Siquijor is a small island in Visayas. Siquijor Island or Isla del Fuego as the Spanish named it, due to the intensity of fire flies lies some 22 km east of Southern Negros. Legend has it that Siquijor rose from the sea during a tremendous thunder storm sited as evidence is fossils and shells which can still be found in Mount Bandila-an, Siquijor's highest point. While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches, oceans full of tropical marine life the interiour is mountainous.
There are two ferry terminals on the west22.214.171.124 04:50, 24 November 2013 (EST) side of the island: Siquijor town and Larena. At the end of the pier of each you'll find waiting touts and tricycles. They will try and take you to their accommodation provider who is paying them commission. Beware they don't encourage your nominated venue to claim they only have the most expensive rooms available.
Hire a motorbike for around 350 pesos per day (cheaper for long term). Available from Siquijor town and many resorts.
Hire a tricycle. Tricycles are now using a tariff system with fixed prices for tourists. They are much more expensive than on other islands. For example, Siquijor town to Larena (10km) costs P25 regular fare per passenger.
Jump on a Jeepney. Jeepneys service the west side of the island only and don't go to Siquijor town.
Salagdoong Beach 6 kms northeast of Maria. Favourite with the locals and great for swimming and snorkelling. There are also water slides and places to dive into the sea.
Kagusuan Beach Noted for its picturesque seascape and rock formation, it is situated below a cliff and accessible by concrete staircase.
Siquijor Beach Several white sand beach resorts dot the coastal areas.
San Juan Beach Lots of beach resorts and great for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Cambugahay Falls Impressive 3 tiered waterfalls just outside Lazi. Great for swimming.
Lugnason Falls Nice waterfall close to San Juan.
Capilay Spring Park A natural spring fed swimming pool in the centre of San Juan. A favourite with the locals at weekends.
Cantabon Cave Takes 1.5 hrs to walk through and you need to register in the town before venturing inside. Local guide required (they hang around the cave) as the cave is locked up.
San Isidro Labrador Convent Reputed to be the biggest and one of the oldest convents in the Philippines, the Spaniards started construction in 1887 and was completed in 1894. Declared as a historical landmark by the Philippine Historical Commission.
Buterfly Sanctuary Just outside Cang-apa. Sign posted from the main road.
Balete Tree Supposedly enchanted old tree covered in hundreds of roots and vines.
Swiss stars restaurant, (just east of siquijor town on the highway). Good little restaurant with Filipino and European dishes. The staff are friendly and the venue is something of a meeting place for locals. Set yourself up with a meal and red horse and make some news local friends.meals from P60. edit
Most people stay in some resort next to the beach around the island like San Juan. One quiet and bit remote option is the northwest tip of the island. If you don't mind staying away from the beach try Swiss Star in Siquijor town. It's a good value for money.
Kiwi Dive Resort, Sandugan Beach, Siquijor Island, ☎ 0354240534 (email@example.com), . checkin: 12; checkout: 12. Located in the quiet northern tip of the island. Cottages with kitchen and rooms available. Daily scuba diving and massage available. Friendly Staff. Free Wifi.From 490 Pesos. edit
Cliff Side Resort Sandugan Beach, Siquijor Island. 1,000 PHP (Feb 2013) fan, cold water. This is a new resort right on the beach, just down from Kiwi Dive
Hard Rock Cottages, Bitaug, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor (8 km north of Larena), ☎ +63 999 9335231 (Smart), +63 926 4773348 (TM) (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkin: 12; checkout: 12. Located on the northernmost spot of the island. View to Bohol, Cebu and Negros. Good international restaurant. Free Wifi.1200 Pesos high season / 1000 Pesos low season. edit
Czars Place Just outside San Juan. The other side of the road from the beach. Double rooms with bathroom for 500 pesos per night.
JJ Backpackers Situated on San Juan beach. Dormitory available and one double room. Restaurant with good food available too. Prices from 250 Pesos per person (Dorm).
Casa de la Playa ( http://www.siquijorcasa.com/beach_resort_siquijor.htm ) is a great little resort with different cottages form P 1100 and up. Nice restaurant. Nice white beach; great for swimming. Casa de la Playa is a great place to rest and read a book, no T.V. Cell: 09173232656
Dastraum Same owner as Joyjoy's restaurant. Rooms for P 300 and up. Talk to Joyjoy at her restaurant.
Villa Marmarine Near Siquijor Town on the way to Larena. It has a decked restaurant and a clean kitchen with very good food. There are grand and unique cottages of various size and cost. All have sea views. The landscaped beach is well maintained and cleaned every morning. There are lots of hammocks and a pleasant garden with soft grass. Free WI-FI. http://www.marmarine.jp/en/index.html
Gold Sky Seaview, Maite, San Juan, Siquijor Island, ☎ 09169236243. email@example.com Very close to Czars (opposite side of the road, exactly opposide to the school). 3 Cottages, clean, big rooms with kitchen, a/c or fan. Very friendly owner, free coconuts if you ask. 750. edit