ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SIQUIJOR - OUR FAVOURITE PHILIPPINE ISLAND
As we have told many travelers already, after visiting Siquijor island, it became our favourite of all in the Philippines. With its great beaches and variety of activities, it caters for both the adventurous and laid back.
TOP THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN SIQUIJOR
SALAGDOON BEACH-CLIFF JUMPING AND MORE!
This should be top of your list when visiting Siquijor!
After an adrenaline rush? At a height of 35ft, it pushes most peoples boundaries but is well worth it. Luckily for those afraid of heights like Jessie, there is a smaller jumping platform so you can build yourself up for the big one!
There is an entry fee of 35pesos when arriving, as you will find at many great destinations.
Not only does Salagdoon beach have cliff jumping, you will also find accommodation, a restaurant, a beach AND for a ridiculous price you can even rent blow up toys, clear bottom kayaks and relax on a hammock (50 pesos) out in the ocean! All of which makes for great Instagram photos.
CENTURY OLD BALETE TREE- FISH FOOT SPA
The locals believe this 400-year-old tree is enchanted, whether or not that is true, it is a must visit during your stay. This spot has not only become popular due to the magnificent tree but because of its foot spa. Who wouldn’t like to pop their feet into fresh spring water on a hot day and have them nibbled on by the little fish for just a few dollars!
One of the most Instagram famous spots in Siquijor! This was one of our favourite things we did while on this beautiful island, nothing better than a waterfall trip with rope sings on a scorching hot day. The rope swing is only 50 pesos per person for unlimited use, even the locals working there get in on the fun! We watched them doing all sorts of crazy tricks and flips off this high swing.
Considering Cambugugahay Falls is a popular destination, it was extremely busy when we went around lunchtime on a weekend day. We would recommend you visited on a weekday avoiding lunchtime if possible where there is likely to be fewer people.
If you would rather get away from the crowds and have a smaller but still great experience then head to the Cambugsayan Falls nearby.
Looking for the perfect sunset beach? Here it is!
Paliton beach has beautiful white powdery sand, clear blue water, and some hilarious locals providing drinks and snacks as you watch the sunset. I’m not sure if we got lucky with the time of year, but the beach was not overcrowded which was ideal.
Great way to end a day in Siquijor!
Sadly on our trip to the Philippines, we ran out of time to see Boracay island, thankfully Siquijor gave us a taste of what we were missing! With its pristine powdery white beach, clear water and lanky palm trees, it makes a great Instagram photo opportunity as well as a picnic spot. When we visited Little Boracay, the beach was almost deserted, so be prepared to have it to yourself!
This made for a great adventure on a rainy day! At only a little cost, it provided a great few hours of fun. Just a short walk away, you will climb down into a small hole in the ground (Seriously!) and begin exploring this incredible cave. The guides were younger than us but more than capable of navigating their way through and explaining many different aspects of the cave.
TIP: Be sure to bring your togs for the underground cave pool and some shoes you don't mind getting dirty!
SCOOTER RENTAL-THE BEST MODE OF TRANSPORT
There is no better way to explore this tiny island than by scooter!
Once you hop off the boat there is a scooter rental service just 100m away where we hired ours through. The owners were happy to barter a good price as we were hiring for four days.
Check out what accommodation Siquijor has to offer here!
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