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Bacolod Negros Occidental Travel Guide Itinerary Budget

Bacolod, the City of Smiles. It is home to the Masskara Festival and unending lines of restaurants. One might even be tempted to consider it as the Food Trip Capital of the Philippines. To get a clearer overview of a trip to Bacolod City, one has to consider that the tour would not be limited to only the tourist spots in the city itself. The nearby cities of Talisay and Silay should also be included in the travel guide and itinerary and so is the much farther town of Murcia where the seven waterfalls of Mambukal National Park is located. My first trip to the province occurred in 2010 and I have since been back thrice after that.



► HOW TO GET TO BACOLOD

Bacolod is an hour away by plane from Manila and is served by an International Airport situated at Silay City. There are air-conditioned vans and taxis awaiting from the airport parking lot to downtown Bacolod. There is also a ferry service that regularly plies the Manila – Bacolod route

Metro Manila to Bacolod Plane Travel 
FLIGHT 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP2,300.00+/- ONE WAY 
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 5 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 5 times daily | (02) 777-5932
Metro Manila to Bacolod Ferry 

FERRY VIA PIER 4 ○ 20 HOURS TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP960.00+/- ONE WAY
 
SUPERCAT 2GO - Sails thrice weekly | (032) 233-7000
Cebu to Bacolod Travel 

FLIGHT 50 MINUTES TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP2,000.00+/- ONE WAY

CEBU PACIFIC - Flies twice daily | (032) 230-8888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 2 to 3 times daily | (032) 340-019
Cagayan De Oro to Bacolod Travel 

FERRY VIA DAPITAN PORT ○ ABOUT 4 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP320.00+/- ONE WAY
COKALIONG SHIPPING - Sails 4 times weekly | (065) 212-2461, (0939) 906-8864 *
GP LINES - Sails 4 times weekly | (032) 255-8695 *
Dumaguete to Bacolod Bus 

BUS FROM DUMAGUETE CERES LINER TERMINAL ○ ABOUT 5 TO 6 HOURS ○ FARE FROM PHP290.00+/- ONE WAY
● CERES LINER - Every Hour Daily | (033) 321-3591
Iloilo to Bacolod Ferry

FERRY VIA ILOILO CITY PORT ○ ABOUT 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP230.00+/- ONE WAY
OCEANJET - Sails once daily | (0932) 873-4885, (0922) 857-2300
SUPERCAT 2GO - Sails daily from Iloilo New Fastcraft PPA Terminal | (032) 233-7000
Iloilo to Bacolod Ferry

FERRY VIA DUMANGAS PORT ○ ABOUT 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP128.00+/- ONE WAY
MONTENEGRO LINES – Sails daily | (032) 254-0383


► GETTING AROUND BACOLOD

Bacolod TransportationThe main mode of transportation in Bacolod and its neighboring towns is the jeepney. There are also pedicabs (trishaws) and motorized tricycles along its side-streets. Taxis are also available for rent, although most of them, from my experience, charges pakyaw (without using the meter).





► TOURS IN BACOLOD

Bacolod Tour Agencies

It is generally quite easy to tour Bacolod on your own, DIY-style. But should you want a more convenient way of visiting the city’s tourist spots, there are a lot of tour companies offering city tours of Bacolod and its neighboring towns. I personally haven’t tried arranging for such, so I really can’t recommend any. For fairness’ sake, simply type “Bacolod Travel and Tours” in Google and choose which ones suit your budget and taste. Alternatively, you may check Bacolod’s local government listing here.


 

► SPEAK BACOLOD

People in Bacolod and generally it’s neighboring municipalities use Hiligaynon or Ilonggo as their main language. It is the third most spoken language in the Philippines. There are those who are also fluent in Cebuano, but most can understand and speak Filipino and English.

Speak BacolodThank You – Salamat
Good Morning – Maayong Aga
Good Afternoon – Maayong Hapon
Good Evening – Maayong Gab-i
How Much? – Pila?
Where is… – Diin ang…



► WHERE TO STAY IN BACOLOD & NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

There are numerous lodgings, inns and hotels located at Bacolod City that caters to the A, B and C crowd. From cheap accomodations suitable for budget travelers and backpackers, to glamorous five-star hotel rooms for the glitzy tourists and business people. 

