The Mystical Island of SIQUIJOR
It's odd. My mother's father is from Siquijor but I've never stepped on the Island of Fire before. Though my mother still visits Siquijor sometimes because we still have some relatives there but I never got the chance to go with her. And then an exciting thing happened, my family finally decided to have a vacation there last summer!
True enough, I heard stories about all the creepy stuff before because my mother had those experiences back on her teenage years and that her father would always warn them to be vigilant whenever they visit Siquijor. But upon setting foot on the island for the first time, it felt different from what I always hear about Siquijor. The island welcomed us with crystal clear waters and one can definitely plunge in right at the port with the tempting water. No creepy feels at all.
We went straight to our Lolo and Lola's house who happened to be in the country that time to avoid the winter season at the States, and started checking out our itinerary.
ROAD TRIP AT SIQUIJOR
Here's a quick list of some of the beautiful spots in the island. What's amazing about Siquijor is that you can actually drive around the whole island for only a day. But you don't have to follow the list below in order.
Let the road trip kick off!
1. Triad Coffee Shop
Who wouldn't want to try the cliff jumping at the famous Salagdoong beach? Conquer your fear of heights, the water is so tempting after all. Salagdoong is located at the town of Maria with an entrance fee of only 15 pesos.
3. Cambugahay Falls
4. San Isidro Labrador Church and Convent
Just across the church is one of the oldest and biggest convents in the Philippines.
5. Capilay's Spring Park
Awesome cold spring for free! We didn't take a dip here though, but it's worth the visit.
6. Century Old Balete Tree
Never saw a Balete tree as big as this one! The spring below the huge tree is just so awesome and we had fun with the free fish spa. The place was very enchanting.
7. Infinity Heights
HOW. AWESOME. IS. THIS. VIEW. End your road trip at this very relaxing resort.
One of my favorite stuff in this very laid-back island is finding this modern spot above the mountains. Thanks to our lolo and lola for tipping us this newly built mountain resort. I highly recommend this one together with Triad Coffee Shop. A cocktail in hand, sunset, and the view of the rest of Central Visayas. Perfect.
Visit their website for more info. http://www.infinityheightsresort.com/