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What to See in Siquijor: Top 17 Tourist Attractions in Siquijor in 2024

Why is Siquijor the best tourist spot? What is nice in Siquijor? If you’re wondering where to go and what to see, we highlighted the top tourist attractions in Siquijor that we think you should consider in your itinerary.
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Why is Siquijor the best tourist spot? What is nice in Siquijor? If you’re wondering where to go and what to see, we highlighted the top tourist attractions in Siquijor that we think you should consider in your itinerary.

Siquijor is an island province located 169 kilometers south of Cebu City, 60 kilometers south of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, and 34 kilometers west of Dumaguete City. This small quaint island is known locally as the go-to place for gayuma (love potion) and barang (black magic).

👉Get your Cebu City to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

Despite its mythical reputation, Siquijor is known among tourists as a haven for natural wonders, making it one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. One tourist spot that put Siquijor on the map is Cambugahay Falls—a multi-tier waterfall with coral blue water tucked in the middle of a dense jungle.

But there’s more to Siquijor than Cambugahay Falls. This stunning island—which the Spaniards nicknamed “Isla del Fuego” (Island of Fire) for its firefly-produced glow at night—is filled with many natural gems that you wouldn’t want to miss.

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

Getting to Siquijor

There are various ways to get to Siquijor. If you’re coming from Manila, there’s no direct flight or ferry to Siquijor. You need to take a layover in Bohol, Cebu City, or Dumaguete City, that’s why most foreign tourists explore these places first before going to Siquijor.

From Tagbilaran City, Bohol (Bohol to Siquijor Ferry Schedule), Cebu City (Cebu City to Siquijor Ferry Schedule), and Dumaguete City (Dumaguete to Siquijor Ferry Schedule), you can then take a direct ferry to Siquijor. For more details, check out our guide on How to Get to Siquijor!

👉Get your Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

Getting Around Siquijor

The best way to get around Siquijor is through a scooter or motorbike. You can explore the entire island in one day as I did. If you want to take it slow, 2 days or 3 days are enough to get around Siquijor. If driving is not in your skillset, you can charter a habal-habal (motorcycle cycle taxi) to take you around the best tourist attractions in Siquijor. This usually costs about 1,000 PHP (~20 USD) for the whole day.

If you have a bigger group, you can charter a multicab to take you around the best spots in Siquijor. Multicabs has a 10-15 people capacity and it’s open air. This typically costs around 3,000 PHP (~60 USD) for the whole day. If you like a more comfortable trip, you can charter airconditioned vans which can accommodate up to 15 people. This would cost around 4,000-5,000 PHP (~80-100 USD).

👉Book your Siquijor guided tour here!👈

Where to Stay in Siquijor

For more top-rated accommodations, check out our list of the Best Resorts in Siquijor!

If you’re looking for ideas on what to see, we selected our top tourist spots in Siquijor based on our experience:

1. Cambugahay Falls

  • Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor
  • Cambugahay Falls - Top Tourist Attractions in Siquijor
  • Cambugahay Falls Siquijor Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

Cambugahay Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Siquijor. It’s located in Lazi, about a 30-minute drive from San Juan where most tourists choose to stay. This stunning natural wonder boasts clear turquoise freshwater which cascades through three tiers all the way down to a spacious swimming hole. Lush green vegetation surrounds the waterfalls, completing the paradise feel. At the swimming hole, you can use the rope swing above and jump into the water if you want some thrill, ride a bamboo raft or a lifesaver or swim ring to float near the falls, or simply lounge around the area and feel the cool air.

Entrance Fee: 50 PHP (~1 USD)

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Nearby Attractions: Sambulawan Underground River, Lagaan Falls, Hapitanan

👉Find the best hotels in Siquijor here!👈

2. Paliton Beach

  • Paliton Beach - Top Tourist Attractions in Siquijor
  • Paliton Beach - Things to Do in Siquijor
  • Paliton Beach - Top Tourist Attractions in Siquijor

The most popular and arguably the most beautiful beach in Siquijor, Paliton Beach is the best spot to go sunbathing on its white sandy shore, hence its moniker the “Little Boracay of Siquijor.” If you’re visiting with your friends, Paliton Beach is also a good place to enjoy a drink or two (maybe more?) while watching jaw-dropping fiery sunsets. And just a few meters from the shore is Paliton Sanctuary where you can snorkel and swim with various fishes. It’s best to visit Paliton Beach in the morning when it’s not crowded, but even if you come to see the sun go down late in the day, the number of visitors is not really overwhelming. Just make sure to check the weather forecasts before coming to fully enjoy your visit.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (~0.5 USD)