Bacolod City Lodgings 
Business Inn Bacolod

BUSINESS INN
Rates: Check Here
Address: 28 Lacson Street, Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 433-8877
GPS Coordinates: 10.669275, 122.950102
Grand Regal Hotel Bacolod

GRAND REGAL HOTEL
Rates: Check Here
Address: Araneta St., Singcang, Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 708-5888 | 708-5588
GPS Coordinates: 10.658254, 122.940928
L Fisher Hotel Bacolod

L’ FISHER HOTEL
Rates: Check Here
Address: Lacson St., cor 15th St., Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 433-3731
GPS Coordinates: 10.679782, 122.954462
Saltimboca Tourist Inn Bacolod

SALTIMBOCA TOURIST INN
Rates: Check Here
Address: 15th and Lacson St., Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 432-3617 | (034) 433-3179 | (034) 432-1145
GPS Coordinates: 10.679544, 122.955248
Talisay City Lodgings 
Melba's Farm Bacolod

MELBA’S FARM
Rates: Chere Here
Address: Sitio Masanglad, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City
Contact Number: (0949) 670-3140 | (0919) 990-9472
GPS Coordinates: 10.659875, 123.143305



 

► WHERE TO EAT IN BACOLOD & NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

One would not run out of places to eat while in Bacolod City. From the humble carinderia of Manokan Country to the glitzy cafes at Lacson Avenue. Popular fastfood joints also abound, should you miss eating your favorite burgers and fries.

Bacolod City Restaurants 
Cafe Bob's Bacolod

CAFE BOB’S
Type: Cafe, Pasta, Burger
Address: Lacson st., Corner 21st st., Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 434 2409
GPS Coordinates: 10.683022, 122.956193
Calea Bacolod

CALEA
Type: Cakes & Pastries
Address: Lourdes - C Bldg. Lacson St., Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 433-8664 | (034) 433-3143
GPS Coordinates: 10.679821, 122.954757
La Corona Cafe Bacolod

LA CORONA CAFE *ALREADY CLOSED
Type: Carinderia Breakfast
Address: Near Corner of Burgos Avenue and Hilado Street, Bacolod City
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 10.669649, 122.955589
Manokan Country Bacolod

MANOKAN COUNTRY
Type: Eatery, Chicken Inasal
Address: Father M. Ferrero St, Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 433-8830
GPS Coordinates: 10.671159, 122.945660
Mom's Shack Burger House by Byahilo

MOM’S SHACK / AUGGIE’S GRILL
Type: Burgers, Fries, Hot Meals
Address: 94-C Lacson-Taytung Street, Bacolod City
Contact Number: (0943) 837-4225
GPS Coordinates: 10.662638, 122.947417
Old Pala Pala Market Bacolod

OLD PALA PALA MARKET
Type: Seafood, Dampa-Style
Address: San Juan st. corner North Capitol Road, Bacolod City
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 10.678352, 122.949195
Silay City Restaurants 
Cafe 1925 Bacolod

CAFE 1925
Type: Cafe
Address: 14 J. Ledesma St., Silay City
Contact Number: (034) 714-7414
GPS Coordinates: 10.798137, 122.974845
El Ideal Bakery Bacolod

EL IDEAL BAKERY
Type: Bakery, Snacks, Meals
Address: 118 Rizal St., Silay City
Contact Number: (034) 495-4430
GPS Coordinates: 10.798318, 122.975323
Talisay City Restaurants 
The Ruins Bacolod

THE RUINS
Type: Restaurant
Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City
Contact Number: (034) 4764334 | (0917) 832-6003
GPS Coordinates: 10.708972, 122.982518




► WHAT TO SEE & DO IN BACOLOD & NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

Bacolod seemed very unassuming the first time I visited; I didn’t know that there were so many things one can do and so many places to visit in the area. From old churches, ancestral houses, ruins, waterfall adventure and parks. The only thing missing really is some beach action.

