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A First-Timer’s Guide to Siquijor Island

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Transport and first places to visit

The easiest way to get to Siquijor from Dumaguete is by ferry. The trip takes about an hour and a half. Once you arrive in Siquijor, there are plenty of things for tourists to do. You can start your adventure with a visit to the Enchanted Balete Tree. This tree is over 400 years old and is located in Barangay Lazi. It is said that this tree has healing powers, so it's popular with tourists.

Enjoy the rich natural environment

Another place you should visit on Siquijor is Paliton Beach. It's one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and it has white sand beaches and clear blue waters. You can relax here or go swimming. While you're on the island, don't forget to check out Cambugahay Falls. It's a three-tiered waterfall with great views and natural swimming pools.


Cultural heritage

Siquijor has many cultural sites and historical landmarks. One example is the Siquijor Church, which was built during the Spanish colonial era in 1884. Another example is the Old Enchanted Town of Larena, an old fishing village that has been preserved to show how traditional Philippine communities lived centuries ago.


Siquijor is known for its delicious local cuisine. Make sure to try out some of the dishes, like Sutukil (a combination of Sugba, Tula, and Kilaw) or chicken Tinola (a traditional Philippine soup). There's also a variety of seafood dishes, like shellfish and grilled fish. So tasty!


We hope our itinerary will help make your visit to Siquijor Island enjoyable and memorable. This Philippine island is worth a visit because of its stunning landscape, rich history and culture, and delicious food!

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