Visit Siquijor and Travel to the Island of Fire

If you are planning a vacation to the Philippines, then you must visit Siquijor and Travel to the Island of Fire! The Spaniards named this paradise “Isla del Fuego,” or, “Island of Fire.” The named it this because of the mysterious glow that came at dusk on the island – from the swarms of fireflies that flitted around the lush vegetation. 

Siquijor is has become a tourist hot spot in Central Visayas because of its natural beauty and distinct charm. Its white sand beaches, century old churches, amazing dive sites, beautiful waterfalls and other natural wonders attract people here to uncover the island’s mystique. Siquijor is a good option if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and unwind.

One of the most appealing things about Siquijor is that it’s not overcrowded with tourists. Its natural beauty has remained intact, and it hasn’t given into the demands of modernization. Rather, Siquijor has maintained its element of mystery and magic while showing-off its beauty, satisfying travelers that are looking for something a little different. You can visit the Most Beautiful Islands in the Philippines here or on Pinterest.

Siquijor Weather – When to Visit

Siquijor has a tropical monsoon climate, so Siquijor has only two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season is between June and October, and the dry season is from November to May.

So, the best weather on the island is said to be between November to May – during the dry season. The best time to visit is between December to March. If you do visit during the wet season, you can expect the occasional downpour, but it typically rains and then clears up. Also, the waterfalls will be more spectacular during the wet season.

Best Siquijor Beaches

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Paliton Beach

Paliton beach is public and free of entrance. A lineup of fishing boats at rest by the shore with minimal seaweeds and pieces of junk are a usual scene. It is notable for being a perfect vantage point for sunset viewing and for having a serene atmosphere especially during the morning and weekdays when it is less frequented by locals. Visit the beach if you are looking for a natural beauty of an unspoiled, white, powdery-to-pebble sand matched with a shallow, azure, clear waters.

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Tubod Beach

Most of Tubod beach is now part of Coco Grove resort, one of the fascinating resorts in Siquijor which gives away a perfect entertainment at sundown to its guests. The beach is well-groomed and best-kept of its pristine, white, coraline sands that make for an excellent location for sunset viewing.

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Solangon Beach

Solangon Beach is described as having the finest sand and clearest waters in the region. The main section of the beach is found in front of Coral Cay resort. There’s a walkway going through the beach resort. To get to the beach, have a tricycle drop you off at Coral Cay. You can then make your way down the walkway through the resort. The beach is only a few hundred meters down from the main road. 

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Solagdoong Beach

Salagdoong is popular among tourists for its cliff diving platform. Choose either the 20-feet or the other 35-feet high cliff to jump from. Come by early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The place is small and can only accommodate a manageable number of tourists. Entrance fee is P75.

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Cang-iping Beach

Cang-iping Beach is found in the town of San Juan. Cang-iping Beach is frequently quiet, which makes it a perfect relaxation area especially during sunsets.

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Best Siquijor Tours & Activities

Siquijor Island Tour from Dumaguete

Discover the mystical island paradise of Siquijor, also known as the island of fire which refers to the eerie luminescence produced by swarm’s excursion nested among the foliage of molave trees. a 50-minute fast ferry trip from Dumaguete takes you direct to the capital town of Siquijor. Book Your Siquijor Island Tour from Dumaguete Here.

Siquijor Island Tour

Spend a Day in Siquijor, visit various of places that emphasize Siquijor’s beautiful places. Get to enjoy and explore Siquijor’s tourist spots. Book Your Siquijor Island Tour Here.

Siquijor Coastal Tour

Have a Siquijor tour, get the chance to visit and explore Siquijor’s tourist spots. Take a shot and Collect photos for souvenir that you’ll remember every time you see the name Siquijor. Book Your Siquijor Coastal Tour Here.

Siquijor Mountain Tour

Enjoy a trip with your loved ones, it’s perfect for a self-travel, couple or even a group travel with your family or friends. You’ll be enjoying a walk from Mt. Bandilaan and an interaction with our beautiful butterflies, lastly our Lugnason Falls will give you and your loved ones a happy time together with its beautiful view with the waterfall. Book Your Siquijor Mountain Tour Here.

