Bacolod City is one of the places that you must visit when you are in the Philippines. It is about an hour flight from Manila. Bacolod is the capital city of Negros Occidental Province, the land of sugar. Yes, sugar is the number one product not only of Bacolod but of the Negros Occidental province.
The best in Bacolod is its famous Masskara Festival held every second week of October. Places like the Ruins, Mambukal Mountain Resort, Lakawon Island Resort and Spa, Sipalay Beaches, Campuestohan Highland are among of the best places to visit in this province. Seafoods like tuna, blue marlins, prawn, shrimps, and squid are the best delicacies together with grilled chicken and pork commonly called “inasal”.
Where to stay in Bacolod City?
There are many hotels, pension houses, and beach houses around Bacolod City that offer comfort in your stay like Sugarland Hotel, L fisher Hotel, Grand Regal Hotel, Business Inn, Go Hotel, Palmas Del Mar, East View Hotel, Circle Inn, Planta Hotel, O Hotel and many more.
What to do in Bacolod City?
If you are looking for adventure like hiking and trekking Mambukal Mountain Resort is the place to visit. It is located in Murcia a town next to Bacolod. Going there is not a problem, you can rent a taxi cab or simply ride in a jeep or bus going there. Going north of Bacolod is the Lakawon Island Resort and Spa, it is about an hour and a half of travel to arrive in Cadiz City where the island resort is located. It a small island with white sand and crystal clear water. If you love sea adventure such as diving, swimming boating this is a place to visit. Going South of Bacolod City is Sipalay City. It has world-famous beaches in which underwater views is one of its kind. Many rear species of fish and corals are below the Sipalay Sea, the best place for snorkeling, diving and island hopping.