Salagdoong Beach is low-key one of the best beaches in Siquijor which is most popular for snorkeling around the colorful reefs, relaxing on the secluded beaches, and epic cliff jumping!
I have put together this complete guide to Salagdoong Beach Siquijor including where it is, how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS SALAGDOONG BEACH?
Salagdoong Beach is attached to Salagdoong Beach Resort on the far east corner of Siquijor Island in the town of Maria.
From the main tourist area of San Juan, it’s approximately a 50-minute drive to reach this secluded beach.
HOW TO GET TO SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT
There’s a couple of options when searching for how to get here and they are by scooter, habal-habal, or tricycle.
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 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 Salagdoong.
The cost depends on how good your bartering skills are, though for a 5o-minute drive you can expect to pay around 200-300 pesos.
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Exploring the island by scooter
SALAGDOONG BEACH ENTRANCE FEE
The Salagdoong Beach entrance fee is 30 pesos per person and an additional 20 pesos for parking.
When you arrive at the Google maps pin location, there is a security checkpoint at the entrance to the resort where you’ll first have to pay the entrance fees before heading down the driveway to the jump-off point.
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White sand shoreline
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SALAGDOONG BEACH
Salagdoong Beach boasts two beautiful coves lined with coconut palms and white sand shorelines. Just off the shore is a colorful reef that is great for snorkeling and swimming.
The slippery slide and cliff jumping is the main attraction at this location and one for the thrill-seekers! Make sure you must visit during high tide to do these activities.
The slippery slide that visitors can try is located on top of the rock islet and twists down into the water. Unfortunately, it wasn’t functional on the day I visited so I didn’t get to give this one a try.
White sand beach
However, the cliff jumps were definitely up my alley! There are two diving boards here, one is around 5 meters and the other is 10 meters. Jumping from the top of the cliff into the turquoise waters below is one of the best things to do in Siquijor!
There is also a lifeguard on duty so if you need any advice or help to do the cliff jumping don’t hesitate to ask them.
I recommend spending around 1 or 2 hours at this location before continuing on to explore the rest of the Siquijor tourist spots.
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The 5-meter cliff jump
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 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 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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Another option for accommodation in Siquijor is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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