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Our real first adventure in the Philippines started on the magical island Siquijor. Renown for its black magic it is avoided by locals as it is supposed to bring bad luck and fortune. We however took our chances and looking bad, we are glad we did.
Find some tips and tricks for the island below.
Where to stay?
During our 4 day stay we stayed at, what we think, the best place to stay on the island, Bermuda Triangle Bungalows. We paid about €65,- per night, for which you get a huge, clean, spacious bungalow with the friendliest staff. It only opened recently we figured. Breakfast is excluded but we booked everyday and loved it. Super fresh and nice. As Siquijor isn’t too touristic yet we think this is most modern, beautiful and clean place to stay.
What to see, do and where to eat?
Well, I could make a whole story about what to see but let me keep it brief. Below are all the things we did/see and I promise you that everything is worthwile a visit:
- Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
- Monkey Business
- Baha Bar
- Luca Loko
- Marco Polo
- Apo Island daytour (Coco Grove Resort)
- Cambugahay Falls
- Cangbangag Falls (Check if there is water first)
- Lagaan Falls
- Quesol Viewpoint
- Butterfly Sanctuary
- Old Balete Tree (Get the kurkuma/ginger tea sachets – trust me!)
- San Isidro Labrador Church
- Salagdoong Beach (Cliff jumping with high tide)
- Paliton Beach (Sunset beach)
- Bacong Beach (You will be alone!)
- Kagusua Beach (Be alone, again)
As the pictures and my tips might suggest, the island is a true ‘hidden’ gem considering the black magic. It is definitely an upcoming island so don’t expect a whole bunch of luxury resorts but a tranquil ‘basic’ vibe. We were happy spending four full days on the island. Oh and trust me, the beaches are amazing and mostly desolate.
Please scroll for some of my favourite shots of this incredible island.
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