3.30.2016

Top 6 Must Do's in Suquijor

Originally written by Jaypee Acuna on 12/05/2015 at JP's Travelogue



After recently returning from an amazing trip to SIQUIJOR, I thought I would give you all a run down on the best things to do around the island.



1.) Hire a Motorcycle / Tricycle and Drive Around

Finding your way in Siquijor is easy as 123. The island is small, compact and easy to see in a day that you can travel around the island and pass through the 6 municipalities of this province in 4-6 hours. Renting a MOTORCYCLE/TRICYCLE/MULTICAB is a very popular option, and is definitely one of the top things to do in Siquijor. If you know how to drive a motorcycle you may rent it for Php300.00 per day excluding the gas. The island has a good motorway and cemented coastal roads - there's nothing can compares to the freedom of driving around alone or with your guide to explore the whole island. I promise you, you won’t forget the feeling of wind hitting your face as you drive through winding roads,and some steep portions of the road to reach the tourists attractions offered in each municipalities.



2.) Talk to the People

Much has been said about the province of Siquijor, it is somehow famous for its associations with all things mystical and spiritual, but the most common of it all is the belief that the island is inhabited by mangkukulams or aswangs. And since the old times the island is known for some unordinary practice of folk healing and potions. Needless to say Siquijor is a place where some weird stories are still alive, there are no rational explanations. So, when i decided to include Siquijor in my visayas trip i know i wont be shock. In short, the trip went off without any untoward surprises. But, the highlight of any trip to Siquijor is the people. They are warm, cheerful, welcoming, and very helpful.


3.) Visit Old Churches

One of my favorite part in my Siquijor trip is a quick visit to the old churches in the province. Each one is unique, beautiful, ancient, and has an incredible story along with it. There are a lot of old churches within the island. If you are interested in nice architecture, these old Churches is an absolute must when visiting Siquijor. Upon arrival at the province San Francis of Assisi Church will greet you. Other noteworthy churches are the century old San Isidro Labrador Church, and one of the biggest convent in the Philippines the San Isidro Labrador Convent - The church and the convent was very old- looking, but I was really impressed that it continues to stand even today, St. Augustine Church, Our Lady of Devine Providence, and St. Vicente De Ferrer Bell Tower.



4.) Enjoy the Beaches

The island is spotted with some white sand beaches. One of the most famous beach in the island is Salagdoong Beach Resort - it has clear blue water, white sand beach, and some rock formations which is favorable for cliff diving. But if you’re looking for the finest beach front in the island - i highly recommend the ones in San Juan - specifically in front of JJ's Cafe - The view was serene and beautiful. You can also visit the beaches of Siquijor and Kagusuan.





5.) Chasing Waterfalls and Spring

A popular swimming destination in Siquijor, Cambugahay Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall, can be reached by taking a short hike from the main road down to a cemented stairs all the way to the falls. The water cascades into several catch basin, each flowing one into the other. On the main pool of the waterfalls, a 'baging' hangs from a tree that can be use as a swing before jumping into the blue waters. So, If you can swing it and jump from it, then you should go here. You can also visit Lugnason falls and Capilay Spring Park in San Juan.





6. ) Enjoy the Sunset

There are a lot of things to do in Siquijor and enjoying the sunset is one of these. A glorious sunset is the epitome of fleeting beauty. Siquijor’s sunset will enter your soul and will stay there forever. This is pure magic!



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