It was a hot and humid Thursday afternoon when we toured the island of Siquijor. Due to lack of sleep, I just dozed off inside the tricycle as we made our way to our next destination - Salagdoong Beach. The sun was at its zenith when we arrived at Salagdoong Beach.
This was the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes:
|Take me to the beach! Salagdoong Beach of Siquijor|
I thought I was still dreaming.
Salagdoong Beach is located in the town of Maria, situated on the eastern part of the island. The beach is owned and managed by Siquijor's Provincial Tourism Office. Despite being a public beach, it is still clean and well-maintained. Kudos to the local government of Siquijor!
There were lots of people in the resort when we arrived, but not enough to make the resort crowded.
The leaves of the Talisay trees were red during that time and it added more drama to my photos.
|Welcome to Salagdoong Beach!|
|Red and blue. Perfect.|
|I also wore a red shirt! I stood out in most of our photos. ;-)|
The photos were so beautiful that I didn't need to post process all of it. Saves time and energy.
Robbie and Ate Gael decided to take a dip while I decided to roam around the resort. I have read a few blog entries about this beach dating back to 2010 and from their entries, there were no slides and other infrastructures within the property. But, when we went there last month, we saw heavy equipment on the left side of the resort. They were probably building a 'bay walk' where people can chill out and relax with their family and friends. On the right of the resort, two slides are attached on top of a natural limestone cliff.
Two concrete planks were built on top of the cliff's highest point to provide an 'adrenaline' activity in the resort - cliff diving. We witnessed a couple of brave souls who took a plunge to the deep aquamarine waters of Salagdoong Beach. Good thing was, they emerged unscathed and even jumped again from the cliff! I surmised that it's an addicting activity.
But the three of us decided to take pictures on the concrete plank.
We spent more than an hour at Salagdoong Beach. Sun rays torridly kissed our skin as we explored the public beach. Although in my opinion, the beach would look more quaint if it remained as it is. But still, the beauty of Salagdoong Beach is still there - well maintained and the locals are disciplined as well.
We left the beach at around one in the afternoon. Good thing I didn't sleep inside the trike because this was the view that I completely missed out when we entered the beach.
The road to the beach is surrounded with Narra trees and other wild flora. We kinda owned the road during that time, actually. ;-)
Salagdoong Beach is a must-visit place in Siquijor! The next time I visit Siquijor, I'll definitely jump at the 25-foot cliff of the beach.
Salagdoong Beach Resort
Telephone #: (035) 344-2088, 480-9173
Hotel Agripino: (+63) 09102002552
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