Kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines: A Photo Journal

Beautiful palm trees in front of a dark, dramatic storm cloud in Siquijor, Philippines

Beautiful palm trees in front of a dark, dramatic storm cloud in Siquijor, PhilippinesSiquijor is a quiet island in the Philippines, once you get past the very annoying, very stubborn touts at the port. The supermarkets are roadside stands, gasoline is sold in glass liter Coca Cola bottles and the only ATM on the island, in the town of Larena, is temperamental at best. In short, the slow pace of life of Siquijor seemed like the perfect place to relax.

Wanting to explore the sea more we rented a 2-person kayak from The Bruce for 100 pisos ($2.25US) and hugged the cavernous coastline. The combination of calm, shallow water and excellent visibility made spotting marine life a breeze.

Mindy and Ligeia ready for kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines

A beautiful, spotted starfish among the sea grass in Siquijor, Philippines

A beautiful, spotted starfish among the sea grass

A sea urchin seen while kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines

Can you spot the spotted eel?

A sea urchin surrounded by algae in the clear waters of Siquijor, Philippines

A sea urchin in a bed of algae

Above water, the rock formations were amazing sights. From cavernous alcoves to cliff faces, our camera was perpetually at the ready.

Beautiful rock formation seen while kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines

Gorgeous rock formation protruding from the bay

A cave formation during our kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines

Overhanging cave wall

Interesting cave formation in Siquijor, Philippines

Kayaking into tight spaces was fun!

Hanging gardens on rock formations seen while kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines

The hanging gardens seemed right out of a Mediterranean scene

A statue of a woman on the rocks, looking out over the bay in Siquijor, Philippines

A woman statue keeping watch over the bay

Our afternoon spent hugging the shoreline of Siquijor in a kayak was one of our most memorable during our 3-week visit in the Philippines. We highly recommend it!

Where has been your favorite place to kayak?

2 thoughts on “Kayaking in Siquijor, Philippines: A Photo Journal

    1. Mindy & Ligeia

      In general, we found the Philippines to be much more expensive than Thailand, especially lodging. I think we just got a really good deal from Bruce’s because the owner does not normally rent out kayaks but since we asked she came up with that amount on the spot. We found Siquijor not very touristy at all; although we saw that many accommodations were being built on the southern shore so who knows what it will look like when we go back one day. 🙂

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