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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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  • it was my first time at a fish spa and it was fun although it takes quite some time to get used to. the water is very clear and you only have to pay a minimal entrance fee. there's also a nice souveni...  more »
  • I just could be there for ever, it's tickles first but is eventually so relaxing, and entrance fee was only 10-15 php, small place but worth to visit it's on the way to Lazi so easy stop for while.  more »
  • My first fish spa experience. The little fishes makes me feel ticklish but those big ones seems like they're gonna bite my toes . A nice place to relax tho. Im just so lucky that there are few tourist...  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.
  • 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.
  • If you enjoy getting your feet consumed by fish (small and large), this is the place to visit. We paid a 10 pesos fee to enter, and 5 pesos fee for parking our motorbike. Unfortunately they have a caged monkey on site as well.
  • The main attraction here is the huge Balete tree. And also the cute little fishes that massage your feet by eating dead skin.