Magic and Sorcery? Witchcraft? My friends and I spent a day touring around a magical island called Siquijor. Click the link below to see what we got up to!
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- Tours in Siquijor
- Paliton Beach
- Lazi Church
- Hapitanan Cafe
- Old Enchanted Balete Tree
- Salagdoong Beach Resort
- Cambugahay Falls
- Siquijor Souvenirs
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From Dumaguete we took a fastcraft (around P160 pesos) to Siquijor Island. Travel time was only around 1 hour.
Tours in Siquijor
In the photo below are the available tours you can take. We chose the Siquijor Coastal tour. It’s such a good deal! We were a group of 5 so we only paid Php 360 each for whole day transportation in Siquijor Island.
Here are the places we visit:
Our first stop was Paliton Beach. We saw a few locals but other than that it was only us. Probably because it was so early. The beach was nice – peaceful and serene. We didn’t stay for too long. We just walked up the beach for a few minutes, took some photos and left for our next stop.
Lazi Church is one of the oldest churches on the island. In front of the church was also an old convent. Unfortunately the church was closed when we went – I suspected they were restoring it. We had a little peek inside – it looked really beautiful! Very colorful!
Probably one of the most random places we visited in Siquijor was Hapitanan Cafe. There was a nice lookout over the fields and ocean. Also, there is a photo op you can do while you’re there. You stand on a platform, broom between your legs, you jump, and pretend to be flying on a broom. Hahaha! No required payment but there are donation boxes.
Old Enchanted Balete Tree
This Balete tree is believed to be around 400 years old! There are little fish in water that will nibble off the dead skin cells in your feet, hahaha. It was my first time to experience a “fish spa” – it was quite a weird feeling.
There is an entrance fee of P10 per person.
Salagdoong Beach Resort
A beautiful beach resort. Most known for its cliff diving! I’m not a huge fan of cliff diving but I had to try it at least once! I jumped off the 20 feat high plat form. Scary but exhilarating!
Probably the most well known tourists spot on Siquijor Island – Cambugahay Falls. You should expect quite a few tourists here but it is still very beautiful! There are swings that you can use – they’re a lot of fun! They do cost P20 but definitely worth it for me hehe.
If you didn’t know, Siquijor has quite the reputation as being a place of sorcery and magic. Here’s a look at a few souvenirs I came across. Definitely got me a voodoo doll one, hahaha!
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