Monday, August 25, 2014

Travel Guide: Siquijor Itinerary and Expenses

Here's our itinerary and expenses during our visit in Siquijor. 

(Do It Yourself - DIY)
Day 1
8:30AMETA to Dumaguete
9:00AMTook tricycle to Dumaguete Port
9:30AMBuy tickets to Siquijor, (earliest ticket bought was in the afternoon)
10:00AMTook tricycle back to Dumaguete Port (for the 4:30PM schedule)
7:00PMOff to Grand Pension Plaza as unexpected things happen in the port
(see part 1 of my blog)
Dinner at Kamalig
10:30PMSocials in a nearby bar

Day 2

5:20AMOff to Dumaguete Port for 6am schedule
Arrival in Siquijor
Stop Over: St. Francis De Assisi Church and Bell Tower
Accommodation Hunting in San Juan, Siquijor (checked around 4-5 resort)
Checking JJ's Backpacker, decided to stay here
9:15AMBreakfast, exploring the beach in San Juan
10:30AMTouring Siquijor

Old Enchanted Balete Tree
   St. Isidore de Labrador Church and Lazi Convent
   Cambughay Falls
   Salagdoong Beach
5:45PMBack to JJ's Backpackers for the sunset, freshen up after
Dinner at JJ's Backpackers
10:30PMVideoke Session

Day 3
7:30AMWake up, prepare, breakfast
8:45AMVisit to Capilay Spring Park
9:00AMOff to Mambabarang to buy Love Potion/Gayuma
10:30AMSpelunking at Cantabon Cave
1:30PMLate lunch in a carenderia
3:30PMVisit to Kagusuan Beach
6:00PMBack to JJ's Backpackers
8:00PMMassage, dinner
11:00PMBonfire kwentuhan

Day 4
4:30AMWake up early for the first ferry schedule to Dumaguete

Off to Dumaguete
6:30AMArrival in Dumaguete, stopover in Sans Rival for the sylvannas
8:55AMOff to Manila

Date of Visit: May 2012
Number of Bakasyonistas: 4 people
Day 1Group ExpensesPer Head
Airport Fees (Philippines)
Terminal Fee
Php 200

Tricycle Fare: Port to DumaguetePhp 150
Ferry: Dumaguete to Siquijor
Php 160
Dumaguete Ferry Terminal Fee
Php 15
Tricycle Fare: Dumaguete Port to Sta. Monica ResortPhp 50 + 20 tip
Tricycle Fare: Sta. Monica to Dumaguete PortPhp 100
Tricycle Fare: Dumaguete Port to Grand PensionPhp 50
Tricycle Fare: Grand Pension to KamaligPhp 40
Tricycle Fare: Kamalig to Grand PensionPhp 36
Tricycle Fare: Grand Pension to nearby barPhp 36
Tricycle Fare: Bar back to Grand PensionPhp 36

Grand PensionPhp 1200
Php 900 room + 300 for extra bed, towel, and pillow


Lunch & Meryenda at Sta. Monica      Php  1790
Php 250 entrance fee - consumable of food and drinks

Dinner at KamaligPhp 930

Day 2Group ExpensesPer Head

Tricycle Fare: Grand Pension to Dumaguete PortPhp 36
Tricycle Fare: Accommodation HuntingPhp 300
Tricycle Fare: Day TourPhp 1000

Backpacker/Dorm Type Accommodation
Php 600
(Php300 x 2 nights)


Breakfast at JJ'sPhp 280
Lunch at SalagdoongPhp 900
Dinner at JJ'sPhp 1195
Tourist Spot Fees

Salagdoong Beach Entrance Fee
Php 15
Salagdoong Beach Parking Fee (Tricycle)
Php 15
Cambughay Falls Parking Fee (Tricycle)
Php 20

Day 3Group Expenses       Per Head

Tricycle Fare: Day TourPhp 1200

Breakfast at JJ'sPhp 300
Lunch in a carenderiaPhp 235
Dinner at JJ'sPhp 900
Tourist Spot Fees

Cantabon CaveSpelunkingPhp 890
First 3 person at Php500 for two guides,

additional Php100 per person + entrance fee + tip

Miscellaneous Expenses

Gayuma Love Potion (only one of us bought this)
Php 1500
Junk Foods/DrinksPhp 240
Day 4Group ExpensesPer Head

Tricycle Fare: JJ's to Siquijor Port
Php 150
Ferry: Siquijor To Dumaguete
Php 160
Tricycle Fare: Dumaguete Port to SansrivalPhp 36
Tricycle Fare: Sansrival to Airport
Php 70

Breakfast in Sansrival
Php 100
Pasalubong: Silvanas @ Php 125
Php 1000

Most tricycle drivers in Dumaguete tend to charge you higher so as much as possible learn to haggle.
There are numerous accommodation in Siquijor.  During that time, JJ's do not accept reservation so you might want to contact first if they are willing to do reservations now (you can call the lady owner Jiesa at +63-918-670-0310 for reservation) and make sure you're willing to stay in dorm type accommodation. Nevertheless try other resorts too. 
You can also visit Siliman University and other nearby tourist spots in Dumaguete.
Obviously, we spent too much on the food we eat, you can save a lot by eating cheap. :)

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