For our last stop, Kuya Jun brought us at Salagdoong Beach – a government owned resort that is famous for its cliff diving, and postcard worthy landscape. True to what I have seen prior to going there, the place was really beautiful. Being the frequently visited beach in Siquijor, Salagdoong boasts its white sand, pristine waters and extreme water activities.
If you plan to stay, here are the rates (all in Philippine peso as of 2012):
Entrance fee: 15 – adult / 10 – children (below 10 yrs. old)
Nippa Cottage: 300
Swimming Pool: 80 – adult / 40 – kids
If you are planning to have an overnight stay, they also have rooms available.
Duplex A,B,C and D (3pax): 1,600
Duplex E and F (5pax): 3,500
Dormitory (16pax): 5,000
Or you can also check in at nearby Hotel Agripino. For the total list of rates, click here.
I was too excited upon seeing the ledge and the slides, but I didn’t know what was with me that time. I should’ve gained a lot of courage since I was able to jump twice from a plank in Boljoon and I was able to defy a 50ft cliff. Shame on me. Shame on me, big time.
Moment of truth.
I was at Salagdoong’s ledge. And I was there sweating bullets. My hands were shaking and my feet were trembling. The thought of jumping off a cliff crossed my mind, but I never thought that it would feel like the first time again.
I could’ve had a strike, but again I was too chicken. I just opted to try the slide, but it was too dry that I had a hard time pushing myself and I ended up just swimming and letting the sun kiss my skin. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed of myself.
Minutes after, I again had thoughts of jumping, that time I ask my younger sister to try it with me. The surprising thing was, she was never hesitant though she asked me to go first. After several attempts, I was again a failure. So she decided to go first. There were no signs of hesitations and being scared from her and that made me jealous. I wish I was that brave, but, anyways, Malapascua’s cliff was enough. Afterall, it was a 50 ft. cliff.
It was too hot during our stay that after a couple of minutes, we decided to leave and get ready for our trip to Cebu. Salagdoong, I still have got my eyes on you. I will muster enough courage and I will definitely go back. This time, there will be no doubts.
Here I go again, easier said than done :p