Lagaan Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Siquijor and a must-see during your visit! Swimming holes, rope swings, rock jumps, and small caves are just some of the awesome features at these falls.
I have put together this complete guide to Lagaan Falls Siquijor including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS LAGAAN FALLS SIQUIJOR?
Lagaan Falls Siquijor is located in the Lazi region on Siquijor Island.
From the main tourist area of San Juan, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive to reach these falls.
HOW TO GET HERE
There’s a couple of options on how to get to Lagaan Falls Siquijor and they are by scooter, habal-habal, or tricycle.
You can rent a scooter in Siquijor for as little as 250 pesos per day and make your own way over to the falls.
When you arrive in Siquijor by ferry, you’ll find that there are half a dozen scooter rental stores located at the ferry terminal which is super convenient. You can pick up a set of wheels for the time you plan to spend on Siquijor Island.
If you are not confident driving a scooter, the other option is to hail down a tricycle or habal-habal (motorbike taxi) along the main road in San Juan and get a ride to Siquijor Lagaan Falls.
The cost depends on how good your bartering skills are, though for a 30-minute drive you can expect to pay around 150-200 pesos.
Exploring the island by scooter
LAGAAN FALLS ENTRANCE FEE
The entrance fee is 30 pesos and parking is free.
At the entrance, local guides will offer to take you down to the falls but this is not necessary as the trail is clearly marked. However, I visited these falls on my own and decided to take a guide for good company and tipped him 50 pesos at the end.
ARRIVING AT LAGAAN FALLS SIQUIJOR
When you arrive at the Google maps pin location, there is a sheltered parking area where you can safely leave your scooter.
There is a small tour desk at the entrance to Lagaan Waterfall where you’ll first have to pay the entrance fee and sign your name and nationality in a book before heading down the trailhead.
From here, it takes around 15-minutes to walk along a dirt trail underneath a dense rainforest canopy to reach the falls.
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Hiking down to the falls
First glimpses of the falls
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SIQUIJOR LAGAAN FALLS
The first level of the falls features a large natural swimming hole and with rope swings, small caves, rock jumps, and a wide set of falls. It’s an adventurer’s playground and a slightly similar setup to Cambugahay Falls.
On a nice day, it’s a great spot to hang out and go swimming under the falls to cool off, and swinging from the rope swing is a lot of fun too!
When I visited, I saw a local guy sliding down a natural rock slide into the catch basin of the falls. I couldn’t resist giving this a go myself!
The lush jungle that surrounds the falls is what makes this place so tranquil and it’s definitely one of my favorite Siquijor tourist spots to hang out. See these photos for proof!
Epic rope swing
Natural rock slide
THINGS TO DO AT LAGAAN FALLS
Don’t end the adventure here as there is another level of the falls to explore. Follow the jungle trail upstream to where you will find small freshwater rock pools and natural jacuzzis.
You could easily spend a few hours here jumping from pool to pool and swinging from the tree swings and not get bored.
There’s plenty of tables, hammocks, and chill-out spaces around the edges of the falls where you can set down your belongings before going for a dip. There’s also a make-shift change room for visitors to use if need be.
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Rockpools on level two
Large swimming hole
The tree swing is a lot of fun
Hanging out at the falls
WHERE TO STAY IN SIQUIJOR
Siquijor has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Aloha Seaside Resort
Aloha Seaside Resort is one of the best places to stay on the island which is located in the main tourist area of Paliton Beach, San Juan! Featuring a swimming pool, hot tub, restaurant, room service, tour desk, and free wifi. There are deluxe family rooms and deluxe bungalows available which are fitted with a flat-screen tv, free toiletries, private bathroom, sun terrace, seating area, large bed, and incredible ocean views! Continental, à la carte, English breakfast is included for all guests. Recommended place to stay for families, couples, and friends.
Mid Range: Glamping By The Beach
Glamping By The Beach is the most unique accommodation on the island! Epic tee-pee style tents situated under the palms on Paliton Beach is seriously hard to beat! Featuring free wifi, a bar, a garden, a private beach area, BBQ facilities, and a terrace. The luxury tents are fan-cooled and fitted with comfortable beds and power sockets. Simple but effective! Perfect place to stay for couples and friends.
Budget: JJS Backpackers Village
JJS Backpackers Village is the best budget accommodation on the island! Located on Paliton Beach in San Juan, this property features a restaurant, bar, shared lounge, gardens, and ocean views. There are twin rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and dorms available which is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and friends. Continental breakfast is also available daily at this hostel.
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