Easy Access to Beaches/Suiquijor
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jun 9, 2013 1:17 AM Last Post By: ginzi
May 17, 2013 7:52 PM
May 17, 2013 9:24 PM
1Siquijor is only about 70 kilometres round. So Nothing is very far from any thing else.
The easiest beach to access will be your resort!
Where are you staying?
If you want something that is not part of a resort, visit Salagdoong beach.
Don't forget, there is also a large triple waterfall you can spend time at too!
May 17, 2013 10:36 PM
May 18, 2013 2:40 AM
May 18, 2013 5:03 AM
4You really need a scooter/motorcycle to see all that siquijor has to offer.
I agree with above Salagdoong beach resort is a great place to hang out,15php entry fee, has a restaurant and a small island with 2 slides and 2 platform boards on it. Sundays is a great day to meet locals there. Is about 15 mins ride from Lazi, where there are waterfalls, and the old church and convent to see.
For quiet beaches and public access, Paliton beach, just outside of Siquijor town on the way to san juan is good, and my favourite isolated beach is Kagasuan, on the way to Salagdoong
May 18, 2013 9:05 AM
5Siquijor is not short of beaches and there are beaches right the way round it too - if it was a like a square rather than like a circle, all four sides would have beaches on it. You are never far from one. I was staying at the Das Traum guesthouse and even though I had a motorbike, I could have easily walked five minutes to a perfectly OK beach only a few hundred meters from the guesthouse and also Siquijor town port. The water was fine, perfectly clean, even though close to the port.
a problem when I was there was the low depth of the water. I think it's a bit of an issue most of the time on Siquijor actually, judging by signs I saw at some of the resorts, but especially for me when I was there, as the tides at that particular time made it even shallower than normal.
May 18, 2013 10:16 AM
6We were surprised at how clean the water was at Siquijor town port as well.
Regarding the tides I know different times of year have rougher seas on the different coasts on Siquijor, so maybe this has something to do with the low tides as well? During the south west monsoon (so July to November), it is best to stay on the northern coast of the island and during the north east monsoon (December to March), it is best to stay on the southern coast of the island.
We stayed at Kiwi DIve resort in Sandugan (i.e. north coast) in July/August and the tide was really, really low there.
May 18, 2013 12:56 PM
7We were surprised at how clean the water was at Siquijor town port as well.
it's the same at Poro on the Camotes which is just like Siquijor town actually - the island capital but not the largest town which is Larena on Siquijor and San Fran on the Camotes. I was staying in a guest house a matter of two minutes walk from the wharf in the center of the town of about 30,000. I was a bit surprised initially that I could walk down the steps and take a swim just outside and the water was fine. A bit surreal swimming so close to quite big boats sometimes, but they don't affect the water quality so as I could notice. I was there just after New Year and by the Kiwi resort, it was almost impossible to swim at all. They are good the staff there though, with good English and a friendly bunch. I didn't see any foreign owner.
May 18, 2013 1:07 PM
8I agree with the water quality on both Siquijor and Camotes, it is possible to swim very close to the port areas and not be affected by the usual oil/diesel spills etc.
Siquijor does suffer from low tide often, not just because of low tides, but due to the very gentle slope that most of the island has. That is why I recommend places like Salagdoong, which doesnt really have this problem. The worst areas are from Larena all the way around to san juan.
At low tide you really need water shoes of some kind due to the sea urchins also, something Siquijor is famous for. At early morning low tide, you will see many locals collecting them, and eating them right out of the water raw with a little vinegar.
Siquijor is still one of my favourite islands in the Visayas, a place I often go back to, particularly while visiting Dumaguete
May 18, 2013 3:43 PM
Jun 9, 2013 1:17 AM
10salagdoong was a couple of years ago a wonderful place to swim and hang out, now since the officials declared it to a touristspot and building there a slide and and and its noisy ,croudy and the corals in front are allready darmaged
the treasures you find in the sea are empty rhumbottles from the weekend singers
siquijor has beautiful whitesandbeaches but to low waterlevel specially if there is lowtide
resorts are beautiful around the islands and goes from 500 to highlevel 5000 pesos
visit also san antonio for his healers very interesting if you find a real herbalhealer ,but be aware of this bubblemakers i call them simple showman
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