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Old Enchanted Balete Tree, Siquijor Island

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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 into our Siquijor Island trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Here you can enjoy a Naturfischspa for 20 cents. The atmosphere is unique. The over 400-year-old tree growing out of the pond should probably carry within them spirits which supply the village with water.
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  • We went there last january and we are so amaze of the tree.. it's so big and at the bottom part there is a fish spas.. the water is so clean. If you are not resident of the place i think you have to p...  more »
  • relaxing way to relax from an adventurous trip. just beside the road and along the way going to the next destination, making it much accessible and a good stopover. with just 20 pesos to pay and you c...  more »
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  • I love this place because it gave me a very very memorable memory...happiness and joy and lots lots of laughter with my husband. The fishes were so adoring. Though it took me 30 minutes to be able to finally submerge my feet. I just can't resist the tickle on my feet. My husband was so brave he has really made many fishes both the small ones and the big crave for his dead skins and or calluses. I love the weather yesterday. It was at 26°C. It was only at Php10 each for a very lasting happy memory. I think bringing a whole bunch of your family is a great idea to try there.
  • A good and cheap way to relax before proceeding to the next stop. They have fish spa for a cheap price.
  • Direct on the street. Nice old tree and lots of tourist putting the feet in the fishspa. Some souvenir shops.
  • Pampering your feet by soaking it on the lagoon with tiny fishes seems to be scary yet tickles at first but as soon as you're used it its fine.
  • A great place to hide from the sun! You can dip your feet into the fish spa for a natural pedicure too ;) Small entrance/parking fee of 25php for two of us and a motorcycle. Less touristy than some of the other spots.

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Where to stay in Siquijor Island

The small island of Siquijor offers plenty of accommodation choices for tourists, mostly clustered along its beaches, with a couple of hotels nestled in more remote spots or in the town. 3-star resorts line the coastline, offering private rooms, on site restaurants, and easy beach access, while the budget-conscious traveler can choose from the backpacker-style hostels and dormitories. You can find a variety of beachside cottages for rent, or as part of a resort.
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