Opening Hours: 24/7

Location: San Juan (see map)

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Nearby Attractions: Tubod Beach, Lugnason Sanctuary, Kanheron Ranch

👉Get your Cebu City to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

3. Salagdoong Beach Seascape

  • Salagdoong Beach - Top Tourist Attractions in Siquijor
  • Salagdoong Beach - Things to Do in Siquijor

For travelers looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush, Salagdoong Beach is the perfect destination. Located in Maria town, Salagdoong Beach is popular for its cliff diving spots that range from 5 to 12 meters in height. You can climb the cliffs, take in that stunning view of the sea from above, and then dive right into the clear turquoise waters. If you prefer something less risky, try snorkeling around the area and see the abundant marine life found in the vicinity. Or just lounge around and get that tan. There’s something for everyone here.

Entrance Fee: 50 PHP (~1 USD)

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 6 PM (Daily)

Location: Maria (see map)

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Nearby Attractions: Salagdoong Forest, Olang Marine Sanctuary

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

4. Tubod Beach and Marine Sanctuary

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Tubod Beach and Marine Sanctuary in San Juan, Siquijor

The most accessible way for travelers to see Siquijor’s rich marine life is to visit Tubod Beach in San Juan town. The main attraction in this area is a natural spring water pool where you can dip and enjoy cooling off on a hot day. You can also laze along the beach, watch the sunset, or go snorkeling and see the coral reefs and the marine life. Tubod Marine Sanctuary is located near the Coco Grove Beach Resort, one of the most popular resorts in Siquijor.

Entrance Fee: 100 PHP (~2 USD)

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: San Juan (see map)

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Nearby Attractions: Capilay Spring Water Park, Paliton Beach, Lugnason Falls

👉Get your Cebu City to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

5. Lagaan Falls

  • Lagaan Falls - Tourist Spots in Siquijor
  • Lagaan Falls - Tourist Spots in Siquijor
  • Lagaan Falls - Tourist Spots in Siquijor

If you’ve ever seen photos of people taking a swing above a wide catch basin underneath a waterfall in Siquijor, chances are you’ve seen just how stunning Lagaan Falls is. This natural beauty, located in Lazi, features a mesmerizing waterfall that cascades into a catch basin surrounded by lush forest. You can hang on the said rope swing, or ride a natural rock slide into the water for fun. If you’re looking for more adventure, simply follow the trail upstream to find other freshwater pools where you can just chill out. You’ll need a bit of a trek to get here, but the tranquility and serenity of the forest make the effort worth it.

Entrance Fee: 50 PHP (~1 USD)

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Nearby Attractions: Locong Falls, Hapitanan, Kawasan Falls and Cave

👉Get your Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

6. Old Enchanted Balete Tree

Old Enchanted Balete Tree - Things to Do in Siquijor
The 400-year-old balete tree and foot spa in Lazi, Siquijor

Siquijor has a reputation for being a center of mystical activities in the Philippines. One of the places believed to be where these happen is the Old Enchanted Balete Tree, located in Lazi. The enormous 400-year-old tree is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Siquijor since it’s also very accessible. Curiously, there’s a natural spring flowing from underneath the tree into a man-made pool nearby. Locals don’t know where the water comes from. If you visit, try dipping your feet in the pool so that the garra rufa fish—or “doctor fish” as they are called—can nibble on your dead skin, giving you a quick foot spa.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (~0.5 USD)

Opening Hours: 6 AM – 6 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Nearby Attractions: Hapitanan, Locong Falls, Lagaan Falls

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

7. Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary

Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary - Things to Do in Siquijor
Butterflies at the Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary in Lazi, Siquijor

The Butterfly Sanctuary in Siquijor, located in the municipality of Larena, was built to be a breeding place for butterflies that are at risk of endangerment. Once fully grown, these butterflies are released into their natural habitat so that can fly freely and propagate. Just a disclaimer—the Butterfly Sanctuary in Siquijor is not the most touristy but it’s worth visiting if you want to get up close with various species of butterflies.

