The island of Siquijor has a mysterious other-world charm that lures a huge influx of tourists every year. For a long time, this small island has been popular for its mountain-dwelling mangkukulam ( a person who performs the ancient folk magic – kulam). These healers make ointments through traditional methods to cure modern ailments. Don’t worry you are completely safe traveling this slice of paradise. In today’s time, the Siquijor itinerary is popular for its pristine nature, gorgeous shorelines, beguiling waterfalls, beaut nature, and enticing attractions. Besides, Siquijor also gives an opportunity to explore the beautiful natural caves and walk down the mesmerizing trails of the forest. Despite being a small island, a day or two is not enough to explore this popular tourist place in Philipinnes. Hence, it is recommended to spare at least 3 or 4 days for a Siquijor tour on your Philippines vacation.
I have meticulously designed a 4-day Siquijor itinerary that includes the must-see attractions in Siquijor. So, read it till the end!
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Siquijor Itinerary – Day 1
Cambuhagay Falls is considered best to visit early in the morning. For a fact, Cambuhagay is one of the most beautiful attractions of its kind in the Philippines just like Kawasan Falls. Trestaurantshis three-tier fall is famous because of the size of its pool. And yes, the multiple rope swings that are the key attraction of this place.
Enchanted Balete Tree
Once done having all the fun at Cambuhagay, head back to your hotel and get freshened up to visit the Enchanted Balete Tree. Belongs to the family of fig trees, the Balete tree is an interesting place to visit in Siquijor island. There is a small pool where you can take a fish spa. The area also includes plenty of restaurants and shops where you can buy some souvenirs for friends and family.
What would be more beautiful than finishing the day off gazing at the surreal view of the sunset at Paliton Beach? This famous Siquijor tourist spot is this white sand beach is a peaceful hideout. You can visit here with your partner, friends or family and spend some quality time with time.
Siquijor Itinerary – Day 2
Guiwanon Spring Park
You can kick off your day with a visit to Guiwanon Spring Park. Located at Luyang, it is mangrove preservation. This protected area is under the administration of an environmental organization and fisherfolks in the region. The entire place is fed by spring water that comes from the roots of the trees standing along the road. One has to pay a fee of 10 pesos to enter this place.
Siquijor is home to plenty of beaches and next on the itinerary is Salagdoong. This Siquijor Beach is also renowned as a resort where you can enjoy a few days stay in the lap of pristine nature. Pioneering the tourism scene of Siquijor, this beach resort has several fine-dining restaurants to proffer an indelible stay to travelers.
On the list of must-visit beaches in Siquijor, Philippines, Kagusuan comes somewhere on the top. Hence, it wouldn’t be a bad deal to visit the second beach on the same day. This public beach is also a most-frequented one in the region, and hence, small buildings can be seen here. Tourists come here either to take in the calm and gentle ocean water or just to have a picnic with friends and family. Despite counted amongst the most-visited beaches, its beauty and its charm are intact.
If you are planning to stay a couple of days in Siquijor make sure you check out all the incredible beach accommodations they have below.
Siquijor Itinerary – Day 3
For all the adventure buffs, Lugnason Falls is an ideal place to visit. Here you can discover the adrenaline junkie hidden inside of you by flipping and swinging. Not just this, you can also climb to the edge of the falls and jump from there. For more adventure, you can just run and do a cliff jump from the edge. Locals here can be seen doing backflips with the help of rope swings. If not adventure, you can also kill your time by swimming in the fresh and clean water. Or you can just sit on the side and adore the pulchritudinous beauty and people showcasing their skills of backflipping and jumping.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Your Siquijor tour itinerary is incomplete without St. Francis Assisi Church. Dates back to the 18th century, it is one of the oldest sacred places in the region. Besides its sacred significance, the church is famous for its enticing architecture which is though pretty simple but boasts a beautiful rustic charm. For a diving and peaceful break in Siquijor, you can spend a few hours at this tourist spot.
Siquijor Port Beach
Just imagine – soaking the sun at a deserted white sand beach with crystal clear water and verdant forest in the backdrop. I know that’s something unreal. But hey, Siquijor Port Beach is there to treat you with the same experience and views. Such is the charm of this beach that you will surely get mesmerized and would not want to leave this place.
** If you have extra time and want to see more of the Philippines make sure you don’t miss El Nido and Coron. These are two of the most popular spots in the Philippines and for a good reason.**
Siquijor Itinerary – Day 4
Day Trip to Apo Island
Some 30 km from Siquijor, Apo Island is yet another beautiful destination in the Philippines. A day trip here is easily accessible and indeed an experience to remember for a lifetime. Transportation in the Philippines is very affordable so you can hop from one place to another easily. Here you have the options of indulging into various activities like snorkeling, trekking, sunset gazing, and sightseeing.
So, these are some of our handpicked attractions that you can add on your Siquijor tour package. However, there are plenty more places to visit in Siquijor and the Philippines. Hence, you can remove and add places of your interest from the itinerary.
Since you are planning a trip to the Philippines, there are several general travel guidelines that one needs to be aware of before visiting the country. Besides, you can also check out our recommended travel essentials that you will require on your trip to the Philippines.
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