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Last update: June 2, 2020
Kagusuan Beach is one of the premier destinations for those who are visiting Siquijor. It has fine white sand and clear aquamarine waters, dancing coconut trees, rock formations dotting different parts, and an idyllic middle-of-nowhere ambiance. Add this to your itinerary as it is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature.
Note: We received news that Kagusuan Beach is currently closed to the public. The nearby alternative beach is Minalulan Beach.
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How to Get There
Nearest Airport: Sibulan Airport, also known as Dumaguete Airport (Negros Oriental)
- There are no direct flights from Manila to Siquijor, but there are regular flights to Dumaguete, the closest province to the island. Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines ply Manila to Dumaguete regularly.
- Once in Dumaguete, you can hire a motorcycle to take you to the port, the fare costs P100 one way.
- At the port, you have many ferry options that travel to Siquijor. The trip takes around an hour or so and the fare is approximately P120 to P350 depending on the shipping line, class of the seat, and which part of Siquijor you’ll arrive in.
- From the port, you can hire a tricycle to take you to San Juan town and your accommodation in the area for around P250 to P300 per way. The price is mostly the same if you hire a tricycle to and from different towns on the island. You can rent a tricycle for a day for approximately P1000 to P1500.
Dumaguete is the most common and favorite point of entry because it is closer to Siquijor. However, you can still get to the latter if you pass through Bohol. There are ferries that travel from Tagbilaran to Siquijor for as low as P210 one way.
Entrance Fee and Other Charges
- Entrance Fee: No entrance fee
- Island Tour: P1000 – P1500 (Tricycle Tour, good for 3 pax); P3000/day (Multicab Tour, if more than 3 pax)
- Motorcycle Rental Rate: Around P400/day (excluding gas)
- Kagusuan Beach is an idyllic destination for those who want a tropical getaway. It has a rough and charming appeal with its powdery sand, rock formations, and even its rough seas (depending on the season). Wade in the waters, take plenty of pictures, get a tan, read a book, eat a snack, down a cool drink and just beach bum.
- Kagusuan Beach may be difficult to get to, but the effort it takes to get there is worth it. Bring enough money as transactions will only be in cash as you go to smaller towns.
- When the weather is bad, the seas will be rougher so prepare accordingly.
- Bring a dry bag and/or Ziploc to keep your food, clothes, and gadgets dry.
- Bring a power bank to keep your cameras and phones charged and ready for taking pictures and videos.
If You Have More Time and Budget
- After relaxing in Kagusuan Beach, go on a beach hopping tour around Siquijor. Stop by the beaches of San Juan and Salagdoong.
- The island is also a good place to go diving, hiking and caving.
- If you have a couple of more days to spare, explore Dumaguete’s Apo Island to get a chance to swim with turtles. It’s prohibited to touch the turtles, though. Please follow the rules and regulations.
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Where to Stay
Here are some of the top resorts in the island province of Siquijor according to Agoda users (as of June 2020).
- Coco Grove Beach Resort. ✅ CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY
- Infinity Heights Resort. ✅ CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY
- White Villas Resort. ✅CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY
- Aquamare Beach Camp Resort. ✅ CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY