Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Quick Trip to Siquijor and Dumaguete City.

My first out of town getaway this Summer 2015. It was an unplanned trip to Dumaguete and Siquijor as we originally planned to go on trekking to Osmeña Peak and traverse all the way to Kawasan Falls, Badian, Cebu. To be honest, I was really excited to go on trekking but due to unexpected circumstances, we decided to go to Siquijor via Dumaguete City instead.

I've been to Siquijor many times already as my mom was born and raised there. When I was a kid, we used to go there with my sister during summer. I was able to tour the island few years back but we just visited the old churches there but not the other famous tourist spots. It was Ming and Juneroy's first time to visit Siquijor.


Anyway.. We departed Cebu South Bus Terminal around 10:00AM - March 5, 2015. The bus was not full when we left as it was not weekend. We arrived in Lilo-an Port, Santander, Cebu around 2:30PM. 



Late lunch in Lilo-an Port, Santander, Cebu.

Luckily, there was a 3:00PM trip to Sibulan, Negros Oriental. Schedules are every hour to Sibulan, Negros Oriental from Lilo-an Port, Santander, Cebu and vice versa.


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Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. For questions, you may contact Cuadro Alas Navigation Lines, Inc. at (032)419-8280 or 0922-9858234. 


Boarding Santander Express Fastcraft to Sibulan, Negros Oriental.
It was sunny weather during the whole trip but we were bit scared as the boat encountered big waves in the middle of Lilo-an and Sibulan sea. 


Inside Santander Express. :D
One passenger said that it was normal especially in the afternoon onwards. The seas went calm while approaching the Sibulan Port in Negros. The boat ride was just 20 minutes.

Tricycle ride on our way to Dumaguete Port. Hi Ming!!! :D
Touchdown Dumaguete Port. That blue fast craft is M/V GL Express 2, our ride to Siquijor Island.
We arrived at Dumaguete Port around 3:40PM, just in time for the 4:00PM trip to Siquijor, Siquijor.

Daily schedule (except Saturday) of M/V GL Express 2. Dumaguete - Siquijor and v.v.
Note: GL Shipping Lines has no trip every Saturday. I would suggest Oceanjet (Fast Craft) or Montenegro Lines (Ro-ro vessel) as an alternative. You may check out their website for schedules.

We had an Amazing Race like experience because the boat was about the leave already. And yes, we were the last batch of passengers to board. Ha ha ha!



Our faces after that run. Ha ha! #Haggard #helloPhotobomber
The trip from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental to Siquijor, Siquijor took almost an hour due to big waves encountered during the trip.


Touchdown. Hello Siquijor! I'm back after 5 years. :D
Touchdown. :D #Groufie
Fare rates from Siquijor port including the island tour as of March 2015.


Lovely sunset from the Island of Fire. Photo from my Instagram Account.
Where we stayed. Check Casa Miranda for more details.

Swing swing si Ming! Ha ha ha!
Awesome sunset.
While waiting for the food. :D
For a good night sleep. Ha ha ha! :p
Woke up earlier than expected as we have to start the tour by 6:00AM to catch up the 1:50PM trip to Dumaguete.

San Juan, Siquijor. :D
Good morning from San Juan, Siquijor. :D
Our ride for the island tour. :)
Capilay Spring in San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
First stop: Capilay Spring in San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines.
Old Enchanted Balete Tree
Second Stop: The Old Enchanted Balete Tree in Lazi, Siquijor.
Old Enchanted Balete Tree
Old Enchanted Balete Tree with Fish Spa. :D
My first fish spa experience. Tickling experience. Ha ha ha! :p
My first fish spa experience. Tickling experience. Ha ha ha! :p
My first fish spa experience. Tickling experience. Ha ha ha! :p
Our faces after that fish spa experience. :p
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Hi Ming! Ha ha ha!
Siquijor
While on our way to Lazi Church, Siquijor. Beautiful.
San Isidro Labrador Church in Lazi town of Siquijor province.
Third stop: San Isidro Labrador Church in Lazi town of Siquijor province.
Lazi Church, Siquijor.
Main door of Lazi Church, Siquijor.
Lazi Church, Siquijor.
Inside the Lazi Church. Where Mama and Papa exchanged their vows. :p
Cambugahay Falls, Lazi, Siquijor.
Fourth stop: Cambugahay Falls in Lazi, Siquijor.
Cambugahay Falls, Lazi, Siquijor.
Cambugahay Falls, Lazi, Siquijor.
Cambugahay Falls
Breathtaking.
Cambugahay Falls
The Cambugahay Falls is located 2 km north of  Lazi, Siquijor. Cambugahay Falls is one of the attractions in Siquijor Island.
Cambugahay Falls
A must try in Cambugahay Falls. Ha ha ha!

Visited my Grandma and Uncle in Siquijor. :D
Off to the next destination. Hi Ming of http://mingjamoves.com/. :D
Salagdoong Beach in Siquijor Olang, Maria, Siquijor, Philippines
Fifth stop: Salagdoong Beach in Maria, Siquijor, Philippines.
With Juneroy Jacob
With Juneroy Jacob in Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor, Philippines.
With Juneroy Jacob
With Juneroy Jacob. :D
Cedric Lucero in Siquijor, Philippines.
Thanks to Ming's Go Pro. Ha ha ha! Just keep swimming! :D
Chill. :-p
20 Feet Cliff Jump in Siquijor - Cedric Lucero
Your trip to Salagdoong Beach in Siquijor  is not complete if you will not try the 20 feet cliff jump. So sad, I just went here to take a photo. Ha ha ha! 
Oceanjet 6 - Siquijor to Dumaguete
The last passenger to board the ferry. Ha ha ha! Had another amazing experience again just to catch the 1:50PM trip. Off to Dumaguete City, Philippines. :)
Cedric Lucero in Dumaguete City, Philippines
Dumaguete City, Philippines! :D
With Ming and Juneroy Jacob in Dumaguete City
With Ming and Juneroy. :D
Red Velvet Cupcake by Sans Rival in Dumaguete City.
Red Velvet Cupcake by Sans Rival in Dumaguete City.
M/V GP Ferry 2. Our ride to Cebu City. Departed Dumaguete City Port 11:00PM and arrived in Cebu City around 6:00AM.
Passenger Terminal 1. Oceanjet 88 on her way to Tagbilaran City.
Video compilation of our Siquijor - Dumaguete trip by MingjaMoves.com:


Expenses during our Dumaguete - Siquijor trip*:

P175 - Bus ride from Cebu City to Lilo-an Port, Santander Cebu.
P80 - Lunch meal
P62 (Regular fare) - Boat ride from Lilo-an port to Sibulan.
P100 - Tricycle ride (not per person) from Sibulan Port to Dumaguete Port.
P175 - Boat ride from Dumaguete to Siquijor (M/V Jaylann Express).
P12 - Terminal Fee (Dumaguete Port).
P250 - Tricycle ride (one way trip) to the resort in San Juan.
P1000 - Island Tour. Please click this link to download the rates.
P5 - Entrance Fee to Fish Spa
P15 - Entrance Fee per person to Salagdoong.
P20 - Parking Fee 
P12 - Terminal Fee (Siquijor, Siquijor Port).
P210 - Boat ride from Siquijor to Dumaguete City (M/V Oceanjet 6).
P8 - Tricycle ride to Lee Plaza from Dumaguete Port. 

* Prices above are as of March 2015.
* Per person
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