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The Boulevard Opening May 5, 2023

The Boulevard Opening

Location Google Map: Lazi, Siquijor Island, Philippines

The Opening
Lazi's boulevard has been on an on-off construction phase for the longest time. Finally, an official opening was kicked-in, albeit, the Boulevard has not been finished yet.

Main Plaza
Usually, community gatherings happen in town plazas. Lazi has no town plaza, but in lieu of it, Lazi has The Boulevard - a seaside promenade that has been widened to make way for community events.

My Go-To Place
Without the Boulevard, I probably would not choose Lazi as a destination. On the Boulevard, I do my yoga almost twice a day. The air is clean and fresh (unless they start burning their garbage) and the seawall is wide enough to lie down on. Having nothing else to do? I go the Boulevard.

The Boulevard Opening
fireworks to highlight the event

Ending Thoughts
It's ironic that during all these festivities, I stayed away from the Boulevard. Why? It's noisy, crowded and too much bright lights. Anyway, as of this writing, the Boulevard is once again its old self. The town fiesta is over and the vendors dismantled their stores to replant themselves in Maria for its fiesta on the 25th. The Boulevard is once again haven for peace and quiet and fresh air.

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Lazi Info
  1. Resorts - Lazi has some beach resorts on its west coast but the popular area for tourist resorts are in San Juan
  2. Transport - Lazi is the junction where the jeeps begin their clockwise route (Lazi-San Juan-Siquijor Port) or the counter clockwise route (Lazi-Maria-Larena Port). Even though Lazi has a port, it's not used for passengers. Because the jeeps are rare with about 2 to 3 trips/day, it's practical to just have a motorcycle here in Siquijor. With its affordability (a brand new Rusi motorbike is as low as P45k), people just buy motorcycles...especially those who live up in the mountains.
  3. The Boulevard - Lazi's main draw is its seaside cobblestone promenade. When the sun sets, people gather here for eats, drinks, open-air, harbor view and the sunset

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Siquijor Island Local Info

Jeeps - there are only 2 routes for jeeps within Siquijor Island - and they are rare. Most people have their own motorcycle transport.

  1. Siquijor Port to Lazi - last trip leaves at 3pm from station near market
  2. Lazi to Siquijor Port - jeeps depart from the Lazi Port area. 5 jeeps, the last trip at 12:30 pm. Lazi to San Juan, P50.
  3. Larena Port to Lazi - jeeps are unpredictable. As of this writing, there is only 1 jeep plying the Larena-Lazi route. This jeep leaves Larena for Lazi at 9:50am. After that, no more jeep. You'll have to take a tricycle to Siquijor Pob for jeeps going to Lazi
  4. Lazi to Larena Port - 6am (daily) and 9 am (M-Th)

Food - these were suggested by a local to me

  1. Lechon manok & liempo - roasted pork belly and chicken at Joel's in Siquijor Poblacion. I've tried this myself...yummy, even if the chicken was no longer hot
  2. Bibingka - sweetened rice cake by Fidy's Bibingka (P30) in Sawang, Maria. I've come back for this and I buy for other people as well as 'pasalubong' - they love this
  3. Siopao - at the Rosita store near Thrifty (P25) in Siquijor Poblacion
  4. Peanut butter - by Rene. Just ask around in Siquijor Poblacion. It's popular
  5. Torta - sweet cakish bread at the Thrifty story in Siquijor Poblacion
Siquijor Island Map
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Siquijor - Dumaguete Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)
  1. Montenegro Lines - at Siquijor Port, P234.00/pax, P169/bicycle, 7:30am/10:00am/2:00pm/4:30pm/7:30? or 9:00? pm
  2. Ocean Jet - 40 mins,at Siquijor Port, 0919.066.5964, www.oceanjet.net, marketing@ocenajet.net, 6:00am/6:00pm, P350/pax (tourist/open air), P580/pax (business class)

    Ocean Jet
  3. Atlantis Yohan Express - Siquijor Port or Larena Port?

    Atlantis Yohan Express

    Atlantis Yohan Express
  4. Aleson Shipping Lines - Siquijor Port, P200/reg, P250/a-c, 6:00 am daily, 1:30 pm & 6:30pm M-Sat

    Aleson Shipping Lines

    Aleson Shipping Lines

    Aleson Shipping Lines



Siquijor - Tagbilaran - Cebu City Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)

En route to Cebu City, the ferries usually make a stop-over to Tagbilaran (Bohol) to pick-up more passengers or unload.

  1. Ocean Jet - 2 hours, 8:20am, at Siquijor Port
    To Tagbilaran: P800/tourist & open air, P1200/business class
    To Cebu: ?
  2. Lite Ferries - at Larena Port,
    To Tagbilaran: T-Th-Sun, P475/standard, 7pm, 3 hours, PHP?
    To Cebu: T-Th-Sun, 7pm, 7 hours, PHP 650


Siquijor - Plaridel Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)
  1. Lite Ferries - at Larena Port, T-Th-Sun, 2:00 am, 5 hours, PHP?


