2016 • 04 • 01
When the Spaniards first set foot in the island of Siquijor, they noticed an “eerie glow” from swarms of fireflies. This is where the province got its nickname, Isla del Fuego or Island of Fire. But this wasn’t the only fascinating thing about Siquijor. For centuries, it has been almost synonymous with sorcery. They say that it is home to people practicing a local version of voodoo. Perhaps, this reputation has kept hordes of tourists away for the longest time.
But Siquijor’s natural beauty has been exposed more and more over the past years. Its beaches, in particular, are perfect for those seeking a relaxing, unspoiled tropical paradise. It is a great place to disconnect.
This was my second time in Siquijor. My first time felt like a rushed two-night stay, so after 4 months, we decided to come back and stay for a week to fully experience the island. We stayed in San Juan which has long stretches of beaches lined with coral reefs which were perfect for snorkeling. We also visited Cambugahay Falls and Salagdoong Beach. But we mostly stayed in San Juan because it was peaceful and quiet, and we had the beach all to ourselves.
Equipment used: Panasonic GH-4 Camera, GoPro Hero 4 Silver, DJI Phantom 3 Professional.