Entrance Fee: 100 PHP (~2 USD)

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Nearby Attractions: Quisol Mountain View and Campsite, Cangbangag Falls, Mt. Bandilaan National Park

👉Find the best hotels in Siquijor here!👈

8. Lazi Church and Convent

  • Lazi Church - Top Tourist Attractions in Siquijor
  • Lazi Convent - Things to Do in Siquijor

An island possessing a rich religious heritage, Siquijor is dotted with many churches, some of which deserve to be part of your tour along the island. One of these is the Lazi Church, also known as the San Isidro Labrador Church. With its rich history and architecturally impressive design, this huge, well-maintained stone church is a national treasure. Right beside the Lazi Church is the Lazi Convent, the oldest Catholic convent in Asia opened in the 1890s. To date, it’s used both as a school and a museum where you can find religious artifacts significant to the people of Siquijor.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (~0.50 USD)

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Nearby Attractions: Cambugahay Falls, Locong Falls, Sambulawan Underground River

👉Get your Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

9. Lugnason Falls

  • Lugnason Falls - Things to Do in Siquijor
  • Lugnason Falls

Located in San Juan, Lugnason Falls is another waterfall you should visit. This scenic tourist destination features a stunning cascade of water falling from a height of 5 meters into an inviting catch basin. The water is clean and cool, perfect for when you want to swim and cool down during a hot, sunny day. If you want to dip somewhere even cooler, follow the signs into the jungle to find a man-made cold spring. Here you will find aqueducts directing freshwater into a pool where you can swim under the cover of a forest canopy.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (~0.50 USD)

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: San Juan (see map)

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Nearby Attractions: Pitogo Cliff, Tubod Beach, Paliton Beach

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

10. Cantabon Cave

  • Cantabon Cave - Tourist Spots in Siquijor
  • Cantabon Cave

Continue your trip to Siquijor with a quick visit to Cantabon Cave, a stunning natural formation located in Siquijor town. The cave is about 800 meters long, and it features an underground river, white rocks, stalactites, stalagmites, and other interesting formations. You’ll need a guide to be able to explore the cave. The trek to the main pool inside the cave takes 2-3 hours. It’s dangerous to enter during the rainy season, so plan your trip during the hot months to enjoy the adventure.

Entrance Fee: 300 PHP (~6 USD) inclusive of guide and gear

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: Siquijor (see map)

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Nearby Attractions: Kanheron Ranch, Butterfly Sanctuary, Cangbangag Falls

👉Get your Cebu City to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

11. Pitogo Cliff

  • Pitogo Cliff - Tourist Spots in Siquijor
  • Pitogo Cliff - Tourist Spots in Siquijor
  • Pitogo Cliff - Tourist Spots in Siquijor

One of the newer tourist attractions in Siquijor, Pitogo Cliff quickly became popular because of its towering cliff-diving spot that attracts adventurous souls. The jump can go as high as 18 meters, depending on the tide. The rocky cliff has concrete stairs that you can use to climb up after hopping into the ocean. Do use water shoes when jumping to avoid the sharp rocks. It’s nice to visit Pitogo Cliff around 3 PM onwards to witness the magnificent glow of the sun before darkness.

Entrance Fee: 30 PHP (~0.50 USD)

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM (Daily)

Location: San Juan (see map)

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Nearby Attractions: Tubod Beach, Lugnason Falls, Old Enchanted Balete Tree

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

12. Lugnason Falls

  • Lugnason Falls - Things to Do in Siquijor
  • Lugnason Falls

Another waterfall in Siquijor that’s not as touristy as Cambugahay Falls is Lugnason Falls. Located in San Juan, Lugnason Falls is worth checking out. Lugnason Falls has 12 different falls, so I suggest getting a guide to find all of them easily. They call this the “Zodiac Tour” because of the number. The trek to some of the falls can get difficult but still manageable. Guides are tip-based so be sure to tip yours.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (~0.50 USD)

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM

Location: San Juan (see map)

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Nearby Attractions: Pitogo Cliff, Tubod Beach, Paliton Beach

👉Get your Cebu City to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

12. Kawasan Falls and Cave

  • Kawasan Falls and Cave - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Kawasan Falls and Cave - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Kawasan Falls and Cave - Siquijor Tourist Spots

One of the newest tourist spots in Siquijor that have been opened to the public is Kawasan Falls and Cave. Located in Lazi, Kawasan Falls and Cave has a swimming hole filled with turquoise blue water just like most waterfalls in Siquijor like Cambugahay Falls, Lugnason Falls, and Lagaan Falls. The swimming hole is about 15 feet deep. The trek to the falls takes about 5 minutes and is pretty easy. There’s no admission fee as of now, but you can get a local guide at the entrance to help you navigate the area and take photos and videos of you.

