Photo grabbed from Explore Siquijor Facebook Page
Siquijor is small but an island full of mysteries, so they say.
Because of stories of witchcraft, the uninitiated stepping on the island for the first time will feel a bit scared and cautious. But the island really is very welcoming to all guests. I should know, it’s my hometown!
When you arrive on the island, you will be welcomed by fresh air and serene sights of ocean and mountains. Except in Larena, the municipality that doesn’t sleep, the quiet atmosphere of the other municipalities is broken only by sporadic spurts of motorcyles and motorcabs.
It’s an island worth exploring for its beach and mountain resorts, fresh produce and warm people.
When in Siquijor
1. Drink fresh buko juice.
2. Eat boiled or fried bananas.
3. Eat native bread made with “tuba” (coconut wine) and stuffed with “bukayo” (sweetened grated coconut meat).
4. Visit old churches.
5. Visit beaches/sanctuaries.
6. Watch the sunset and sunrise.
7. Attend fiestas where anyone can just go in and out of houses and partake of the feast.
8. Check out boulevards.
9. Go cliff-jumping in Salagdoong Beach.
10. Tour the island in one day.
How to get to Siquijor
1. From Manila, take a flight or boat ride to Dumaguete. From Dumaguete, take a ferry or boat ride to Larena or Siquijor. Shipping lines such as Montenegro Shipping Lines. Check schedule here. Or you may take Delta Fast Ferries. Check schedule here.
2. From Cebu, take a flight via Cebu Pacific to Dumaguete or take a bus (Ceres) ride to Liloan Cebu and take the ferry to Sibulan, Dumaguete. Check schedule here. Then from Dumaguete, refer to #1.
Where to stay in Siquijor
There are plenty of inns and resorts to choose from. Check out Local Philippines.
For the rest about the island, I leave it to you to explore and enjoy your trip!
St. Isidore Labrador Convent, Lazi, Siquijor
Intimate Dining at Coco Grove Beach & Dive Resort, San Juan, Siquijor
Resto along the beach of Coco Grove Beach & Dive Resort, San Juan, Siquijor
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