2019 SIQUIJOR TOURIST SPOTS + TRAVEL GUIDE + RESORTS, HOTELS

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel

 SIQUIJOR TOURIST SPOTS + TRAVEL GUIDE + RESORTS, HOTELS

This article includes a list of  Siquijor Resorts and Hotels;  pieces Information on How to get to the Island from various places; and List of Tourist Spots. Moreover, we also added relevant links to various destinations as well as Tour Packages available in the area.

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 Salagdoong Beach Resort  

Siquijor Island also known as the Mystical Island is an ideal place for tourists and vacationists. The serene island is blessed with scenic beauty, archaic churches, and natural attractions. The minute I landed at the port of the place, I already fell in love with its unspoiled environment and the warm hospitality of its people.

You can experience a   coastal tour of the island in just one daytime. Legend tells that the island rose from the ocean during a tremendous thunderstorm cited as evidence is fossils and shells which can even be found in Mount Bandila-an, island’s highest point. While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches,   the interior of the island is mountainous.

The whole island was declared a marine reserve and tourist zone in 1978 by virtue of Proclamation No. 1810. No wonder why many nature lovers and adventurers were enticed to explore its numerous caves, springs, and rivers, and to climb up Mount Bandilaan, the highest peak at the center of the island.  For tourists who simply want to lay back and relax like me, the island provides a long stretch of beautiful white-sand beaches.

SIQUIJOR ISLAND

  Island Sea Port  [ Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel ]

HOW TO GET TO SIQUIJOR ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

There are two ferry terminals on the westward side of the island:  town and Larena. At the end of the pier of each, you’ll find some touts tricycles to bring you to your hotel or resorts.

There are several passenger boats daily from Dumaguete to Siquijor Island town and some larger Roro boats   There are also several boats a week between Tagbilaran on Bohol and Larena. I advise you get hold of the Roro because it’s more stable on rough seas.

In our desire to make it a little more easier for you, we have listed below several shipping companies traveling to the island and their schedules. Please take note that they may change their voyage schedule depending on the sea conditions.

 Ocean Jet – Fast Craft Vessel for Siquijor Island, Philippines 

Cebu City –  Siquijor Island via Tagbilaran City, Bohol – Dumaguete City  – 03:35 PM
Tagbilaran City, Bohol – Siq  Island via Dumaguete City – 05:45 PM
Dumaguete City – Siq Island – 07:40 PM
Siq  Island – Dumaguete City – Tagbilaran City, Bohol – Cebu City  06:00 AM

Delta 1, DIMC Shipping for Siquijor Island, Philippines 

Dumaguete City – Siq   – Monday and Saturday  – 6:00 AM |Daily                                              – 9:00 AM
Siquijor Island  – Dumaguete City – Monday and Saturday – 7:00 AM | Daily                                             10:15 AM

Delta 3, DIMC Shipping for Siquijor Island, Philippines 

Larena and Siq   – Dumaguete City – 5:35 AM
Siquijor Island – Dumaguete City -12:30 PM | 03:00 PM
Dumaguete City –  Siq  Island – 10:15 AM | 01:30 PM | 04:30 PM

GL Shipping | M/V Jaylan 2 – Vessel ( No Trips on Saturdays)

 Siquijor Island – Dumaguete City -06:30 AM
Dumaguete City –  Siq  Island – 12:00 PM

MBca Jaziel ( Fast Motorized Boat) No Trips on Saturdays

Dumaguete City -Siquijor Island  – 05:45 AM | 12:00 PM
Siquijor Island – Dumaguete City – 09:30 AM |03:30 PM

MBca Jaylan 2 | Fast Motorized Boat (No Trips on Saturdays)

 Siquijor Island – Dumaguete City – 05:50 AM | 01:00 PM
Dumaguete City – Siq  Island – 10:15 AM | 04:30 PM

M/V Kristina, Montenegro Shipping Lines for Siquijor Island, Philippines 

Larena, Siquijor Island – Dumaguete City – 6:00 AM
Siquijor   – Dumaguete City – 4:00 PM
Dumaguete City – Siq  – 10:00 AM
Dumaguete City – Larena, Siquijor Island  – 6:00 PM

M/V Siquior Island

Siq  – Dumaguete City ( Saturday ) – 06:00 AM
Dumaguete City – Siq  Island( Saturday ) – 5:00 PM
Lazi, Siquijor Island – Iligan City ( Monday and Thursday ) – 10:00 PM
Iligan City – Lazi, Siquijor Island ( Tuesday and Friday) – 5:00 PM

