siquijor tour – 800.00
Room accom – 650.00
TOTAL – 2,265.00 / 2pax = 1,132.50 each
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