Siquijor Travel Information

Introduction

Siquijor's distinctive natural marine attractions range from dive sites, rich marine life and extensive mangroves to white sandy beaches and bays. Natural inland attractions include waterfalls, flowing springs, tree parks and caves - most of which are unexplored.

Various guidelines have been introduced by the national government that restrict developments in critical ecosystems and promote the concept of Eco-tourism. Executive Order (EO) No. 111 was issued on 17 June 1999 to establish the guidelines for Eco-tourism. The EO called for the formulation of National Eco-tourism Strategy (NES) to provide an integrated management plan for the development of eco-tourism. Siquijor, however, is not yet part of the list of eco-tourism sites in the Philippines.

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Geography and Topography

Siquijor island is mostly made up of limestone rock material and fringed by coral reefs. It has approximately 102 kilometers of shoreline. With the exception of relatively coastal plains in Lazi and San Juan, most of the interior of Siquijor island is either hilly or mountainous. The center of the island is elevated, the highest point of which is Mt. Bandilaan which is 557 meters high.

Most of the island's soils are Bolinao, Lugo, Faraon or Mandaue series clays which have developed from corraline limestone. Limestone outcrops are frequently observed at the surface all over the island. Areas at higher elevations and slopes of about 25% are eroded down to the subsoil and even to the bedrock in many places. Only 2.54% of these soils are Guimbaon clay which is volcanic in origin, and 2.5% are hydro soils and beach sand.

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Getting There

The province has 3 big seaports strategically located in Larena, Lazi, and Siquijor. The port in Larena is the main entry point of the province. It can accommodate ships of up to 500 tons. With the recent entry of the fast crafts to Siquijor, Larena port is becoming a hub of travelers in the province. The port links Siquijor to Iligan and Plaridel in Mindanao, and the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, and Tagbilaran. The port is up for expansion, increasing its capacity by 200 tons.

Iligan - Lazi

By Ship

MV Siquijor Island Tue-Fri

Dumaguete - Lazi

By Ship

MV Siquijor Island Saturday

Dumaguete - Siquijor

By Ship

Jaylann 2 Daily except Saturday
Montenegro Shipping Lines Daily

By Fast Ferry

Delta 1 & 3 Daily
Montenegro Daily

By Motorized Boat

Jaylann Daily except Saturday
Jaziel Daily except Saturday

Cebu - Siquijor

By Fast Ferry

Ocean Jet Daily
(Cebu-Tagbilaran-Dgte.-Siquijor)

Dumaguete - Larena

By Fast Ferry

Delta 3 Daily

By Ship

Montenegro Shipping Lines Daily

Cebu - Larena

By Ship

Palacio Shipping Lines Mon/Wed/Fri
Lite Shipping Tue/Thu/Sun
Cokaliong Shipping Lines Monday
 

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Location Map

Siquijor - Map

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