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Old Enchanted Balete Tree

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Address: Campalanas, Philippines

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Enchanting, endeed!

the fish spa was a great experience. The Balete Tree looks so old, it was so huge tree that covers almost the whole area. The pond was so cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
l0renz101
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Makati, Philippines
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A Definite must for your Day Trip to siquijor! The trip to siquijor can be done in one day, any longer is not going to be worth it, the tree is cool & the fish under it will nibble at your feet, its quite fun! LOL

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first try visit in Siquijor prompted me to visit San Antonio where the famous quack doctor & rituals of the witches & all. Then proceeded to this fish spa. Its nothing spectacular actually except it is located along a Balete tree.

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Thank jeckli
Makati, Philippines
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the fish spa was a great experience. The Balete Tree looks so old, it was so huge tree that covers almost the whole area. The pond was so cool.

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Thank l0renz101
Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first, we didn't want to go there because you know, here in the Phils, when you say Balete Tree, it's one of the spookiest tree where enchanted and mystic creatures live. But it was part of the tour so we had to go. When we got there, it didnt really seem amusing at first. But when we did the... More 

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Thank frejyaypil
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nature is fantastic! This tree is so old and so big and has so many roots, you can spend hours just looking at it. You have to pay a tiny little fee of 5 PHP per person to have a look (even though it is right next to the road), so don't make a big fuss about it (some Spaniards... More 

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Thank klassizistisch
Pasig, Philippines
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to have a 30 minute break from your tour. Relax and soak your tired feet in the pond and enjoy the fish foot spa!

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Thank Llama45
Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike most fish spas you have to pay for, this one is natural AND free! I loved it so much we went back a second time and took my dad. A nice trip up the hill too if you are coming from Siquijor proper or San Juan, you get to see some small rice terraces, and on the way down... More 

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Thank DiamondPearson
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is located along the highway, so you will not miss it. They had built an enclosure on the spring so you can sit and be tickled pink.. by the small fishes or even the large ones - tilapias, if you are not afraid of them. You can sit along the bank and let the fishes do their work... More 

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Thank Zledna
Singapore
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163 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tree itself seems to be signed 100-400 years old, depending on where you read our which seller you talk to. It is one big tree, yet the probably more interesting place to free it from would be with your feet inside the water while fish eat off your dead skin. Tickles in the beginning and becomes more enjoyable in... More 

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Thank Ba0zi
Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have had fish spa here in the city but they were always little fish. Here in the enchanted balete tree, the fish were huge. There was even one that is even ready for grilling (seriously...it's so big it could it my feet). The sensation of the big fish nibbling your skin was so tingly that you would want to... More 

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