2019 BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS |12 THINGS TO DO

12 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BACOLOD CITY

 BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS |12 THINGS TO DO

Bacolod City Tourist Spots | Things to Do is now updated. The list is a comprehensive collection of places, like restaurants, hotels, and attractions from the neighboring cities and towns in Negros Occidental, Philippines.

BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS

Top L-R (Bacolod Tourist Spots): Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, San Sebastian Cathedral, Pope John Paul II Tower | Bottom L-R: Bandstand, Negros Museum, A Man and a Water Buffalo Sculpture at the Capitol Lagoon

When it’s my first time to visit a place in a limited time, I usually organized my schedule based on “what is best” found in the area. So I listed the Twelve (12)  Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines/Bacolod Tourist Spots. This list is for those who plan to visit the city and would love to see the best that Bacolod offers.

Of course, I have listed here things that are not only found in the City, but this list also includes some side trips which one can do while having time in the City.

1.  Visit Bacolod City Tourist Spots | Iconic Places

San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod City

The seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Bacolod City, Philippines is located right in front of the Public Plaza. This late 19th Century Church has Coral Stones from Guimaras and hardwood from Palawan as its primary building materials.

Bacolod City Bandstand

The Bandstand was constructed in 1926 is inscribed on the sides of its roof with Musical Icons such as Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn. This Bacolod Tourist Spot is standing right at the center of Bacolod Public Plaza. The structure which

Negros Museum, Bacolod City

The Negros Museum, another Bacolod Tourist Spot is located in the Provincial Capitol Complex. The building of the museum was built originally as the Provincial Agricultural Building in 1925.

Provincial Capitol and Lagoon

The seat of the provincial government of Negros Occidental.  Its Romanesque neo-classical architectural design is a reflection of the status of Negros Occidental during its hay day being the richest brought about by the boom of the sugar industry. During World War II, this place was used as headquarter by the Japanese.

Panaad Park and Stadium, Bacolod City

Located in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City. The park houses the Panaad Sports Complex, which is a host to various significant National and International sports events. The place is also the venue of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival.

Pope John Paul II Tower, Bacolod City

Another Bacolod City Tourist Spot is the seven-story structure located at the back portion of SM City Bacolod, the Pope John Paull II Tower. The structure is standing right at the same location where the Pope held a Mass when he visited Bacolod City during his first visit in 1981.

For more of Bacolod City, please visit the following guides:

3-Day Bacolod  Budget Travel Itinerary and Guide

Bacolod Chicken Inasal , BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS

Visiting Bacolod  City will never be complete without trying the famous Chicken Inasal ( Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines)

Dining in Bacolod

Seafood is abundant in the Province of Negros Occidental. Many restaurants in Bacolod City are offering fresh catch seafood every day ( Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines)

2. Eat | Restaurants Bacolod City

Try Bacolod City Chicken Inasal

It is Bacolod which popularizes “first”  the chicken Inasal. So don’t miss the chance to taste Bacolod’s Chicken Inasal. You can try Chicken Haus, Chicken Deli, booth have air condition dining area or the open space of  Manokan Country.

Click here for our Bacolod Chicken Inasal Story

 Savor the Fresh Seafood and Local Cuisines of the Negros Occidental

Food is always part of any traveler’s itinerary. In Bacolod, e have a wide array of restaurants which offers the best Sea Food.

Recommended: Imay’s Restaurant located at 6th St. Bacolod City; 18th Street Palapala Restaurant, Ading’s Restaurant, Aboy’s restaurant or the Diotay’s Seafood Restaurant

Click here for Restaurant in Bacolod City, Philippines

 

BACOLOD RESTAURANT

Various Kakanin offered by Quan Delicacies,Bacolod City

BACOLOD RESTAURANT

Must-try sweets… ( Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines)

3. Give in to Bacolod City  Sweet Offerings – Cakes and Pastries

Negros is the sugar capital of the Philippines. So undoubtedly we boast on our sweets offerings.

