Having explored the island a couple of times now, we’ve put together this easy to follow 2 days in Siquijor itinerary.
The best way to get around Siquijor is to rent scooters for around 350 Pesos per day and explore.
There are plenty of scooter shops available near the port. However, I recommend renting from your accommodation to be safe.
If you’re not confident on scooters there are always locals hanging around on trikes, just make sure to barter the price before you ride.
Depending on when you arrive, we recommend hitting off your 2 days in Siquijor itinerary with some exploring.
Tackling the two major waterfalls on the island is always a great adventure.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Also, the Philippines Itinerary will give you some more ideas on how to spend your time in the Philippines.
Best Time To Visit Siquijor
The best time to visit the Philippines is between November and April, the island’s dry season.
Siquijor is good to visit anytime within these dates, as it’s so spaced out that it doesn’t seem to get too touristy and crowded.
However, to experience the island at its very best, people recommend visiting during the high season of March/April time.
During the low season of June to October there may be heavy rainfall and occasional storms which can impact ferry crossings and travel plans.
Remember, this is just a guide, so you may want to mix it up and add/subtract different attractions.
What To Pack
Lugnason Falls is a beautiful waterfall located just a 20 minute drive from San Juan.
With stunning scenery leading up to it, there’s an easy parking spot when you arrive and from there you can head straight down the steps to the falls, just a ten minute walk.
Overall, the water was fresh, clean and the locals there were super friendly. Plus Lugnason Falls had a really great community feel both times we visited!
There are jumping points and rope swings making Lugnason are a great intro to your Siquijor tour.
At the entrance to the falls you’ll be offered a guide, however you really don’t need one. And for those that don’t fancy the jumps, you can also just take a dip and swim around at the bottom at your leisure.
Hidden amongst the jungle it’s definitely an up-and-coming spot worth stopping by.
Plus it’s on the way to our next stop, Cambugahay.
Next up it’s the one and only Cambugahay Falls, the insta famous Siquijor tourist hot spot.
Just a 30 minute drive from Lugnason, this was our favourite place on our 2 days in Siquijor itinerary. The size of the pools and the three different tiers make for an awesome atmosphere and there are multiple rope swings.
Many tourists head to this spot, although it wasn’t as busy as we expected when we visited around midday.
We paid 50 Pesos for unlimited swings on the rope and spent a good couple of hours just hanging out at Cambugahay Falls. Before grabbing lunch and heading back to Paliton for sunset.
Around a 40 minute drive back from Cambugahay to San Juan will land you at Paliton Beach. The most visited beach in Siquijor.
It’s the one that everyone heads to for sunset and we were lucky enough to catch some awesome ones!
It’s a beautiful little bay and not far from San Juan so, if you’re staying in the area, you shouldn’t skip Paliton Beach on the way home after a long day at the falls.
A great way to end the first day of your 2 days in Siquijor Itinerary!
Salagdoong Beach (Cliff Jumping)
Salagdoong Beach is another place that’s high on the tick list when planning a Siquijor tour.
It’s a man-made beach resort which costs 80 Pesos per person to enter but it’s well worth it for the famous cliff jumps!
Known for these crazy cliff jumps, Salagdoong is worth the drive out east for. You can literally dedicate a whole morning, afternoon or even day to chilling at the beach and taking in the vibes.
There are two concrete diving boards, leading straight into the ocean, the highest one being 35ft. As well as an awesome little beach and snorkel spot for tourists.
There’s a restaurant on site, so food and ice cream is always available and a good shout!
This was a favourite with us and definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.
Century Old Balete Tree
The Century Old Balete Tree is a 400 year old tree which locals believe is enchanted.
Widely known for the fresh water springs emerging from its base, it’s also become a popular place for tourists to get their feet nibbled on by habitant fish!
Worthy of a quick stop, but not for too long, we understand why it’s added to most peoples 2 days in Siquijor itinerary – although we preferred the sunsets!
After that we recommend heading back to town and grabbing dinner at either Baha Bar or Monkey Business.
Mandala Tribe Treehouses are a 3-star property and one of the most luxurious available on the remote island.
Featuring a garden, this accommodation has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom.
A terrace, a garden view and a wardrobe come with all rooms.
Monkey Business Bungalows is a branch off from the popular on-site restaurant.
The units at the resort offer easy access to the bar.
All rooms feature a private bathroom and free WiFi.
With barbecue facilities and a garden, Amber Homestay is located in a prime location on Siquijor.
Air-conditioning and free WiFi come as standard.
Some of the rooms feature a seating area with a flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony.
For more places to stay in Siquijor, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.