A humble abode of eternal natural beauty, Siquijor is an island located in the Central Visayas region in the Philippines. The island is locally referred to as ‘Esla del Fuego’. Not just this, it is also renowned as the island of fire because of the mystical fireflies that can be seen in an abundance during night time. As per the belief, the island is considered to be cursed and as a result of that, it is said that witches live here. Don’t worry you are safe and will love traveling here. Apart from the intriguing folklore and facts, the island serves as one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. It’s the mind-boggling natural beauty, especially the Siquijor falls that convince globetrotters to plan a tour. In this blog, I have covered all the pulchritudinous Siquijor falls that are worthy of time and effort on your tour to the Philippines.
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This is undoubtedly the most popular Siquijor tourist spots. I would personally suggest that if you are on a trip to Siquijor, then be prepared to visit Cambugagahay Falls at least twice or thrice. Wondering why? Well, such is the charm of this place that no one can be satiated with just a single visit to Cambugahaya Falls in Siquijor. This three-tier waterfall has three lagoons that are aquamarine in color. On a hot day, there is nothing divine than just spending a few hours in the refreshing water of the fall. To make this place even more amazing, there are bamboo rafts and rope swings. On the whole, this place is magical in itself.
What if I tell you Lugnason are falls based on Zodiac signs, would you believe it? Well, believe it or not, but that’s true! Lugnason Falls is the most known of all the 12 waterfalls called Zodiac Falls. To reach here, you must be well prepared with a good pair of shoe to walk a lot. There are different parts There are different paths that take you from one fall to the next. Here at Lugnason Falls, you will get to see a large crowd of tourists, mainly locals. But, they are super friendly.
Though Lagaan Falls is not as big as the other waterfalls of Siquijor, at the same time, it is less crowded that makes it a great peaceful hideout for travelers. The waterfall site also has a natural slide and a rope swing. Plunging into the turquoise blue water is itself is a fun thing to do here at Lagaan Falls. There is also a small climb-through along with several caves. The entry ticket of Lagaan Falls is just for 50 pesos. However, if you are on your bike, you have to 10 pesos extra for parking.
You would be amazed to know that there are some secret falls that are not even marked on Google Maps and Locong Falls is one of them. Trust me, it is one of the best places to visit in Siquijor. Nothing can beat the serenity of this place. Besides, the mesmerizing beauty is a treat to eyes. Once you are here make sure not to leave any carbon footprints considering the beauty of this place. Also, it’s a request from my side that please do not mark this place on Google Maps as the pristine setting of this waterfall is well-preserved in that way only. Since this place is not known to the outside world, hence, you might find it difficult to reach here. People residing here are super friendly and lovable, you can ask them to guide you to your destination.
Kawasan Falls and Cave
Wondering where to go in Siquijor next? Kawasan Falls is your answer! We have all heard of the famous Kawasan falls in Cebu, well this isn’t it. Its a lot more secluded and some would say way nicer. The star of Siquijor tourism – Kawasan Falls is one of the most beautiful tourist sites on the island. Also reckoned to be a popular romantic spot where you can spend some quality time with your partner, Kawasan Falls has all the charm to connect you directly to nature. And yes, there is a cave under the waterfall which is not that big, but worth a visit. To reach here, you have to walk a narrow path and some stairs for about 10 minutes. However, there are signs next to the road that will lead you to Kawasan Caves.
For backpackers and budget travelers, this place is the perfect haven as it offers a oodles of budget accommodation and island trips. Some pocket-friendly options are even available along the beach. For that, Salangoong Beach is the perfect place to book stay. Overlooking the mesmerizing ocean, the beach resort in Salagdoong deliver a cozy and comfortable stay to their guests. Lorna’s End of the World, Tropical Fun Ta Sea Rental, are some highly recommended staying options in Siquijor.
Those who prefer a lavish stay on vacation, Coco Grove is the best luxury resort in the region. Besides, you can also consider booking from Airbnb if you are vacationing in a group. It will certainly help you save a lot.
With such mesmerizing waterfalls and natural beauty, no wonder why Siquijor is on the top of the list of best places to visit in the Philippines. But, for your information, a Siquijor tour package is not just restricted to waterfalls; it also includes other popular attractions like Paliton Beach, San Juan, Century Old Balete Tree, Salagdoong Beach, San Isidro Labrador Church and Convent, Guiwanon Spring Park, and St. Francis of Assisi Church.
If you have some extra time after your Siquijor tour make sure you check our Dumaguete. It’s our favorite place in the Philippines and for all new travelers, you can check out the travel essentials that we use and help us a lot making our vacation a smooth and hassle-free one.