Native Delicacies, Bacolod City

Quan Delicacies is the only established shop offering a wide array of native delicacies such as Cassava Cake, Palitaw, Suman/Biko, and much more. When in Bacolod, don’t miss to drop by any Quan Outlets: La Salle, North drive, Veranda, San Juan,  Robinsons (Grocery Area), Gaisano City (Grocery Area), SM Food Court.  Quan Delicacies also have cakes and pastries and of course the famous Napoleones. Bacolod’s Napoleones. Trivia: Puto Pao is Quan’s original recipe.

Click here for Quan Native Delicacies

Bacolod City Cakes and Pastry Shops

Another favorite place to go if we talk about cakes and pastries is Calea. Located along Lacson Street, just in front of the L’ Fisher Hotel. Calea offers a wide array of cakes and pastries.  Across the street is the Cs Cafe, not as busy and big as Calea, but the place is nice to stay for coffee after dinner. Just within the area is Felicia’s , another shops offering great desserts.

BACOLOD RESTAURANT

Party in the City of Smile ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

4. Party in Bacolod City at the Boxes Restaurants and Bars

Experience Bacolod party vibe at The Boxes located at the Marketplace, Bacolod. The place is a strip composed of restobars offering what it takes to enjoy the night while in the city of smile. Try these places when visiting The Boxes:

Tiffany’s Confections 

Address: Deck #3, Boxes, Villa Angela Technopark
Mobile: 0922 800 8178

Bok’s Restobar, Bacolod City

Address: Boxes 2 Market Place
Phone: (034) 213 0774

Chateau Al Fresco Restobar 

Address: Villa Angella Boxes
Mobile: 0908 962 4975

Fafi’s House of Chili Crab

Address: Market Place Container Van
Mobile: 0906 289 4738

Stow Away Restobar, Bacolod City

Address: The Boxes, Marketplace
Mobile: 0917 701 6155

Sugureta Bar and Restaurant 

Address: The Boxes Deck #8, Villa Angela Arcade, Bacolod City
Mobile: 0947 505 0556

Retro KTV and Bar

Address: Unit 10, The Boxes, Marketplace East
Mobile: 0916 204 8416

Pon’s Restobar

Address: Pons Restobar, The Marketplace at Villa Angela, Bacolod City
Mobile: 0927 667 4382

The Dee Loo Restobar and Grill 

Address: The Boxes, Unit #12, Marketplace, Villa Angela, Bacolod City
Mobile: 0917 126 1167

Click here for The Boxes Restaurants and Bar

 Masskara Festival, BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS

Experience Masskara Festival (  Bacolod City Tourist Spot /Attraction )

5.  Experience the World Renowned Masskara Festival of Bacolod City

Masskara Festival is a world-renowned festival held in Bacolod City every month of October. Experiencing this festival is a must for any festival fanatic to witness massive crowds enjoying a month-long festivity in the City of Smiles.

Click here for Bacolod Masskara Festival Schedule

12 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BACOLOD CITY, Bacolod Tourist Spot

Jojo Vito Designs Gallery ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

6. Bring home a Smile with Bacolod Masks | Icon of the Famed Masskara Festival

You need not worry when visiting Bacolod in other months or if you don’t have the opportunity to experience the Masskara Festival.  Visitors can still have a glimpse of what the Masskara Festival is by visiting Jojo Vito Designs Gallery. Inside the Gallery, you will see a wide array of masks assortments, ranging from the smallest magnet up to the giant mask. In the gallery are some of the masks used by Masskara Queens being the official mask maker of the Masskara Queen. Some mask used by Miss Earth Candidates 2014 when they visited Bacolod is also in the gallery. Interactive activities like “painting your mask” is also available when visiting the place.

Jojo Vito Designs Gallery located at 119 Alunan Avenue, Bacolod City (Landmark is Metrodome). Tel 704-2378 or 0922-8516729.