Siquijor Island

Siquijor is one of the places in the Philippines that is just enveloped in mystery, yet one that is so blessed with natural beauty. It is a place where healers are very much heard of. In fact, the island is so associated with mystic traditions that the tourism industry in the island capitalizes on that fact. Enjoy everything about Siquijor on this tour. Book Your Siquijor Island Tour Here.

Best Siquijor Restaurants

Baha Ba’r $11 – 30

Baha Ba’r boasts its extensive menu of flavorful Filipino and international dishes. Well, when dining in this place, never miss trying its signature cocktails and craft beer. Outdoors, you can find wooden tables and chairs where you can enjoy good food, fantastic ocean view, and live music. Telephone: 63 998 548 8784 Web: Baha Ba’r

Salamandas Restaurant $11 – 30

Salamandas Restaurant specializes in seafood, international cuisine with island influences, signature dishes and fresh regular specials, in a fine dining oceanfront atmosphere. Telephone: 63 917 314 1415 Web: Salamandas Restaurant

Dolce Amore Restaurant Under $10

This restaurant offers authentic Italian dishes made from freshly picked and handmade ingredients. Plus, the open-air ambiance also gives you an Alfresco dining experience while eating your favorite Italian meal.  Telephone: 63 908 614 6313 Web: Dolce Amore Restaurant

U.Story Guesthouse Bar & Restaurant $11 – 30

This restaurant boasts authentic cuisine from Southern France. From savory seafood to meat dishes, you’ll have the best candlelight dinner here. When it comes to drinks, this restaurant offers a wide selection of wines.  Telephone: 63 917 337 7151 Web: U.Story Guesthouse Bar & Restaurant

Luka Loko Restaurant

Siquijor offers locals and tourists vegan options, and you can enjoy a colorful bowl of healthy goodness at the Luca Loko Restaurant. You’ll be impressed by the food presentation, too! The friendly staff also serves food quickly, so you won’t have to starve while waiting. Telephone: 63 915 304 7394 Web: Luka Loko Restaurant

Best Siquijor Hotels

26 Comments

  1. Canty

    WOW Siquijor looks like such a beautiful place to kick back and relax. The various beaches appear to be so pristine as well. Is it because the rain that the waterfall looks best during the wet season? Although I have never been to the Philippines, I would love an opportunity to visit such a plush destination for an extended vacation.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, the rain makes the waterfalls much bigger (more water).  I hope you can vacation to Siquidor some day soon!

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  2. chinthaka

    Traveling is everyone’s favorite most of the time. Beach traveling destinations are very famous among people in all parts of the world. I had a great intention to see more details about the siquijor island and other philippine travel destinations after reading his article.

    I am very interested in the Siquijor Mountain tour. So, I plan on looking into that particular tour, so I can plan my Philippine tour this year. Thanks very much for sharing a wonderful topic with me.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, please let me know if I can provide any additional information for you.  When you click on the link for the Siquijor Mountain Tour, it will give more specifics on the tour and pricing as well.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  3. Marlinda Davis

    Wow, Siquijor seems like a beautiful place to visit. I’m glad you explained that it got its nickname from the light casting over it during sunset because I would totally be looking for a volcano! What is the weather like there? When is the best time to visit Siquijor? I’m liking the inexpensive hotel prices too. Putting this on my places to visit list right now!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Siquijor has a tropical monsoon climate, so Siquijor has only two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season is between June and October, and the dry season is from November to May.

      So, the best weather on the island is said to be between November to May – during the dry season. The best time to visit is between December to March. If you do visit during the wet season, you can expect the occasional downpour, but it typically rains and then clears up. Also, the waterfalls will be more spectacular during the wet season.  Hope this helps 🙂  It is in the post as well.