Palacio Shipping Corporation for Siquijor Island, Philippines 

Cebu City – Tagbilaran City – Siquijor
Siq  Island – Tagbilaran City – Cebu City

Lite Shipping Corporation

Cebu City – Siq Island (via Tagbilaran, Bohol )
Siq Island – Cebu City (via Tagbilaran, Bohol )

Cokalinog Shipping Lines, Inc. for Siquijor Island, Philippines 

Cebu City – Larena   ( Monday) – 1:00 PM
Larena, Siquijor Island – Cebu City ( Monday) – 11:00 PM

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

[ Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel ]

SIQUIJOR ITINERARY, AND BUDGET [ TOURIST SPOTS ]

In my trip to the island, I made an Itinerary just for an overnight visit. While you can do a day tour on the island, experiencing an overnight stay will surely complete the experience.

Click here my Itinerary and Budget in my latest Travel to Siquijor Island

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 Cambugahay Falls  [ Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel ]

SIQUIJOR TOURIST SPOTS

There are many things that one can do at the island even just for a day trip. Apart from enjoying the beaches, you can ride a tricycle to see the beautiful tourist spots of the Island. For those who love historical places, you can visit the old churches of the island which tells amazing stories of the past. These places are also for free, very ideal for budget travelers.  You can also do the Tarzan jump at Cambugahay Falls, and much more.

We have listed several activities you can do at Siquijor Island with the description of the places.

Please click here for more:

NEIGHBORING SIQUIJOR TOURIST SPOTS

It is easy to visit other destinations when on the island. Below are the things that you can do when on the island.

Explore Dumaguete City

Perhaps you used Dumaguete City as your gateway to the island. Nonetheless, let me share with you my Dumaguete City Travel Guide which might inspire you to explore more of the city.

Must read: Dumaguete City Travel Guide

There are many tours available for grabs when in Dumaguete City. You can book them on the links below:

BOOK DOLPHIN WATCHING & MANJUYOD SAND BAR TOUR HERE

BOOK TWIN LAKES NATURAL PARK TOUR HERE

A Day Tour in Apo Island

Apo Island in Dumaguete is one protected area offering amazing diving and snorkeling sites.

Must read: Apo Island Travel Guide

Experience Bohol Island

There are vessels traveling between the island and Bohol. You can book your ticket in advance for Ocean Jet Fascraft should you plan to pay 1-2 day visit to Bohol.

BOOK BOHOL – SIQUIJOR (Vice Versa) OCEAN JET FERRY HERE

There are many things that you can do in Bohol.

BOOK BOHOL TOUR, LOBOC RIVER CRUISE WITH BUFFET + PANGLAO HIGHLIGHTS HERE

BOOK BOHOL ISLAND HOPPING + DOLPHIN WATCHING HERE

Must read: Bohol Travel Guide

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Getting around Siquijor via Tricycle  [ Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel ]

GETTING AROUND

Rent a Motorbike. It is possible to rent a motorbike for 280- 350PHP/day (gas not included)  from either pier or in some shops near hotels.  Before hiring, check if helmets are included and if the price per day means 24 hours or i.e. 8 AM to 6 PM (some resorts require you to return the motorbike before sunset). You don’t need to leave your passport with the tenant, they accept even just an Identification Card.

Hire a tricycle. The most popular and budget-friendly way of transit around the island is the tricycle. Tricycles are now using a tariff system with fixed prices for tourists. They appeared much more expensive than on other islands. But what is good about this fixed tariff is that any tourist won’t feel that they were taken advantage of the fare.

Start on a Jeepney. While it would take time for you to get to your destination, jeepneys  (not very frequent) run between the principal towns along the island.

Van Rentals. For bigger groups, van rentals are available right at the seaports. They also have a fixed tariff for this.

 

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

One Sunset View [ Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel ]

 SIQUIJOR ISLAND RESORTS AND HOTELS  

The island is a tourist-friendly place, they offer a wide array of selection of places to stay even for budget travelers. While it would be nice to book your hotel in advance, it is relatively easy to get home to rest while on the Island. The minute you get in at the port, you can take a tricycle to take you to different resorts and they will wait for you while choosing your hotel.

We listed  Siquijor Resorts/Hotels around the Island, you can book your room directly from this post. Just click the red link to bring you to the booking site.

