Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DIY:Detailed Dumaguete-Siquijor Itinerary and Expenses

March 8, 2014

We booked our flights thru Cebu Pacific Air Manila-Dumaguete-Manila.After a few days we decided to change our itinerary then we booked another flight from Iloilo to Manila.We were a group of 4 then.

We arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 around 6:00am, thanks to Cebu Pacific's web check in, everything went smoothly. :) 2 nalang kami since hindi na pwedeng sumama si Mike at Tanya. (boo!)

May nakita akong 500 pesos sa table sa smoking lounge. Kinuha ko nalang sana. hehhe..

Our flight was scheduled 7:00am and we arrived at Sibulan Airport at around 8:15am. Just to add, i won again another Cebu Pacific Merchandise by joining their Fun Games!

(pag sinuswete ka nga naman. Sino nga naman ba ang meron charger ng phone sa bulsa?)

eshus me.. paselfie muna
We then walked few meters outside the airport then hailed a tryk to Dumaguete Sea Port.

 TIP: Just walk a few meters to ride a tryk for Php10 than renting a tryk worth Php100.

Soon as we arrived at Dumaguete Sea Port, we booked our tickets at Montenegro Shipping Lines booth worth Php136 (Dumaguete to Larena Port). We planned on booking tickets thru OceanJet but it was a Saturday (and mga Sabadista daw sila) and so their first schedule is 2:00PM. (bummer!)

Dumaguete Port

While waiting for 10:00am schedule, we decided na kumain nalang muna ng early lunch. Maraming carinderia near the port.

o diba, tabingi pa ang kuha ko!

It took us almost 2hours before we arrived at Larena Port. We also saw dolphins while sailing! Freebie! :)
While we were on the boat, i talked to some locals on how to go to San Juan, they advised me na magrent nalang ako ng tricycle worth Php250. I said no way noh! Masyadong mahal!

Larena Port
 So then, soon as we arrived at Larena Port,  we flagged a tryk going to Siquijor. We asked the driver if he can suggest someone who can help us rent a motorbike. We were dropped off sa bahay ng cousin niya, then Kuya went with us sa Siquijor Port. We really had a hard time looking for a motorbike since lahat daw ay taken na, and medyo maarte si xave at gusto niya ay automatic. We settled then for a manual motorbike kesa wala diba? He knows naman daw how to drive so push na natin yan.

 TIP:Make sure you bring your License. :)


From Siquijor, it took us almost 20-30mins going to San Juan. Medyo may kalayuan at kainitan ang sikat ng araw no! Soon as you pass by a small bridge and a bar and grill, malapit na sa Lornas End of the World.

Read: Lornas End of the World, San Juan.


We dropped off our bags, kwento kwento, then 2:00PM, we started our own tour armed with the Map i bought sa Siquijor Port para lang mabaryahan ang Php1000 ko.


Century OLD Balete Tree- Brgy. Camplanas, Lazi, Siquijor.

We were trying to look for the other falls, kaso hindi ko mahanap ang lilikuan so nagderederecho kami. From Capilay Spring Park (na dinaanan lang namin) medyo malayo layo ang Balete Tree. I'm not sure why people say na Siquijor is so small na malilibot mo agad. While on the street we actually stopped like 3 times to ask the locals if malapit na kami sa Balete Tree!

Brgy. Campalanas, Lazi, Siquijor
This tree is centuries old na daw or is believed na 400 years old na. You can swim here, take photos and fish spaaa! :) Just leave donation nalang.

Lazi Church/ Convent- Lazi, Siquijor

Ito pa, this spot is far from Century Old Balete Tree.

Lazi Church and Convent is magkatapat lang. Hindi na kami pumasok sa convent.

