Guess what’s in there?
Hmmm… a public park with children’s playground?
There’s a natural spring pool in the middle!
I am a fan of hot and cold spring pools. It is one of the reasons why I fell in love with Camiguin. Dipping your tired body in natural spring pools automatically eliminates the stress (or I chose to believe so LOL).
Dylan pointed Capilay’s Spring Park in San Juan, Siquijor while we were doing our early morning resort hopping activity. When I asked how much is the entrance fee, he said that anyone can jump in the pool anytime without paying anything. It felt a bit awkward because it is located in the middle of the town proper. I am not sure if I have the guts to take dip in a public spring park with tons of locals and tourists around. I’m shy. Char.
That afternoon, we went to a graduation program just adjacent to Capilay’s Spring Park. We went to San Juan Church, which is located at the top of the hill. It was a hot afternoon and the temptation to jump in the natural spring pool is too strong.
After taking pictures, we went near the main pool. We spotted a number of locals enjoying their time in the said pool while graduation program is ongoing at the other side of the street. I have a feeling some of the kids who attended the graduation rites jumped to the pool after to celebrate their victory 😛
I can’t swim, but I slowly dipped my body in the pool. Oh, that felt really good! It is a bit slippery and my feet barely touched the ground. Dylan, being an expert swimmer kept on teasing me. I must learn how to swim. When you think about it, I love island hopping and I also do a number of water activities even if I can’t even save my own life. That simply proves that if you want to do something, you gotta find a way!
My short stay in Capilay’s Spring Park is quite interesting. Like what I mentioned, it is located in the middle of San Juan’s town proper. There’s a number of bench for picnics that families and groups can use. The tall acacia trees adds to the charm of this place. I wouldn’t mind spending chill afternoons in this place. Add the fact that it’s for free!
Meanwhile, here’s one of my Siquijor blooper vids while ‘struggling’. Thank you Dylan for recording it 0_0. This is just one of the many Siquijor trip videos hehe 😀
Have you been to Capilay’s Spring Park in Siquijor? Can you suggest any other spring parks in the Philippines?
malalim po ba ang pool ?? :))
Yup hehe kaya nasa gilid lang ako madalas lol
Mica, it felt like ages ago but this just happened earlier this year. 😀
I was laughing thinking about you trying to learn how to swim.
The question is do you know how to swim now? hahaha
The answer is still NO lol. Hope I get the courage to do swimming lessons soon.
Ang swerte naman ng town na to at napaka-accesible ng spring na ‘to.
True. Kung mainit ulo, talon ka lang haha
ayos sana to.. yun lang sa gilid ng highway…
wow its very beautiful place afters years ago. jan ako nang galing on 1988 to 2000 sakristan po ako dati jan. very nice parin yung kapilays jan gusto kunang umuwi jan. regards nalang ako sa mga friends and classmates ko jan sila alexsander bomedjano, jerome vios lindon bucol, si apang si pejie, anthony, mga friends uwi ako jan this year 2015… sea you mga friends
wow very nice place jan juan many years ago not going there, thanks na beautiful parin ang place nayan matagal po ako sakristan po jan, xanga pala kung sino nakakilala ni alexande bomediano, lindon bucol, anthoney, pejie, at sa maga taga san juan lahat nag idad ngayun ng 25 to 40 place pkilala nyo po ako. eto cell no. kupo 09336347216 jerlou balancar sacristan po ako ni padre aliford maglinte, mz kuna sila lahat 15 years napo kasi ako dinakabalik jan eh sorry po talaga, pero this coming march or may uwi ako jan