Balete Tree


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 front of the tree is a spring-fed pool filled with flesh-nibbling fish – dangle your feet in for a free 'fish spa'.

A nearby souvenir shop sells coconut water, coffee and bottled 'love potion' made from a mix of herbs.

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1. Lugnason Falls

3.41 MILES

From barangay Tubod, a paved road leads 3km up to this pleasant waterfall, which cascades into a crisp and clean teal-green swimming hole. You can jump…

2. Cambugahay Falls

3.73 MILES

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…

3. San Isidro Convent

3.88 MILES

Opposite the San Isidro Labrador Church, flanked by centuries-old acacia trees, is the oldest Catholic convent in the Philippines, a magnificent timber…

4. Siquijor Heritage Museum

3.89 MILES

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

5. San Isidro Labrador Church

3.93 MILES

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

6. Bandila-an Nature Centre


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.

7. Bandila-an Mountain View Park

5.04 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…

8. Mt Bandila-an


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…