This balete tree is centuries old or believed to be 400 years old. - See more at: http://siquijortour.com/blog/tourist-spots/the-old-enchanted-balete-tree-in-siquijor/#sthash.UEbM0VCP.dpuf
 Cambugahay Falls-  Siquijor

One perfect spot for relaxation and swim swim. Motorcycle parking fee is Php10. Plus you have to walk down 135 steps to reach the falls.

ikaw na ang matapang

Someone is selling Buko here, costs Php25. Not bad noh. Nakakapagod kaya bumaba at umakyat ulit. :)

Salagdoong Beach- Maria, Siquijor

They say that Salagdoong beach is a popular resort in Siquijor. This is sooo sooo sooo (im not exaggerating) far from Siquijor town proper. Really. Kung mag momotor lang kayo and pupuntahan niyo ito, at nagstart kayo ng tour ng 2pm, don't bother going here. Napakalayo talaga nito. Inabutan lang kami ng dilim!!!! Plus nothing really special about the place.

Sand is not that fine. They have a swimming pool pero under construction with matching dead rat. :P

Since medyo hapon na, we decided na mag meryenda nalang ang make sure na makalabas ng Salagdoong before mag 6pm.

Busog! Food naman is okay.

thank you selfiepod

 Again, napakalayo ng Salagdoong beach. At liblib!!! Nakakaloka!!! Inabutan na kami ng dilim sa daan,

For someone who doesn't know the place, or hindi kabisado ang road, medyo nakakatakot din na abutan ng dilim. Just like what happened to us. When we passed by the town of Siquijor, we asked the locals if we go straight, makakarating kami ng San Juan and they said yes, without telling us na we will be passing by the PROVINCIAL ROAD and not the National Highway.

It was really really dark. There were no signs on the road, no road lamps or poste. There were few locals na dumadaan and we tried sana na makasabay sila pero they were really really fast. The only light na makikita mo is yung light ng motorcycle.Plus the malubak yung road. It doesnt seem to end. Para kaming nasa gubat kasi yung sky is natatabunan na ng mga trees! Nakakaloka talaga. We we slightly scared na baka yung road is dead end and we need to turn left or right na pala. We were on the provincial road for like a never ending 30+ minutes!

After few minutes pa, may nakasabay kami na matanda and bumababa ako to ask him. He doesn't speak tagalog pero sinabayan niya kami till makarating kami sa isang familiar place, which is Capilay Spring Park.

Thank goodness.

Soon as we arrived at Lornas end of the world, we were so tired yet we managed to buy one of the best fish i tasted in my entire life for Php120 only. We grilled the fish, dinner by the beach, few drinks with Jing, a solo traveller from Naga who happens to also know my friend poch, she bought pizza from Treasure Island, then we doze to sleep.

March 9, 2014

We had breakfast by the beach, i went outside to buy foods sa carinderya nearby.

Medyo malumot ang beach at low tide pag morning.

By 11:00am, we packed our things and were ready to leave ate Lorna's humble resort.

Read: Lornas End of the World, San Juan

For reservations:
Contact: Ate Lorna Cheuvront
Number: 0927-381-6377
Address: Lala-o, San Juan, Siquijor.

It was 11:30ish when we arrived at Siquijor Port.

So mega pila ako para sa 12:00PM boat to Dumaguete when we were told na 2:00PM ang first trip!!!

So nag lunch nalang kami Sa Dastraum Restaurant, food not nice ha.

The clean port of Siquijor!

So, Isla del Fuego pala ang Siquijor. hehee.

Total Expenses from Day 1 to Day 2 until Siquijor Port.

Goodbye Siquijor!

PS: All photos were taken from my iphone. No edits. No filters. As is yan for you guys to see the real view or whatever of the place. What you see is what you get ika nga!

This is the first part of our 8days backpacking Visayas trip.

Read: 8D/7N:Dumaguete-Siquijor-Bacolod-Iloilo-Antique-Pandan-Boracay-Guimaras  
Read: DIY:Detailed Dumaguete-Siquijor Itinerary and Expenses
Read: Lornas End of the World, San Juan, Siquijor

Stay tuned for Day 2!


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