SOLANGON BEACH, SIQUIJOR: IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS

More detailed travel guide here: Siquijor Budget Travel Guide

Last update: June 2, 2020

Siquijor’s magic lies in its natural wonders such as its beautiful beaches. One of the beaches of note is along San Juan’s shore, Solangon Beach. It has some of the finest sand and clearest waters in the region. It is the ideal getaway for those who want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and a place of respite after exploring the island’s attractions. You won’t regret adding Solangon Beach to your itinerary.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Sibulan Airport, also known as Dumaguete Airport (Negros Oriental)

By Air
  1. 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.
  2. Once in Dumaguete, you can hire a motorcycle to take you to the port, the fare costs P100 one way.
  3. 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.
  4. 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: It depends on where you are entering from.
  • 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)

Don’t Miss

  • Solangon Beach is what you’d imagine a tropical destination is — swaying coconut trees, the feeling that time is passing slowly, powdery white sand, and clear waters. Spend an afternoon just relaxing, unwinding, and lazing on the beach with a cold drink in hand.
  • Wade and swim in the shallow, glass-like waters to douse the mid-day or afternoon heat.

Don’t Forget

  • There are ATMs on the island, but it is better to withdraw enough cash for your trip.
  • There are many resorts along San Juan and Solangon Beach. You can enter the beaches on their side for free if you are spending the night.
  • The day trip rates vary depending on the resort; however, if you are not staying long, you can enter for free.
  • Bring a dry bag, plastics, or Ziplocs to keep your stuff dry if you’re just on a day trip.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • If you have time to spare, go scuba diving as Siquijor is a good destination to discover and explore underwater ecosystems.
  • After beach bumming and swimming, visit the province’s other attractions such as Cambugahay Falls, the old churches, the balete tree, the spring, and other destinations.
  • 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.

Related topic: Siquijor Important Tips


Where to Stay

Here are some of the top resorts in the island province of Siquijor according to Agoda users (as of June 2020).

Photo was provided by the resort via Agoda

For more options, search here: Siquijor Hotels


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