Siquijor Travel Guide

Siquijor Travel Guide

Compared to other destinations in Visayas, few people visit the unassuming province of Siquijor. This largely uncharted region is oozing with pristine beaches  and gorgeous diving spots.  It is comprised of towns with idyllic coastal charm.  Here’s a travel guide blog to help you plan your trip to the Island of Fire – Siquijor:

 

SIQUIJOR TRAVEL GUIDE

How to Get to Siquijor Island

 

From Manila to Siquijor

 

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have daily flights to Dumaguete City (Negros Oriental).  Travel time is about an hour.

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From Dumaguete to Siquijor

 

From Dumaguete City airport (SibulanAirport), you can charter a tricycle to take you to Dumaguete Port.

At Dumaguete Port there are several ferries en route to Siquijor.  Travel time is 1 hour, fare is roughly PHP 135 / USD 2.69- PHP 350 / USD 7.

 

CLICK HERE FOR SIQUIJOR FERRY SCHEDULE

 

From Cebu to Siquijor

 

From Cebu City, take a bus bound for Liloan in the municipality of Santander in South Cebu at South Bus Terminal (should not be confused with the town of Liloan in Metro Cebu). Travel time is about 2.5-3 hours depending on traffic. Fare is about PHP 162  / USD 3.22(ordinary) and prepare around PHP 200 / USD 3.98 for air-conditioned bus.

 

At Liloan port in the town of Santander, pay the terminal fee plus ferry ticket to Sibulan (Negros Oriental) for around PHP 70/ USD 1.39. Travel time is less than 25 minutes.

 

Fom Sibulan port, ride a jeep en route to Dumaguete City. Fare is about PHP 12/ USD 0.24

 

At Dumaguete Port there are several ferries bound to Siquijor. Travel time is 1 hour, fare is  around PHP 135 / USD 2.69 – PHP 360 / USD 7.16.   See the ferry schedule here.

 

 

From Dapitan to Siquijor

 

Take a tricycle to Dapitan Pier.

 

From Dapitan Pier there are several ferries bound for Dumaguete City. Travel time is 3 hours. Fare is PHP 350 / USD 6.96.

 

From Dumaguete CityPort, look for ferries en route to Siquijor.

 

From Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Siquijor

There is a ferry  that leaves Tagbilaran, Bohol at 10:30 AM. Fare is PHP 210 / USD 4.17 – PHP 360 / USD 7.16  See the ferry schedule to and from Tagbilaran here.

 

From Iligan City to Siquijor

There is a ferry that leaves from Iligan City to Siquijor. Check the ferry schedule here.

 


 

 

Getting around in Siquijor

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The best way to get around by tricycle, but it means you have to charter it.

From Siquijor town proper to San Juan (we stayed in San Juan on our first day) we were charged PHP 150 / USD 3 for a special trip. If you are alone and you want to save a few bucks, there are also jeeps bound for San Juan, fare is PHP 15 / USD 0.30, however, it only leaves once full.

 


HOW TO TOUR SIQUIJOR

 

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BY MOTORBIKE

 

You may charter a motorcycle for touring Siquijor. Many foreigners prefer this, as the tourist attractions are far from each other.

 

BY TRICYCLE

 

Alternatively, you may hire a tricycle for touring around Siquijor. We paid PHP 1,000 / USD 20 (3 persons). Rate is around PHP  1,000 / USD 20 – PHP 1,500 / USD 30 for tricycle tour around Siquijor. The tricycle drivers usually have a map to show you where they will take you. The tricycle tour usually includes the Balete Tree, LaziChurch and Convent, Salagdoong Beach, Cambugahay Falls, Capilay Spring and Guiwanon.

BY MULTI-CAB

If you are traveling with a group, you may hire a multi-cab.  rate is around PHP 3,000 / USD 59.64 for a whole day tour

 

BY TOUR PACKAGE

 

There are also available Siquijor Tour Packages 2017  from Dumaguete or Siquijor Resorts and Hotels.

