Isla del Fuego
Siquijor Island, also known as “Isla del Fuego” or “Island of Fire” as dubbed by the Spaniards in the colonial period, is the smallest province Island of the Central Visayas region. Located in the center of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental and Mindanao, this makes Siquijor easily accessible for nearby local tourists to visit the gems of the Island and experience its renown culture of mystic healing.
2. From Cebu City
A great trip is a well planned one, and a well planned trip starts with deciding where you're going to stay. After choosing your desired hotel or resort, you'll be able to plan out your trip's itinerary based on your interests and how close your accommodations are to those tourist spots.
Check out our top four recommended hotels/resorts according to each town in the menu below.
1. San Juan is best known for its beaches
Despite the town of Siquijor being the capital of the Island, most tourists especially during peak season book their hotel and resort reservations in the town of San Juan, as most accomodations are beach front and home to Siquijor's famous Tubod Marine Sanctuary and other popular beaches.
2. Capital town of Siquijor is closest to the essentials.
Siquijor, Siquijor, the capital town of the Island, where the provincial government office can be located along with the Island's hospital, clinic, and main grocery, is the ideal town to book your reservation if you're going to Siquijor for business matters (or if you're just really after the convenience).
However, this doesn't mean that you'll have a hard time touring the Island, as there are famous tourist spots here too.
3. Other resorts in Maria, Lazi and Larena.
There are plenty of resorts found around the entire Island. Most are just as good as the ones you'll find in San Juan. For those looking for the perfect rest and relaxation, the resorts of Maria, Lazi, and Larena are ideal for a trip of peace and quiet, as these resorts are somewhat farther from the busyness of the main town.
3. Mountain resorts in Enrique Villanueva
As the town of Enrique Villanueva is found on more of the mountain side of the Island, the town is unique to its mountain resorts, with its beautiful view overlooking the Visayan sea as its main selling point. For those preferring trees over beaches, finding a hotel/resort in E. Villanueva might have the accommodations you're looking for.
Here are some of the Island's top resorts and hotels.
Getting around Siquijor
Upon arriving the port of Siquijor, you will find lots of Department of Tourism accredited habal-habal drivers outside the ferry ready to take you wherever you need to go.
Simply tell them the name of your resort or hotel, and you're set.
Motorbikes and habal-habal is the way to go.
Despite the town of Siquijor being the capital of the Island, most tourists especially during peak season book their hotel and resort reservations in the town of San Juan, as most accomodations are beach front and home to Siquijor's famous Tubod Marine Sanctuary.
After you've decided where you're going to stay, considered how you're going to get around the Island, the last and most fun step is considering what you're going to during your stay in Siquijor, but most importantly, how you're going to do it.
Plan out your itenerary by checking out the top destinations of the Island. Learn the directions and how you can take care of the tourist spot once get there.
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