Discover an epic, off-the-beaten path jungle waterfall on Siquijor island at Lagaan Falls. Complete guide featuring everything you need to know to visit.
Siquijor is such an underrated island for adventure. It’s got everything you’d need from waterfalls to awesome jungle hikes. In this guide, I’ll highlight one of the best waterfalls in Siquijor; Lagaan Falls. I’ll detail everything you’ll need to know to visit this waterfall and include some photos that I hope will inspire you to visit.
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Where is Lagaan Falls Siquijor
Lagaan Falls Siquijor is located on the South side of the island, with the track starting just inland from the Siquijor Circumferential Road. It's closeby to other attractions like Cambugahay Falls, and the Enchanted Balete Tree.
Below I've pinned the exact location of the waterfall to help you find it.
Related: Complete Siquijor Island Guide
How to Get to Lagaan Falls
For those of you already on Siquijor and planning to stay a few days exploring the island, then by far, the best way to do so is to rent your own motorbike.
You can get one in the main tourist hub of San Juan for 250-350 pesos per day. The ride from San Juan to Lagaan Falls usually takes 25 minutes on the Circumferential road.
You'll want to head to the pin above, where you can park your scooter for free.
Alternatively if you're not too keen on riding a motorbike, you can pay a tricycle driver 150 pesos to drive you to the trailhead.
Alternative: Best-Rated Siquijor Tour
Unfortunately, there aren't any guided tours to Lagaan Falls. However, if you're short on time, or if you'd just like to see the best Siquijor highlights, including a visit to Cambugahay Falls and the cliff jumps at Salagdoong Beach, then it might be a good idea to book a tour.
Note you can try your luck finding a guide in San Juan. Or, if you're still in Dumaguete then the one below is easily the best you'll find. It's got hundreds of bookings and a 4.9/5 star rating on Siquijor.
Check price: Guided island tour option (includes Cambugahay Falls)
This trip is really affordable and can actually work out cheaper than doing things independently.
Lagaan Falls Siquijor - What to Expect
Lagaan Falls Entrance Fee: 30 PHP
When you arrive at the start of the trail, you'll pay the entrance fee and be given a paper ticket receipt. The entrance ticket is for Lagaan Falls itself, but parking your bike here is free.
You might also be offered to see the waterfall by a local guide. This is up to you but by no means compulsory.
After signing the entrance form, paying your fee, you're free to head down the 15 minute dirt trail down to the waterfalls.
The track is well-marked and easy to follow. The surrounding jungle is really beautiful and the sound of the gentle streams and distant waterfalls are magic.
The first tier has the largest blue lagoon-style pool beneath it. I'd say it's about 2-metres tall and features a rope swing. You can also slide down the waterfall on the obvious slippery-dip which is a hit with locals.
Once you've had your fun at the first waterfall tier, I'd recommend continuing on down the same trail to the smaller waterfalls at Lagaan Falls Siquijor. Along the way, you'll spot more tranquil cold springs and large swimming holes to enjoy.
There are also plenty of tables to relax and enjoy lunch at.
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Where to Stay in Siquijor
The main tourist hub on Siquijor is known as San Juan (Siqujor Town). However, there are also several guest houses, hostels, and resorts scattered around the island as well. Below I'll give you the three best options for where to stay in Siquijor to plan your trip.
- Epic Bamboo Treehouse: Mandala Tribe Treehouses - Want to take your Filipino island adventures to the next level? Mandala Tribe features epic treehouse accommodations in a perfect spot on Siquijor. The breakfast is amazing and the price is really fair!
- Budget Guest house: LightHaus Destination Place - This is the best-reviewed guest house on the island! This place costs less than $10 a night, is ideally located, and has a crazy 9.7/10 rating on Booking.com
- Luxury: Descanso En Paraiso Resort - Descanso En Paraiso is a luxury resort on Siquijor without the regular price tag! This resort is just a short walk from popular Pontod Beach and has its own restaurant, pool, garden, and bar.
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I hope that you've enjoyed this short but useful guide to visiting Lagaan Falls Siquijor.
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