Siquijor & Dumaguete Itinerary and Expenses

Salagdoong Beach
The trip to Siquijor and Dumaguete was a good short break from the hustle and bustle of the city. I would definitely revisit these two provinces because I felt that 3 days 2 nights for these two provinces did not do them justice. Here is the breakdown of our expenses during our escapade:

P100 - Motorbike to Dumaguete Pier (P300 for two bikes and 3 persons with stops to Jollibee for lunch)
P136 - One way boat ride via Montenegro Lines to Larena Port in Siquijor (we rode a huge boat that could also carry cars)
P120 - One way boat ride from Siquijor to Dumaguete via Jaylann
P400 - We hired a tricycle to take us around Siquijor for the whole day (P1,200 total, spread among 3 people, he initially charged us an atrocious price of P1,800!). It's pricey and I know others could've gotten this for less than P1,000. I didn't mind paying because it was spread among 3 people and the driver was just trying to make a living.
P600 - Overnight stay in Lazi Beach Club (P1400 total shared with 3 people)
P688 - Food, water and pasalubong
P475 - Transportation for the entire stay in Siquijor and Dumaguete (I really should work on my negotiating skills)

P35 - Fees to Cambugahay Falls and Salagdoong Beach in Siquijor
P85 - Entrance fee and snorkeling gear in Dauin District 1 Marine Sanctuary
P350 - Overnight stay in Harold's Inn in Dumaguete                                                           
P2989 - Total Expenses for 3 days & 2 nights in Siquijor and Dumaguete excluding airfare

I still need to work on my budgeting skills.

How to get to Siquijor
It's easy to get to Siquijor, book a flight to Dumaguete, Cebu, or Bohol then ride a fast ferry. For our trip, we took the Dumaguete-Siquijor route. We booked a boat to Siquijor from Dumaguete via Montenegro Lines that cost us P136 one way.

Traveling around Siquijor
You can travel around in a motorbike if you have a license and know how to use one. The rates are P250/day and P50/hour.

Rent a van for P3000/day.
Contact #: 09154937513

Rent a multicab for P1800/day.
Contact #: 09106454175

Hire a tricycle for a negotiated price which is almost always expensive.

Itinerary

Day 1
Siquijor Tour
St. Francis Church
San Isidore Church
Capilay Spring Park
Balete Tree
Cambugahay Falls
Salagdoong Beach

Day 2
Coral Cay Resort
Return to Dumaguete
Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling

Day 3
Back to Manila

35 comments

35 Comments


  1. The place looks really nice. It makes me happy that beautiful places in the Philippines are being featured.
    Hopping over from filipino bloggers worldwide

  2. It's good to see the beauty of the Philippines even just on the internet. I wish I could visit this place as well one day.

  3. Thanks for a detailed info. This is how a blogger should describe something.

  4. That was fair enough expenses. .compare to the feelings felt being with in kind of place. .

  5. That beach made reminded me of Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Beach" movie. Very beautiful picture, btw.

  6. Siquijor is like a mystery that has to be solved. The perception changed from time to time and it's now a place to visit! :D

  7. Siquijor is such a beautiful plaace and this itinerary will surely be helpful for tourists and bakasyonistas.

  8. Siquijor has some of the best beaches. I hope to visit the place soon.

  9. been to Siquijor and Dumaguete when I am still assigned in South Cebu- Namiss ko ang ganda ng mga beaches sa siquijor at ang night life sa dumaguete

  10. nice itinerary!!! i wanted to make somthing as well wheneever i travel to other coutry for reference! it would totally help amny people who loves travelling too! xx

  11. thank you very much for this post! VERY informative and truly helpful... now i really want to set out for a vacation..

  12. For less than 3,000 you already covered two province, that is one budget trip.

  13. Sharing your post now because some of my friends are planning to go to Siquijor. Your post will help them. Thanks.

  14. Hey I heard that there are engkantos and some similar horror stories (those who will offer you drink and when you accept and drink it, you will be brought to their "kingdom") in Siquijor. What's your take on that?

  15. @Rochkirstin: it's not true, although our driver told us about a family of witch doctors living in the mountains, but they're only one family.

  16. Thanks for sharing this! This is helpful for the summer season :) Excited pa naman kami magtravel sa new places.

  17. Philippines is loaded with breath taking places. I hope the tourists will realize that but with the economy and increasing crime rates, they chose not to visit our country.

  18. To go out for a trip especially around the country is a major solution to free oneself of the stressful world we live in. This is one is a good recommendation to pay a visit, besides of the actual expenses and everything are well presented.

  19. I'm sure many will benefit from this post when it regards to traveling to Siquijor, very informative.. thank you for sharing!

  20. One of my stress reliever is going at the beach like this and I love playing skimboarding. This kind of place is one of the best spot..

  21. Very detailed indeed. See, that's what I really like about your blog. And i trust that P2989 is worth spending, yes? :)

  22. One more Philippine site that needs to be promoted. The place seems great and the tour expenses seems fair enough.

  23. This makes me miss Siquijor! Don't know how to drive a motorbike so I just hired a tricycle for the island tour. Really looking forward to return to the island! :)

  24. So you've seen the port in Siquijor???
    probably the most beautiful port Ive seen in pictures so far.
    Just the port made this place in top of my bucket list.
    Dumaguete on the other hand is something I look forward to visit since I was in college, if not for Siliman University.
    Its the sister University of my Alma Mater Central Philippine University in Iloilo.

  25. just wanted to ask, have you hired a tour guide or you just roam around at your own? or the driver itself serves as a tour guide?thanks..

  26. @anonymous: the driver acted as our tour guide

  27. how to get siqijor from cebu>>> on may 24 2013 @4pm

  28. on may 24 2013 @4pm >> we decided to go to siquijor... any idea fora cheapest travel going there?

  29. @Lui: There's a ferry from Cebu to Siquijor but you may miss it depending on what time you arrive in Cebu.

    Here are some links:
    http://schedule.ph/boat/from/Cebu-City/to/Siquijor
    http://www.oceanjet.net/

  30. Hi!

    Great list of itinerary! And thanks for posting updated schedules and prices as well. :-)

    Cheers!

    Your friends at real estate in dumaguete

  31. Just came back from a Dumaguete-Siquijor-Apo Island Tour (June 9 to 12, 2013). The mobile number here for the multicab rental is from "Charles." He's nice and accommodating. Update on the rates, we paid him 2,100 inclusive of port transfers (port to hotel and back the following day) plus the Infinity Resort Tour. According to Charles, there are 2 types of tour, one is the one you mentioned here which is similar to what we did and another one is more the hiking/mountain tour which will include some cave tours.

  32. hello everyone here.anyone to know how to getting from dumaguete to siquijor??thanks

  33. @AJ: There's a ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor for less than P200, depends on which one you ride it'll take around 2 hours

  34. hello to every one,

    I'm arvin of Tan-awan Oslob Cebu....I have owned a boats that will pick you from Larena Siquijor to Tan-awan Oslob Cebu...a home of friendly Whale Shark.

    If you are interested to visit Oslob for Whale Watching just text 0932-737-5972 or e-mail at arvindesign2014@gmail.com.

    Thanks.

    Arvin

  35. Siquijor is such a great place, I booked my trip and sightseeing here For https://m.facebook.com/Siquijortouristtransport/

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