Lazi Church and Convent, Siquijor

Lazi Church
I was stunned by the appearance of Lazi Church and the convent which are the main tourist destinations in Lazi, Siquijor. The parish became independent in 1857 but the current stone structure, with neoclassical art, was completed in 1884. It was built using the sea stones, coral stones and wood. In 1972, it was declared as a national cultural heritage. Today, it is newly renovated with the walls covered with white.

The Lazi Convent

In front of the Lazy Church is Lazi Convent that houses the Siquijor Heritage Museum. It is a U-shaped structure that is one of the largest convents built during the Spanish period. The first floor is built with thick stonewalls while the second floor is made of wood. The designs are similar to the other houses in the Philippines built during the Spanish era; there's a high ceiling with wide windows. This convent houses the important church relics and paraphernalia.

The main tourist spots and destinations in the province of Siquijor are accessible via a habal-habal. At Valencia jeepney terminal, I met Kuya Leo, a habal-habal driver who brought me to these stunning places. You can contact him on Ph: 09354434400.

The cheapest backpackers hostel in Siquijor is Tori's Backpacker's Paradise. I paid 350 pesos per night for a dormitory type room. You can contact them on Ph: 09663296863, 09071326666 or search them on Facebook.

Location and How to Get To Lazi Church and Convent:

From Manila, you can either take a flight to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental or Tagbilaran, Bohol. I highly recommend Manila to Dumaguete Airport because it's cheaper. From Dumaguete Airport, charter a tricycle to Dumaguete Port. Then, a fastcraft ferry to Siquijor. If in Tagbilaran, you need to ride on the shuttle to Island City Mall (ICM) then charter a trike to the port. Ride a ferry to Siquijor. Charter a habal-habal by the port.