A scenic view of Siquijor Island coastline

    Mystic Siquijor Island Day Trip

    Dumaguete Tours

    Discover the mystical island of Siquijor, also known as Isla del Fuego (Island of Fire). Siquijor is commonly associated with mystic traditions and is famous for its mountain-dwelling mangkukulam (witch doctors) who brew potions with local herbs. Aside from the…

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    How to plan a Siquijor Trip

    Information and activities to plan your vacation in Siquijor.

    Siquijor island is a tiny island in the Visayas with increasing popularity among travelers thanks to its mysterious charm.

    Here there are some information about when to go and where to stay that will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Siquijor Island

    When to go:

    Siquijor has a tropical monsoon climate and can be visited all year round.

     

    High Season

    The best time to visit Siquijor is from March to May.

    The most popular period is the Holy Week.

    During the Holy Week, Siquijor celebrates the Lenten Festival of Herbal Preparation.Dozens of healers and witch doctors from all over the Philippines flock to the town of San Antonio to prepare medicinal concoctions. The concoctions prepared on Black Saturday are said to not only possess restorative medicinal powers but also are able to ward off evil spirits and sorcery.
    Siquijodnons also believe that during the time between Good Friday and Easter there are many evil entities not of this world wandering around the island.

    If you’re travelling during the Holy Week and Christmas and New Year, it’s best to have accommodations pre-booked well in advance.

     

    Low Season

    Be prepared for adverse weather when traveling in the rainy season from June to October. The ferry crossing from Dumaguete to Siquijor may be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.

    Average rainfall Siquijor

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    Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:

    • Cantabon Cave
    • Capilay Spring
    • Old Enchanted Balete Tree
    • St. Isdore Labradore Church
    • Cambugay falls
    • Tulapos Marine Sanctuary
    • Mt. Bandilaan National Park

    The most beautiful beaches in Siquijor Island

     

    • Salagdoong Beach – the most popular beach on the island, known for its turquoise shallow water and cliff jumping

     

    • Paliton Beach – A small undeveloped beach and less frequented by tourists. The sand is white and powdery

     

    • Tubod Beach – part of the Tubod Marine Sanctuary. Just a short swim from the beach you will see an incredible variety of tropical fish and corals.

    Swimming and safety

    Like other beaches in the central Visayas, swimming is only possible during high tide, and wearing water shoes is recommended as protection against sea urchins.

     

    Other Dangers

    Although many believe that Siquijor is a place of black magic and evil spirits, the island is extremely safe in terms of crime, so don’t be afraid wonder around.

    Where to stay

    Siquijor is good for backpackers and for those who want to relieve some stress from the hustle and bustle of the city and just want to lay back and chill.

    There aren’t any upscale luxury resort in Siquijor, most of the beach resort on the island are laid back and provide a true home away from home feel.

     

    Coco Grove Beach Resort

    With 800 meters of white beach surrounded by turquoise water, Coco Grove Beach Resort offers complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy and relax in surroundings of complete nature, from tropical gardens, crystal blue sea to spectacular marine life and unbelievable sunsets all on a long white sandy beach.

     

    Infinity Heights Resort

    Infinity Heights Resort is a hillside resort with stylish cottages with panoramic ocean views. Here you can enjoy an exclusive, peaceful and personalized experience. The resort is located about 2 kilometers from the coast set within the beautiful tropical jungles of Siquijor.

    What to bring along:

    This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Siquijor Island

    • Light casual clothes all year round
    • Swimsuit
    • Flip Flops
    • Beach Bag
    • Beach Pareo
    • Beach Towel
    • Sunhut
    • Sunscreen
    • Watershoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Refillable Water bottle
    • A good book/Kindle
    • Waterproof camera
    • Insect repellent
    • Raincoat

    Internet and ATM Machines

    Most of the hotels on the island have WiFi, but it is generally slow.

    There are a few ATMs on the island and some of them are unreliable. It’s advisable to withdraw money in Dumaguete before you head to Siquijor.

    How to get there

    Siquijor has no airports.
    In order to reach the island, you must take a ferry from Dumaguete. It takes approximately one hour for the ferry to arrive in Siquijor.
    There are also ferries from Cebu, Bohol Tagbilaran and Mindanao.

     

    Getting Around

    A great way to explore Siquijor is by motorcycle. You can easily circumnavigate the island in a day. If you can’t drive a motorcycle, you can hire a van or a jeep.
    There are also public tricycles and multicabs.

    Diving

    Diving is possible year-round because Siquijor is unaffected by extreme weather like other islands in the Philippines.

    The water temperature remains fairly constant at 79 – 86°F (26 – 30°C). The dry season is from December to May, while the wet season when the sea tend to get rough goes from June to November.
    Because most of the island’s dive sites are near the shore, this change in weather does not affect the diving.

    With 23 dive sites, Siquijor Islands is a haven for divers. Most of the dive sites are accessible to beginners, except few on the island’s south coast where currents are sometimes strong.

    Siquijor has a rich marine life with an incredible variety of macro life, healthy reefs, large schools of fish and pelagic species.

    The reef is home to giant frogfish, cuttlefish, spanish dancers, ornate ghost pipefish, nudibranchs, shrimps and more.

    Schools of barracuda, blue-spotted rays, turtles and eagle rays might also be spotted on deeper dives.

    A scenic view of Siquijor Island coastline

      Mystic Siquijor Island Day Trip

      Dumaguete Tours

      Discover the mystical island of Siquijor, also known as Isla del Fuego (Island of Fire). Siquijor is commonly associated with mystic traditions and is famous for its mountain-dwelling mangkukulam (witch doctors) who brew potions with local herbs. Aside from the…

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