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Information about Siquijor

Type
Area/Community
Area
79 sq km
Family Friendly
No
Population density
29/sq km

Siquijor

Aerial view of Cambugahay Falls in SiquijorSiquijor is the southernmost island in the Visayan Island Group and is known as the Mystic Island of Central Visayas. It is made up of six municipalities: Enrique Villanueva, Larena, Lazi, Maria, San Juan, and Siquijor. 

During the Spanish period, the island was known as Isla de Fuegos, or Island of Fire. The island is a peaceful location that is suitable for individuals who want to relax and unwind as it is full of beaches and islands.

The island is well-known throughout the country for its one-of-a-kind healing skills. Its centuries-old history of concocting local remedies is still maintained and used as an alternative form of treatment. 

 

Best time to visit

To fully appreciate the province and its culture, plan your trip during the province's dry summer season and major events.

 

Cheapest time to Visit Siquijor

It is best to visit Siquijor during less crowded periods of the year. Summer flights and private transportation may be more expensive because there are more people traveling during those months.

 

Weather in Siquijor

Siquijor experiences several wet months, and humidity is always high. Siquijor is best visited during the hottest months, which are May, April, and June.

 

Main festival/events in Siquijor

If you want to see the city at its brightest and most colorful, consider visiting during a festival. Both residents and foreign visitors enjoy watching street parades and cultural sports.

Siquijor is well-known across the country for its witchcraft. Crocodile Hill, which overlooks the Bay of Lazi and the Mindanao Sea, hosts a Witch Festival.

 

How to get to Siquijor

If you are traveling from Manila, you can reach Siquijor via a flight. Once at the Dumaguete City Airport, ride a tricycle going to Dumaguete Port, where you can ride a boat going to Siquijor. Once there, you can ride a tricycle or habal-habal en route to your hotel/resort.

 

Safety in Siquijor

Siquijor is a safe place to visit, but as with any other part of the country, precautions should be taken. Always be cautious. Late at night, avoid wandering alone on quiet streets. 

Keep your luggage close by. The nearest hospital should be visited in an emergency. There are medical facilities both inside and outside the city limits of Siquijor.

 

Getting around Siquijor

Most ways to travel are easy and inexpensive. Siquijor is rather easy to navigate. Depending on your budget, comfort, and ease of travel, you can take a tricycle, ride a multi-cab, rent a bike, and more.

Food and Drinks

Make sure to sample some of Siquijor's most popular and unique cuisines. Restaurants provide insight into the culture of the province.

Indulge in Siquijor cuisine, especially their barbeque options, seafood options, sutukil, and sugary options.

 

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Siquijor

Some of Siquijor City’s best areas to stay include Enrique Villanueva, Larena, Lazi, Maria, San Juan, and Siquijor.