Siaton - Negros Oriental Destinations


Siaton is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 64,258 people in 12,767 households.

Siaton is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, and is an hour away from Dumaguete City, the province's capital. Often referred to as the Rice Bowl of Southern Negros, Siaton also has lots of attractions to offer its tourists.

One of the best destinations both to local and foreign visitors is the Tamboo Beach located along Bonbonon Bay. It is a good site for windsurfing, scuba diving, and sailing. Cottages are present amid the white pebbled beach, with a restaurant to serve beach enthusiasts. Between Zamboanguita and Siaton is Antulang Beach, also a white pebble beach, with interesting rock formations. Its clear waters is ideal for snorkeling.

The Bonbonon Point and Lagoon, a small gulf about 15 hectares in area, is a haven and sanctuary for motorboats usually caught at sea. It is where most of the sailboats of foreign retirees to the Philippines are moored.

Lake Balanan is a freshwater lake found deep in the mountains of Barangay Sandulot in Siaton. It was formed by a tectonic earthquake in 1925, which ultimately resulted in the formation of a figure-eight-shaped water reservoir. A resort was constructed 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. Lake Balanan is just 5 kilometers from the Siaton national highway.

The Siaton Parish was instituted in 1848, under the patronage of St Nicholas de Bari. Surprisingly, the fiesta highlight is a ritual of pagan provenance, the “Inagta,” featuring dark-painted performers imitating animals in ethnic movements. The ritual starts at the portals of the church just after the fiesta Mass, and proceeds along well-paved municipal streets to private residences. The Inagta Festival is celebrated every 5th day of December.




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