Got one whole day? Visit the most iconic places in Bacolod and Silay that can make you say you’ve been to Bacolod legit!
Not enough time? A half day tour is possible! Taste Bacolod landmark foods and buy pasalubong to bring a piece for your loved ones!
Got a whole weekend to spare? Extend your exploration up to the mountains of Don Salvador and Silay, and beaches of Lakawon!
White-sand beaches are just hours away from Bacolod. Facing west, Negros Occidental offers a whole coastal line facing the sunset.
Famous for its chicken, Bacolod is also a food haven. Being in the land of sugar, a wide range of sweets are waiting to be found!
Negros means “black people” which the Spaniards saw upon their settlement. Bacolod offers interesting stories of the past.
Bacolod has established a festival that uplifted the city both emotionally and economically. But there are more for you to see!
Agri-tourism is booming in Bacolod. Discover how people endeavours for sustainability and express love for the environment.
Bacolod City is the gateway that opens up your exploration of Negros Occidental province, the land of sugar.
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In the morning, you can go historical, natural or adventurous. Historical: Travel to the historical Museum City of Silay, Talisay and explore ancestral houses that bring you back to the colonial times. Enjoy the guided tour in Balay Negrense, among others. A nearer option is the Negros Museum in Bacolod City.
Natural Eco Tours: Dip at sulfuric hotsprings of Mambukal, watch the foxbats, shop for flowers. Make Adventurous attempts in the different rides of Campuestohan Highland Resort.
Around noon, eat lunch at Manokan Country and dessert at Calea, Felicias or Sophia’s. Around 3PM, take your remembrance shot at the Capitol Lagoon and buy local pasalubong in Ayala Mall or Lacson Strip.
At twilight, head to The Ruins to get the day, dusk and night shots of the popular landmark. Get a dinner at the Ruins resto or at local hubs near Bacolod New Government Center.
If you want a specific category for your tour, check out these day tours below: Wellness & Nature | Food & Sweets | History & Culture | Farm & Organics
The following suggested itinerary is inspired by our clients from our transportation tours service.
If you enjoy nature, Don Salvador Benedicto and Mambukal are municipalities outside Bacolod which you may want to consider including. If longer travel tires you, you can choose option 3, which is Bacolod Food, Coffee and Heritage Tours.
Option 1 (Nature Hopping: Mountains to HotSpring): 8AM, travel to Don Salvador Spots. Start with KM55 Villa (for reservation), Lion’s Club Landmark, Malatan-og Falls viewing deck, Stone Peak Cafe, Pine Tree Lane, Cafe Laguada (view of a valley and get a ‘buwis buhay’ pose! 2PM @ Relax at Mambukal: Dipping Pool/Sulfur Bath, Bat-Watching / Get massage, (Optional) Trek to 3rd Falls.
Option 2: (Reverse with DSB End Point). Mambukal whole day and spend the night at KM55 Villa (overnight) or Toreno Resort
Option 3: (Bacolod Food and Heritage Tour) If going up to the mountains is tiring for you (Total 2.5 hours of travel), you could go the less-tiring: Negros Museum, Ayala / SM Malls for Bacolod Souvenirs, Robinsons Mall for The Negros Showroom, Food Hunting: Mila’s, Sharyn’s Cansi, KBL at Sandok, Mila’s, Coffee Tour: Kapipat’s Egg Coffee, UCC at PNB Lacson or local coffee shops along Villamonte Ylac Street.
Yearning to disconnect? Digital detox? Soak in the offline luxury of having less or no signal so you can temporarily escape the hustles of your busy life. Then, come back with a restored mind.
Recommended Wellness and Nature Destinations: Mambukal Resort, Lantawan View & Duyan Cafe in Silay; Jomax Peak, KM55, Rapha Valley in DSB; The Quiet Place, Bantug Lake Ranch in Bacolod
White sand beaches in Negros? Beach and water resorts are here for your family to enjoy. Enjoy quality time with your family in Bacolod’s wide array of resorts – from beach, pools and mountains. Get comfort in natural scenes and hotbaths of Mambukal, enjoy the rides and cool climate at Campuestohan, serenity at Bantug Lake Ranch or Uma ni Don, enjoy sunset view at Palmas del Mar or Resorts Negrense, accessibility of Forest Park.
Recommended Beach and Resort Destinations: Campuestohan Highland Resorts, Lakawon Island Resort, Resorts Negrense, Forest Park, Palmas Del Mar, Mambukal.
What do you like about Bacolod? My clients always answer ‘food’ as one of the top attractions. Bacolod is a food haven. It excites toursts’ tastebuds.
Popular Food Destinations: Trademark foods are Aida’s Manokan Inasal, Sharyn’s or Eron’s Cansi, Calea’s or Felicia’s Cakes, Batchoy. Local Food Servers are Bob’s Restaurant, Bar 21, Mila’s, Lord Byron’s. Coffee destinations are in Ylac Villamonte, Coffee Culture & Roastery, Kapipat Egg Coffee.
Experience Negros culture and history by walking inside the halls of Negros Museum,, visiting places where locals hangout, and appreciating Negros arts that flourish through the passing of time.
Bacolodnons and Negrenses are noted for their artistic abilities as manifested by both past and present works of art. Appreciate history & classical architecture of the Ruins Mansion and Provincial Capitol Lagoon; Art galleries that showcase works of local artists such as Negros Showroom, Jojo Vito Mask Gallery, Martinez Gallery.
Popular History, Landmarks & Culture Destinations: Negros Museum, Bacolod City Government Center, Bacolod Publiz Plaza and Grandstand, Religious meeting places such as San Sebastian Cathedral, Ikthus Fellowship Hall. Hangout places of locals such as BREDCO Sunset Boulevard, Esplanade Bacolod, SM and Ayala Malls. (Soon Megaworld Upper East and Northill Gateway, Vista Mall), The Angry Christ inside Victorias Milling Company.
Roam and eat like a local in these hubs of activities where locals shop, dine or hangout. Rub your elbows with Negrenses during Masskara Festival, or while you sip Negros coffee, and meet new friends!
Festivals in Bacolod include Masskara (Oct), Bacolaodiat (Feb), Diwali Festival, Rhum Festival, Panaad sa Negros Festival.
Popular Hangout Places of Locals: Hangout places of locals such as BREDCO Sunset Boulevard, Esplanade Bacolod, NGC Grounds, SM and Ayala Malls. (Soon Megaworld Upper East and Northill Gateway, Vista Mall). “Coffee street” in Villamonte, Oldies Cafes in Central Market and Libertad, Kapipat Egg Coffee. Experience retail therapy as you shop local products in Negros Showroom, Fresh Start or local farm goods in Bagsakan Libertad or Negross Weekend Market.
Masskara Festival. Held each year in Bacolod, Philippines every October. The highlight is the last weekend which features street dance competitions, musical festivals, fireworks, food expos and cultural mask exhibits. Masskara has a meaningful history and was coined from “mass” a multitude of people, and the Spanish word “cara” face, thus Masskara is a multitude of faces.
Experience agri-tourism and sustainability by visiting organic cafes within Bacolod.
Popular Farm/Organic Destinations: Natural Garden Cafe Mandalagan, May’s Organic Farm Resort, Uma ni Don in Granada, Fresh Start Organics SM, Vegie Bites in Hi Strip East, Bantug Lake Ranch, Rapha Valley in DSB. Or simply staring at the beautiful combination of sugarcane and mountains along Murcia roads.
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