Paliton Beach is rated as one of the best beaches in Siquijor for it’s glistening white sands and palm tree fringed shoreline. This is one Siquijor tourist spot you do not want to miss!
Here is a simple guide for Paliton Beach including where it is, how to get there and what to expect!
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WHERE IS PALITON BEACH?
Paliton Beach is located in the main tourist area of San Juan on Siquijor Island.
Most accommodations are dotted along the main road in San Juan and it is walking distance to Paliton Beach in Siquijor.
If you are coming from the main port in Larena, it’s approximately a 40 minute drive to Paliton Beach.
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PIN LOCATION OF PALITON BEACH
HOW TO GET TO PALITON BEACH IN SIQUIJOR
There’s a couple of options on how to get to Paliton Beach Siquijor Island, and they are by scooter, habal habal, tricycle or on foot.
You can rent a scooter in Siquijor for as little as 250 pesos per day and make your own way over to Paliton Beach.
When you arrive in Siquijor by ferry, you’ll find that there are half a dozen scooter rental stores located at the Larena 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 Larena and get a ride to Paliton Beach.
The cost depends on how good your bartering skills are, though for a 40-minute drive from the port you can expect to pay around 500 pesos.
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On the way to Paliton Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PALITON BEACH
Paliton Beach faces west making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset on Siquijor Island with your mates!
There are a few oceanside cafes and beach bars dotted along Paliton Beach serving up cold brews and delicious meals. Most usually have happy hour between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, so make sure to get there around this time if you want to score some cheap drinks.
There is no real party scene at Paliton Beach, just chilled vibes and likeminded people to hang with.
If you visit Paliton Beach during the day it’s just as good. You can find a number of tree swings tied to bent palms that you can have a turn on and swing out over the water’s edge!
Apart from that, there isn’t a whole lot more to do on Paliton Beach other than go swimming in the ocean, lay in a hammock underneath the coconut palms or read a book by the beach.
It really is one of the best beaches in Siquijor and I highly recommend adding Paliton Beach to your list of places to visit while on Siquijor Island.
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Sunset at Paliton Beach
Tree swing at Paliton Beach – Photo: A Break In A Journey
Seaside cafe at Paliton Beach
WHERE TO STAY NEAR PALITON BEACH
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.
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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Another option for accommodation in Siquijor is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Siquijor.
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