Siquijor: Cambugahay Falls!

Yep, I went to Siquijor back in April (!!!) and only now I’m getting around to finally talking about the end of our trip…  As a reminder, Siquijor Island was beautiful, with gorgeous sunsets like this…

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And we got lots of great diving done both
around the island, as well as in nearby Apo Island.

We couldn’t dive on the last day, and we only had a morning to spare, so along with the super-fun couple we met in Siquijor, we rented a Jeepney for P1,300 and had him drive us down to Cambugahay Falls, which was on my “must see” list of Siquijor.  We got what looked like a party Jeepney too!  It was sweet!

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I was afraid of jumping off the falls at first (with these things, it’s not the height that scares me, but the depth of the water – I always wonder “is it deep enough or an accident is about to happen?” I know too many bad stories), but like a good wife, I got Karl to be the first guinea pig, and that’s all I needed, loads and loads of jumping into the beautiful water followed (no, seriously, I’m slightly obsessed with jumping/diving into water).

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There were three levels of waterfalls, so after lots of jumping, we went to explore the other falls.

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Ah, a natural tub including the back massage spray!

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Yep, Dan, that’s how we all feel like at this place too!

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Before heading back home, we had to jump in a few more times…

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Then back to the party jeepney…  I wish Manila had this much green space!

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After showering and getting our things ready, it was time to head back to Dumaguete on the boat…  Because of the delays getting us there on our arrival, the resort had its own private boat taking us back, which was so much more pleasant, specially when you wait for the boat with this view!

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And look at this when you’re on your journey back…

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I chose not to sit indoors because I get major motion sickness.  (So yes, I got majorly sunburned…  I never learn.)

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Siquijor Island, should definitely be on everyone’s list of places to visit in the Philippines!  I would go back there in a heartbeat!  We stayed at Coco Grove Beach Resort, and I highly recommend it for a relaxing trip.  Here are a few other shots I took of the place…

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Our home for the weekend…

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And how can a private dinner here (all you need to do is reserve the table ahead of time), not be wonderful?

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5 responses to “Siquijor: Cambugahay Falls!

  1. I never knew Siquijor would be that awesome.

    How was the waterfall experience? Was it quiet or a bit crowdy?

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing this post. Now I wanna see that place for myself. 🙂

    • We went there first thing in the morning and we were the only ones there. As we were leaving, more people were arriving, so I bet it gets quite crowded later on! But if you’re up for an early wake up call, you can have the place for yourself! And our driver was nice enough to keep an eye on our belongings, as I heard local kids do tend to steal and run off in the woods (which they’re very familiar with). The local kids also showed up around the time it started getting crowded, but honestly, they seem to be having fun, but I’m sure if we were warned of it, there’s a valid reason for it.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe the colors in that sunset!! I think my other favorite pic was the painted toes in the hammock, but there were really so many great shots you shared. If I ever get to this corner of the world Siquijor will be high on my to do list!

    • I think Siquijor is one of those secret spots too, because it’s not even on the top 10 list of the Philippines, most people haven’t even heard of it, meanwhile it was one of the favorite places we visited (and also rumored to have the best sunsets, and now you know why! It was gorgeous!).

  3. I am so glad that you enjoy Siquijor philippines. im actually posting my own experience last March, 2012 now. i was looking around to inspire me to write and help me recall the memories i got there.

    http://www.phioxee.com

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