Enchanted Siquijor

Siquijor "Isla del Fuego"
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Siquijor is the 3rd smallest province of the Philippines. ( 2nd is Camiguin and the smallest is in Batanes. The island is not that new to me since I've been there a couple of times in 2007 with Family, 2009 with friends and my partner in 2012. And not only that its also close to my heart since our relatives is living in Lazi which is situated in the coastal community of Minalulan and my Brother's father lives in Ulang, Maria near Salagdoong Beach.

The island is accessible from Iligan to Lazi port, Plaridel, Miss Occ to Larena, Dumaguete - Siquijor Port and Tagbilaran - larena. No one can deny that the island has its own enchantment and magical stories to tell. My mom once told me whenever you step to its land you should say "dagko na gyud ako lubi" or else you'll suffer LBM. hmmmmm. no one can explain why but i've got to say it whenever i go there. "wa may mawala nako" ahehhehe.

The Capital Semi-City is in Siquijor. It is both business-commercial center in the island and can only be accessed if your traveling from Dumaguete. from there one can rent a motorbike from P300-P500 (present driver's license) to roam around the island. Banks, Groceries, utilities can only be found here. if you plan to stay longer may it it be in San Juan, larena, lazi, Enrique V. bring cash. San juan is where most of the resort are situated there are number of tourist as well.

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If you plan to roam around the island for 3-4 person it is better to rent a trike which can be rented from P500-P700 depending on the haggle you'll have with Manong driver. The whole trip can take up to 3-5 hrs. usually the start point is from Siquijor to San Juan ( nothing much to see though in San juan but those big resorts see it here) but the excitement will begin if you get thru Lazi.

First stop in Lazi is the 400+ years Old Enchanted Balete Tree, according to my friend they are now offering fish spa/ Dr. Fish for P5.00 or any amount as donation/Maintenance. but during our visit we've just took picture since it was not available.

Second is the old Lazi Church and Convent it'll bring you to an old century and you'll have no choice but to take picture and be one with its old and great structure.

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Third Stop is the Cambugahay Falls, a 135 man-made stone steps going down from the main highway. you've got to pay for parking from P10-P20. its a multi-tiered waterfalls cascading from spring, flowing fresh and clean into the swimming lagoon.

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You may also want to buy some snacks and drinks at nearby stores/ take lunch packs.

Fourth Stop was Salagdoong Beach Resort, they're known for Cliff Diving, Kayaking, and Island Hopping. Lunch can also be taken there. with No Corkage Fee.

Cliff Jump


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Fifth Stop is Enrique Villanueva's Eco-walk. its like a hanging bridge built against the mangrove forest. they also cater nipa hut rentals. lunch can also be taken there.

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But it would be more enticing to visit the island during Holy Week season. Healing Rituals are usually done during those time. It will be great to take part of its annual gathering

These are all for now. As we travel remember that no matter how you get back to those places that you've been to, each of that experience will be far more different from the others. Live Life, Discover Siquijor!
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