Bacolod City Tourist Spots 
Bacolod Baywalk

BACOLOD BAYWALK
Address: At the Back of SM Bacolod, Luzuriaga Street, Bacolod City
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 10.673158, 122.940849
PHOTO BY BYAHILO.COM
Bredco Port Bacolod

BREDCO PORT
Address: Luzuriaga St., Bredco Port, Bacolod City
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 10.676686, 122.937214
Capitol Park and Lagoon Bacolod

CAPITOL PARK AND LAGOON
Address: Between 5th & 8th St., Cor. Lacson Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 10.676165, 122.951762
Dizon Ramos Museum

DIZON RAMOS MUSEUM
Address: Burgos Ave, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (034) 434-8512 | Open Hours: Tue to Sun 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Entrance Fee: PHP40.00
GPS Coordinates: 10.670762, 122.951988
PHOTO BY EPHRAMAR
Lupit Church Bacolod

LUPIT CHURCH - SACRED HEART SHRINE
Address: Lizares Avenue, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Entrance Fee: Free
Contact Number: (034) 398-2727
GPS Coordinates: 10.659255, 122.945070
Negros Museum Bacolod

NEGROS MUSEUM
Address: Gatuslao St., Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Entrance Fee: PHP100.00 | Open Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Contact Number: (034) 433-4764
GPS Coordinates: 10.675239, 122.950627
Pope John Paul II Tower Bacolod

POPE JOHN PAUL II TOWER
Address: Rizal Street, Reclamation Area, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Open Hours: 8:00AM to 8:00PM Daily
Entrance Fee: PHP20.00
GPS Coordinates: 10.671958, 122.942364
PHOTO FROM TRACKINGTREASURE.NET
San Sebastian Cathedral Bacolod

SAN SEBASTIAN CATHEDRAL
Address: Rizal Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (034) 433-0261
GPS Coordinates: 10.670117, 122.946993
Silay City Tourist Spots 
Balay Negrense Bacolod

BALAY NEGRENSE MUSEUM
Address: Cinco de Noviembre St., Silay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (034) 714-7676
Entrance Fee: PHP40.00
GPS Coordinates: 10.799970, 122.973300
Bernardino Jalandoni Museum Bacolod

BERNARDINO JALANDONI MUSEUM
Address: Rizal St., Silay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (034) 495-5093
GPS Coordinates: 10.801821, 122.977284
San Diego Cathedral Bacolod

SAN DIEGO CATHEDRAL
Address: Rizal corner Dr. Trino Montinola Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (034) 495-0840
GPS Coordinates: 10.800202, 122.975752
Silay Ancestral Houses Bacolod

SILAY ANCESTRAL HOUSES
Address: Silay Heritage Zone, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Entrance Fee: Not open for tourists
GPS Coordinates: 10.798781, 122.973876
Talisay City Tourist Spots 
The Ruins Bacolod

THE RUINS
Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City
Entrance Fee: PHP95.00
Contact Number: (034) 4764334 | (0917) 832-6003
GPS Coordinates: 10.708919, 122.982340
Muricia Tourist Spots 
Mambukal National Park Bacolod

MAMBUKAL NATIONAL PARK - SEVEN FALLS
Address: Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia
Entrance Fee: PHP50.00
Contact Number: (034) 710-0801‎
GPS Coordinates: 10.512905, 123.102260
Victorias City Tourist Spots 
Church of Angry Christ Victorias

CHURCH OF THE ANGRY CHRIST
Address: Victorias Milling Company Complex, Victorias, Negros Occidental
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 10.878864, 123.066353
PHOTO FROM ESCAPEISLANDS.COM



► WHAT TO BUY IN BACOLOD

Souvenir shops and pasalubong centers are scattered throughout the city, but the best souvenirs I found were from the Negros Showroom and the best pasalubong were the Napoleones and tarts from Virgie’s.


