Would you dare to book a vacation on a land full of swirling mysteries and perplexing incidents?
Admit it! A sudden goosebumps always arise every time we talk about the island of Siquijor. Considering we have thousands of islands, why Siquijor should be included on your summer bucket list? But on the second thought, why not? We grew up knowing that this island is full of strange things and mountain-dwelling witchcrafts. Maybe it is time to erase those stereo typical ideas folks! Siquijor isn’t a place you’ll find in horror movies but rather a paradise on its own right!
1. Siquijor Port
Upon landing on the island, you’ll be greeted by a stretch of white-sand, crystal clear water and visual perfect panoramic view!
2. San Isidro Labrador Church
If the scenic view of the port still can’t take your worries away bes, kneel down and pray at this church where its beauty and divinity is shaped by history! Just so you know, it is said to be one of the biggest and oldest church in the country!
3. Cambugahay Falls
A little hard work will eventually paid off. In Siquijor, if you exert a little effort, the nature will eventually pay you back. One of this is the undying beauty of Cambugahay Falls! It is a 3-tiered waterfalls with crisp clear water! The view is very scenic and refreshingly enough to soothe your weary mind and body! Taking a trek in here isn’t really challenging, it will only take you few minutes to reach it.
4. Balete Tree
After your adventurous trip at the falls, take time to sit and unwind at the enchanted 400-year old balete tree. Oopsie! Did I just say Balete Tree? Calm your horses sweetie! There’s no white lady in here. This 400 year-old tree provides water to residents in the area and serves as a place of relaxation for visitors.
5. Capilay Spring Park
Finding peace in a concrete jungle is something we all wish for, but in Siquijor, peace is already mastered by each and everyone. This serene park in San Juan is a natural spring-fed pool located right at the center of the town!
6. Salagdoong Beach
It is so comical how we spend grands of bucks just to dip our feet on the white sand beach of Boracay, when there’s Salagdoong Beach which offers a white sand beach, scenic view, cliff diving and many more for only P15? Invest wisely mga bes!
7. Kagusuan Beach
It is a virgin beach hidden in Siquijor where you can witness boulders of limestones, pristine white sand and sapphire blue water! It is quite difficult to find and might encounter negativities along the way, but trust us, it will make you feel like walking in paradise afterwards!
8. Guiwanon Spring Park
Covered with mangroves and wooden bridges, Guiwanon Spring Park is a sanctuary for various marine animals. It is an ideal place for an overnight vacation in the island.
9. Larena Triad Coffee Shop
Are you game for the “Saan aabot vacant mo?” challenge? How about a coffee break on top of the hill? Larena Triad Coffee Shop is not just your ordinary cafe! It lies on the beautiful hill surrounded by seascape and landscapes, ideal for bookworm and vacationeer with long breaks.
10. St. Francis of Assisi Church
End your trip in siquijor by reflecting and marveling around st. Francis of Assisi Church. It is one of the landmark on the island which is made from cruciform and stone rubble. Few walks from the church you’ll see the watchtower of the island, ideal for a photo opt.