Their FB Page,  Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

Paint your mask at Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

BACOLOD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Top to bottom: Campuestohan Highland Resort, The Ruins, Mambukal Mountain Resort ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

7. Visit Nearest Famous Attractions in Bacolod City

Campuestohan Highland Resort

For those traveling to Bacolod and has a few more days to stay, I highly recommend a day trip to Campuestohan Mountain Resort. Campuestohan Highland Resort has a fantastic view to offer, aside from it’s world-class and state of the art facilities and ambiance, the cooling temperature is something which one will surely enjoy. Situated right within the boundaries of two cities in the province – Bacolod City and Talisay City, Campuestohan is a 5-hectare property that radiates the splendor of the lush green forests of Mt. Makawili.

Campuestohan Highland Resort is located in Sitio Campuestohan, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Telephone : +63-915 211 1406 | +63-34 702 0964 | +63-917 300 5007

Click here for Campuestohan Highland Resort Travel Guide

The Ruins

Another attraction within  Metro Bacolod is    The Ruins. Known as the Taj Majal of Negros because of its history, The Ruins is one of the most photograph attraction of the City. The place is also a favorite venue for parties by many.  The Ruins are remains of the 1920s mansion with its Neo-Roman architectural design, built by sugar plantation owner Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, in what is told and re-told for his enduring love and memory of his Portuguese wife, Maria Braga. The house was ordered by the Americans to be burned during World War II, to prevent the Japanese from using it as a camp. The original structure was built in the 1900s. is For inquiries, text or call (034) 476-4334/ 0917-832-6003

Click here for The Ruins Story

Mambukal Mountain Resort

Another place which one might want to visit when in Bacolod is the Mambukal Mountain Resort. The place offers nature, warm sulfur dipping pool that has claimed for its health benefits. You can also do a short trekking to enjoy its seven waterfalls. Mambukal is just a 35-minute drive from Bacolod City. Cottages and restaurants are also available in the place.

Click here for more about  Mambukal Mountain Resort

For inquiries, visit or call:

Mambukal Resort, Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines, Telefax: +63 (34) 710-0801,

Mambukal Resort Office: Office of the Governor, Old Capitol Building, Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City, Phone: +63 (34) 709-0990 Telefax: +63 (34) 433-8516

Click here for Mambukal Travel Guide

12 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BACOLOD CITY

8. Go on a Heritage Tour in Silay City

Silay City is regarded by many as the Paris of Negros.

Be amazed by the old ancestral houses preserved in this city. Ancestral homes in Negros Occidental echo the power wielded by the influential families in the 1900s when the sugar industry ushered in an age of prosperity, making Silay a political, intellectual and cultural hub.

It’s just easy to locate various attractions in this city because everything is only in the town proper.

Balay Negrense

Balay Negrense Museum is the ancestral mansion of the Gaston Family that was converted into a lifestyle museum. This museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Tel. No. +63 (34) 495-4916.)

Bernardino-Jalandoni Museum (Pink House)

This structure was built in 1908. It is a perfect example of the affluent Filipino house of the late 19th-early 20th century still influenced by the nipa hut and built smack by the side of the street since motor vehicles were still non-existence to smog the place. All items on display are authentic period pieces. It is located at Rizal Street with Tel. No. +63 (0)34 4955093. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ramon Hofileña Heritage House

This ancestral house is the residence of the family of the late Manuel Severino. Located in Cinco de Noviembre Street, Silay City. Presently, one of the children and heirs of the owners act as the curator and local guide of this ancestral house.

Cinco de Noviembre Marker

The Cinco de Noviembre Marker used to be the location of a drugstore where Negros Revolutionaries secretly helped to plan a successful revolution against the Spanish colonial forces. The successful revolution happened on November 5, 1898. The street where the marker is located is now named Cinco de Noviembre Street.

