LUGNASON FALLS IN SIQUIJOR – ULTIMATE ADVENTURE GUIDE

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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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LUGNASON FALLS LOCATION ON THE MAP

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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.

You can rent a scooter in Siquijor for as little as 250 pesos per day and make your own way over to Lugnason Falls. I also recommend checking out Lagaan Falls and Cambugahay Falls on the same day!

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.

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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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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.

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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 in Siquijor to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. 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.

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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.

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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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AIRBNB SIQUIJOR

Another option for accommodation in Siquijor is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Siquijor.

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• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Lugnason Falls in Siquijor, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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