The map

Karlson’s Guesthouses are located at Siquijor which is the smallest province of the Philippines. You will have a brief overview with the map here at the left. You can zoom in and out the map by using the +/- button – just try. You can also move within the map when you click and hold the left mouse button. Then move the mouse around. When ever you get lost within the navigation – just reload the page and the map is reseted. To have a more convenient map please feel free to click the link below the map. This will open a new window and lead you to a map at openstreetmap.org which is an open source project providing free map material.

How to get here

There are several ways to reach our place. Below you will get some suggestions depending on where you arrive in the Philippines. But kindly understand that we can not say something about correct prices and departures of any transportations. It will change very often and you might see some incorrect informations. Please asked on site for to get the right informations.

If you arrived in Manila

If you travel via Manila you can take a plane to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental which will take only around 1 hour. There are two airlines going to Dumaguete:
Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific.

Or you take a boat to Dumaguete. This will take at least 24 hours.

Depending on your arrival in Manila you might stay one night there before you can go on. There are many hotels – most of them with international standard – which you can select.

Arriving at Dumaguete the next step will be to take a boat to Siquijor island. If you are not able to get a trip the same day you arrived in Dumaguete you can stay in one of the many good hotels in the town. As of now you have the choice of these boats:

  • A speed boat called Delta (no website yet) which needs only around 45 minutes to Siquijor town. At the weekend there might be a good chance that the Delta goes directly to Larena which is located near to Sandugan Beach the place of Karlsson’s Guesthouses.
  • Another speed boat called Oceanjet a big vessel which goes to Siquijor town. Also this vessel needs around 45 minutes.
  • A so called pump boat which is slower and needs around 2 hours to Larena.

If you like we will pick you up from the pier in Siquijor or Larena with our own Jeepney. Please let us know when you book.

If you do not wish to avail of our pick up/transfer service, you can take the public transports available at the pier on your arrival.

A small plane might be available from Dumaguete for Siquijor. Please inquire at Dumaguete airport for further information. If you like we will pick you up from the airport in Siquijor which is a little bit far away from Karlsson’s Guesthouses.

If you arrived in Cebu

If you arrive in Cebu City there will be a speed boat – the Oceanjet – going to Siquijor town via Tagbilaran, Bohol and Dumaguete, Negros. It will take around 5 hours. In Cebu you will find also several good hotels in case you have to stay overnight before getting the boat to Siquijor.