How to get there:
From Cebu, you will have a lot of options to choose from if you plan to visit Siquijor. You may opt to take a land trip + sea trip or a sea trip all the way to the magical island.
Option A: A bus ride going to Liloan + a boat ride in Liloan Port + a short tricylce ride to Dumaguete Port + a boat ride to Siquijor.
Take a bus going to Oslob – Bato – Liloan at Cebu’s South Bus Terminal and it’s for 169 php. The bus will drop you at Liloan port where you will take an approximately 30 minute boat ride going to Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The boat ride costs 62php. From Sibulan, you can hire a tricycle going to Dumaguete port for 100php or take a jeepney for 22php and ask the driver to drop you at PNB Dumaguete. From PNB Dumaguete, you will need to take another tricycle going to Dumaguete port for 9php. There are a variety of shipping lines that can take you to Siquijor, one for instance is Delta ferry and they charge 160php.
Option B: A bus ride all the way to Dumaguete + a 30 minute boat ride + a boat ride to Siquijor.
Take a bus going to Dumaguete at Cebu’s South Bus Terminal for 200php. A boat ride going to Dumaguete for 70php. Lastly, a boat ride to Siquijor for 160php via Delta ferry.
Option C: A boat ride from Cebu City Port all the way to Siquijor. This one is via Oceanjet and costs 950php for a tourist class. For the schedule you can visit their website.
If you’re coming from Bacolod, you can take a 5 to 6-hour bus ride to Dumaguete at Bacolod’s South Bus Terminal for 250php. Then a boat ride to Siquijor for 160php via Delta ferry.
If from Manila, you can either take a plane to Cebu then follow above options or a plane to Dumaguete then just a boat ride to Siquijor for 160php via Delta ferry.
Where to stay.
There are lots of cheap choices when it comes to accomodation. But when choosing one, you should keep in mind the location and your budget which will be more suitable when you do an island tour. By the way, if you’re on a strict budget, Lorna’s End of the world is highly recommended. You can contact Ate Lorna at (+63) 927.381.6377.
What to do.
Siquijor is dotted with tourist spots that will surely blow your mind away. From white sand beaches, springs, waterfalls, caves, marine sanctuaries, parks, and forest; Siquijor is truly gifted. The good thing is, you can tour it all for only a day. You can rent a tricycle and go wherever you want for 900php. You can contact Kuya Jun at 09183438023 if you are interested.
These are some of Siquijor’s must-visit destinations: Lugnason Falls, Capilay Spring Park, Enchanted Balete Tree, Cambugahay Falls, St. Isidore Labrador Parish and Convent, Salagdoong Beach, Cantabon Cave and Mt. Bandilaan Natural Park.
Other than those, if you want something spooky, you can check Siquijor’s Black Magic Mary or Saint Rita of Cascia. A woman who’s holding a skull in her right hand and an inverted crucifix on the left. And if you believe in potions and magic, you can look for faith healers in the island.