BOOK YOUR SIQUIJOR RESORT/HOTEL  ROOM HERE

One Sunset View Resort and Restaurant
Siquijor Circumferential Road, San Juan

Islandia Beach Resort
Talisay, Catulayan (IslandiaBeachResort@gmail.com), San Juan

Blue Wave Inn
Dumanhog, Siquijor Island, Philippines, 6225

BOOK YOUR SIQUIJOR RESORT/HOTEL  ROOM HERE

Good Vibes Inn  House
Siq  circumferential road, San Juan

Treasure Island Beach Bungalows
Siq  Circumferential Road, San Juan

Buco Beach Resort
Sawang Maria
 

BOOK YOUR SIQUIJOR RESORT/HOTEL  ROOM HERE

Cliff Side Beach Resort and Cottages
Sandugan, Larena

Palm Village Guesthouse
Lala-o, San Juan
 

Palm Tree Guesthouse
Sandugan, Larena

ISLA INN
Dumanhog
 

Gold View Beach Resort
Buluhisan, Catulayan, San Juan

Xylla Guesthouse
Ytaya Lazi

BOOK YOUR SIQUIJOR RESORT/HOTEL  ROOM HERE

First Baby Bytes Guest House
Catamboan, Lazi

Lazi Beach Club
Laz

Tropicasa  
Circumferential Road, Solangon, San Juan

The Danish Lagoon Luxury Beach Resort
H.C. Andersens Boulevard, Paliton

BOOK YOUR SIQUIJOR RESORT/HOTEL  ROOM HERE

White Villas Resort
Siq  Circumferential Road, San Juan

Tropical Fun Ta Sea Rentals
Lala-o, San Juan
 

For more click here: SIQUIJOR RESORTS AND HOTELS

SIQUIJOR ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET, ITINERARY, CHEAP HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

San Isidro Labrador, the Biggest Old  Convent in the Philippines  [ Siquijor island Tourist Spots + Travel Guide + Resorts/ Hotel ]

HAPPY TRIP  TIPS  

  • Summer is the best time to visit the island, so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, and other skin protection.
  • While there were no mosquitos during my visit, it would still be best to bring some insect repellant lotion.
  • The place doesn’t have much to eat especially if you are doing a tour. So It would be best to slip some snack items in your bag.
  • Bring bottled water when traveling around the island. I have a very sensitive stomach so I don’t drink water just anywhere when I travel.
  • Bring your medicine kit.
  • Cellular phones are essential when traveling especially when there are emergencies. So don’t forget to bring some power banks.
  • Travel light, remember the mode of transportation in Siquijor island is by Tricycle.
  • If you wish to navigate the Island by yourself using a rented motorbike, make sure that you inform the hotel of your itinerary.

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56 Comments

  1. There’s so many places in the Philippines I haven’t been to yet and this is one of them.

  2. I really want to see Siquijor Island! It’s one of the places I haven’t visited yet in the Philippines! Ganda ng Pilipinas!

  3. I had no idea The Phillipines were so picturesque and beautiful! Looks like a great place to vacation!

  4. We are planning to visit Philippines next year and I will keep this in mind.

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Such a ton of information for people thinking of traveling to Siquijor. This island is paradise perfect! I would choose this over Boracay anyday!

  6. If you’re coming from the beach Lugnason falls is the perfect place to cool down. We were the only ones in the area when we visited and got the whole place to ourselves. The basin is very swim-able, with waters very cool, clear and blue. It’s around 5-6 ft. deep but gets deeper in the middle. Locals would climb up the limestone walls and jump. You could also take your lunch here. There are tables and small cottages available for groups.

  7. Great post. I recently visited Siquijor and indeed this place is a paradise. If you want to relax and have some time alone, you should try visiting Siquijor. Thanks for sharing such amazing and informative post!

  8. Hi there, any idea for M/V SIQUIJOR ferry Iligan to Lazi Siquijor? can i have a contact number please.

    Thanks,

  9. Christine Maybuena

    Hi Sir. May i ask contact numbers for M/V iligan to siquijor island. Because we are from cagayan de oro city. We are looking for the fastest also cheaper ways to go to siquijor

  10. Jayes Santos

    This blog site became one of my guides in my DIY tour of Siquijor. But there was hardly any mention of warning for theft at different tour sites in the island. Have heard of a theft case at Cambugahay falls but I fell prey to thieves at Lilibeth’s Pan de Bisaya. I had great experience eating but went home scratching my head.

    • Jayes, I am so sorry to hear that. I haven’t heard of any during my trip. But maybe just like in any other places, we must be careful next time. But thank you for this message, this would help future travelers in Siquijor.

