Category Archives: attractions in siquijor

Kawasan Falls-Lazi,Siquijor

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A newly discovered waterfall and cave in Siquijor proves that we should never stop exploring. Kawasan Falls is situated in Lazi town en route to Brgy. Cangclaran, just a nearby attraction to one of the most visited Cambugahay waterfalls.

An intersection route will take you to Brgy. Cangclaran and Cambugahay where a visible sign is placed as a guiding sign towards Kawasan, then drove uphill for less than 5 minutes.

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As soon as I reached Brgy. Cangclaran, I was welcomed by the residents and a local guide. Because I don’t know where it was, I approached a young man to lead my way. 10 pesos was levied for each visitor for the parking fee.

As I’ve seen in their log book, I was one of the few visitors. The only way to access the new waterfall is to descend into a hill with newly established track of around 200 steps.

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Upon reaching the bottom, immediately  the waters of Kawasan greeted me with a hue of color blue sharing a similar attribute to that of Cambugahay. The location is concealed chiefly of trees and wild plants.

The stillness of the environment is accompanied with bird sounds and the flowing waters. There were no other visitors that time except myself and four other local guides. The entrance to the cave is located beneath the waterfall, which I opted not to go inside, for safety reasons, there were no gears provided, the distance of the cave has not been mapped and so I find it more dangerous.

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It was just a quick side trip and I am always grateful every time I see a waterfall, whether of towering height and small. When visiting Siquijor, don’t miss on discovering the hidden falls of Kawasan.

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Bacong Beach-Maria,Siquijor

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It was high tide when I visited Kagusuan beach for the third time, thus some seaweeds were carried along the shore but still one of the gorgeous beach I’ve seen in the island. There were few fishermen at the end of the beach preparing for a catch. One of the fisherman approach me while I was taking photos, as we were talking, he recommended another lovely beach in their area which he says a much longer drive.

They call it Bacong beach, located in the same town en route to Brgy.Liloan. Bewildered of how it looks like, I shall allow my intuition to guide me today as I felt an exhilaration of a hidden paradise. The wind blows wherever it wishes, the trees where swaying of its direction, then we were lead to a dense forest. On a sunny drive at noon, it was so nice to have abundant tall shade trees canopies our way through Liloan forest, some bare roots of aged trees had crept over the track amidst the woodland covered with dried fallen leaves.

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The beach and the forest are bordered by a vertical cliff and of surrounding vegetation. The end of the cliff serves as a parking space for visitors where I left mine and some other four motorbikes. Standing on top of the cliff, my eyes were met with the vast ocean. Upon hearing the sea waves, instantly I went down to the bottom.

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In a few distance, I saw some local fishermen gathered around the coast, some were hoovering their meal while others are preparing their fishing boat, at the end of the stretch are teenagers reveled the clear waters of the area.

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The lovely beach is completely virgin, both ends of the stretch have spectacular rock formations, waters are magnificently clear were it was irresistibly I took a dip, though I didn’t went that far, colorful fishes are visible near the coast. The beach face and the wrack line consist mainly on coral rocks and stone deposits while white sands stay at the berm section.

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This is one of the many virgin beaches in the province you shouldn’t miss too, start planning your tropical getaway now, pack your picnic and head off to discover the untouched beauty of Maria town, get off-the-beaten track and enjoy a tranquil experience in Bacong beach.

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Cambugahay Falls-Lazi,Siquijor

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Cambugahay Falls is just one of the many tourist attractions in the island of Siquijor,located 2 km north en route of the town of Lazi. It consists of cascading multi-tiered waterfalls.

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Being the thirds smallest province in the Philippines, Siquijor can be toured in half a day by a motorbike. After a quick visit at St. Isidore Labradore church and old convent, I asked some churchgoers the way to the waterfalls. The road was easy and is accessible by car and motorbike,sooner I arrive in the area in less than ten(10)minutes. I was greeted with a very solemn environment that day, I went there as early as 7 am and there was nobody except myself,bush crickets were my only companion.

From the parking area,you need go down of 138 steps on paved rocks. I carefully and slowly went down as there were no handrails. Later, a fellow traveler went down and I notice a delightful face in him upon seeing the waterfall.

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This waterfalls has multiple falls to see, the turquoise water is very inviting and lush growing ferns makes it a nice setting.It has three layers of pool,from the top starts a smaller pool and a bigger basin at the first level.

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You might try to swing a rope tied in the tree and plunge into the water.Who won’t be captivated by its heavenly turquoise waters,look down and experience a perfect blend of an intimate escape and relaxation at Cambugahay.

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