Entrance Fee: Free

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Nearby Attractions: Lazi Church and Convent, Cambugahay Falls, Hapitanan

👉Get your Cebu City to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

13. Mt. Bandilaan National Park

  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park - Siquijor Tourist Spots
  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park - Siquijor Tourist Spots

Siquijor is not short of attractions by the water. If you’re looking for something to climb, head over to Mt. Bandilaan National Park. This protected area has an observation tower accessible through steep slopes in the middle of a dense forest, giving you a 360-degree view of Siquijor’s surrounding waters as well as a glimpse of neighboring Negros Island.

Entrance Fee: Free

Opening Hours: 6 AM – 7 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Nearby Attractions: Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary, Cangbangag Falls, Kanheron Ranch

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

14. Sambulawan Underground River

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Sambulawan Underground River in Lazi, Siquijor

If you’re up for a little bit of adventure, visit Sambulawan Underground River, one of the newest tourist attractions in Siquijor. Spelunking about 150 meters down the cave and river can be a bit tricky, that’s why guides are a must. They can also carry your phone and other belongings. For 250 PHP, you get a guide, a headlamp, and a life jacket since you’ll be floating along the way until you reach the end of the tunnel. As much as possible, wear comfortable water shoes or sandals.

Entrance Fee: 250 PHP (~5 USD) per person inclusive of guide and gear

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.7/5

Nearby Attractions: Lazi Church and Convent, Cambugahay Falls, Kawasan Falls and Cave

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

15. Hapitanan

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  • Hapitanan - Tourist Spots in Siquijor4
  • Hapitanan - Tourist Spots in Siquijor4

If you’ve done your research on Siquijor, you’ve probably already seen some photos of people riding what seems to be a witch broomstick (like Quidditch). Those are taken at Hapitanan in Lazi. Hapitanan, which means “pit stop” in the Cebuano language, is designed to accommodate resting tourists wherein you can eat full meals and light snacks, buy souvenirs and even love potions and what-not, and of course, take the iconic Quidditch photo. For context, Siquijor’s reputation is tied to witchcraft, so this place sort of exemplifies that.

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (~0.50 USD)

Opening Hours: 6:30 AM – 5 PM (Daily)

Location: Lazi (see map)

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Nearby Attractions: Locong Falls, Lagaan Falls, Lazi Church and Convent

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

17. Kanheron Ranch

  • Kanheron Ranch - Tourist Attractions in Siquijor
  • Kanheron Ranch - Tourist Attractions in Siquijor

If you’re into Western cowboy movies and authentic artifacts and decor from the 1800s, Kanheron Ranch is a must-visit in Siquijor. The name might throw you off, but the place is actually a museum where the personal collections and creations of the owner are displayed. From old telephones and washing machines to stuffed animal heads, wines, and photos of American actors, Kanheron Ranch brings you a trip down memory lane. There’s also a swimming pool for an additional fee where you can chill out for a bit.

Entrance Fee: 100 PHP (~2 USD)

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM

Location: Siquijor (see map)

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Nearby Attractions: Cantabon Cave, Mt. Bandilaan National Park, Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary

👉Get your Bohol to Siquijor ferry ticket here!👈

Your Siquijor Travel Guide

Siquijor is a popular tourist destination among foreign tourists as it exemplifies the quaint island life kind of experience they are looking for. It is often part of their itinerary after Bohol or Cebu and before exploring Dumaguete City.

If you’re still gearing up for your trip to Siquijor, check out our range of travel guides:

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Mario Manlupig
Mario Manlupig

Mario is the Founder of CEBU INSIDER. In March 2018, he left his full-time job at the Philippines' biggest TV network and became a digital nomad, traveling all over the country until the pandemic happened. He now calls Cebu City his home.

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