Siquijor

Siquijor is a small island in the Visayas lying some 22 km east of Southern Negros. While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches fronting the ocean full of tropical marine life, the interior is mountainous.

Understand

Sunset

The Spanish named it Isla del Fuego due to the intensity of its fire flies. Legend has it that Siquijor rose from the sea during a tremendous thunder storm and one can still see fossils and shells on Mount Bandila-an, Siquijor's highest point.

Get in

Siquijor does not have an airport; the nearest airport is in Dumaguete, a short ferry ride away.

Get around

There is a paved road running around the coast of the island.

See

Cambugahay Falls

Do

Dive shops on the island also make trips all the way to the Apo Island (excellent) and Baligasac.

Visit Bolo Bolo, Shamans and witches

Buy

Banks & ATMs

There is a PNB bank ATM in Larena (but only Visa cards are accepted).

There is a Metro Bank ATM in Siquijor town, on the main road. It accepts MasterCard and Visa.

Eat

Sleep

Most people stay in some resort next to the beach around the island like San Juan. One quiet and remote option is the northwest tip of the island. If you don't mind staying away from the beach, try Swiss Star in Siquijor town. It's a good value for money.

Budget under 1000

Go next

Frequent ferries to Dumaguete from the main port and Siquijor pier.

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