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Century Old Balete Tree In Siquijor – A Complete Guide

The Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor is one of the top tourist attractions on the island. Here’s all you need to know about visiting the 400 year old tree.

How To Get To Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor

Century Old Balete Tree is located on the South Coast of Siquijor, around a 30 minute drive from San Juan.

It’s actually visible from the road and you can park directly next to the entrance, so completely suitable for all fitness levels.

The best way to get around Siquijor is to rent scooters for around 350 Pesos per day and explore. 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.

The Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor is easy to find when following google maps. Just a few kilometres off the main road, it makes for an easy stop off on your way to Cambugahay Falls or Salagdoong Beach.

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.

A popular day trip, that includes a visit to the Balete Tree, if you are staying in Dumaguete is the Siquijor Island & Cambugahay Falls Private Tour.

Century Old Balete Tree Entrance Fee

Entrance – 10 Pesos

Parking – 5 Pesos

Fresh Coconut – 30 Pesos

Century Old Balete Tree Opening Times

Daily: 6am – 6pm.

Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor Tourist Spots
The size of the century of balete tree is crazy

What To Expect At Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor

We were on the way home from Salagdoong Beach and decided to stop by to see what all the fuss was about. After all, the incredible tree is still standing tall at over 400 years old!

Located at the side of the road we found a small shop with a restaurant on the upper floor, and the entrance to the tiny grounds of the Century Old Balete Tree.

There’s no walk or much to do, apart from stare up at the giant Balete Tree or let the fish nibble at your toes in the natural springs that flows right beneath it.

Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor Tourist Spots
The grounds are pretty small in comparison to the tree
Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor Tourist Spots
Fish can be seen swimming beneath in the springs

To the side, a lady sells small plants, cactuses and fresh coconuts.

The history behind the tree is a little unknown. Balete Trees in general are said to be home to mysterious creatures of the night.

Apparently locals tell tales of how spooky and eerie Siquijor is and that a lot of magic goes on on the island.

In fact when we first talked to our Filipino friends about things to do in Siquijor, they all said to be careful when visited due to the mythical creatures and history of magic that the island holds.

Safe to say we survived and saw nothing more than an awesome old tree and some epic waterfalls!

Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor Tourist Spots
Grab a fresh coconut for just 30 Pesos
Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor Tourist Spots
The century old balete tree is definitely worthy of a quick stop

Where To Stay In Siquijor

Luxury – Mandala Tribe Treehouses

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.

Mid-Budget – Monkey Business Bungalows

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.

Budget – Amber Homestay

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

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