 


 

PLACES TO SEE IN SIQUIJOR

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RELATED POST:  Siquijor Tourist Spots

 

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Enchanted Balete Tree and Fish Spa

 

 

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San Isidro Church

 

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San Isidro Convent

 

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Cabugahay Falls

 

 

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Salagdoong Beach

 

Tulapas Marine Sanctuary

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Capilay Spring

 


 

Where to Stay in Siqujor

 

BUDGET

 

 

Palm Tree Guesthouse
Palm Tree Guesthouse

Sandugan, Larena, Siquijor Island

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One Sunset View Resort and Restaurant
One Sunset View Resort and Restaurant

Siquijor Circumferential Road, San Juan, Siquijor

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Princesa Bulakna Resort
Princesa Bulakna Resort

Candaping B, Maria, Siquijor Island

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MID-RANGE

 

 

 

Blue Wave Inn
Blue Wave Inn

Dumanhog, Siquijor, Siquijor Island

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Lazi Beach Club

Siquijor, Lazi, Siquijor Island

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Nathandrei Highlands Hotel
Nathandrei Highlands Hotel

Pili, Siquijor, Siquijor Island

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HIGH END

 

Coco Grove Beach Resort
Coco Grove Beach Resort

Tubod, San Juan, Siquijor Island

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Kalachuchi Beach Resort
Kalachuchi Beach Resort

Bitaug, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor

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Salamangka Beach and Dive Resort
Salamangka Beach and Dive Resort

Buluhisan, Catulayan, San Juan, Siquijor

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SIQUIJOR ITINERARY

(DUMAGUETE-SIQUIJOR ITINERARY 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS)

 
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This sample Siquijor Itinerary is good for 1 person, could be cheaper if you have travel buddies.  Feel free to adjust this depending on your travel schedule and budget.

 

Day 1ACTIVITIES
08:00 AMFly to Dumaguete
09:00 AMEstimated arrival in Dumaguete /
09:15 AMFrom the airport travel to Dumaguete City proper
09:45 AMEstimated arrival in Dumaguete Town Proper (Buy ferry ticket to Siquijor)
09:50 AMStart of Tour in Dumaguete

Dumaguete Cathedral

Belfry Tower

11:00 AMLunch (Sansrival)
11:30 AMContinue Dumaguete Tour

Siliman University

Rizal Boulevard

01:30 PMHead to Dumaguete Port
02:00 PMFastcraft to Siquijor from Dumaguete
03:00 PMArrival in Siquijor
03:15 PMHire tricycle for the Siquijor Tour next day
03:30 PMRide tricycle to resort
04:00 PMCheck in at resort/hotel
05:30 PMSunset watching
06:30 PMDinner

 

 

Day 2ACTIVITIES
07:00 AMBreakfast
08:00 AMStart of Siquijor tricycle tour:

Enchanted Balete Tree and Fish Spa

San Isidro Labrador Church in Lazi Siquijor

San Isidro Convent

Cabugayahay Falls (Make sure someone is watching over your things while you are swimming. There are theft reports here filed by foreign tourists)

11:30 AMLunch (Please include the driver in your meal budget)
12:30 PMContinue with Tricycle Tour

Salagdoong Beach (Swimming plus cliff jumping)

Tulapas Marine Sanctuary

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Capilay Spring

Pasalubong Center

05:00 PMEnd of tour / back to hotel
07:00 PMDinner

 

Day 3ACTIVITIES
05:50  AMFerry back to Dumaguete
07:00 AMEstimated arrival in Dumaguete
07:15 AMBreakfast
07:45 AMHead to airport or to next destination

 

 


 

SIQUIJOR TRIP BUDGET

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ACTIVITIESEXPENSES
Tricycle from Dumaguete Airport to City ProperPHP 120 / USD 2.39
Fastcraft to Siquijor (roundtrip)PHP 210 / USD 4.17 x 2 = PHP 420 / USD 8.35
Dumaguete Terminal FeePHP 25 / USD 0.50
Siquijor ResortPHP 400 / USD 8
Food Budget (x meals per day x # of days)PHP 200 / USD 4 x 3 x 2 = PHP 1,200 / USD 24
Siquijor Tricycle TourPHP 1,000 / USD 19.88
Cambugahay Falls Parking Fee for TricyclePHP 20 / USD 0.40
Salagdoong Beach Parking fee for TricyclePHP 40 / USD 0.80
GRAND TOTALPHP  2,825 / USD 56.16

 


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EXTEND YOUR TRIP

RELATED POSTS:

 

DAPITAN TOURIST SPOTS

Things to do in Dumaguete

Bohol Travel Guide

Cebu: Swimming with the Whale Sharks

 


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Comments

  1. Thanks for this!
    I thought may ferry from Cebu to Siquijor, hehe.
    I guess we need to change our itinerary. Thank you again, will be checking out Siquijor on June 🙂

  2. Siquijor is in my list of my next travel destinations. Great post. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Hi Gael!

