We were only supposed to travel around Cebu. That was the initial plan. But when I found out how Siquijor island was only one ferry away from Cebu, Ryk and I decided to change our itinerary and include 3 days in Siquijor.

Siquijor island is only an hour and a half away from Cebu island. That’s only 90 minutes away from more white sandy beaches, marine sanctuaries, and gatorade blue waterfalls!

If you’re planning a trip to Cebu, I highly recommend giving Siquijor island a visit!

Here are the ferries plying the Cebu to Siquijor and Siquijor to Cebu route including its updated schedules and fares.

Read Also: Dumaguete to Siquijor Ferry: 2020 Updated Schedules and Fares


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Cebu to Siquijor Ferry (& Siquijor to Cebu Ferry)

Currently, there’s only one ferry operating from Cebu to Siquijor and vice versa.

To get to the port, ride a Ceres bus at the South Bus Terminal heading to Liloan Port, Santander, Cebu. From here, ride the Maayo Shipping Lines going to Larena Port in Siquijor.

Travel Tip: Learn more about other routes on how to go to Siquijor here especially if you’re coming from Bohol, Dumaguete or Bacolod.

Maayo Shipping Lines

Established in 1976, Maayo Shipping Lines has several routes in the Visayas region. Aside from Cebu to Siquijor, they also offer trips to and from Sibulan, Tampi, and Bato.

Note: Tickets must be bought 1 hour before departure & check-in closes 30 mins before departure so it’s best to arrive early so you don’t miss the trip!

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to book a ticket online in advance.

  • Fare:  200 PHP (4 USD)
  • Travel Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes only
  • Schedules: 10:00 AM (Liloan, Santander, Cebu port to Larena, Siquijor port) and 5:00 PM (Larena, Siquijor port to Liloan, Santander, Cebu port)
  • Contact Number: 0917 710 7080/ (035) 419 7371/(035) 400 3059
  • Email: maayoshippinginc@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Maayo Shipping 

Budget Tip: Upon arrival in Siquijor, it’s best to rent a motorbike to save on transportation. You can find motorbikes at the port being rented for P350 (7 USD) per day, but you can find others renting at P250 (5 USD) per day. This excludes the cost of gas. You can buy petrol being sold in coke bottles if you need a refill.

Port Maps and Locations

Here are the maps to the ports to help you plan your trip!

Liloan, Cebu Port

Larena, Siquijor Port

Where to Stay in Siquijor

Budget

Love Shack Hostel

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Guest Review: “My favorite hostel during my stay in the Philipines. The location is perfect, peaceful and very close to the beach. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Next to that the small restaurant/bar was a very good place to connect with people. ”

Location: Paliton rd., Brgy. Paliton San Juan Siquijor

What To Love: close to the beach, cheap scooters, and comfy dorms

SEE-KEE-HOR Cafe and Hostel

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Guest Review: “Jerry (the owner) is amazing! Had nice chat with him, he helped with planning, scooters, etc. He is still building his hostel, so in a few years, it will be the best on the island. Also, food is delicious, people come from all around the island to eat there! Cool place to stay, only 3 min walk to the beach, beautiful sunsets. Highly recommend!”

Location: Purok Caimito, Brgy. Tambisan, San Juan, 6227 Siquijor

What To Love: right next to the beach, great food, and comfortable beds

Here are more Siquijor resorts and hotels to choose from…

Midrange

Tropical Fun Ta Sea Rentals

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Guest Review: “We stayed during 2 nights, one night in the Classic room and one night on the family deluxe room and we enjoyed the perfect location, comfort of the room and helpfulness and kindness of the Fun ta sea crew. We wanted to stay more but it was fully booked. They made our NYE party amazing with a live band and a firework, complimentary wine and so on. A good place to stay definitely. ”

Location: Lala-o, San Juan, 6227 Siquijor

What To Love: great view, friendly staff, and comfy rooms

Glamping Siquijor by the Beach

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Guest Review: “The tents are lovely and spacious, they didn’t get too hot during the day and we had a fan too. The view is beautiful and looks right onto the beach. The WiFi is good in the WiFi area, but might not work in your tent. Luckily we had a tent close to the WiFi area so it was working. The bathrooms were cute and have no ceiling so you can shower under the palms. We had a comfy bed place on palettes which was chic and the mattress was very comfortable. The staff is lovely, and there is a box of doughnuts out all day with fresh brewed hot coffee too! You can cook there which is so super cute. They have a selection of sauces you can use and all the cooking equipment. We wanted to litter pick on the beach and the staff offered us a beer when we were finished which we weren’t expecting but it was a lovely gesture! ”

Location: Solangon, San Juan, 6227 Siquijor

What To Love: beachfront location, free breakfast, and large tents

Related: Glamping Siquijor: A Beachfront Glamping Experience

Here are more Siquijor resorts and hotels to choose from…

Luxury

Coco Grove Beach Resort

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Guest Review: “What a surprise! Perhaps the loveliest hotel I’ve stayed in during my 9 years in the Philippines. Beautiful grounds to stroll through (I did), multiple restaurants with delicious food options, and the most amazing – the onsite marine reserve. Perhaps the best snorkeling I’ve ever done – clear waters, large protected area and a variety of marine life, including the largest giant clams I’ve ever seen. Delightful staff remember your name for free breakfast and arrange tours (inexpensive and wonderful – whatever you wish). I plan to return for another 3-day stay as soon as possible! Happy that most Filipinos are superstitious and don’t like spending the night – Siquijor was far cleaner – land and water – than Palawan where I live. Highly recommended.”

Location: Tubod, San Juan, Siquijor Island

What To Love: impeccable service, pool bar, and great location

Salamanka Beach and Dive Resort

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Guest Review: “The restaurant is great. The hotel offers everything you can wish for. The quality is the best I have seen in the Philippines. It makes you just want to spend your day by the pool and order a few cocktails which are relatively cheap. But then you remember that there is a beautiful island waiting for you to be explored as well.”

Location: Buluhisan, Catulayan, San Juan, 6227 Siquijor

What To Love: pool bar, friendly staff, and an amazing swimming pool

Here are more Siquijor resorts and hotels to choose from…

Airbnb Siquijor Philippines

Aside from hotels and resorts, you can also opt to stay at an Airbnb.

Get your P2,200 ($44) Airbnb discount here!


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