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  4. John

    I love the Philippines because of the beautiful islands you can find in the country. In addition, I can see that guesthouses and restaurants are not expensive as many people can imagine. I love to travel to different beach destinations this one sounds promising Siquijor, “the Island of Fire.” The name caught my attention right away, and I needed to find out more about this item and discover why it was named that way.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Joh, if you need any more information, please let me know.  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to my Siquijor Island guide.

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  5. Carolyn

    Thanks, Leahrae, for your in-depth post on the sandy shores of the Philippines. I would love to visit there some day. I feel like it would be such an exciting experience to find beautiful beaches that are not crowded. The island of fire is a beautiful name, an it comes from such a unique mysterious evening glow. What would it be like to see swarms of fireflies flitting through the vegetation! You have painted a beautiful picture that I would enjoy experiencing!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Carolyn.  It sounds like you would have a very enjoyable experience!  Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Kwidzin

    Thanks you very much for sharing this wonderful article. I think it will be a little while before i am personally able to go travelling to anywhere as lovely as this. But i love reading about these places. They tend to give me the inspiration to get up and go.

    Thanks again

    Karalyne.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Your’e welcome, Karalyne.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  7. Jerry

    I never heard of Sequijor and I do not live that far away in Thailand! What a beautiful place that is, with so many awesome beaches, one more tranquil than the other. I have never been to the Philippines, but it will definitely be one of my future travel destinations. Thanks for putting my attention on this lovely place!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You’re welcome, Jerry.  You must live somewhere very beautiful if you are close to the Philippines!  It is definitely a bucket list destination.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  8. sellforge

    It is so amazing how you travel around the Philippines and find these beautiful secluded beaches! We just took my wife’s family to one off of twin lakes. One rock at Siquijor has a waterslide going into an ocean, which will be perfect for our niece/nephews next visit here 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, you will love Siquijor!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  9. only1hugh

    Apart from the Philippines being a cool $2500 for me to get to I cannot deny the tranquil attraction Siquijor offers. The YouTube video paints such an idyllic chill time at beaches like Tubod that I feel almost transported there. And if I want to up my thrill game I would certainly dare to go up to the 35-foot perch at Salagdoong. And I am sure my wife would be quite interested in checking out the traditional mystic healers at Siquijor Island. So I am hoping that with the relaxing of Covid requirements a trip like this could be much more attainable. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, that is a hefty fee for airfare, but seems everything is inflated right now.  I think when the Covid requirements are lifted, there will be a LOT of traveling!  Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Jannette

    I love to travel to different beach destinations this one sounds promising Siquijor “the Island of Fire.” The name caught my attention right away and I needed to find out more about this item and discover why it is named that way. I found my answer with your detailed description of the fireflies around the vegetation. I Will be bookmarking your article to share with my family and get their opinion about traveling to see this wonderful place. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Jannette, please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  11. Paolo

    I am excited about my trip to Siquijor. I have been reading a lot about it! Those that have gone already say that its local charm is captivating at first sight. But with all that I have read, the more I get to know its culture and way of life, the more it has become one of my favorite destinations.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you will love it there Paolo.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  12. Lily

    Thoroughly enjoyed the video of this gorgeous island of fire. It looks so tranquil and I appreciate that it isn’t touristy and spoilt. Siquiljor seems to have it all, pristine beaches and the accommodation looks lovely. My favorite pick would be the Mandala Tribe Treehouses, I love island-style bungalows with outside showers.

    I would enjoy a coastal tour and just laying on the beach and swimming.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree on your accommodations pick, perfect.  I am glad you enjoyed my guide, Visit Siquijor and Travel to the Island of Fire.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Aubin Tshiyole

    Hi,

    I love Philippine because of beautiful island you can find in the country. In addition, I can see that guesthouses and restaurants are not expensive as many people can imagine. And, I hope it is not hassle to get a visa or they do not have difficult visa requirement.

    Thank you for the news 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you do need a visa to visit the Philippines from most countries.  It really depends on the country, for the difficulty getting one.  If you are using it for a vacation, and you have no issues with your background, then that makes it simpler.

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