LUGNASON FALLS IN SQUIJOR!
Lugnason Falls, also known as Zodiac Falls, is up there with one of the top 3 waterfalls in Siquijor that you must visit during your adventures on Siquijor Island in the Philippines!
Here is the ultimate adventure guide to Lugnason Falls Siquijor including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you are there!
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WHERE IS LUGNASON FALLS
Lugnason Falls is located in San Juan on Siquijor Island.
From the main tourist area of Paliton Beach, it’s approximately a 15-minute drive to reach Lugnason Falls in Siquijor.
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HOW TO GET TO LUGNASON FALLS
There’s a couple of options on how to get to Lugnason Falls in Siquijor, and they are by scooter, habal habal or tricycle.
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 Siquijor Lugnason Falls.
The cost depends on how good your bartering skills are, though for a 15-minute drive you can expect to pay around 100-150 pesos.
On the way to Lugnason Falls
LUGNASON FALLS ENTRANCE FEE
The Lugnason Falls entrance fee is FREE though you may be asked to pay a small parking fee of 10 pesos.
ARRIVING AT LUGNASON FALLS
When you arrive at the pin location of Lugnason Falls Siquijor, you’ll have to park your scooter on the side of the road and head down the trail from here.
Sometimes at the entrance, local guides will offer to take you down to the falls but this is not necessary as the trail is clearly marked.
It takes around 15-minutes to walk along a dirt trail through the forest to reach Lugnason Falls.
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Hiking down to Lugnason Falls
Lugnason Falls Siquijor
WHAT TO EXPECT AT LUGNASON FALLS
Lugnason Falls features a 5 meter waterfall and a large spring filled with blue Gatorade colored water. It’s an adventurer’s playground and reminded me of the blue ass water that I found at Kawasan Falls in Cebu.
Lugnason Falls is a great spot to hang out and go swimming under the falls to cool off. For the thrill-seekers, jumping from the top of the falls into the catch basin below is a lot of fun too!
The lush jungle that surrounds Lugnason Falls is what makes this place so tranquil and I highly recommend adding this spot to your Siquijor itinerary!
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OTHER THINGS TO DO AT LUGNASON FALLS
Don’t end the adventure here as there are more unique spots to be found in the same valley as Lugnason Falls. Follow the jungle trail downstream to where you will find man-made aqua ducts and an epic cold spring perfect for swimming!
I have never seen anything like these concrete water chutes and it made for the perfect photo opportunity under the shade of the coconut palm trees.
Instead of heading back to the entrance the same way you came, you can find a set of steep wooden stairs near the cold spring that lead up and out of the valley to the main road. When you reach the top, turn right and this will take you back to where you parked your scooter.
Aqua ducts at Zodiac Falls Siquijor
Unique cold spring at Lugnason Falls Siquijor
Keen for a dip anyone?
WHERE TO STAY NEAR LUGNASON FALLS
Siquijor has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Siquijor 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 in Siquijor 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 Siquijor By The Beach
Glamping Siquior is the most unique accommodation on the island! Epic tee-pee style tents situated under the palms on Paliton Beach is seriously hard to beat! Glamping Siquijor features 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 in Siquijor! 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 Siquijor hostel.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR SIQUIJOR
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF LUGNASON FALLS
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