Provinces

Siquijor Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Siquijor is one of the many islands in the Visayas region that is blessed with clean white beaches, crystal clear seas and an animated marine life. Its capital is Siquijor Town. Used to be known as Island of Fire or Isla del Fuego, Siquijor is enveloped by mystic traditions which the growing tourism industry is capitalizing on. The mystical island of Siquijor is known to have magic potions, shamans, witches and sorcerers and for many Filipinos it is never safe to wander at night.

LOCATION

Siquijor

Coordinates: 9°11′N 123°34′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Siquijor
Location:
9°11′N 123°34′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1971
Capital:
Siquijor
Area:
337.49 km2 (130.31 sq mi)
Population:
103,400
Density:
280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
6 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Siquijornon, Siquijodnon
Elevation:
(Mount Malabahoc) 628 m (2,060 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
6225–6230
Area code:
+63 -(035)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fifth Class
Religion(s):
95% of the island’s residents belong to the Catholic Church.
Language(s):
Cebuano, English, Tagalog
Known For:
Beaches, caves, waterfalls, and mystic traditions
Major Industries:
Agriculture (corn, coconut, cassava, rice, rubber, mango and jackfruit), Fishing, Tourism
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
February, March, May
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Siquijor Airport
Seaport(s):
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:
None

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is a tropical monsoon climate.

The best times to visit Siquijor for ideal weather are February 26th to March 25th or May 7th to June 3rd based on average temperature and humidity.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Siquijor Province Map

The Siquijor province is divided into 6 Municipalities:

  • Enrique Villanueva
  • Larena
  • Lazi
  • Maria
  • San Juan
  • Siquijor
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Siquijor province:

  • Bulalakaw Forest Reservation
  • Cambugahay Falls
  • Cang-Isok House
  • Cangbangag Falls
  • Cantabon Cave
  • Capilay Spring Park
  • Caticugan Marine Sanctuary
  • Guiwanon Spring Park
  • Hambilica Firefly Hatchery And Sanctuary
  • Kanheron Ranch
  • La-gaan Falls
  • Lazi Convent
  • Locong Falls
  • Lugnason Falls
  • Marelle’s Underwater World Museum
  • Maria Bay
  • Mt. Bandilaan National Park
  • Old Enchanted Balete Tree
  • Our Lady of Divine Providence
  • Paliton Beach
  • Salagdoong Beach
  • Salagdoong Forest Reserve
  • Sambulawan Underground River
  • Sea Shell Museum and Souvenir Shop
  • Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Solangon Beach
  • St Francis de Assisi Church
  • St Isidore de Labrador Church
  • Tubod Marine Sanctuary
  • Tulapos Marine Sanctuary
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Siquijor throughout the year:

  • Canoan Festival (Larena) – May 2–3
  • Saging Festival (Lazi) – May 14–15
  • Lubi Festival (Maria) – May 20–21
  • Pamukad Festival (Enrique Villanueva) – July 15–16
  • Bugwas Festival (San Juan) – August 27–28
  • Dilaab Festival (Siquijor) – October 3–4

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Siquijor province.

Where in the Philippines is Siquijor located?
Siquijor is located on Central Visayas.

Is Siquijor a city or province?
Siquijor is a province.

What is the Capital of Siquijor?
The capital of Siquijor is Siquijor.

What is Siquijor famous or known for?
Siquijor is famous or known for beaches, caves, waterfalls, and mystic traditions.

How do I get to Siquijor?
There are several ways to get to Siquijor, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane to Dumaguete | 1.5 hours | $38-$130 + Ferry to Siquijor | 1 hour | $8-$12
  • Car ferry to Dumaguete | 26.5 hours | $26-$60 + Ferry to Siquijor | 1 hour | $8-$12

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How many islands are in Siquijor?
There are NO islands in the Siquijor province.

What does Siquijor mean?
Siquijor comes from the native term “quidjod” which means “the tide is going out”.

How Safe is Traveling in Siquijor?
Siquijor is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Siquijor the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Siquijor province is considered tropical with significant rainfall most months of the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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