Starbucks Bacolod

BACOLOD STARBUCKS MUG
Address: Lacson Street corner 18th Street, Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 435-5041
GPS Coordinates: 10.681712, 122.955163
Bongbong's Delicacies Bacolod

BONGBONG’S DELICACIES
Showroom Address: Lacson St., cor. 13th St., Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 434-2626 | (0922) 850-5761
GPS Coordinates: 10.679057, 122.954373
Negros Showroom Bacolod

NEGROS SHOWROOM
Showroom Address: Lacson cor. 9th St., Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 433-8833
GPS Coordinates: 10.676742, 122.953488
Virgie's Home Made Products Bacolod

VIRGIE’S HOME MADE PRODUCTS
Address: 59 San Sebastian Street, Bacolod City
Contact Number: (034) 434-1788 | (034) 434-1588
GPS Coordinates: 10.664222, 122.948788





► BACOLOD TOURIST SPOTS MAP

Bacolod Tourist Spot Map

► SAMPLE BACOLOD ITINERARY

Three days is the minimum for an effective Bacolod tour. You can extend this to four or five days if you want a more relaxed pace and if you want to sample more restaurants in the city; Bacolod is a food trip city after all. The tour itinerary below is already relaxed in its pacing and covers almost all the tourist spots in Bacolod, Silay, Talisay and Murcia.

DAY ONE
Arrive from the airport
Check in at hotel
Breakfast at Manokan Country
Visit Capitol Park & Lagoon
Visit Negros Museum
Visit Dizon Ramos Museum
Lunch at Cafe Bob’s
Desserts at Calea
Visit the Ruins until sunset
Dinner at the Ruins 

DAY TWO
Breakfast at hotel
Visit the Seven Falls at Mambukal National Park
Lunch at Mambukal National Park
Back to Bacolod City
Buy pasalubong and souvenirs at Virgie’s and Negros Showroom
Visit Pope John Paul II Tower
Watch the sunset at the Bacolod Baywalk
Seafood dinner at the Old Pala-Pala Market

DAY THREE
Breakfast at El Ideal Bakery in Silay City
Walking tour of the Silay Ancestral Houses
Visit the Balay Negrense Museum
Visit the Bernardo Jalandoni Museum
Lunch at Cafe 1925
Check out from the hotel


► BACOLOD TRAVEL BUDGET

Bacolod is a fairly inexpensive city to tour around in, especially if you utilize the jeepney as your main mode of transportation. Most tourist spots are walking distance to each other, except a few. Food is also quite affordable, even on restaurants. The travel budget I prepared below is the absolute minimum one can spend in Bacolod City. 

TOUR: PHP659.00 Solo | PHP1,278 Couple (PHP639.00 each) 

  Bacolod Tour: PHP399.00 Solo | PHP758.00 Couple (PHP379.00 each)

  ○ Bacolod Fare: PHP174.00 Solo | PHP248.00. Couple (PHP124.00 each)  
  PHP10.00 - Tricycle Fare (say, multipled by six)
  PHP7.00 - Jeep to Talisay for The Ruins
  PHP100.00 - Tricycle to The Ruins roundtrip
  PHP7.00 - Jeep back to Bacolod
  ○ Bacolod Fees: PHP255.00 Solo | PHP510.00 Couple (PHP255.00 each)
  PHP40.00 - Dizon Ramos Museum entrance fee
  PHP100.00 - Negros Museum entrance fee
  PHP20.00 - Pope John Paul II Tower entrance fee
  PHP95.00 - The Ruins entrance fee

  Silay Tour: PHP130.00 Solo | PHP260.00 Couple (PHP130.00 each)

  ○ Silay Fare: PHP40.00 Solo | PHP80.00. Couple (PHP40.00 each)  
  PHP20.00 - Jeep to Bata, then Silay
  PHP20.00 - Jeep back to Bacolod
  ○ Silay Fees: PHP90.00 Solo | PHP180.00 Couple (PHP90.00 each)
  PHP40.00 - Balay Negrense Museum entrance fee
  PHP50.00 - Bernardino Jalandoni Museum entrance fee

  Mambukal Tour: PHP130.00 Solo | PHP260.00 Couple (PHP130.00 each)

