MT. BANDILAAN MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK

Found in the town of Siquijor, the highest point of the Island of 632 meter above sea level makes it easily accessible for tourists. You can walk for 10km beginning from the town of Siquijor if you’d like to experience walking through its beautiful coconut tree forest. It’s best to visit Mt. Bandilaan during Holy Week, as it is also famously known for where the annual Healing Festival takes place. This is the time where tourists can watch local folk healers perform their rituals and brew their healing concoctions. Christian pilgrims can also visit the mountain during the stations of the cross while experiencing its serene and wonderful view.

  • Bring your own water containers. The trek going up the viewing site may require visitors to bring their own water. Lessen plastic consumption by bringing tumblers instead of buying plastic water bottles.
  • Stick to the trail. Going beyond the trail and stepping on preserved green areas may greatly ruin the natural state of the mountain. Stick to the trail for a better and quicker trek.
  • Bring a bag for trash. In case the nearby waste area is not available, do bring a separate bag for trash to keep the area preserved.
  • Avoid crowding in the viewing deck. In certain seasons when the mountain is greatly visited by tourists, the carrying capacity of the area may be threatened when faced with the flux of tourists. Upon reaching the top floor of the viewing deck, avoid staying in the deck too long as this causes a disrupt in flow for tourists and its trampling effect can cause wildlife disturbance.

How to get there:

1. All beaches can be reached via habal-habal. Simply ask your driver to take you to Solangon Beach.
2. The habal-habal fee will cost around P200 to P700 per trip, depending on where you're coming from.
3. It is recommended that you agree on a day's itinerary with your driver based on the destinations you'd like to visit for a fixed rate of P1,000.

GUIWANON SPRING PARK

Located at Luyang, Siquijor, this famous mangrove preservation and protection area welcomes tourists with its cottages and bamboo bridges. The spring park was constructed with the participation of local fishermen to plant mangrove seeds. As its protected coastal area meets the spring water, its low tide nature gives tourists a calming view of the sea while they have lunch or meetings in one of its wooden cottages.

  • Bring your own containers. There are stores where visitors can buy food and bring to the beach side. Lessen plastic consumption by bringing reusable containers.
  • Bring a bag for trash. In case the nearby waste area is not available, do bring a separate bag for trash to keep the area preserved.

How to get there:

1. All beaches can be reached via habal-habal. Simply ask your driver to take you to Solangon Beach.
2. The habal-habal fee will cost around P200 to P700 per trip, depending on where you're coming from.
3. It is recommended that you agree on a day's itinerary with your driver based on the destinations you'd like to visit for a fixed rate of P1,000.

ISLAND BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY GARDEN

Found in the hills of Enrique Villanueva, visit the well taken care of butterfly conservation site that has over 70 species unique to Siquijor Island. After paying the P100/head entrance fee, go face-to-face with the Island’s butterflies hidden away in its serene garden. All monetary proceeds, whether donations or entrance fees, will go straight to the expansion of the garden and will be able to contain and conserve more butterfly species.

  • Bring a bag for trash. In case the nearby waste area is not available, do bring a separate bag for trash to keep the area preserved.
  • Don't catch the butterflies. Catching any of the butterflies is strictly prohibited as this causes wildlife disturbance and will ruin the conservational efforts of the locals.
  • Donations are welcome. Donating any amount to the site's locals will greatly help their conservational efforts in saving and protecting the unique butterfly species.

How to get there:

1. All beaches can be reached via habal-habal. Simply ask your driver to take you to Solangon Beach.
2. The habal-habal fee will cost around P200 to P700 per trip, depending on where you're coming from.
3. It is recommended that you agree on a day's itinerary with your driver based on the destinations you'd like to visit for a fixed rate of P1,000.

CAPILAY SPRING PARK

San Juan’s Capilay Spring Park’s crystal clear and cool waters have grown to be the locals’ favorite summer spot due to the cooling clean and safe spring water. Rentable life jackets and floaters are available for kids, as well as lifeguards to ensure the visitors’ security. Likewise, CCTV cameras are also found within the area so that you can relax in its refreshing waters worry-free. There are fun activities you and your friends and/or family can enjoy, like with the park’s paddle and electrical bumper boat, walking waterball, wall climbing and much more.

  • Bring your own containers. There are stores where visitors can buy food and bring to the beach side. Lessen plastic consumption by bringing reusable containers.
  • Bring a bag for trash. In case the nearby waste area is not available, do bring a separate bag for trash to keep the area preserved.

How to get there:

1. All beaches can be reached via habal-habal. Simply ask your driver to take you to Solangon Beach.
2. The habal-habal fee will cost around P200 to P700 per trip, depending on where you're coming from.
3. It is recommended that you agree on a day's itinerary with your driver based on the destinations you'd like to visit for a fixed rate of P1,000.

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