Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Siquijor and Back: Siquijor Series

We had a great short time in Siquijor, our 2 day stay wasn't enough. We were supposed to head to the mountain side to visit the faith healers in the morning of the third day, but we decided to just relax in Princesa Bulakna before leaving at 10AM for our 12NN ferry.

From Maria, it took us a long 45 minute multicab ride again to Siquijor town, where the port was located. And since we arrived in Siquijor late night, we weren't able to see this:

Imagine how our jaws dropped when we saw this as we were crossing over the jetty. Yes, this beach was just beside the jetty. We were looking for a nice beach in Siquijor, and we found it here, near the port.

Actually, we found another beach nearby the port as well after visiting Coco Grove that also looked like this, but we arrived past sunset already there. We passed some nice beaches in Enrique Villanueva as well, while on the road to Siquijor town.

The ferry took 1 and a half hours again, and we docked in Dumaguete. From there, we had a quick lunch, before going to the port in Sibulan, a town just after Dumaguete.

We took the Santander Express at 3PM, riding on choppy waters that made the ferry bounce up and down. We rode on top of the ferry, at the outdoor deck, which relieved us of the dizziness.

We docked at 4:30 PM at the Liloan port in Santander. Again, the port was very organized and well maintained.

We were supposed to contract a van, but we didn't find one that could bring us all the way to Cebu that time (although this can be done). So, we decided to wait for the next bus that will conveniently take us to Cebu City. (the first bus was already full).

So that ends our trip from Cebu to Dumaguete to Siquijor and back all in 3 days. I love Siquijor because it is one of the most laid back islands I have been to (another one would be Siargao). I felt very far away from the real world, which made me ponder on a lot of things. So, if they say Siquijor is an island full of witches and elementals, all I can say is, time stops here. And that's probably the greatest magic Siqiuijor can delight us with.

4 comments:

  1. awesome series on siquijor. i am now more excited to go there this july. thanks for the heads up on good accomodations and fantastic beaches... love reading your blog. you never seem to stop traveling! Good Job!!! =)

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  2. i've just been to siquijor (like, i just arrived in dumaguete earlier today), and yeah, my reaction when i saw the beach by the port was just like yours. it was awesome there :)
    -bleu

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  3. i just love the way you tell the beauty of my homeland...

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  4. LOOKING FOR BUDGET ACCOMMODATION IN SIQUIJOR, YOUR BLOG POPS WHEN I GOOGLE THE SEARCH - SURPRISED TO SEE THAT YOUR BLOG LAYOUT IS THE SAME AS MINE.. EXACTLY THE SAME AS MINE. HAHA! NICE WORK! CHEERS!

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