  ○ Mambukal Fare: PHP80.00 Solo | PHP160.00. Couple (PHP80.00 each)  
  PHP10.00 - Tricyle to bus terminal
  PHP30.00 - Bus to Mambukal National Park
  PHP30.00 - Bus to Bacolod
  PHP10.00 – Tricycle back to hotel
  ○ Mambukal Fees: PHP50.00 Solo | PHP100.00 Couple (PHP50.00 each) 
  PHP50.00 - Mambukal entrance fee
  PHP??.00 - Upon your discretion

ACCOMMODATION: PHP2,400.00 Solo | PHP2,400.00 Couple (PHP1,200.00 each)
  PHP1,200.00 - Cheapest accommodation in Bacolod
                x 2 - Nights

FOOD: PHP800.00 Solo | PHP1,600.00 Couple (PHP800.00 each)
  PHP100.00 - Average cost of a meal per person on a carinderia
             x 8 - 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 dinner  

3 days 2 nights budget total for a solo traveler: PHP3,859.00 
3 days 2 nights budget total for two persons traveling together: PHP5,278.00 (PHP2,639.00 each)



► EXTEND YOUR BACOLOD TRIP


Extend to DumagueteDUMAGUETE CITY & NEGROS ORIENTAL
Dumaguete Travel Guide
Travel Time: 5-6 hours away by bus
Departure Point: Bacolod bus terminal
Suggested Number of Days: 3 to 5 days
Extend to Siquijor

SIQUIJOR PROVINCE
Siquijor Travel Guide
Travel Time: 5-6 hours away by bus plus 1 hour away by ferry
Departure Point: Dumaguete Port
Suggested Number of Days: 1 to 2 days

Bacolod Negros Occidental Travel Guide Itinerary Budget

BACOLOD & NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY & BUDGET 
UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 14, 2016

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, November 14, 2016

38 comments:

  1. Napaka informative nmn idol! Im sure pag nabasa to ng mga taga bacolod ma eenjoy nila to

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    1. Thanks! I'll update this post every once in a while para laging may bagong info

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  2. omfyg! :D I wanna visit Bacolod. prang ang sarap lng mg foodtrip dun ah! <3

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  3. Ikaw na ang may complete travel guide with matching GPRS coordinates!

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  4. Binigyan mo talaga ako ng rason para maka bisita sa Bacolod ha...Matagal nasa travel ko ang Bacolod pero di ko pa rin mapuntahan...dahil d2 baka matulak mo ko to visit Bacolod...Tapos ang ganda pa ng mga kuha mo nakaka-inggit lang...lol

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    1. Three days lang, sulit na Ding. Ang lapit mo lang dun ah :)

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  5. I've been a fan of your work ever since I stumbled upon Lakad Pilipinas. Thank you for this travel guide to Bacolod. I hope you keep coming back to our city. If I may add a few more to your list --

    batchoy at Bar 21... spareribs at Chicken House... cheezy burger and napoleones at Roli's... half-moon at Pendy's... green mango margarita at Txacho (I'm not sure I got the spelling right)... piaya from Sugarlandia
    linaga from Sananing's... strip sugar cane with your teeth and chew until juice runs down your face... ham from James Foods...lechon from the lechon stalls along Singcang Street... seafood from Balaring... fried chicken from Luisa's... siopao from City Lunch... and list goes on and on...

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    1. Thank you for those info! Will include those in this travel guide once I get to try them personally :)

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  6. Super the best TRAVEL GUIDE ka tlga. :) Yung first PHOTO. :) WINNER na WINNER. :)

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  7. I just found this travel guide and I love the GPS coordinate thing. Alex

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    1. Thank you Alex, I hope you find the Bacolod GPS data useful :)

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  8. nasubukan niyo na ba ang Bob's big boy siopao? yon ang masarap balik balikan doon

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    1. Haven't tried that one yet! Would you happen to know where exactly in Bacolod is that? :)

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  9. Thanks for the tips here. Im using your guide when I visit Bacolod this October in time for Masskara :)

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    1. No problem Beecabelle! Actually ako di pa rin ako nakapag Masskara, enjoy touring Bacolod!

