n the recorded history of Siquijor Island, the name has changed a few times. Prior to colonization; the island was known as ‘Katagusan’. Later, the name changed to Isla del Fuego or The Island of Fire. Currently, the island is known to many as the mystical island. Siquijor is located in the Central Visayas region in the Philippine. The island is bounded by Mindanao Island to the south across the Bohol Sea, Bohol to the northeast, Cebu, and Negros to the Northwest. It has approximately six amazing caves, Cantabon Cave being the most popular. This cavern is filled with pools, tiny waterfalls, stalagmites, and stalactites. The island is defined by a hilly terrain with spectacular white rock formations that have been incredibly shaped by the changing winds. Interestingly, the island offers vast and rich coral reefs found in perfect snorkeling sites and scuba diving. However, magic potions, ancient healing rituals, witchcraft, sorcerers, witches, and shamans are known throughout the history of Siquijor Island but that has not been proven and always remain uncertain.
Siquijor is the perfect island getaway. The island offers a variety of culture, activities, and even sceneries. Anyone who has been to this small paradise can attest to its majestic presents. Apparently, its undisturbed and unseen magnificence will melt anyone’s heart. While on this island, you can rent a multi-cab or a tricycle to wander around the island. Some of the amazing places you can visit include a refreshing and soothing multi-tiered waterfall – Cambuagahay waterfall, The Old Cang-isok House. History of Siquijor Island claims that the ancient house has surprisingly stood against many storms in the region for over a century now. Besides, you can visit Toris Paradise Resort and Siquijor Legends Resort to experience the magnificent beauty of nature and the best hotel accommodation in the island. Clearly, the history of Siquijor Island is chequered with mystic traditions, culture and interesting places which the growing tourism industry is capitalizing on.