San Diego Pro-Cathedral

This Church is the only pro-cathedral outside of Metro Manila. The church has a dome that resembles St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It was built in 1920 and designed by an Italian architect, Antonio Bernasconi.

Added Silay City Attraction:

Patag Mountain Resort (for those who still have time to spend. This is already outside the City Proper)

Click here for Patag Travel Guide

Silay City is just a 15 minutes drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the route abound and can reach the city at the same time. Silay is the site of the new airport of international standard. Traveling to the town is made more accessible by its four-lane highway. The city is a two-hour drive from Bacolod. Public utility vehicles are plying the northern Negros route pass-through this progressive city. From Cebu, one can reach Sagay via Toledo in about four hours including a one-hour ride in fast ferries.

Click here for Silay City Travel Guide

Sagay City Attractions

Top L-R: Lakawon Island Resort, The Author in Suyac Island, Suyac Island | Bottom L-R: Carbin Reef, Danjugan Island Sealife, Sipalay

9.  Experience the Best Beaches of Negros Occidental ( Beach Bumming)

 

For the beach lovers Negros Occidental offers impressive beaches:

Sipalay

Sipalay is almost four hours drive south of Bacolod City by public utility vehicle and over three hours by private car. Public utility vehicles are plying the southern Negros route pass through this city. All roads leading to this southernmost city are fully concreted. Points of Interest in Sipalay include the Philex Gold Mines, Maricalum Mines, Tinagong Dagat, Campomanes Bay, Malinab Lagoon, Mamara Cave, Matlag Cave, Canturay Mangrove Plantation, Sugar Beach, Punta Ballo Beach

Sipalay’s beach is one of the best in Western Visayas, and many divers adore this place.

Read here for our Travel Guides:

Sipalay Travel Guides

Sugar Beach Travel Guide

Schedule of Buses Bound for Cauayan, Sipalay  

Lakawon

Click here for Lakawon Island Travel Guide

Carbin Reef

Click here for Sagay Travel Guide

Click here for Carbin Reef Ravel Guide

Danjugan Island

Click here for Danjugan Island Travel Guide

Bago City Tourist Spots

Top L-R: Sugarcane Plantation,  Kipot Twin Falls, Tan Juan Araneta Monument | Bottom: Pataan Falls, Balay ni Tan Juan Araneta, Buenos Aires Mountain Resort

10.  Go on a Side Trip to Bago City

Another recommended side trip activity you can do is the visit to Bago City. Bago City is 30-minute drive south of Bacolod City, Philippines by private car. Public utility vehicles abound in this first stopover going south of the provincial capital. Car rental facilities are available by reservation. All roads leading to all barangays in the city are cemented.

Bago City has lovely tourist treasures you might want to try, but you need to rent a vehicle to reach the place so as not to waste time. But if you have the luxury of time, by all means, you can commute.

Balay ni Tan Juan Araneta

In going to various attractions of Bago City. One can drop by in Balay ni Tan Juan. Balay ni Tan Juan was built towards the end of the 19thcentury, the “Balay na Bato” is the residence of General Juan A. Araneta in the Poblacion of Bago. As a structure that stood witness to the struggles of the people during the dark years of Hispanic Colonization and the events that took place before that historical Negros Revolution of 1898, the Balay was declared by the National Historical Commission in 1978 as a National Historic Landmark and was allocated appropriate funding for its restoration. Balay ni Tan Juan has become a usual host for visiting tourists who want to know about the history, arts, and culture of the Bagonhon.

Tinago Mountain  Resort, Kipot Twin Falls, and Pataan Mountain Resort

Another thing I like about Bago City is the Tinago Mountain Resort. The place is not populated, and the view is just fantastic. On your way to Tinago, we pass by the Kipot Twin Falls and Pataan Mountain Resorts. Aforementioned is one of the reasons why it’s nice to rent a car because it’s easy for you to drop by in some attractions of the place. All these resorts are amazing.

