Dumaguete – Siquijor

 

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
– Ibn Battuta

Words cannot express how happy I am that I was able to travel and visit these places. I really had the opportunity to meet new people, discover something new about myself, try new adventures, taste a different cuisine and get away from the city life.

How to get there?

  1. Book a flight going to Dumaguete (Sibulan Airport) – There are discounted tickets! Just wait for the seat sales. That way you’ll surely save a lot. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have daily flights going to Dumaguete. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.
  2. If you’re going straight to Siquijor, ride a tricycle going to Dumaguete Port to buy your tickets, ticket fare will cost you ₱210 per person. Travel time from Airport to Port is 15 – 20 minutes and the tricycle fare is around ₱100 – ₱150, one-way only. There are a lot of tricycles outside the airport’s arrival area so no need to worry about that.
  3. When you have an ample time before your scheduled boat ride, you can explore the City of Dumaguete first, which I did.

Things to do in Dumaguete (Half-day tour)

Since we just have half of the day to tour, we asked a tricycle driver (Kuya Eding) to tour us around the city of Dumaguete. We paid ₱500 for the half day tour. If you are in a group of 3-5 then your expenses will be much more less!

  1. Stroll at Rizal Boulevard
  2. Visit Silliman University and its Museum
  3. Dumaguete Cathedral
  4. Belfry Tower
  5. Have a taste of Dumaguete’s specialties
  6. Silliman Marine Lab – Crocodile Breeding Area and Giant Clam Hatching Tanks
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Dumagute’s infamous Belfry Tower (left) and the Cathedral Church also known as St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral (right)

palm trees

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Then we had to say good bye to Kuya Eding and go to Siquijor. Nevertheless, it was lit!
Kuya Eding: 0936 714 7681

FUN things to do in Siquijor

After reading this blog, you can easily say that Siquijor is instantly one of my favorite place! I felt something magical there, it was different and it made me want more.

I actually wanted to stay.

Cambugahay Falls

It was really perfect if you want to relax and unwind. Plus factor is that or tour guide was super accommodating and kind! We did plan where we wanted to go but Kuya Rio was really in charge! He even took us to places which are worth checking out and those were not even part of our itinerary.

Hostels are really cheap! An overnight stay will just cost you Php1,500. Note that this is a very spacious room and has a veranda with the ocean view. Now that’s what a hostel should be. Haha!

siquijor

Siquijor’s image to the people who live in the city is the total opposite of what it has to offer!! Quick tip: Don’t be afraid of Aswangs (mythical creatures), that’s not even true (or non existent) and don’t let that hinder you in visiting this amazing-but-not-crowded place.

Everything in Siquijor was just perfect! I am suppper thankful to our tour guide and to my love, Miguel for making this trip extra special!  We really had a wonderful time in Siquijor, I explored it while riding on top of the tricycle but you can rent a motorbike, drive it yourself and roam around the lovely city.
Kuya Rio Angas: 0906 646 4463

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Let me know if you have any questions, ok? 

With love,
MD

 

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