Monday, April 20, 2015

Siquijor 2015: Siquijor


Hello SIQUIJOR! My 33rd province! Yey! Siquijor is the 3rd smallest island in the Philippines, after Camiguin and Batanes. It's also called the "Isla del Fuego" of the Spaniards because from afar, the island glow which came to the fireflies that gathered in molave trees during night :) And also, the province also known for sorcerer and healers :)

After we took our buffet breakfast at Hotel Essencia, we hired tricycle going to Dumaguete Port. We supposed to ride a 9:00 am ferry  but unfortunately, it wasn't available :( Instead, we bought 10:00 am ticket and pay the terminal fee. We just waited in the huddle area :)







Here we go! :)














After 1 1/2 hours, we arrived at Siquijor port :) Halller mga kuya! :)


Seaport water, believe or not, may fish pa :)




This is Kuya Dennis, our tour guide. Kuya Joam, the popular tourist guide in Siquijor referred Kuya Dennis to be our tour guide that day :)


Yes kuya! That's me! hehehe :)

First stop, the "Welcome Siquijor" sign and St. Francis of Assisi Church. This is the way of Siquijor locals to welcome the tourists and visitors :)











Kuya Dennis humble service :) hehehe.. 





Second stop, Guiwanon Spring Park :) Paid P 10 entrance fee :) The resort is composed of wooden footbridge planted over water that connects the cottages :) There are also some tree house in the area if you want to stay overnight and enjoy the scenery :)









































Third stop, Tulapos Marine Sanctuary. Actually, I did not include this in my itinerary, hahaha! But Kuya Dennis brought us here! Clap clap kuya! :)












Kuya Dennis asked us if we want to try the Siquijor's very own, Pan Bisaya :) Of course we do!



Very homey panaderya :)







Forth stop, Cang-Isok House. The Old surviving house in Siquijor built in mid 1800s! Amazing!






Since it's lunch time, we asked Kuya Dennis the famous resto in town, he brought us in Jo's Chicken! Actually, this resto has also a branch in Dumaguete  :)



He's not a pig, hahaha! 







After  lunch, we proceed to Salagdoong Beach :) It's a public beach but it has a very clear turquoise water and clean beach :)


Man made forest :)


This view greeted us when we arrived :)




See that water? :)




The beach is known also for cliff jump. It has 10 feet and 20 feet above sea level  cliff jump. Of course, I tried the highest one :)


20 feet cliff jump :)


10 feet cliff jump :)



My cliff jump!!!


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The feeling was unusual when I jumped :) but unfortunately, my butt hurts after I jumped because it was the first landed into the water :( huhu..



Beach bumming :)






















We just stayed in Salagdoong for almost 2 hours only and proceed to our fifth stop! Lazi Church and Convent :)



Lazi Convent was among the oldest convent in the country. :) Today, this  convent converted into school :)









Just across the convent, The Lazi Church :)














Century old tree in front of Lazi Church :)





Sixth stop! Cambugahay Falls :) This falls is popular because the locals put a tree vine and it allows tourist or locals to swing like Tarzan and jumped into the falls :)



Few step to the falls :)










Tarzan jump! :)
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Seventh stop! Old Balete Tree :) This tree is a living witness of Siquijor History :)







And free fish spa :)


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Last stop, Capilay's Spring Park :) We're not able to stay long here because we need to catch up the beautiful sunset in San Juan Beach :)







We arrived at The Bruce beach resort, we already made a reservation beforehand :) Our room is located in beach front! Yay! :)


Thank you Kuya Dennis :)


Our room :) Very spacious :)




Amazing sunset :)




Okay, mandatory "yoga pose" shot. hehe :)






We washed up and rest for awhile :) Then we went to D'barkads resto which Kuya Dennis recommended :)













It was tiring day but unforgettable :) Siquijor is sooo blessed having this amazing place :)

I woke up early to catch the sunrise and take pictures :) and this view welcomed me :)




The Bruce Beach Resort facilities :)

































Had a great memories and fun in this place. Will definitely revisit Siquijor :)

HOW TO GET THERE:

From Dumaguete, hired tricycle going to seaport. Purchased ferry ticket and pay terminal fee. Travel time is 1-1.5 hours. When you arrived in Siquijor port, hired tricycle or motorbike to stroll around the island.


EXPENSES in SIQUIJOR:

APO ISLAND-SIQUIJOR-DUMAGUETE BREAKDOWN OF EXPENSES:




Date of travel: March 12-13, 2015
Travel Buddy: Yeng (BossLove)

40 comments:

  1. Kasama na ba ang tour guide services ni kuya dennis sa trike rent? hehe

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    1. Hi, thank you for dropping by. Yes, kasama na yun sa rate niya. Pero we gave extra (tip) kasi maganda yung service nya. :)

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    2. Nice. Planning to go there very very soon. Can I ask for Kuya Dennis' number? :)

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    3. Yey! I'm sure di ka magsisisi sa ganda ng siquijor :)

      Here's kuya dennis number: 0947-7898337 / 0936- 1107863.
      Enjoy your siquijor trip!

