Unlike Cebu , Bohol and other parts of Visayas, few people only visit Siquijor, and mostly are foreigners. Siquijor is a 5th provincial income class island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. To the north of Siquijor is Cebu, west to Negros, northeast is Bohol, and to the south, across the Bohol Sea, is Mindanao. Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country, in terms of population as well as land area (after Camiguin and Batanes). For a time it was a subprovince of Negros Oriental.
Siquijor is an enchanting land known for its myths, faith healers and enchantments. Also known as ” Isla del Fuego”or “Island born in fire”, the eerie glow of great swarm of fireflies by night and the serene place will definitely allure you to stay longer. Its unassuming beauty will enchant you from its pristine beaches, to its famous cliff diving spot in Salagdoong. Quite scary? Don’t fret, as locals tend to disagree and want to promote Siquijor as a world – class island wherein you can find peace and relaxation.
Here is a break down of things that you need to know when you are planning your trip for Siquijor:
Since there are no direct flights to Siquijor, the best way you can choose is either Liloan, Santander in Cebu, or Tagbilaran, Bohol or in Dumaguete port, Negros. There are four ferries that caters Dumaguete – Siquijor route ( Oceanjet, Gl Shipping and Delta) and each have different frequency departure times so its important to check their schedules. Fare cost around Php 160.00 and took more than hour to arrive in Siquijor port.
Attached below are the daily schedules for various fast crafts:
Here are some places to visit in Siquijor:
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Capilay Spring Park
I love Siquijor Marker
Old Balete Tree / Fish Spa
San Isidro Labrador Church
Modes of transportation in Siquijor:
You can either rent a van, or a motorcycle or a tricycle for your tour.
Joyce – 09989647880 (Island tour PH)
Jun – 09059500638 (multicab)
I think they are right that Siquijor is mystical, it allures you back to stay for a night or two — that’s how relaxing and fascinating their place is. You definitely want to come back to this enigmatic island. So forget about the myths, Siquijor is one for the books.
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