Take a virtual tour of Siation in Negros Oriental Philippines including Siaton attractions, beaches & resorts and more!
Siaton, Negros Oriental
The Rice Bowl of Southern Negros
Siaton provides Negros Oriental visitors a refreshing encounter with nature, from beaches to a beautiful mountain lake that was created by landslide caused by an earthquake in the 1920s.
Siaton has the best of all worlds, the coastal areas feature beaches and diving, the inland areas are agricultural, while the mountanous areas are being reforested with fruit trees to provide an additional source of income to the residents.
Add to all these nature's gift of Lake Balanan, which is a community managed and protected resource, that has been offering tourists yet another reason to visit Siaton, which is just an hour away from Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental in the Philippines.
SIATON AT A GLANCE
Distance from Dumaguete City: 50.1 km
335.9 sq km
67,943 (2007 survey)
December 6 - San Nicolas de Bari
Inagta Festival, December 6
Antulang Beach, Tambobo Beach, Lake Balanan
of Siaton, Negros Oriental
A strip of white pebble beaches between Zamboanguita and Siaton, interesting rock formations on beach, clear waters, underwater scenery ideal for snorkeling.
Bonbonon Point and Lagoon
A small gulf, about 15 hectares in area, a haven and sanctuary for motorboats usually caught at sea, is where most of the sailboats of foreign retirees to the Philippines are moored.
Located along Bonbonon Bay, it’s a good site for windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing. Cottages are available amid the white-pebbled beach, with a restaurant to serve beach enthusiasts.
Lake Balanan is a wonderful gift from nature. Formed after a tectonic earthquake in 1925 caused a landslide that dammed the Balanan river forming a natural water reservoir that has a surface area of 25 hectares, 285 meters above sea level. A resort was constructed recently, to provide tourists with accommodations and recreational facilities for camping, boating, trekking and picnics. This resort also has a swimming pool with tree houses for rent and is located at Sandulot, Siaton, just 10km from the poblacion or town center.
INAGTA FESTIVAL, December 5
Living cultural material. Descendants of the Negros Oriental's dark-
skinned indigenes mime animals in ethnic movements performed in
front of an image of the patron saint and in front of the residents'
HOW TO GET TO SIATON
Siaton is one hour away from from Dumaguete City. Vans can be rented to take you there and back,
THINGS TO DO
Windsurfing, diving, sailing, swimming, sunbathing, camping, hiking, trekking, picknicking
WHERE TO STAY
Antulang Beach Resort, Tambobo Beach Resort, Lake Balanan Resort
Antulang Beach Resort has lovely, upscale vacation villas on rock cliffs
Bonbonon Point & Lagoon is where sailboats and yachts owned by foreign expatriates and retirees can be found
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