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5 Best Things To Do In Siquijor

Located in the Central Visayas region in the Philippines, the island of Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country.

Less touristy than some places in the Philippines, it is full of hidden gems including beautiful white sand beaches, colourful coral reefs full of marine life, stunning waterfalls and even some great cliff jumping spots.

This small island also has history of being a centre of mystical activities and is home to a very old tree that is said to be enchanted. Don’t let this put you off visiting this beautiful island full of adventures, as well as welcoming and friendly locals.

Here’s a guide to the best things to do in Siquijor.

1. Cambugahay Falls

The one and only Cambugahay Falls, this insta famous Siquijor tourist spot, is definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

This idyllic location is not far from the road and after lots of steps (135) to reach the falls we were not disappointed.

This was our favourite place in Siquijor, purely because of the size of the pools and there are three different tiers meaning multiple rope swings.

Obviously many tourists head to this spot but it wasn’t as busy as we expected and we visited at 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.

The locals were super friendly and enthusiastic, welcoming us into the one of the top tourist spots in Siquijor.

For a group tour of up to 5 people, the Siquijor Island & Cambugahay Falls Private Tour works out at a pretty reasonable price.

For me personally, it’s my favourite of all the waterfalls in the Philippines.

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The rope swing at Cambugahay Falls – one of the most popular tourist spots in Siquijor

2. Salagdoong Beach Cliff Jump

Salagdoong Beach is another place that’s high on the tick list when roaming the things to do in Siquijor, and is also part of the Siquijor Island & Cambugahay Falls Private 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 jump!

There are two concrete diving boards, leading straight into the ocean, the highest one being 35ft. This is a place to spot to add to your Siquijor itinerary if you’re feeling adventurous.

As well as cliff jumping at Salagdoong Beach there is the famous slippery slide into the ocean, the beautiful white beach, a great restaurant and also accommodation if you wish.

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Salagdoong Beach cliff jump!

3. Lugnason Falls

Lugnason Falls is another beautiful and tranquil waterfall.

With stunning, lush 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.

There are two jumping points and the falls are a great place to swim and cool off, being much more peaceful and less touristy than some of the other waterfall spots.

Hidden amongst the jungle it’s definitely worth stopping at if you’re passing.

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The secluded Lugnason Falls

4. 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 springs emerging from its base, it’s also become a popular place for tourists to get their feet nibbled on by habitant fish, who will remove all your dead skin!

You will also find some interesting stalls located near the entrance that sell all sorts of potions and souvenirs.

Worthy of a quick stop, we realised why this amazing tree is one of the top tourist spots in Siquijor!

Century Old Balete Tree Siquijor Tourist Spots

5. Paliton Beach

Paliton Beach is the most visited of the tourist spots 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.

The beach area is quite small, however the clear water and soft sand make for a great afternoon/evening relaxing under the overhanging palm trees.

A great way to end your Siquijor tourist spots tour!

A visit to this beach is also included in the Siquijor Island & Cambugahay Falls Private Tour.

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You must end your list of tourist spots in Siquijor with a Paliton Beach sunset

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 Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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5 Best Things To Do In Siquijor

Aeron

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

I will be taking a quick tour of Siquijor in April 2024, and this list of the best things to do is really helpful! I'm looking forward to visiting and trying out these activities. Thank you!

Ella

Tuesday 24th of April 2018

Love your blog! My boyfriend and I have 6 nights left to play with (end of May).. would you suggest 3 days Bohol / 3 days Siquijor or 2 nights Bohol / 4 nights Siquijor? We can't decide!

Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 25th of April 2018

Probably 3 in each! ? Siquijor is amazing and one of our favourites but it’s so small you can easily do it in 2/3 days. ??

Belen

Sunday 25th of February 2018

What do you recommend more? To rent a scooter or a bike? Thanks, your post is very useful for my next trip :)

Charlie Pauly

Monday 26th of February 2018

Thanks so much! Definitely a scooter, the island is pretty big to get around by bike. You will love it :D