June 02, 2009, NGO Works + Travel| We left Dumaguete Port around 10:00 am (fast craft) bound to the Mystical Province of Siquijor. We arrived in Siquijor Port around 11:30 am after more than an hour of "bumpy"" sea-travel. We hired a tricycle locally called as "Pedicab" and looked for affordable hostel.
The driver of the tricycle recommended Villa Marmarina when he found out that we're finding a hostel/place to stay for 2 days. So Go kami! The resort is 15 minutes pedicab travel from Port of Siquijor going to this Villa Marmarina. It is located along the highway going to the town proper of Larena. We got the "kubo type" accommodation (good for 3-4 persons) for 1250 pesos only instead of 1750 after a good conversation with the Japanese owner. :) The beach resort offers excellent accommodation and foods!
During this trip, we've got the chance to visit and see The Lazi Convent of the Municipality of Lazi and the Century Old Church of Siquijor .
Lazi Convent is one of the historical Landmarks which has been declared by the Philippine Historical Commission in 1985 as the biggest among the oldest convents in the country.
It was believed that Siquijor Island have risen from the ocean in an immense storm. During Spanish Era, it was called by the Spanish explorers as Fire Island or Isla del Fuego because of the myriad fireflies that they found there.
|View from Siquijor Port|