Siquijor, the Mystique Island Paradise in the Philippines

Siquijor, the Mystique Island Paradise in the Philippines

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The sizzling sun is out; skies are clear and climate is warm. It is summer in the Philippines! Summer in Philippines is best when going to beach. It is a wonderful time for sunbathing, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and other water activities. It is a perfect time for families, couples or even single travelers to have refreshment at the beach. These summer adventures are rewarding, the real joy of summer holiday activities is to experience new things and meet new friends along the way. So, what are you waiting for? Pack up and don’t forget your colorful swim wears, pamper yourself and make priceless moments!

Our first stop is Siquijor. Siquijor is a mystique paradise island blessed with natural and historical attractions. It is a sanctuary for the soul, with its powdery sands and crystal blue waters, every traveler in this island will absolutely experience an unforgettable tropical getaway. It has also old picturesque churches made with stones which were built in 1700’s. Its unspoiled environment and the warm hospitality of its people never fail to beckon tourists from all over the globe. The serenity of the whole island makes it ideal for a perfect getaway. Must-visit attractions in Siquijor are St. Francis de Assisi Church, Lazi Convent and St. Isidore de Labrador Church, Capilay Spring Park, 400-year old Balete Tree, Cambugahay Falls, Mt. Bandilaan National Park, Mangrove Forest and of course, Salagdoong Beach.

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Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in Visayas. Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country both in terms of land area and population, next to Camiguin and Batanes. In 1565, Siquijor was called Isla del Fuego or ‘Island of Fire’ by the Spanish because the island gave off a supernatural glow during nighttime, which came from the swarms of fireflies that resided in the abundant molave trees on the island. It is considered by many Filipinos to be a mystical island, full of wizards, witches and other supernatural phenomena. Locals in Siquijor speak Cebuano, Tagalog and as well as English.

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Calm yourselves and leave the world behind in the console of this island paradise, it is a home away from home. Indeed, solo travelers, couples and families will surely have a perfect holiday at Siquijor. ☺

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/// Written by Jessica Ann Oligo Barazon, The Philippines