Siquijor - Cebu (Liloan) - Cebu City BUS Trip (as of Jan 2023)

There is only one bus plying this route - Sugbo Urban. Tourist class coach, a/c, comfortable, Sun-Fri (these dates keep changing). P420 for bus, P275 for ferry to Liloan. Larena Port around 5 am, makes a clockwise roundtrip around Siquijor Island - Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi (stops at Lazi market for breakfast and leaves 6:50 am), San Juan, Siquijor (arrives 8am, P50 from Lazi to Siquijor Poblacion) and catches the 1pm ferry at Larena Port (Sundays at 3 pm) for Liloan, Cebu and resumes its land route. Arrives Cebu City (South Bus Terminal) 10 pm.

Sugbo Urban is the cheapest and most convenient way because it goes around the island (clockwise) along the circumferential road, passing through - Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi, San Juan, Siquijor...and back to Larena where it takes the ferry at 1 pm. This saves you the hassle and high transport cost of a tricycle. Besides, it's a long trip from the other side of the island to be taking by tricycle.


Sugbo Urban

Sugbo Urban

Suggested Destinations After Siquijor Island

These are the nearest popular destinations from Siquijor by boat

  1. Bohol - Bohol is an island northeast Siquijor. Tourist attractions are Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Monkey, Loboc River Cruise, Beaches of Panglao, whale sharks (recent offering), freediving (recent offering)
  2. Cebu - Cebu City is the usual gateway into the Visayas. But in Cebu Island itself, there are many offerings - Whale Sharks of Oslob, sardine run at Moalboal,Thresher Shark of Malapascua
  3. Dapitan (Zamboanga del Norte) - I haven't been there but a lot of island ferries ply this port. There must be something here.
  4. Dumaguete - Dumaguete is a small charming progressive coastal town in Negros Oriental. Cafe and restaurants line the famous Boulevard Boardwalk. Tourist attractions include Japanese Shrine, Casaroro Falls, snorkeling along the southern coastline (Dauin, Masaplod Norte, etc), Balinsasayao Twin Lakes
  5. Plaridel (Misamis Occidental, Mindanao) - I haven't been there but a lot of island ferries ply this port. There must be something here.

Blogs

Siquijor Blogs
Siquijor Island
  1. May Chronicles May 31, 2023
  2. May Snapshots May 1-31, 2023
  3. My May Yoga Practice: a Journal Apr 1-30, 2023
  4. Learning Cebuano May 1-31, 2023
  5. In Search of a Cool Climate May 25, 2023
  6. The 64 km Bike Ride May 16, 2023
  7. Lazi Fiesta May 15, 2023
  8. Third Eye Opening? May 14, 2023
  9. The Boulevard Opening May 5, 2023
  10. April Snapshots April 1-30, 2023
  11. My April Yoga Practice: a Journal Apr 1-30, 2023
  12. Learning Cebuano...Again! April 1-30, 2023
  13. Kris Visits Siquijor Mar 17 - Apr 15, 2023
  14. Exploring Siquijor with Marky Mar 25 - Apr 11, 2023
  15. Siquijor Healing Festival April 5-8, 2023
  16. The Talk at United Church of Christ April 2, 2023
  17. Mar Snapshots Mar 1-31, 2023
  18. My Mar Yoga Practice: a Journal Mar 1-31, 2023
  19. Vigil for the Ghost Ship of Siquijor March 31, 2023
  20. Judging an Essay on Gender Equality Mar 29, 2023
  21. The Thief, the Shaman, the Elves and the Police Mar 20, 2023
  22. Finally Acquiring the Motorbike Mar 18, 2023
  23. Bitcoin Blunder Mar 15, 2023
  24. Maria's Unsung Beaches Mar 11, 2023
  25. Lagaan Falls Mar 9, 2023
  26. Tibhong Spring Water Source Mar 8, 2023
  27. Bolo-Bolo Natural Spring Mar 2, 2023
  28. Reasons to Get a Wife March 1, 2023
  29. Feb Snapshots Feb 28, 2023
  30. My Feb Yoga Practice: a Journal Feb 21-28, 2023
  31. Camagung-Ong Natural Spring Feb 28, 2023
  32. Heeeere's Johnnie! Feb 26, 2023
  33. Manifesting a Motorbike from Thin Air? Feb 18, 2023
  34. The 'Bad Guy' of Siquijor Feb 15, 2023
  35. Amazement from Drivers License Renewal in Siquijor Feb 15, 2023
  36. Locong Falls Feb 9, 2023
  37. Inguinal Hernia? Goodbye ABS! Feb 4, 2023
  38. Jan Snapshots Dec 31, 2022
  39. In Search of Tubod Cold Spring Jan 27, 2023
  40. 1:4:2:3 Nadi Shodana Jan 26, 2023
  41. Lazi's Boulevard Jan 22, 2023
  42. Lazi: A Monthly Stay Jan 21, 2023
  43. 7 Days in Maria, Siquijor Jan 14-21, 2023
  44. Capilay Spring Jan 17, 2023
  45. Siquijor: In Search of Resonance Jan 9-14, 2023
  46. Riding Around Siquijor's 86km Coastal Road Apr 3, 2012
  47. Exploring the Cantabon Cave of Siquijor Feb 23, 2012
  48. Jovee and Missy's Excellent Adventure Nov 6-7, 2010
  49. Freediving in Siquijor's Marine Sancturaries Apr 23-24, 2010
  50. Island Tour of Siquijor Apr 22, 2010
  51. Kram's Siquijor Wedding Apr 21, 2010

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