Buenos Aires Mountain Resort, Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center and Canlaon Natural Park

Just below the Tinago Mountain Resort is the Buenos Aires Mountain Resort. You might want to spend a night here. The resort is run by the City of Bago, and its well maintained and guarded. Buenos Aires Mountain Resort is located 29 kilometers east of Bago City. The resort was once a hideout during the 2nd World War. Ideal for a family vacation, the resort has three swimming pools,  training center, pavilion, cottages, and a hotel.

From Buenos Aires, one can go up further and visit the Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center. Rafael Salas is a unique interest park that serves as a gateway to the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. It appeals to mountain climbers and adventure seekers because of the long and challenging trek to the peak of Mt. Kanlaon. Falls are a great attraction to the place.

 Click here for Bago City Travel Guide

Click here to Buenos Aires Travel Guide

The Negros Showroom

The Negros Showroom ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

11. Shop at The Negros Showroom, Bacolod City

One shall never leave the city without dropping by The Negros Showroom. The Negros Showroom showcases the “Best of Negros Products. The showroom houses excellent products ranging from fashion and garment, gifts, decors, and housewares; furniture and furnishings; food and; natural and organics.

Click here to know more about The Negros Showroom

12.  Organic Farm Tour

May’s Organic Garden, Bacolod City

Located in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City. May’s Organic Garden being one of  Bacolod Tourist Spots offers an interactive tour for sustainable farming methods. They do some demonstration for the shredding machines, ram pump, lemongrass oil production, vermicomposting windmills and much more. The place is also a resort which offers accommodations for their guests as well as a restaurant offering organic food. They also have facilities for meetings, weddings, and other events.

Click here for our review of May’s Organic Garden

Peñalosa Farm

This farm which employs an integrated farming system is located in Victorias City. Listen to the owner
Ramon Peñalosa, the owner of the place as he lectures on probiotics-based swine raising technology, zero waste management, vermicomposting, intercropping and much more. The area offers a charming organic garden which they serve to their guests.

Rapha, Valley

Located in a much colder place, Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto. The area is a wellness vacation destination. Dr. Albert Jo, a Doctor of Medicine, turned chef will be the to cook for your food as he gives his talk on organic food and natural/herbal medicines.

Click here for Rapha Valley Travel Guide

Bacolod Tourist Spot

Resorts and Hotels in Bacolod City  | Tourist Spots

Where to Stay | Pension House, Hotels in Bacolod City

To see various Bacolod Tourist Spots would take you at least a minimum of 3 days (just to see a few). To make your trip more enjoyable, we have listed several hotels for you to consider.

The “best place to stay” would depend on one’s budget. The list of Pension House, Hotels in Bacolod City below offers a wide array of places to choose from.

Click here for the list of Pension House, Hotels in Bacolod City

CHECK FOR HOTEL RATES AND BOOK A ROOM HERE 

How to Get to Bacolod City

So, would you like to see Bacolod Tourist Spots? Here are some pieces of information you need to get to the city.

 By Air

The Bacolod-Silay International Airport, located in  Silay City, is 15 kilometers northeast from Bacolod. Bacolod is 1 hour by air from Manila, 30 minutes by air from Cebu, 1 hour by air from Cagayan de Oro and 1 hour and 10 minutes by air from Davao City.

For arriving passengers who want supplemental guides to the city or free maps, Department of Tourism and the Local Government has a desk in the arrivals area where you can grab free maps or have a dose of information from the people over the counter. Hotels, resorts, and car rental companies have kiosks in the arrival areas where you can easily book a room and just head to your hotel room without any hassle.

There are vans leaving for the airport at SM City Bacolod, Bacolod Provincial Hospital, Old Bacolod Airport and Victoria Arcade/Lopue’s East/SaveMore Supermarket, the regular fare per person is ₱150. If you are traveling alone is not suggested to take a taxi to the airport; it will just cost more than the regular fare vans offer. But if you are traveling by group (maximum of 4) it would be best to taxi a taxi because you can divide the fare which is cheaper than the van.

