Monday, June 28, 2010
A Traveller’s Mystical Quest (Exploration To The Philippine’s Island Of Fire)
Who said that the province of Siquijor is one of the scariest place in the Philippines because of witchcraft and “aswang”? I strongly disagree with this saying. Those are just old folklore beliefs. I can prove through my pictures and videos that Siquijor is one of the best, if not, “The Best” place in the Philippines because of its rich natural treasures. There are so many activities you can do in Siquijor. It’s called the Island of Fire because at night, Siquijor’s mountains are blazing because of its richly populated fireflies.
My initial plan was to only have an overnight stay at Siquijor but when I arrived at its pier via the Delta Ferry, an air-conditioned vessel. I instantly knew that there was something very special waiting to be discovered by my eyes. When I entered COCO GROVE BEACH RESORT, an Australian owned retreat place, I immediately fell in love with the place. This I can say that I already have my new favorite haven where I can run to whenever my esteem is low. In here, you have your own long stretch of private white minute powdery soft sand beach in front of you… There are 2 olympic size pools where half of it is seawater… The Siquijorenos are very much welcoming and hospitable and another thing that I love in this resort is their food especially their grilled squid which I always include in my order in every meal, probably the finest grilled squid I’ve tasted in all of my vacations.
Siquijor is filled with so much nature adventure. Its mountains, caves, beaches, old churches and especially its famous Cambugahay Falls. It contains 3 floors of waterfalls, the first being the highest and deepest where you can jump. I’ve tried jumping twice, with 20 feet high and around 25 feet deep, it’s an intense feeling once you're in the air and gravity starts to pull you down. The foremost extreme feeling I’ve ever had so far.
At first, I was afraid to visit Siquijor because of the false hearsays about it. But I’m going to tell you, once you’ve seen, felt and experienced the radiance and charm of the Philippine’s Island of Fire. I guarantee that you will come back a million times to be ignited with Siquijor’s natural creations all over again…
- Happy Loner Traveller