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  10. Hi Christian, we are planning to visit bacolod on masskara festival and also planning to have a side trip. Can you help me where we can contact a tourist guide, who will give us a good package?? thanks in advance

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    1. Hi, unfortunately, I don't know any guides in Bacolod, however, the city is quite easy to explore on your own. :)

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  11. Sir if I may suggest you might want to visit carbin reef and other sagay marine reserve that's in northern part of negos occidental as well as mambangon falls in las castellana that's in southern part naman. Masarap ung talaba sa Hinigaran still in southern part..

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    1. Will do that Genny! Thanks for the travel tips!

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  12. Hello po Sir. will plan to visit bacolod po this 3rd week of Feb. pero po kasi ang plan namen is Bacolod-Iloilo-Guimaras-Bacolod. pede po bang makahingi ng sample itinerary for this 4 day visit of these places. nahihirapan na po kasi aq pumili sa dami ng pedeng mapuntahan. un po sanang dapat hindi mamiss ung mga nasa IT namen. thanks po in advance.

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    1. Hi Xeng, sorry for the late reply, how did your Bacolod trip go?

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  13. Hi Christian! We plan to visit Bacolod this July 20 & 21. Is it possible to squeeze in your itinerary in just 2 days? We are coming in from a bus ride from Dumaguete in the early morning of July 20. We leave for Ilo ilo early morning of July 22. We are a family of 4 (all adults) + 1 adult friend total of 5pax. We plan to rent a van and driver for the 2 days stay in Bacolod. Thank you!

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    1. Hi, yes you definitely can. I suggest you include the third day itinerary on your first day. :)

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  14. Hi Christian! My parents are visiting Bacolod Aug 4-7. Can you suggest a local travel agency where my parents can join day tours? :) Would appreciate your help! :)

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    1. Hi Nicole, I posted a link regarding Bacolod travel agencies above. Updated the guide just now. :)

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  15. hi Christian may i suggest on your next visit to go to campuestohan mountain resort and the different organic farms around metro bacolod..more power to your travel guide:)

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    1. Thank you for that tip! I haven't heard of Campuestohan until now :)

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  16. Hi! Thank you so much for this wonderful guide. We're going to Iloilo this December and I'm torn between going to Islas de Gigantes and Bacolod. I think Bacolod is the winner here! It's a 3D2N trip so I guess we'll be staying in Bacolod for a day and a half before going back to Iloilo for our flight to Manila. This guide will def make our trip smoother. :) Any tips for cheap lodging in Bacolod? TIA! :)

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    1. Hi Anna, I usually stay in Business Inn, good rooms at not so expensive price. Check the link above :)

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    2. For a solo traveler, Dormitels has the cheapest accommodation. Php250 for a bunk bed. If you are traveling with a group, I suggest staying in family-owned lodging. They have rooms that can accommodate more than 5 persons for less than Php2000.

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  17. Hi just want to ask if it is worth to visit mambukal resort as a side trip. Our main IT is iloilo and guimaras but since it is just a hour away we might visit the place. Thank you in advance

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    1. If you like hiking and waterfalls, Mambukal is a good sidetrip in Bacolod :)

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  18. Sir, when you say Siquijor is one hour away by ferry, what do you mean? Is Siquijor one hour away from Bacolod by ferry? Or is it from Dumaguete? Dumaguete is 5-6 hours away by bus according to the post above. So in total, from Bacolod, it will need around 7 hours to go to Siquijor, tama po ba?

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    1. Hi Noli! Thank you for pointing that out! Corrected the post now. :)

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  19. Hello, Sir. It's Noli again. I am just wondering if you can help me. How can one reserve a room in Mambukal? I noticed that they only have landlines in their Web site. I don't have means of contacting them through these landlines. I tried contacting their FB Page but they are not responding. I want to ask, what is the probability of an available room in their resort if we will reserve just one day ahead? Are they always fully booked? We're going there next week, specifically on December 9. If we can't reserve now, perhaps reservation will be the first thing that we will do when we arrive in Bacolod on the December 8. I'm just taking a chance if you have any idea.

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