Travel Blogs from Siquijor
Siquijor, the second island in our Philippines trip.
Siquijor is a small island said to have sorcery, folk healers and natural powers. It's a place where you can rent a bike and explore the island without the crowd. It's definitely the place where you can get away. Even though it's small, there are so many things to do.
How did we get there?
After swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob, we hopped on a tricycle to Liloan ...
... time as Lucy calls it and relaxation meant for a lovely few days. The sunsets where incredible, vivid red seeping through huge plumes of cloud that looked like mushroom clouds from a bomb. In the evenings, locals would come out with their torches at low tide and pick the sea bed for shellfish and any other crustacean they could find to eat, including sea urchins...well at least they are good for something :-) Several European visitors cruised in and out of the resort including ...
... to swim with so many schools of fish, I felt like I was in an aquarium heaven! The experience of Scuba diving is not something I can articulate or describe or explain. You have to immerse yourself in the ocean to appreciate the beauty of nature of this ...
... lovely waterfalls and went spelunking in a cave. The latter was very nice indeed with a clear stream running through and great stalactites and stalacmites. Already in Sabang (underground river cave) we wanted to explore the cave closer and longer but where not allowed to. But here we were and got pretty wet and dirty as we had to squad down and squeeze through narrow passages - cool! Only depending on the light of our flashlights, we ventured ...
... as we arrived in the centre of pretty Valencia we were
befriended by a habal habal driver and arranged to pay 600Php for a
whole day in the area, first visiting the Red Rock waterfalls, then
Banica Valley for a walk in the forest.
was a bumpy ride to the falls, through roads and paths damaged by
recent flooding and the February earthquake. We passed by steaming
ground, caused by geothermal activity, smelling of sulphur, skidding
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Agripino Siquijor
Great beaches just below, lovely staff, clean rooms and good value...what could be better!
Dare you to jump off the platforms into the sea.
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