Philippine Airlines’s Sale Seats

For people who plan to visit Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, it would be best to book your ticket in advance. Advance booking would mean getting the best deal, especially with Philippines Airlines. Philippine Airlines has multiple flights to and from Bacolod City. Below are sample seat prices for Bacolod City for people flying from Metro Manila for 2019.

 By Sea

Banago Wharf and BREDCO Port are the vessels entry point in Bacolod. It has daily access to Iloilo, with different shipping lines such as 2GO Travel (as relaunched in 2012), Weesam Express, Ocean Jet, Montenegro Lines, Jomalia Shipping and Tri-Star mega link.

There were also access routes to Puerto Princesa City via Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro City, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Cotabato City, Butuan City via Cagayan de Oro route, Dipolog City, Iligan City, Ozamiz City, and Surigao City via Cagayan de Oro route. As of 2012 to the present, SuperFerry and Negros Navigation was relaunched into 2GO Travel routes from Bacolod going Manila, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. Bacolod City is 18–23 hours from the Port of Manila, 2-3hrs from Dumangas Port and 45 minutes-1hr from the Port of Iloilo. Bacolod Seaport or Bredco Port serves inter-regional trips from significant destinations such as Manila and Iloilo.

Iloilo seaport is just 45 minutes from Bacolod and is one of the easiest to access because every hour there’s a trip. Cagayan De Oro City, Manila, Zamboanga City, routes are available. By 2Go travel serve routes to and from these cities.

By land-RORO-land

Bacolod City is approximately 3 hours from Iloilo City via Dumangas route while, by land-ferry, Bacolod is about 45 minutes to an hour directly from Iloilo City. By land-ferry-land, Bacolod City is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City via Toledo-San Carlos City-Salvador Benedicto-Murcia route while it takes around 6 hours by land-RORO-land via the same direction.

By land-RORO-land, Bacolod is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City via Tabuelan-Escalante City, Toledo-Escalante City, and Toledo-San Carlos City-Canlaon City routes.

Bacolod City to Dumaguete City via Mabinay route is approximately 6 hours while via Cadiz City-San Carlos City route takes about 8 hours, both directions are going to  Negros Oriental.

Bacolod City Map

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Bacolod City Weather

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41 Comments

  1. im visiting bacolod on june 27 with my friends for 2 days only can u suggest best places with a friendly budget as well tnx

  2. planning to visit Bacolod for a day. coming from Bacolod by ferry… what can we do for a day in bacolod.. thanks..going tomorrow early in the morning.. Mar 1’… thanks

  3. maybe i must try all your list hihi

  4. thanks for your recommendation

  5. Hi jojo. I’m in iloilo right now. And will be stayinh here for a month. Im planning to visit bacolod next weekend. I only have weekends to tour around the region , gusto ko lang sana bg sample itinerary to Atleast mavisit ko lahat un atkeast 2 days. Thanks jojo.

    And im looking for some group para makisaling ousa nalang ako. Hehe.

  6. Hello jojo..
    Im from Estancia,Iloilo..My husband and I together with my 6 year old daughter planning to go this in Bacolod this coming holy week..Any suggestion please na nami lagawan dira bacolod aside xng Campuestuhan and The Ruins?Ky nasa list namun na ina hehehe..Kag nice na hotel na affordable lng..Thank u

  7. We want to visit bacolod any suggetion where is the best place to stay?

  8. Karen Grave Ylaya

    Hi. Im from cebu. And im planning to go to bacolod this june by landtrip. Where is their bus terminal located?

  9. I’m in Bacolod for 3 weeks for work, travelling from London, UK. I usually go to Davao and know everyone but this time I am a lone traveller. I will have all my weekends to myself so would like to explore if possible! Any suggestions?