  11. Hey Jojo!
    I was in Siquijor earlier this year but only spent a couple of hours. Will be coming back early next year!

    Is riding a motorbike safe (road conditions and what not?)

    Great read 🙂

    Mick

    • Antonio Dinis

      The safest place I drived in the Philippines got all around the island, and also so cheap, rented a motorcycle 350 php a day.

  12. Great help for us first time travels.. We will be going there this summer . thanks for sharing

  13. Great post! Been traveling all over the Philippines for almost two years now! Siquijor has been my fave so far (been there teice) and will definitely come back!

  14. Gorgeous! Every time I see blue waters I am tempted to run away on vacation.

  15. Er. Um. YES PLEASE! I would NOT say NO to taking a trip to this magical destination!!

  16. Great post. I recently visited Siquijor and indeed this place is a paradise. If you want to relax and have some time alone, try visiting Siquijor. I’d also like to ad on your post that there is now an online booking store where you can book a motorbike or scooter ahead before going to this small island. At least you are sure that you have something to use to tour around when you visit Siquijor.

  17. Magnificent Photos! I am totally convinced now to go there with my friends! Is Calipay Spring Park a hot or cold spring? Does it feel like you are surrounded by nature like the ones at Hidden Valley Laguna? Hope to enjoy my trip here soon! Thanks bro!

    • Thanks Ryan, I have not been to Laguna yet. But it’s in my bucket list 🙂 Yes, the spring is cold 🙂

    • chito yosores

      calipay spring is a cold spring,the good news is thats free,yes there is no registration to pay and you will enjoy the calipay spring. on the top of the hill is the san juan parish church

  18. This island looks amazing! I would love to vacation there!

  19. Siquijor Island looks like an amazing place for a vacation. These are amazing photos the water is so beautiful.

  20. What a beautiful and intriguing place!
    I would visit.
    Great photo shots!

  21. That is one of the beautiful place to visit. I really love the beach

  22. nicole escat

    I really love go to that beach! such an amazing photo and looks like a enjoying place

  23. Siquijor! Lovely place! Would definitely be grateful to visit that place one day!

  24. Another destination to add to my list of vacations. It’s beautiful!

  25. I’m definitely convinced to go now. What a beautiful location, and your photos are lovely!

  26. Wow. What an island! I’d love to visit there someday.

  27. Great photos! Everything is so beautiful and inviting. Siquijor Island is definitely a bucket list item!!

  28. The beach is breathtaking. I need to add Siquijor to my travel list.

  29. Jenn Peters

    I’d never heard of Siquijor before. But it looks like a beautiful place.

  30. what a beautiful place to visit. Looks refreshing there and i want to go there with the family

  31. Those beaches are calling my name! I love all the photos you posted. I want to tag along.

  32. I really must visit your country!

  33. Looks so beautiful. I would love to travel there.

  34. Elizabeth O.

    I love that little hidden beach front, the Salagdoong Beach! It looks so cozy and less crowded. Thanks for sharing all these awesome places to go to in Siquijor!

  35. I don’t think I know anyone who has been there. It looks so inviting.

  36. I have lots of friends who tells me Philipines is lovely so I can’t wait to visit. Looks like fun!

  37. that looks like such a tranquil beach to visit. i could use a holiday in the sun right about now

  38. Can you be my tour guide haha! I would love to go I think it would be an incredible experience!

  39. I’d love to vacation there. Everything looks so inviting and beautiful. Maybe one day I can have my dream vacation there.

  40. h how I would love to go swimming with the waterfall…what a lovely post of your vacation!

  41. Such a pretty place and I love all the water. Wish I was there right now.

  42. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That sounds like a lovely place to visit. I would love to go there someday.

  43. I’ve been to Siquijor three years ago and I must say that this island had an enchanting effect to me… in a good way of course! Can’t wait to go back in Siquijor! 😀

  44. Siquijor is really beautiful especially its falls and beaches. It would be nice to visit Siquijor and enjoy nature.

  45. this is one of my dream places to visit.. hopefully i’ll get a chance to travel that far soon.. but what i like to visit here the most is the Lazi Church ^_^

  46. Wow Siquijor is such a beauty. Been dream to travel the country a lot and visit places like this one.

  47. What an enchanting island to visit! This is a hidden gem on my bucketlist.

  48. This island looks awesome,such an awesome place to have fun.Nice share,worth visiting this island.

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