“Magical” is how I would describe Siquijor.
I have heard about it long before because of the myths and legends usually attached to it, but never did I imagine that visiting the island just a ferry ride from Dumaguete would bring a different meaning to “magical” for me. Many perceive it to be filled with things supernatural, but instead, the place is a perfect vacation spot—–providing a welcome contrast of outdoor activities, water sports, peace, quiet, and relaxation. Plus, since it is not too crowded with tourists, you will definitely be able to find your own private nook, if you choose to just be one with nature.
- 1 12 Reasons why you should Visit Siquijor
- 1.1 Impersonate Tarzan and Jane by swinging at Cambughay Falls
- 1.2 2. Visit Lugnason Falls
- 1.3 3. Jump a 22-ft cliff at Salagondoong Beach
- 1.4 4. Swim in the clear Blue waters of Kagusuan Beach and Salagondoong Beach
- 1.5 5. Have a free fish footspa under the centuries-old Balete Tree
- 1.6 6. Kayak and Snorkel
- 1.7 7. Go Old church hopping 8. Visit the Mangroves
- 1.8 9. Top Load on a Multi cab and enjoy the scenery10. Enjoy Coco Grove Beach Resort
- 1.9 11. Enjoy Endless Photoshoots
- 1.10 12. Watch Beautiful Sunsets
- 1.11 How to get there from Manila:
12 Reasons why you should Visit Siquijor
Impersonate Tarzan and Jane by swinging at Cambughay Falls
2. Visit Lugnason Falls
3. Jump a 22-ft cliff at Salagondoong Beach
4. Swim in the clear Blue waters of Kagusuan Beach and Salagondoong Beach
5. Have a free fish footspa under the centuries-old Balete Tree
6. Kayak and Snorkel
7. Go Old church hopping 8. Visit the Mangroves
9. Top Load on a Multi cab and enjoy the scenery10. Enjoy Coco Grove Beach Resort
11. Enjoy Endless Photoshoots
12. Watch Beautiful Sunsets
How to get there from Manila:
- Take a 1-hour flight to Dumaguete.
- Upon arrival, , depending on your group size. take a tricycle, taxi or van to the port.
- From there, take a ferry to Siquijor.
Check out the ferry schedule . Travel time can be as short as 1 hour or as long as 2 hours depending on which boat you will take.
A lot of people do Siquijor as a day trip from Dumaguete. In our case, we decided to stay longer, and it was the best decision we made.
43 thoughts on “12 Places you must see in Siquijor”
Beautiful photos as always!!! I haven’t been to Siquijor, I hope soon! 🙂
Totally loved this. Thank you. I placed it on my list.
YOu’ll enjoy it, definitely 🙂
The first time I heard Siquijor I believe is from a beauty contest, not sure if it was Mutya ng Pilipinas or BB Pilipinas. I just remember thinking that it’s a unique name. The host also asked the candidate about the reputation of her province, that it is home to “mangkukulam” and “aswang.” But I have many friends who have been there now and they say it is a beautiful place.
I wonder if it’s safe for a solo female traveler. I think I want to do this trip alone.
It is pretty safe. I also pre-warned my family to be cautious and friendly because of those beliefs but when we were there people were so friendly and it felt safe naman. A friend of mine went alone and she enjoyed it too. A lot of people go for a day trip from Dumaguete but if you have the time, spend the night there. It is also a good place to just be quiet and reflect and be surrounded by nature 🙂
What a beautiful place!! I’d never even heard of it if I’m honest (shocking!!) but you’ve convinced me that it needs to be added to our list. Great photos too 🙂
Thank you. The Philippines has a lot of nice and quiet places. Visit us. You would definitely enjoy. ☺
What an amazing experience. I’d love to do all 12 of those things. 🙂
What a wonderful place to spend time in the water! Looks like a gorgeous spot!
I think I will have to add this spot to my bucket list. I spent a bit of time in the Philippines but mostly in Manila for work. Great photos.
Thank you . You should add it to your bucketlist. If you are a fan of less crowded places this is a good destination 🙂
Incredible! The first few pictures remind me of the Blue Hole in Jamaica. http://www.theroadlotstraveled.com/2012/04/so-this-is-why-people-like-jamaica.html
You are right, it does look alike 🙂
This looks absolutely stunning! I will put it on my list 😉
Just buying my ticket as a type 😉 You have sold Siquijor well, not that it needed much selling. I love places with lagoons and water holes. Perfection.
Glad you liked it! Tell me about your visit when you finally get to go 🙂
We’re headed to Manila next month and have been looking for different places a short distance away to visit. Siquijor just topped our list! You had us at #1!
If you need more tips about how to go about things, feel free to leave me a messsage or email me. I would be happy to help 🙂
While you are at it, pay Dumaguete and Apo Island a visit as well. You can swim with turtles in Apo Island
Many people talk about this place lately. Can Imagine why when I see the pictures! I would love, love to go there too! 😀
I haven’t heard of this place before and it looks amazing . Thanks for sharing it with us. The fact that it’s not packed with tourists makes it even better!
The beach, the waterfalls, the Banyan tree…. they all look amazing! I can’t wait to visit the Philippines next year.
Wow! This place looks amazing. I think I might have to visit Siquijor’s waterfalls when I head to the Philippines!
You should. It really is nice. Plus, we also have good food 🙂 Siquijor is a good place to relax and be one with nature. If you want a quiet place and yet interesting, you should pay this a visit 🙂
I have not yet been to the Philippines, but your photos certainly make me want to go there. I know a trip there is in my future, as the Philippines is producing some excellent chocolate and that is my focus.
Wow – talk about picturesque, looks like paradise!
Fantastic blog! Your pictures really sell the place and it looks like there is so much adventure to be had.
we also adored Siquijor….one of our favorite islands in the Philippines…and you did an amazing job capturing it. So much to explore on that isand! Great post!
Thank you very much 🙂
The sunsets are enough to make me want to visit! Such beautiful pictures!
wow what a beautiful place! makes me want to go there even more than i already do!
such a beautiful pictures!! thanks for inspiring me! 🙂
Such an Amazing Place and Pictures are sure to make anyone Just pack and Gooo…. !! 🙂
All the pictures you took are captivating. Siquijor will now be included to my travel wishlist. I just wish that I can go to all the places you’ve went there. I doubt that 2 days is enough.
GIIIIIRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLL, The sunset photos are amazing!!! Out of everything here though, I’d love to top load on the multicab, and go cliff diving!!!
Phia! Go, I super loved Siquijor as in! 🙂 Hmmmm and it is really affordable pa:) GO!:)
Cliff diving is what I love to do..hahahaha….and those photos of the trees..my gosh..so relaxing indeed!
Siquijor is one of my bucketlist. The Cambughay Falls looks like a really great place also the beach are good.
There’s so much water activity in Siquijor. I would want to see their falls.
I love the place! The shoots of the sunset are awesome. Hope to visit Siquijor too oneday.
Wonderful wonderful photos of Siquijor. Where did you stayed there? I would like to visit those places one day.
Hi, we stayed in Coco Grove. A really nice resort 🙂
Choice number 1 — impersonate Tarzan and Jane by swinging at Cambughay Falls. relationship goal!