Going to 3 different islands with a limited amount of time may seem challenging, but when you schedule it right, you’ll manage to roadtrip around Cebu, Dumaguete and Siquijor in 5 days just like we did and you’ll even have spare time to wander around and just chill!
I wanted to go somewhere without having to buy an airline ticket but see so many places at the same time during my birthday week last September,which is why we decided to just go on a very random roadtrip. Coming from Bacolod City, Cebu, Dumaguete and Siquijor are super accessible and at the same time are a complete explosion of natural wonders! From turquoise waters, to breathtaking waterfalls, from mountain ranges to trendy cafes, and so much more! You’ll be able to see so much in just a little amount of time. Here’s how we did it and how you can too if you plan to go to these three places:
( Destinations: Sirao Flower Farm/ Temple of Leah/ Balamban Road/ Moal Boal)
8:00 AM- Leave Bacolod (take the San Carlos- Toledo Route)
10:15 AM – est. time of Arrival in San Carlos Port
10:30- RORO departs from San Carlos-Toledo
12:00- Arrive in Toledo
12:10-12:30 Lunch at McDonald’s Toledo
[Take the National Central Highway going to Balamban Road]
2:00 PM – Pit stop at Sirao Flower farm
2:30-3:00 Travel from Sirao to Temple of Leah
3:45-7:45PM – Arrive at Moal Boal and Checked-in at Hotel Sister's Inn
8:00- 9:00 PM- Dinner in one of the restaurants in Moalboal
( Destinations: Kawasan Falls/ White Beach Moal Boal/ Tierra Alta)
5:00 AM- Wake up call
6:00 – Arrive at Kawasan Falls
9:00AM- Depart from Kawasan and Breakfast at MoalBoal White Beach
11:00AM- Go back to the hotel at Hotel Sister’s Inn
1:30-3:30 PM- Travel from Moalboal to Liloan Port (83km around 2hrs)
3:40-4:20 PM – Arrive at Dumaguete via Sibulan Port and Late lunch at Cafe Racer near the boulevard
4:40-5:30PM- Visit Tierra Alta
6:00- Check in at Go-Hotels and Rest
( Destinations: Coco Grove/ Triad View Deck)
10:30 – Leave for Siquijor via Dumaguete Port
12:00 – Lunch time and Arrive at Larena Port in Siquijor
2:30 PM- Check in at Coco Grove Beach Resort
*Relax at the Hotel*
5:00- Watch the sunset at Triad View Deck
7:30- Dinner at Baha Bar near Coco Grove
( Destinations: Cambugahay Falls/ Enchanted Balete Tree/ Kawayan Resort/ Coco Grove)
8:30 AM- Breakfast at the Hotel
10:45 AM- Go around Siquijor
11:30 AM- Enchanted Balete Tree in Lazi
2:10 AM- Cambugahay Falls Siquijor
1:30 -Go around Siquijor island again
2:30- Lunch at Kawayan Holiday Resort
4:30 PM -Back to Coco Grove to enjoy the amenities
9:00AM – Breakfast
12:00NN- Check out of the Hotel
1:00PM- Leave for Dumaguete ( go to Larena Port again)
2:30 PM- Arrive in Dumaguete port
3:30-4:30 PM- buy pasalubong (specifically sansrival– a must try, and stopover for Panda Ice cream–Yumm!)
8:30-9:00- Arrive in Bacolod– HOME!!
Aaaand that’s how you do it! I hope you found my blog useful and inspiring! If you wanted to know the total distance we had to drive, it was around 800KM, and yes it was a bit tiring, but it definitely was fun! We also spent less than 15,000 pesos for everything including the gas, food, and accommodations so it was really okay.
If I have any advice to leave you when it comes to doing a spontaneous roadtrip– its these:
1.)Download waze or google maps, it’s a lifesaver when you are going on a roadtrip!
2.)Research in advance– google ” best places to go in siquijor” or “where to eat in dumaguete” for advice from people who have already been there before.
3.) Bring mosquito repellent when visiting forest-y areas.
4.) Bring as much as you want if you have space in your car– you can bring a sleeping bag if you don’t want to spend on accommodation
5.) Have ample rest at night if you will be driving a lot.
6.) Don’t eat at the fancy restaurants if you want to save up.
7.) Wake up early when going to “Kawasan Falls” or any other touristy destinations to get a good picture and to avoid the crowds.
8.) Enjoy and bring a good camera to store the memories!!
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