Old Enchanted Balete Tree, Siquijor Island

Experience the fish foot spa at Old Enchanted Balete Tree--a 400-year-old tree believed to be the oldest and largest in the province. Its eerie aspect features prominently in Philippine folklore. A spring originates from its massive roots, flowing into a pool where you can dip your feet and let the tiny fish nibble away the dead skin. Vendors on site sell food and water, as well as souvenirs. Put Old Enchanted Balete Tree at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lazi holiday builder website .
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  • Fun and immersed in nature. You'll definitely get a good laugh hearing the verses that make people who are bitten off by minnows. Some are grossotti but are also very delicate.
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  • Very nice spot to sit and dip your toes in the water. There's an entrance fee of p10. Clean restroom facilities with a fee of p5.  more »
  • The old enchanted tree is on the way from Cambughay Falls to San Juan. For 10php you can enjoy the fish spa and do ictioterapia to your feet. I would repeat the activity for the affordable price. If y...  more »
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  • A good stop off point when adventuring around Siquijor. I would definitely recommend stopping off here to refresh plus there are some good souvenirs here. The little fish that eat your dead skin is a funny experience, worth a photo. You get to chill with a 400 year old tree, pretty cool, it's huge. There developing there what seems to be a resto, so could be even better in the future.
  • Great trip destination. The balette tree coupled with the free fish spa, which is fed water from a natural spring, are a really relaxing afternoon out. Also a small souvenir shop and a mini zoo attached. Great for the whole family but especially for the kids.
  • Great place for the kids. Animals in a liitle zoo plus pet monkey. Free fish spa. Great afternoon out for all of us.
  • The main attraction is the fish soa right below the tree. You could also walk around the place they have some animals there as well. There is a souvenir shop there which sells at a good price. No bathroom tho...
  • Let's start with the tree, which is huge and beautiful. But the locals started to ruin the place with all sort of buildings and tourist attractions. There is now a huge half-finished concrete "house" just 20 meters from the tree. Don't know what is that for? In a few years they will probably cut the tree to build more tourist traps.

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