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  2. hello po! alam nyu po ba kung ano yung last trip ng ferry from dumaguete to siquijor????????????

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    1. Hi, im not sure. It depends sa sea ferry carrier like weesam, ocean jet and other roro vessels. It depends din sa weather condition :)

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  3. pwede po ba mag ask ng contact no. Ni kuya Dennis ? btw you really have a nice blog ang photos :)

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    1. Hi, appreciate your kind words, thanks a lot :)

      Heres kuya dennis number:
      0947-7898337/0936-1107863

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  4. nice blog..:) i'll definitely look for kuya dennis hahaha
    salamat sa breakdown ng itinerary

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  5. Hi :) you should look for him. He's nice and funny :) you're welcome :)

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  6. Hello :) Do you have any contact details for Bruce Resort? :D

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    1. Hi, here is the number of The Bruce : 0928-6011856. Enjoy Siquijor! :)

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  7. Best Siquijor blog! Got all the info that I need for my Siquijor trip this November 22. :) Thanks for posting this! More power! You will be blessed. :)

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    1. Hi! Wow! Thank you! Appreciate it! Siquijor is such a paradise. Enjoy your trip! God bless you :)

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  8. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL BLOG! :)We are planning to go there sa weekend. Hopefully we can book Kuya Dennis too. :) Nice photos, btw!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for dropping by :) Wow! Appreciate it! Yes! Kuya dennis is very nice and accommodating! Enjoy your trip in Siquijor :) I'm sure you will fall in love with the place :)

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  9. Hi bujoy, I would like to thank you for this blog you've made. This served as our guide when we went in Siquijor during my birthday trip! We even hired kuya dennis as our guide! thankful that we got his number from this site! This blog also encouraged me to write my own travel stories!

    All the best for 2016!
    -Mar Justiniano

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    1. Hi! Wow! Belated happy birthday! I am soo happy that my blog was able to help you to manage your siquijor tour :) Thank you for your kind words :)

      You should make you own travel blog too! To document your trip and share to others :)

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  10. mahusay! i enjoyed reading your post. ang saya lang! :)

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  11. Your blog is a big help to me as my family plans to visit Siquijor this holy week. What do think is better 1 night stay or 2 nights stay? :D

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  12. Hi! Well thank you :)

    You can explore the whole island for a day and I think 2 days 1 night is enough. But if you want to stay longer, maybe its okay, it depends on you :)

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  13. Hi! Super nice photos! I'll use this as my guide this April . And active pa ba yung # ni Kuya Dennis? And pwede ko rin ba siyang gawing Photographer? lol . Solo backpcker eh.

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    1. Hi! Thank you :) i think his number is active pa naman kasi someone got kuya dennis number here in my blog recently lang din :)

      Very nice si kuya and im sure papayag sya maging photog mo :)

      Enjoy your trip :)

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    2. And do you happen to know if in business pa ba yung Lorna's End of the World for accommodation? If not, can you recommend the cheapest room for 1. Thanks.

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    3. Not sure if Lorna's is still operating. We stayed at Bruce beach resort. 1,200 per night lang din then beach front. You can ask maybe kuya dennis about Lorna's :)

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  14. Got all the infos i need for our trip this month. Thank you so much for ur blog. Ur pictures are really enticing. Will try to contact dennis to be our guide. I just hope he still has the same number. Thanks again

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    1. Hi! Wow! Thank you for your comment! :) kuya dennis is nice and funny.

      Enjoy your trip! :)

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  15. Hi! May I ask the contact number for the bruce resort? we're planning to travel siquijor next month. thank you!

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    1. Hello :) here's the number of The Bruce - 0928-6011856.

      Enjoy your trip :)

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  16. Hi Thank you for your blog, Punta kami sa Siquijor This October 21 2016, Ill contact Kuya Dennis for our tour..Ganda ng mga picture mo..Thank you..

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    1. Hi :) thank you so much :)

      Enjoy your trip and keep safe :)

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  17. I like your blog! May i know what time did you finish the inland tour po?

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  18. Thank you :) We finished our tour mga before sunset :)

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  19. Thanks for all the inspirations. Will visit Siquijor this month :)

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  20. I'm looking po for a travel buddy sa Siquijor.Gusto ko kasi magpagamot sa legit na manggagamot doon. Pls. email me at ryuhye@yahoo.com if interested. Thank you

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