Siquijor Travel Guide and Itinerary

Siquijor Travel Guide and Itinerary – Siquijor‘s long-time reputation as a place of magic and sorcery both attracts and repulses visitors. Siquijor is also well known for its festivals that focus on healing rituals where incantations are sung while the old folks make potions out of herbs, roots, insects and tree barks. Among the many attractions are the beaches, caves, waterfalls, Bandila‑an natural park and butterfly sanctuary. The most popular of them are the Cambugahay Falls and the old Balete tree, both located in Lazi.

The coral reefs ringing the island offer some of the best diving in the Philippines for snorkelers and scuba divers. Dive courses are conducted by several dive operators on the island in version of PADI, CMAS* and NAUI. Siquijor was declared a marine visitor arrivals among the three provinces in Region VII.

A Siquijor legend tells of a great storm which once engulfed the region. Then there came a strong earthquake that shook the earth and sea. Amidst the lightning and thunder arose an island from the depths of the ocean’s womb which came to be known as the island. Despite being a legend, modern times highland farmers have unraveled giant shell casings under farm plots, supporting the theory that Siquijor is indeed an island that rose from the sea.

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1. Cambugahay Falls – Siquijor, Philippines:

A famous tourist destination in Siquijor, the Cambugahay Falls in the island province of Siquijor, in the Region of Central Visayas, Philippines. A three-tiered waterfall that flows naturally into a lake. Cambugahay Falls can be accessed from the Circumferential Road. Come and visit this place during weekdays, going early is always the best time start to avoid the large number of people.

Siquijor has two different climates, dominated by Am. All climate is within Coronas climate type IV,[15] characterised by not very pronounced maximum rainfall with a short dry season from one to three months and a wet season of nine to ten months. The dry season starts in February and lasts through April sometimes extending to mid‑May. The main language spoken in the island province is Cebuano, with Tagalog and English often used as second languages.

2. Balete Tree in Siquijor, Philippines:
The balete tree inside the OISCA Farm in Lumapao, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, Philippines is estimated by botanists from Silliman University to be around 1,328 years old. It would take at least 42 men to encircle its trunk. At the heart of this wide tree trunk is a cavity where lizards, bats and many insects have made it their home. With fireflies lighting it at night like a year-round Christmas tree, it is one of the city’s main tourist attraction.

It is estimated to be about 600+ years old and 60 metres (200 ft) tall with its roots about 10 metres (33 ft) to 15 metres (49 ft) in diameter. A 400-year-old balete tree in Barangay Campalanas in the town of Lazi, in Siquijor province is believed to be the oldest and the biggest in the province. What is also unusual about this tree is the spring that emanates from the base of the tree and flows straight into a man-made pool.

Siquijor Travel Guide and Itinerary

Siquijor Travel Guide and Itinerary

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