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INTERESTING PLACES IN SIQUIJOR
Siquijor is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the most undervalued gems in the Philippines. Despite its tropical splendor and smashing natural beauty, Siquijor remains an overlooked travel destination that doesn’t get a lot of attention and plaudits. Let’s face it, people are just scared to go to Siquijor because it has been unjustly labeled as a land of sorcery, mystery and witchcraft.
One of the most enigmatic and intriguing islands in the archipelago, Siquijor is rumored to be home to evil witches as well as diabolic supernatural beings, like the engkantos (environmental spirits), agtas (giants) and aswangs (the not-so attractive version of vampires).
But the truth is, this quaint island-province isn’t as scary and mystical as most of our ancestors pegged it to be. As most Philippine historians would say, the stories about these creatures are myths fabricated a ton of years ago, to protect the island from influx of invaders. Yes folks, there’s nothing to fear about Siquijor, and it might even be one of the safest provinces in the Philippines. Read More: http://bisayatraveler.com/2016/04/13/19-fun-awesome-things-siquijor/
Hambilica Firefly Hatchery And Sanctuary
Photo from: http://www.hambilicasiquijor.com/
“The only place in Siquijor with a firefly hatchery by the sea!”
Hambilica is a rare merge of sunshine, ocean and greenery in the serene island of Siquijor.
It is in the center of the tourist belt and easy access to other destinations around the island. The sunset view is part of its charm.
We have beachfront cottages and guestrooms. Each cottage is provided with a boutique kitchen and a private balcony with garden and ocean views. We have internet connection and cable TV available.
A grove of rare trees not only cool the breeze but also make Hambilica a natural bird sanctuary! We take pride in our flower garden designed to be visited by butterflies and a habitat of fireflies. Read More: http://www.hambilicasiquijor.com/
Located further down south from Maria town proper and just before the town of Lazi, secluded Kagusuan has often been described as a deserted beach. Getting here is a bit tricky (there are no road signs to guide the first-time visitor) but fortunately good old Dondon knew the place quite well. It is located off the main highway; the last stretch of road we had to negotiate is not paved and barely wide enough for even a tricycle. There is a paved parking area for vehicles and a series of concrete steps from there will take you down to the beach.
With its rock formations, long stretch of white sand, turquoise waters and nary a resort or even a hut in sight, Kagusuan is perfect for moments of solitude. The crystal-clear waters also make it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. As with many beaches we visited in Siquijor during this trip, we were again the only people here until a European tourist on a motorbike arrived just as we were about to leave. Read More: http://shoestringtravelers.com/?q=node/80
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Are you ready to broaden your horizon & time travel back to the wild American west? Behind those gigantic rock gates with huge rustic iron wheel gateposts and prancing stallion horses , this 5,000+ square foot eco-friendly facility sits in a sprawling, private and peaceful American old west ranch style setting . Immerse yourself in the museum & exclusive rustic elegance decor. And with Kanheron just a thoroughfare away from the towns of Larena & Siquijor, you can soon feel your transformation of the American old west dream. Read More: http://kanheron.org/visitor-information.html
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Colorful Festivals to Enjoy in Siquijor
SNorkelling and Other Fun Activities in Siquijor
Siquijor Photo Gallery
Siquijor Video Collection