  10. Hello Jojo. My wife and I are planning to visit Bacolod in June. Any top 5 places/resorts you can recommend?

    (BTW, possible 4 days in Bacolod then will fly out to Cebu for another 4 days. We plan to be based in one hotel and will just check places that are very much worth visiting. Our first time in the Visayan Islands).

    • check this places

      – Ruins Best time at 4pm before sunset.
      – Mambukal resort if your in for nature trip.
      – Campuestohan mountain resort, suggest to drop Bantug Lake ranch (they serve organic foods, its along the highway going to campuestohan.
      – May’s Garden (organic restaurant also)
      – Calea cakes and pastries( best moist chocolate cake)

  11. Hello Jojo. My wife and I are planning to visit Bacolod in June. Any top 5 places/resorts you can recommend? My e-mail is fjose12@aol.com. Call me Tito Pat. 🙂

    (BTW, possible 4 days in Bacolod then will fly out to Cebu for another 4 days. We plan to be based in one hotel and will just check places that are very much worth visiting. Our first time in the Visayan Islands).

    • Hi Tito Pat, you can visit Mambukal Mountain resort around 30 minutes from the city. If have a little more time Siapalay is really nice (so many beaches in that place), quite far though. Campuestohan is also nice, but looked like a theme park. Feel free to PM me whenever you need some information. Welcome to Bacolod 🙂

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  13. Joey Villa de Gracia

    Any itineraries for 2 nights in Bacolod ? I’m actually from Cebu. I need some soul searching. I need some relaxation. Please. Thanks

    • Hi Joey, Bacolod is relatively small and its quite easy to get around…now if you want some soul searching , you might want to visit Mambukal..its a mountain resort…less than an hour ride from the City proper . Have a HAPPY TRIP and don’t hesitate to drop me a message should you need help 🙂

  14. Wow its really amazing.. You featured a lot of beautiful sceneries in bacolod. I miss my hometown there is no place like my bacolod city of smile. Love your blog..

  15. Thank you for this blog. I am looking for tourist spots and I cam across this page. Thank you for the information about Bacolod.

  16. Anyone knows of any halal restaurants in Bacolod?

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  18. I wish we could visit Bacolod soon. It looks like a nice place to have a vacation.

  19. One of the things I’m interested when going to other places is the kind of pasalubong I will bring home. You have mentioned some foods here. I want to try them since some of them are not familiar to me. I always find the Maskara very artistic, but there’s rarely long coverage of that festival in televisions.

  20. Wow. This information is useful for anyone who’ll travel to Bacolod.

  21. The ruins is part of my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to go to Bacolod. and the Napoleones made me crave!!

  22. I havent been to Bacolod but thanks to relatives and friends who went there already, I was able to taste some of the famous delicacies from that province. One of my faves is the Napoleones, a bit sweet but very addicting!

  23. I’ve not heard of Barcolod before, to be honest. But looks like a great place to visit 🙂

  24. I have not been to backlog and I’m planning on doing that next year… Thanks for the info.

  25. I like to visit Campuestohan Highland Resort because of its vantage point and cool weather. I also like to see Bacolod’s other attractions.

  26. Such an informative posts, will put it on my to do list once i visit your province!

  27. I’ve read about Calea in Bacolod and it’s one of the places I would try should I visit your city!

  28. Your list is spot on, especially with the food. Every single friend I have that’s been to Bacolod has a photo in Calea!!

  29. So many things to look forward to when visiting Bacolod. Honestly, I’ve never been to any province in the PH but with posts like this, it is really inviting and I am excited to explore many paradise in PH 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  30. I’m making plans to visit Bacolod this year. I’ve heard so much about their dishes ( so many local restaurants to try ). I’d have authentic Inasal and all the Napolenes that I want. You got me interested in Silay. The heritage houses will definitely worth the side trip.

  31. Of all these things on your list, I think I’ve only done one – stayed at Buenos Aires Mountain Resort. Hope to explore more on my next trip.

  32. Pop na POP ang bacolod 10/10 for pop points blogmytuts