Siquijor

Ever since its discovery, this small island has been seen as enshrouded with magic – Spaniards initially called the island the Isla del Fuego, or the island of fire, due to the sheer number of fireflies gathered in the trees. Today, Siquijor is seen as “magical” not just because of the myths surrounding it, but also for its enchanting natural beauty.

The island’s white sands and pure waters make for stunning beaches, ideal for diving and snorkeling. The island is reachable by boat either from Cebu or Dumaguete. One can book beach resort accommodations like Coco Grove Beach Resort, Coral Cay Resort, Casa de la Playa and Serena Spa Resort. For more tucked away locations, check out the areas of Kagusan and Salagdoong.

On the island, there aren’t just beaches, but waterfalls and hot springs. Make sure to check out the Cambugahay Falls and the San Juan Hot Springs.
Those into trekking will be thrilled to visit Mt. Bandilaan, as well as its hot springs and caves.

For those who are more inclined towards Catholicism rather than mysticism, there are large and long-standing churches in the island: Saint Francis of Assisi Church and San Isidro Labrador Church and Convent.

Siquijor has not yet lost its flair for the supernatural. There are still albularyos or faith healers that offer fortunes and unusual wares (ointments, amulets) that will definitely stand out from your usual souvenirs.

Top Rated Hotels in Siquijor

  1. Coco Grove Beach Resort
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  2. Salagdoong Beach Resort
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  3. Tori's Backpacker's Paradise
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  4. Tori's Paradise
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  5. Infinity Heights Resort
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  6. White Villas Resort
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  7. Charisma Beach Resort & Restaurant
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  8. One Sunset View Resort
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Top Rated Places in Siquijor

  1. Cambugahay Falls
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
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  2. Old Enchanted Balete Tree
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
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  3. Coco Grove Beach Resort
    5.0 Stars
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    7 Reviews View
  4. Salagdoong Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
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    11 Reviews View
  5. Salagdoong Forest Reserve
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    3 Reviews View
  6. St. Francis de Assisi Parish
    4.5 Stars
    Historical Site
    4 Reviews View
  7. San Isidro Labrador Church and Convent
    4.5 Stars
    Historical Site
    4 Reviews View
  8. Capilay Spring Park
    4.0 Stars
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    5 Reviews View
  9. Tori's Backpacker's Paradise
    5.0 Stars
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  10. Kagusuan Beach
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
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Popular Areas in Siquijor

  1. San Juan

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  2. Larena

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  3. Siquijor

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