    Thank u for your posts about Siquijor, I was able to see it upfront!
    Truly a gem at the heart of Visayas.. I’d be happier to know if a lot of people will travel to Siquijor soon..

  4. Thanks! We’ll be there on june

  5. Hi,
    Good Day. what is the resort on second picture? Thanks! more power!

  6. We are just leaving the Island and it was a great experience… You were eight it was practicL and relaxing to stay at Lorna’s End of the Workd Resort, Ate Lorna is very caring, bubbly peraon and we live to see her again 🙂
    The Island is really adorably clean 🙂 super save for our Siquijor Trip because of you.. thanks so much

  7. Hi,

    Do you know the best way to get back to Cebu City from Siquijor island? I’m on a bicycle tour so I can travel overland on my own. I wonder if the ferry to Oslob is still working but I couldn’t find any. Thanks for your help.

  8. hi,
    can we pitch a tent and stay there overnight at salagdoong beach or in cambugahay falls? we are not usually stay in a hotel..we prefer to stay in a community or in the wild..
    thanks..

  9. Cool. I wanted to be in siquijor.

  10. First, thank you for this informative blog. I find this useful!

    This weekend. I am planning going to Siquijor. I hope to have the same experience as you did.

    Last, keep us posted in your next escapade!

    More powers!

  11. Hello!

    Is Lorna’s End of the World the hotel where you took the photos from? Checking where I can stay this March. Not sure too which town I should stay for the night. Any tips?

    Thanks!

  12. Correction though. Liloan is in North-Eastern Cebu. You can get there via (a) SM City Cebu or Parkmall’s V-Hire terminal, (b) jeeps plying Highway Mandaue, or (c) mini buses at the North Bus terminal along M Logarta Avenue, near SM Hypermart (previously Makro) and the Aboitiz Football Field.

    1. Hi, you’re probably referring to Liloan town in Metro Cebu. Liloan mentioned here is a barangay in Santander. I updated the post to avoid confusion. Thanks for dropping by!:)

  13. Thanks for the valuable info about ferry trips and the place to stay. I would gladly check Lorna’s End of the World resort. I’ll post a comment after my trip to Siquijor tomorrow.

  14. Thanks for the blog! By the way, is there an early morning trip from Dumaguete to Siquijor? From Oceanjet site, it’s only once a day =(

  15. hi, do you have a number of Backpackers Dorm?

  16. do u know po the schedule of ferries going to siquijor from dumaguete back and forth?

  17. This is such a great help! I wonder if you have a contact on the tricycle driver? I will be travelling with my girlfriend and we are on a tight budget. Thinking to ask for a lesser rate, if that’s possible 🙂 And, do you know what’s the last trip from Siquijor back to Duma?

  18. thanks big help.we were book on april 11. from oslob whale shark viewing, then to siquijor overnight.we can now maximize our time

  19. Salamat kaayo. Many thanks! Visiting wonderful Dumaguete and Siqiujor this May.

  20. Hi, I am planning on going there this year. May I ask what resort did you stay at?

    – Bon

    1. Styed at a friend’s house

  21. Hey u forgot how to get there in siquijor from plaredil.

  22. Good day, you have a cheaper rate for your stay there. May i know what’s the name of the hotel? Tnx

  23. hi! is it safe to do this alone? 🙂 any tips from one pinay solo traveler to another? thanks!

  24. Hello! May byahe ba from Cebu to Siquijor? Or the only way to get there from cebu is to travel to dumaguete? Thanks!

  25. Hello, Can you please refer a budget friendly inn near santander liloan port? Thanks.

    1. Hi Jayson, not sure about that. Most resorts in the area are kinda hefty. But you make ask around, otherwise, stay in Oslob, it’s near Santander naman.

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  27. Nice guide! planning to follow this itinerary on a tight budget. i hope prices are still the same. any tips on budgeting? 😀

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