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Siquijor Island... or Isla del Fuego as the Spanish named it, due to the intensity of fire flies..., lies some 22 KM east of Southern Negros. Easily accessed from Negros Oriental's capital city Dumaguete.
Legend has it that Siquijor rose from the sea during a tremendous thunder storm... sited as evidence is fossils and shells which can still be found in Mount Bandila-an, Siquijor's highest point.
While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches, oceans full of tropical marine life the interiour is mountainous and makes wonderfully interesting day trips by Kiwi`s motorcycles or jeep
 

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Siquijor tourist business is still very much in its infancy - Siquijor Island is not a "tourist trap" - it is a paradise waiting to be explored! Siquijor is full of interesting caves, waterfalls, rivers, rainforests, historic buildings and many, many other interesting sites... - People are friendly and crime remains unknown!

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To add to the mystic of Siquijor is the Mananambals or faith healers whom mostly reside in the mountain regions. Still today they are actively involved in all sorts of strange healing practices, some of which is said to use white magic. This is especially prominent during Easter time where they come together to mix their strange portions. When traveling in the Philippines one is warned mostly by Filipinos not to travel to Siquijor for fear of the Mambabarang. Superstitious has it that Siquijor still has so called "witch doctors" capable of inflicting injury or pain by the use of black magic. In reality though this practice died out many years ago.

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About 80,000 inhabitants reside on Siquijor Island. There are five small towns and many villages dotted around the island and all through the interior. The majority of villages are located in the mountain regions, all are interconnected by barangay roads which at most times are accessible by motorcycle. During the rainy season this can be a problem.
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Fast ferries ply the
Siquijor route daily
The provincal capital
is Siquijor town.
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Siquijor has approximately 102 kilometers of shoreline
The province has five seaports, Larena
is favoured by the two fast ferries.
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Agricultural Products are rice, coconut, peanuts, corn, cassava, fruits and vegetables
Siquijor`s St. Isidore Labradore Convent is the biggest in whole Asia

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Located in the Central Visayas Region, Sqiuijor is a small island in the Mindanao Sea about 30 kilometers southeast of Negros Island, south of Cebu and southeast of Bohol. Siquijor is separated from its neighboring islands by the Cebu Strait in the northwest and the Sulu Sea in the southwest. 
Formerly a subprovince of Negros Oriental, it was established as a separate province on September 17, 1971 under Republic Act No. 6395. The province is mostly made up of limestone rock material and fringed by coral reefs. It has approximately 102 kilometers of shoreline. With the exception of relatively flat coastal plains in Lazi and San Juan, most of the interior of Siquijor island is either hilly or mountainous. The center of the island is elevated, the highest point of which is Mt. Bandilaan which is 567 meters high. 
The island receives an annual rainfall of 1,000 to 1,305.3 mm. with November having the heaviest rainfall while April has the least.
Siquijor has a mean temperature fo 27.8 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 78%.
Due to its protected location, the island is safe from the full force of typhoon winds.
By air , Siquijor is 10 minutes from Dumaguete City and 40 minutes from Cebu City. 
The province has five (5) seaports located at Larena, Lazi and Siquijor; with Larena as the major port. It can accomodate ships up to 600 tonnes and serves as the gateway to Cebu and Mindanao. Other boats ply the Tagbilaran and Dumaguete routes. 
The municipal port in Lazi has a docking space for one vessel of up to 200 tonnes, while the Siquijor wharf, also a municipal port has a docking space for mtoorized bancas and launches plying the Siquijor-Dumaguete route daily. 
Other motorized bancas plying the Siquijor-Dumaguete route are served by the Solong-on and Tambisan causeways in Siquijor and San Juan towns respectively. 
Alluring white sandy beaches: Tubod Beach, San Juan Salagdoong Beach, Maria Dumanhog Beach, Siquijor Calalinan Beach, Siquijor Bitaug Beach, Siquijor Sandugan Beach, Larena Minalulan Beach, Maria Candanay Beach, Siquijor Laiton Beach, San Juan
Natural Attractions: San Juan de Capilay Lake - a natural spring-fed swimming pool situated in the heart of the plaza - Cantabon Cave 
Historical Attractions: Belltower of St. Francis of Assisi Church - constructed in the late 1770’s  - St. Isidore Labradore Convent - the biggest in Asia - constructed in 1891  - Centuries old Catholic churches in different municipalities
Mountain Resort: Mt. Bandilaan Park - the province’s highest peak