Paliton Beach is rated as one of the best beaches in Siquijor for its glistening white sands and palm tree fringed shoreline. This is one Siquijor tourist spot you do not want to miss!
Here is a simple guide for Paliton Beach including where it is, how to get there, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS PALITON BEACH?
Paliton Beach is located in the main tourist area of San Juan on Siquijor Island.
Most accommodations are dotted along the main road in San Juan and it’s within walking distance to Paliton Beach in Siquijor.
If you are coming from the main port in Larena, it’s approximately a 40-minute drive to San Juan.
HOW TO GET TO HERE
There’s a couple of options on how to get here and they are by scooter, habal-habal, tricycle, or on foot.
You can rent a scooter in Siquijor for as little as 250 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.
When you arrive in Siquijor by ferry, you’ll find that there are half a dozen scooter rental stores located at the Larena 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 Larena to get a ride to San Juan.
The cost depends on how good your bartering skills are, though for a 40-minute drive from the port you can expect to pay around 500 pesos.
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Exploring Siquijor by scooter
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PALITON BEACH
Paliton Beach faces west making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset on Siquijor Island with your mates!
There are a few oceanside cafes and beach bars dotted along the beach serving up cold brews and delicious meals. Most usually have happy hour between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, so make sure to get there around this time if you want to score some cheap drinks.
There is no real party scene at Paliton Beach Siquijor, just chilled vibes and like-minded people to hang with.
If you visit the beach during the day it’s just as good. You can find a number of tree swings tied to bent palms that you can have a turn on and swing out over the water’s edge!
Apart from that, there isn’t a whole lot more to do on Paliton Beach other than go swimming in the ocean, lay in a hammock underneath the coconut palms, or read a book by the beach.
It really is one of the best beaches in Siquijor and I highly recommend adding Paliton Beach to your list of places to visit while on Siquijor Island.
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Sunset at the beach
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WHERE TO STAY IN PALITON BEACH
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 are 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 the 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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