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INTERESTING PLACES IN SIQUIJOR

This ‘magical’ island is perfect for the tourist seeking a respite from busy tourist centers. The island supports a good selection of resorts that enjoy exclusive sea views in private settings and it puts on display an authentic Visayan experience that is free of over population or tumbledown appearances.  Read More: http://travelauthenticphilippines.com/destinations/siquijor/

 

Bandilaan Natural Park

 

Photo from: http://www.senyorita.net/2013/03/camp-bandilaan-conquering-siquijors-highest-peak/

We first went up Mt. Bandilaan, which is really just a fifteen-minute walk up – maybe even less. Though only 632 meters above sea level and a not-too-prominent peak, this mountain is culturally significant, being the sacred place where healers and sorcerers take their herbs and perform their rituals during Holy Week – in the same vein as Mt. Banahaw. Read More: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2014/09/hiking-matters-423-mt-bandilaan-and.html

 

 

Cambugahay Waterfall

 

Photo from: http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/blog/?p=1686

Cambugahay falls is a must-visit when you’re in Siquijor. It’s very easy to reach; no long hike needed. From the parking area, there’s a sign leading you to the waterfalls. You’ll just have to go down a flight of stairs. It will only take you around 5-10 minutes.

Cambugahay is a 3-tiered waterfall. We spent almost 2 hours of our tour here. The water is very clear and blue. At the lowest tier, there’s an improvised swing you could use for free. The water is very swim-able. You could also jump from the top of the falls since the base is deep enough. Make sure you ask the guides there where to jump. The lowest tier is where most tourists swim. It’s the biggest and probably the deepest as well. There are available makeshift tables and chairs free of use. Read More: https://thelostkids.ph/2015/12/08/cambugahay-falls-siqujior-enchanting-waterfalls-at-the-island-of-fire/

 

Cangbangag Falls

 

Photo from: http://www.juan-ted.com/2015/07/cangbangag-falls-larena-town-siquijor.html

Not many have been to this falls because it is hidden in the mountains between Larena and Maria Town in Siquijor. It requires approx 1 to 1.5 hrs to get into the site but it was worth it. Indeed, the tallest falls in the province. Its basin is wide enough for a group to swim in and the middle part being deep enough for a dive.. You should not miss this off the beaten track when visiting Siquijor. It’s very raw and truly amazing. Read More: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g3175037-d9709899-r339637291-Cangbangag_Falls-Larena_Siquijor_Island_Visayas.html#

 

Cang-Isok House

 

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The oldest known surviving house in Siquijor is the Cang-isok House in baraangay Libo, Enrique Villanueva or Talingting town. It is also called the Tejano House. Residents also tell of goosebump-generating stories about the house.

The Cang-isok House is said to be built by a Spanish man by the name of Mariano Tejano in the mid-1800’s. This explains why it is also called the Tejano House. It is known as Cang-isok because it is beside the Cang-isok village. But aside from these scant details about it’s history, little is known about what happened through time at the Cang-isok House.

The Cang-isok House is built to stand on stilts and uses local hardwoods such as tugas and molave. The stilts are probably to keep wild animals away from the house as most early Philippine houses are. Or it could be because of the changing tides in the area. Cang-isok House is built not very far away from the shoreline. The roof of the house is made of nipa. Read More: http://www.aroundphilippines.com/2015/11/cang-isok-house-in-enrique-villanueva.html

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Unravel the Secrets of Small But Mystical Siquijor

How to Get to Siquijor

Interesting Places to Visit in Siquijor

Colorful Festivals to Enjoy in Siquijor

Snorkelling and Other Fun Activities in Siquijor

Siquijor Photo Gallery

Siquijor Video Collection



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