Siquijor Island is very famous for its white sand beaches and crystal clear sea waters. Not just that, Siquijor Island is also famous especially during the holy week for its yearly festivities and celebrations.
The Siquijor Island Pilgrimage Tour with few side trips
Siquijor Island is composed of just 6 towns/municipalities. It is very common for the tourists here to just visit at least 6 churches from each municipality then of course a couple of side trips. It is also worth knowing that most locals here do the same as a promise they would do after succeeding in something. Probably the most common example is when they pass licensure exams for seamanship, teaching or engineering. Here’s the list of the churches you may visit while doing the pilgrimage tour in Siquijor Island with a couple of side trips. The order may differ based on where you prefer to start.
Talingting Church (also known as Enrique Villanueva town)
Triad Cafe (over looking view of the towns of Larena and Siquijor)
Siquijor Church and Bell Tower
San Juan Church then side trip to Capilay Springs
Balite Tree (Fish Spa) — Side Trip
Campalanas Church in Lazi, Siquijor
Lazi Convent and Church (Known to be one of the oldest and biggest convent in the country)
Salagdoong Beach Resort
On top of the list above, you may insert Kagusuan Beach in Maria, Siquijor which is a long stretch of fine white sand beach and not handled or owned by any resort/hotel owners. It is basically a virgin beach, almost untouched and no developments made. There were attempts before which is evident on some structures but it was not continued.
Siquijor Island Uphill Tours
Yes there are uphills and mountain parts of the island even though the whole island is small. They even had their own rice fields and banana and coconut plantations. It is not as big as those in Luzon area though.
Anyway, there are a couple of waterfalls at Siquijor Island and the most popular one is the cambugahay falls located in Lazi, Siquijor. This is probably the only waterfall in the island with a continues flow of water whole year round. It has at least 7 tiers including the smaller ones. You can also do some tricks here like cliff jumps and swings. Another one that is slowly gaining popularity is the Lugnason Falls in San Juan, Siquijor. Though according to some locals, water flow will be very slow and minimal during summer. There are a couple of other waterfalls in other parts of Lazi, Siquijor as well but smaller ones and sometimes no water at all during summer.
Another a-must visit tourist destination at the Island is the butterfly garden at Lazi, Siquijor. It was started a couple of years back and it was opened for public viewing and visits just a year or 2. During our last year’s visit they already have a lot of colorful and of different variety of butterflies already.
Last but definitely not the least, is the Cantabon Cave.
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