Happy Travel To: The Mystical Island of Siquijor

September 05, 2012

Also Known as Isla del Fuego or Island of Fire, Siquijor is an island province located in the Central Visayan Region of the Philippines.

It is popularly known for it's magic potions, shamans, sorcerers and witches. But for me and 4 other companions that didn't hinder us from experiencing the excitement that Siquijor could offer. Siquijor is about an hour boat ride from Dumaguete City.We hired a multi-cab to take us around the island. And here are some of the places we went to:

 Upon approaching the port we we're welcomed by the white sand beaches of the island. 

Our first stop in in Siquijor's oldest convent "The Lazi Convent" and also considered as one of the oldest convent in Asia. 
Lazi Convent is used by friars as a place of recreation and rest during the 1887 It is a typical "Bahay na Bato" or "Stone HOuse" It's ground is made of thick layer of stone while the second floor is made of hard wood studs and panel.

It is now a museum nowadays.

Fronting the Lazi Convent is the St. Isidore Labradore Parish Church. A reminder of a long ago grandeur.
Next stop is the Cambugahanay Water Falls rumored to be the single enchanted waterfall in the province, the water is truly crystal clear, clean and fit for bathing. Going down is rather steep but it's one place we don't want to pass on.

The surrounding trees provide a picturesque backdrop, coupled with the intermittent bird sounds and the constant gurgling of the water.

Truly a Paradise

Next stop: the Coco Groove Resort an isolated and serene resort perfect for a peaceful retreat. You can choose to ether swim in their pool or in the vast beach.

Banana's anyone?

our last stop is in The Old Enchanted Balete Tree believed to be 400 years old and enchanted
Our experience in Siquijor is truly mystical and it's one place that i would surely love to visit again. Truly a laid back, unspoiled paradise.

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  2. Wow. It seems like a really beautiful place. I'm curious though... is it as spooky as people say it is?


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  5. Yay! Nature lover here! You guys really had fun for sure! :)

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  8. It looks so gorgeous :) Especially the beach and the lush greenery!!



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  12. Beautiful! I would go there right now if it wasn't so far :) A. from http://doc-fashion.blogspot.com/