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Siquijor - En Route to the Mystical Island of Siquijor


It was planned to be a group of six. Until the day of the trip came and we ended to be just a trio. Hahaha! Nonetheless, we go! It was organized by my friend from the Graduate School, she planned this Siquijor and Negros Oriental trip few months in advance. We were so excited when the day of the trip came. Our last trip together was in Davao City last February and that was also the last time I saw them. Hehehe!


Since there is no direct flight to Siquijor from Manila, we booked a flight to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental where we would take a ferry to the island.


So, from the moment we landed in Dumaguete Airport, we took a tricycle that will bring us to the port. At first, we were being charged 150 pesos, but I was able to haggle it down to just 120 pesos. I guess that's a reasonable price... ^_^


It only took us about 15 minutes to reach the port. We walked towards the ticketing booth, bought tickets to Siquijor (PHP 160) and paid the terminal fee of 15 pesos.


It was around 9:00 AM and the sea is very calm. It was a comfortable ride. I even had a chance to take a nap as I didn't had enough sleep the previous night.



After about an hour, we finally reached the Mystical Island of Siquijor! And WOW! It is indeed beautiful.



From the port, you can already see patches of white sand beach! Urgh! I can't wait to explore the island!



This is part of my adventures in the provinces of Siquijor and Negros Oriental that happened last November 20-22, 2011 with my MBA friends, Clarice and Marvin. Siquijor is the 48th province on my list. Join us as we discover the majestic and enchanting “island of fire” that is distinctively Siquijor.
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30 comments :

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Yay mag-Siquijor din ako next next week. Excited na ako sa misteryosong islang ito :D

Anonymous said...

the P120 fare from the airport to the port is not at all reasonable. P40 lang binayad namin ng kasama ko. hehehe!

Siquijor is really beautiful. =)

leira said...

have fun..be careful lang dont accept drinks from strangers and follow what the locals tell you

MaryJane Tauyan said...

geez!! envy you for exploring philippines!!! should do it very soon!! good luck!! xx

enzo said...

You are living the life that others would envy...that includes me! Good luck to your latest exploration!

yuuki said...

thanks for letting us see the Phils from your posts and pictures...i love reading travel blogs, me inggit pero also inspired me to do some travel...

germz said...

siquijor, the place that is always affiliated to "aswangs" and the "wavy part" of the ocean during every ship trips. Try to include it in one of your post as to why such.hehe I'd love to know about it.

Ma. Novie Godmalin said...

I have been invited to go in a trip to siquijor when I was 16 with my childhood friends as they have relatives there on their mum's side. I missed the trip cos my parents didnt allow me. I am wishing to visit this place in future! Looks like a haven.

Stef Cruz-Lingat said...

Siquijor is in my local bucket list definitely. I have friends who's been there and they had good reviews.

carizzachua said...

wow ive never been there but looking at the photos, looks like siquijor is such a great place for vacation!

chrisair said...

such a peaceful place perfect for summer

looney planeteer said...

highway robbery ang trike fare niyo! :D

15.00/head lang from airport to anywhere sa downtown :D

Mhe-anne Ojeda said...

nice post Mervs! I am looking at tickets for Dumaguete as part of the Rizal trail but since there's only one site there and I've been to Dumaguete a number of times I am on the look out for things to do. Siquijor fits the bill!!! I haven't been there and reachable pala! thank you for sharing this post!

julie ann said...

Too sad to recall that my first impression of siquijor has something to do with mangkukulam and aswang. But my cousins who went there last year told me that I should not miss it for the world when I go home next year.

gagay said...

never been there yet.. pero gusto ko na talaga!!!

MEL said...

traveling is really one of my longest frustrations ever since. Never got time for it due to a very hectic schedule that we have to juggle at work and with the family. I hope to really go into this place and more places in the country before finally going out of the country for another getaway:)

Rochelle Caparas said...

I think this post is just on time. I'm planning to go out this summer and treat my family. Will surely include Siquijor on my list :)

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

na excite naman ako! haha punta din ako siquijor this week, hopefully!

peachkins said...

I've never been to Siquijor...

Lagalag said...

Parang bitin yata ako dun ah hehe. Can't wait to read the sequel of this post. I'll be watching for it. I'd like to know why Siquijor is called Mystical Island.

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the she-wolf said...

i wanna go here :)

Joanna said...

You are giving me ideas of places I would love to backpack travel to when our girls are at the right age to go along with us.

At the moment they are still to young to rough it up. I'm too nervous of a mommy to backpack with them in the Philippines. But if I were alone or would my hubby, it won't matter much (although him being a foreigner, I would still be cautious!).

Thanks for the glimplse of Siquijo, another place I have not been in the Philippines, but would love to see.

soloflightEd said...

naks, ito yung trip na nagkaroon ng PTB meet-up! ayos!

btw mervz, congrats on the Intrepid Travel Climb to Mt. Kinabalu! woohoo! really happy for you cause you also deserve it! excited to read your stories about that trip! lapit na nga April! :D

dong ho said...

yihaa! also going there on june. this post is JIT.

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow..sayang ako hopefully by june then or surely by november to attend it's festival...

ardee sean said...

woowwww.... nice new layout... astig ang header... keep it up.. :P

Rome said...

matagal ko na gusto pumunta dito... ganda pala talaga. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I'm planning on going there next month. Which port did you arrive at? From a map, I noticed there are several ports in Siquijor.
Great articles!
Heidi

Pinoy Adventurista said...

we arrived at Siquijor port, the one at the town of Siquijor...

Vell Ermac said...

huwag nyo maliitin ung siquijor.for me is the best pace.

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