Siquijor Travel Guide
One of the up and coming travel destinations in the Philippines is located in Visayas area and close enough to Bohol and Cebu. Siquijor is a small island that has that relaxing vibe, long stretch of empty beaches, cheaper cost of food and accommodation yet has great nightlife. It is popularly called “Mystic Island” which comes with that thrilling local beliefs that the you can buy magic love potions or any kinds of potions from local shamans. It might be just a folklore, but when you get there you’ll definitely feel hooked on the island’s vibe.
One of the main reasons I visited Siquijor was its national reputation of being a “Mystic Island” in the Philippines. I remember being told stories by my grandma who grew up there about the old trees, mythical creatures, and even creating potions. When I finally got to Siquijor, I was pleasantly surprised because it was a friendly, charismatic island filled with amazing sights.
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The following attractions are great to check out in Siquijor:
- Get an adrenaline rush in Salagdoong Cliff Jump
- Swing like a monkey in Cambugahay Falls
- Visit Tubod Beach and Marine Sanctuary
- Get a relaxing foot spa in the Old Enchanted Balete Tree
- Lounge and enjoy the sunset at Talisay Beach
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How to Travel to Siquijor
Siquijor is a small island that is easily accessible by ferry from different islands like Cebu, Bohol and Dumaguete. There’s no public airport yet as of writing but there’s one that’s being developed.
You can easily combine a visit to Siquijor from Bohol or Cebu as ferries have connecting trips to these islands.
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|BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS|
To travel around the Philippines, there are 3 local commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. Smaller airlines called AirSwift (El Nido, Boracay) and Royal Air also fly to limited destinations. Book your local flights here.
For international flights, I found Kiwi and Trip.com have cheaper flight options to the Philippines.
|BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION|
There are many choices of hotels, hostels, apartments and guesthouses to stay in the Philippines. Book through AGODA for the cheapest options and Booking.com. I also use Hotelscombined to see all prices from different websites to choose from.
|BOOK YOUR BUS/FERRY/VAN/CAR|
The Philippines can be difficult to go around because many buses, ferries and even private vehicles are offline. The best websites to book them are through Bookaway.com and 12GoAsia – they have many partners in different destinations and you can purchase tickets online.
Car rentals are also available for you to choose from here.
|BOOK YOUR PACKAGE TOURS|
If you don’t know where to go and just want a hassle free trip to the Philippines, you can find package trips to different destinations with Klook – I recommend them for local tours and activities or Get Your Guide.
|DON’T FORGET YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE|
|It is very important to be safe and ready whenever accidents happen, especially in the Philippines where some places don’t have quality hospitals and clinics. I use Safety Wings for whenever I travel in the Philippines or abroad.|
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