Siquijor Island, Philippines

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Siquijor Island... or Isla del Fuego as the Spanish named it, due to the intensity of fire flies..., lies some 22 KM east of Southern Negros. Easily accessed from Negros Oriental's capital city Dumaguete.

Legend has it that Siquijor rose from the sea during a tremendous thunder storm... sited as evidence is fossils and shells which can still be found in Mount Bandila-an, Siquijor's highest point.

While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches, oceans full of tropical marine life the interiour is mountainous and makes wonderfully interesting day trips by Kiwi`s motorcycles or jeep

Siquijor tourist business is still very much in its infancy - Siquijor Island is not a "tourist trap" - it is a paradise waiting to be explored! Siquijor is full of interesting caves, waterfalls, rivers, rainforests, historic buildings and many, many other interesting sites... - People are friendly and crime remains unknown!

To add to the mystic of Siquijor is the Mananambals or faith healers whom mostly reside in the mountain regions. Still today they are actively involved in all sorts of strange healing practices, some of which is said to use white magic. This is especially prominent during Easter time where they come together to mix their strange portions. When traveling in the Philippines one is warned mostly by Filipinos not to travel to Siquijor for fear of the Mambabarang. Superstitious has it that Siquijor still has so called "witch doctors" capable of inflicting injury or pain by the use of black magic. In reality though this practice died out many years ago.


For those whom are visiting the popular tourist sites in Cebu, Bohol or Negros and want something different... Untouristy, quiet, peaceful, gentle with nature, no crime...just give us a call or e-mail us here at Kiwi and our jeep will be waiting at the pier for your free pick up.

Escape the crowds and relax with us, enjoy what Siquijor and Kiwi have to offer.

The fast Supercat and now oceanjet servicing Siquijor daily offers those with
limited time the opportunity also to experience the magic of Siquijor and Kiwi. - Guests whom need to stay in touch... rest assured with our guest computer you are never far away!

Telephone Number: Tel. +63-35-4240534,
or +63-917-3615997


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