San Isidro Convent


Opposite the San Isidro Labrador Church, flanked by centuries-old acacia trees, is the oldest Catholic convent in the Philippines, a magnificent timber and stone villa, creaky with age and eerily serene. Upstairs is the small Siquijor Heritage Museum, with historical photographs and a few old santos. Downstairs is a working Catholic grade school.

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1. Siquijor Heritage Museum

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Upstairs in the San Isidro Convent building is this small museum, with historical photographs and a few old santos.

2. San Isidro Labrador Church

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The impressive and stylishly time-worn pink-coral-stone and timber San Isidro Labrador Church was built in 1884.

3. Cambugahay Falls

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From Lazi, a sealed road leads 2km north to these refreshing falls on the Po-o River. Above the falls, there's a paid parking bay on your left for your…

4. Balete Tree

3.88 MILES

Just west of the village of Campalanas is a tremendous balete tree (banyan tree), estimated to be 400 years old and believed by some to be enchanted. In…

5. Bandila-an Nature Centre

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The nature centre has been largely neglected but does have walking trails and some impressive trees and other floral life. It's 2km east of Cantabon.

6. Bandila-an Mountain View Park

5.17 MILES

This park is essentially a public garden with lots of flowers, walking paths and little pavilions for picnics. It's great for bird- and butterfly-watching…

7. Mt Bandila-an

5.41 MILES

Siquijor's highest peak, Mt Bandila-an (557m), is near Cantabon. Concrete steps lead 10 minutes up to the peak from two clearly marked points on the road…

8. Salagdoong Beach

6.75 MILES

A few kilometres past the town of Maria, Salagdoong Beach is popular with rowdy day trippers. There's a half-open water park that has seen much better…