New Discoveries in Siquijor

Hi everyone! Been busy this past few days as I have been travelling! Char2 lang. 😀

After my travel in Boracay for work, a long weekend is coming since August 21 is a holiday.

Thus, me & my sister went home to relax and spend some family time. Plus, I just want that traditional hilot. 😛

When Sunday came, we had our usual impromptu tour in the island. But this time, we visited those newly discovered places. It is a sort of ocular inspection as well if in case we will be having visitors.

Our trip started at Locong Falls in Catamboan, Lazi.

You need to rent a vehicle to be able to reach there since it is far from the national highway.

You will then be welcomed by friendly staff who will let you register and where you will pay for the entrance and parking fees. (I am not sure though if there is an entrance fee.)

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Here’s my mother at the Welcome sign of the falls 🙂

To get to the falls, you have to trek for 10 minutes from the registration area.

 

Tsaraaaan! 🙂

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The falls is not as big as Cambugahay Falls but it is still beautiful and there are few people visiting that day too.

We spent just a short time taking pictures and roaming around then headed to our next stop because it is almost lunch time.

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The residents here are just developing the area to make it more beautiful for tourists. and locals who will be visiting.

After that, we travelled for about 30 minutes to our next stop, Capilay Spring Park.

This tourist spot is not new to anyone especially to the Siquijodnons like us. We used to swim here whenever we are touring around the island.

But for that day, we went there to have our lunch. My mother has been suki already because it is where they will bring their visitors in the office.

There were already customers when we arrived, so we still have to wait for about an hour. Tip: Order in advance so that the foods are already prepared when you get there.

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Look what I found! A family of Imaw. 😀 (I am not sure what its name really is but I called them imaw. 😛

While waiting for our order we had eaten Pizza and Halo-Halo. Good thing we did because it did really take them an hour or so for the orders to be served.

But, the long wait is over! This is our sumptuous & delicious foods.

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Note: the boodle only cost Php 1000 yet the serving is big. Worth the wait though!

When we got our stomach full and had enough time relaxing, we decided to head to our next destination, Kamp Aninipot.

It is called Kamp Aninipot because of the fireflies that are present at night in the site.

With this, here’s a trivia. 🙂 Do you know Siquijor Island has been called the Island of Fire or Isla del Fuego by the Spaniards because of its glow at night coming from the swarms of fireflies.

This site is a newly opened camp site in Siquijor. Guests can do a day tour, or an overnight stay at their Hobbit Huts or in a camping tent. Kids can do zipline, wall climbing and pull up bars. Every guest can enjoy the overlooking view, fresh air, serenity, taking pictures in the frame and on the bike, and have some snacks in their snack bar.

It is located in Tacdog, Siquijor. You have to take a long uphill road to get there. So better have a professional driver and if possible not a fully loaded vehicle. Along the way, you can already see the view in the island. It is totally breathtaking!

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You can see signage like this that will lead you to the site.

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This will welcome you when you get there. But, this is still a start of a kinda long trek to see the magnificent view.

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This is the beginning of all the trek that you have to do in the site.

This is the view that you will see right before the entrance to the camp site. You should not miss taking a photo in here. 

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This is the Entrance. But no one is guarding here and you just have to pay at their snack bar (which you can reach by trekking).

 

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Trekking again! 

This is the Hobbit Huts where guests can stay for overnight. Isn’t it cute? 😀

Then take another time to trek to the top. Trekking is kinda tiring especially to the oldies. But having this kind of scenery is totally worth it.

Fortunately, when we got there, we were the only guests. So the whole place was ours and we were able to spend more time taking (unlimited) pictures.

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This frame is the first thing you will notice when you arrive at the top. 

Now you know the Jerusalem’s trademark pose! :p

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That is my 8-year old cousin, Keishza who enjoyed the unlimited Kid Zipline for Php 100. It’s her first time though. 😀

 

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This mountain bike is mounted fix for visitors to use (plus that helmet) when taking that biker shots. 🙂

 

 

 

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Wall climbing for kids only! 😀 Kids at heart are not allowed too. 

And more things to do. 😀

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The view at the snack bar.

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This is the bonfire area when you are staying overnight.

That scary road (super uphill) and lovely overlooking scenery.

Our last stop is Marikart in Larena. We had some snacks (halo-halo & fries) before heading home.

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That is how we spent our day in the island. You can either just stay at home lazing, watching TV and eating or roaming around the island, discovering new places & trying that island foods & vibes.

Siquijodnons are continuing to beautify the island & its tourist destinations and discovering new spots because we want to encourage more guests to visit and experience the life in Isla del Fuego.

We hope to see you there one of these days. ❤

3 thoughts on “New Discoveries in Siquijor

    • Admin says:

      Thank you for visiting Kamp Aninipot! Love the detailed description. We would also like to take this opportunity to explain to your readers and followers how we came up with our name. Greatly appreciate you visiting our place and other wonderful places in the island and for taking some time to share the beauty of Siquijor through your blog. Great job!

      Why we named it Kamp Aninipot?
      It has been said that the fireflies gave an eerie glow at night that caught the attention of the non-native visitors to come to this island. These fireflies are called “aninipots,” in Cebuano language. We would like to think that these lovely creatures were responsible for opening our island for the world to see its beauty and discover its mystery. We named this campground Kamp Aninipot in honor of those special creatures and to also remind us of how they caught the attention of our early visitors many years ago to set foot in our beloved island.
      https://kampaninipot.com/about/

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