Monday, April 30, 2012

Salagdoong Beach: Siquijor's Paradise

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.

Robbie and Ate Gael nudged me. "Gising na! Dito na tayo." (Wake up! We're already here!)

This was the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes:

Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor
Take me to the beach! Salagdoong Beach of Siquijor

I thought I was still dreaming.

I wasn't.

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.


Salagdoong Beach Siquijor
Welcome to Salagdoong Beach!

Salagdoong Beach
Red and blue. Perfect.

Salagdoong Beach
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.


Salagdoong Beach
Slide!

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.


Salagdoong Beach
Amazing view!

Salagdoong Beach
Limestone cliff

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.


Road to Salagdoong 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
Cottages: (+63) 0918771471

37 comments:

  1. Ang shobaer kez!!!
    Renzy pa-email din nung pic ko sa may ledge. Hihihihi. <3

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    1. Ughhhh nanjan nanama ang Wang sung language mo! What is shobaer??? Anyway, sige will email your picsssssss

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  2. an sipag mag blog ha! i so miss you na and Robbie! cant wait to see you again. unforgettable tlga ang spontaneous Siquijor trip. and xempre ang napakagandang Salagdoong.kahet ni develop na xa, nagustuhan ko pa din xa. wish ko lang marunong ako lumangoy na para maka cliff jump jan nxt time! haha

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    1. But of course! Hahaha! Kelangan ko nang tapusin ang Siquijor! Malapit na ang DFAT!

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  3. Ganda ng beach..
    parang bigla nagising ang diwa mo. haha!
    the beach looks very nice, I'd trade everything I can just to spend a day in here. :)

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  4. Magkikita na naman tayong tatlo this week!!!!!!!!

    Ang shobaer kez = ang taba ko. Lol.

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  5. wow ang ganda!! Never been to this part of the Philippines, hope to visit this place too.

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  6. WOW! I never knew that Siquijor has this beach gem in their island. The view is amazing!:)

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  7. I've actually read about Siquijor quite a number of times now, especially from travel bloggers. And believe me, this was the loveliest! The beach looks great.. oh, I was also smitten by the man-made slide! Would love to try that one out should I visit that place. =)

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  8. Is that a cashew tree (the one with red leaves). Parang autumn sa tropics, hehe.

    Love the woods to along the road :)

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    1. Talisay tree. Oonga parang fall lang naman.

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  9. Honggondo-gondo!!! Love the red leaves (and your red shirt, hehe) on the aquamarine sea. The contrast is striking.

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    1. Same kayo comment ni Ate Gael! Buti nalang talaga I wore a red shirt. Hahaha

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  10. Renz, super love the photography - what a lovely the place. really great and convinced me i wouldn't let this month pass without being in siquijor (but oh i am sooo busy with NZ-Sing-Indo and bicol trip. don't know what to do now. ur fault hahaa

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  11. Sir Renz Ganda po ng mga shots nyo sa beach...:)

    Parang kayo lang talaga ang nasa daan.. hehehe..:)

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  12. Siquijor is unexplored place yet for me. I've not yet known that there's a paradise in that place. Every place being posted is of great view. And this is one deserves to be promoted and visited.

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  13. OMG!!!! ang super ganda ng place!!! parang post cards mga photos mo!!! gusto ko din maexperience yan!!!!

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  14. Haven't been to Siquijor and never really found the time and people to go there with.

    The blue-green water is just heavenly. Ganyan ang gusto kong kulay ng dagat. =)

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  15. Always wanted to go to siquijor... nice beach!!!

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  16. unti unti nabuksan na ang pinto ng siquijor to the world net. dati, iba ang nasa isip ng mga tao....good post renz. wag na munang matulog. heheheh.

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  17. I like how clean the beach is. I hope the locals would be able to keep it that way so I would have a reason to pay them a visit. ^_^

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  18. Sobra linaw ng tubig dito ang sarap mamangka.

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  19. Hindi ko masyadong na-appreciate yung Salagdoong Beach kasi late na kami dumating at nagmamadali. Accdg to Dylan, they used to swim there tsaka mas maganda nung hindi pa siya developed. Pagbalik ko ng Siquijor will vsiit this again and hopefully, may time to appreciate hahaha :D see you Renzzzyyy!

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  20. there's a slide? when i went there way back in 2004, the entire salagdoong beach was bare, though a lot of people frequent the area. there were a few small cottages. i'm just glad hindi masyadong na-commercialize yung beach based on your photos. the water looks so clean.

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  21. I thought SIQUIJOR is not a nice place to unwind...
    I am wrong! It's a tranquil location especially
    when you want to spend time with yourself alone.
    NAKAKATAKOT yata....

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  22. Salagdoong is still a must see spot in Siquijor despite all the unnecessary developments in the area.

    The slides should go. It's an eyesore.

    The cliff diving platform should stay because it makes it easier for us to do cliff diving.

    I went back here two weeks after your visit and I just enjoyed cliff diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Through kayaking we've discovered an island near the resort. :)

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  23. ganda po ng Siquijor :D how many hours po sya from davao?

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  24. Hi Christine! It's quite far from Davao coz you have to fly to Cebu, cross the sea from Lilo-an to Sibulan, and ride a roro again from Dumags Port to Siquijor.

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  25. Going ko to siquijor next week, Renz. I hope we can visit this place. ^^ I look forward to see their beaches.

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  26. a very beautiful beach! awesome colors, just like autumn leaves. so lucky to live just an hour away from this beautiful island.

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  27. Nice Renz....checking blogs, would remind me of our first meetings online...couldn't remember it when but it's nice to see you back. There's more thrilling beach apart from Salagdoong....

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  28. Hi RM Bulseco, I have visited Salagdoong Beach last year at summer time at that time humidity was very high at that time but we enjoyed a lot in that place.

    Asian Travel Guide

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  29. hi
    I search some beaches in siquijor and bohol for skinny dipping !
    where can I found it ?

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