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Nestled in the heart of the Philippines, Siquijor is an island that has long been shrouded in mystique and enchantment. Known as the “Island of Fire” it beckons travelers with its pristine beaches, lush jungles, and a rich cultural heritage. If you’re planning a visit to this mystical gem, you’re in for a treat. Join us as we explore the top things to do in Siquijor, unlocking the secrets of this magical destination.

1. Embrace the Beaches

Siquijor boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. Head to Salagdoong Beach for cliff diving and clear azure waters. Paliton Beach offers a serene escape, perfect for relaxing and taking in stunning sunsets.

Relax and enjoy the view at Salagdoong beach, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels Siquijor

2. Explore the Enchanted Balete Tree

One of Siquijor’s most famous attractions is the Enchanted Balete Tree. Step into its shadow and dip your feet into the natural fish spa pool beneath. It’s a unique and soothing experience.

Have a morning fish spa at enchanted Balete tree, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels Siquijor

3. Visit the Historic Lazi Church

Immerse yourself in history at the St. Isidore de Labrador Church in Lazi. This centuries-old church is an architectural marvel with its intricate designs and timeless charm.

Take a stroll through centuries-old charm and vibe with the past, photo courtesy of Canva

4. Chase Waterfalls

Siquijor is home to captivating waterfalls. Cambugahay Falls is a favorite, featuring cascading turquoise waters surrounded by lush greenery. Enjoy swimming and rope swings in this natural playground.

Swingin’ into good vibes at Cambugahay Falls, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels Siquijor

5. Witchcraft and Healing Traditions

Explore the island’s mysterious side by learning about its witchcraft and healing traditions. Locals believe in the mystical powers of healers and shamans. You can even find love potions and protective amulets in the local markets.

Experience the healing of Siquijor Island as you explore the island’s refined charm, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels Siquijor

6. Hike at Mount Bandilaan Nature Park

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the lush trails of Mount Bandilaan Nature Park. Conquer the summit for panoramic views of the island and its surrounding beauty.

The breath taking view from Mount Bandilaan Nature Park, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels Siquijor

7. Island Hopping

Hop on a boat and explore the surrounding islands and islets. Siquijor is the perfect base for day trips to Apo Island and its world-renowned snorkeling spots or explore the untouched beauty of Cang-isok Island.

Cruise the crystal-clear waves and hit up hidden spots in Siquijor Island, photo courtesy of Canva

8. Taste Local Delicacies

Don’t miss the opportunity to savor local dishes and delicacies. Try the fresh seafood, suman (sticky rice), and buko pie (coconut pie) for a true taste of Siquijor.

Get ready to taste a slice of island heaven with these Suman from Siquijor Island, photo courtesy of Canva

9. Witness the Fire Dance Ritual

Experience the island’s unique cultural heritage by attending a traditional Fire Dance Ritual. Local performers dance on hot coals while invoking ancestral spirits, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

The traditional fire dance ritual, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels Siquijor

10. Sunset at Salagdoong Beach

End your day with a mesmerizing sunset view at Salagdoong Beach. The vibrant colors painting the sky over the calm sea create a serene and breathtaking scene.

Picture-perfect moments that hit different, photo courtesy of Canva

Ignite Your Wanderlust!

Siquijor is a place where magic and reality seamlessly blend. From its enchanting natural wonders to its mystical traditions, this island offers a unique travel experience. So, pack your bags, embark on an adventure, and uncover the top things to do in Siquijor. Let the Island leave you with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Read More About Things To Do in Siquijor, Philippines

16 Best Things To Do In Siquijor, Philippines [+ 3 Day Itinerary] – by Cazzy Magennis
10 Best Things to Do in Siquijor in 2024 – by Cebu Insider Team

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About the Author

Gellie Jane works as a Marketing Officer at Mad Monkey Philippines. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her daughter and fur babies, watching Netflix, and reading books.