The first batch of tourists whom Sipalay City captivated was composed of divers. Facing Sulu Sea, which is a big part of the famed and naturally rich Coral Triangle, Sipalay is a giant treasure trove of underwater attractions. In fact, when seen from above, its reefs resemble a kaleidoscope world
When we think of Negros Occidental, we think about Bacolod, its capital city. That can’t be helped, I guess. Bacolod has successfully made a name for itself as an attractive tourist destination. The Masskara Festival is one of the most well-known and most highly anticipated cultural events in the country.
I should’ve listened when they said, “Go the extra mile.” The last time I was in Negros Occidental, I burned most of my time in Bacolod and went as far south as the municipality of Cauayan. I was a travel newbie then and was only interested in the obvious and
Some things never change. And sometimes, it’s a good thing. It’s been six long years since the last time I was in Danjugan Island. Between the island and I, it seems like it was me who had undergone major changes. Back then, I was still a full-time employee working long
This travel guide covers not only Bacolod City but also other parts of Negros Occidental including Silay, Talisay, Sipalay, and Cauayan. Sample itineraries and cost estimates are also provided. There are places that you will remember not because of what you saw but how it made you feel. Bacolod is
The center of Catholic faith in Silay City, the San Diego Pro-Cathedral is said to be the only church in Negros Occidental with a dome. It is also the only pro-cathedral in the Philippines outside Metro Manila.
A more updated version of this article can be found here: Bacolod Travel Guide Negros Occidental is one of the biggest provinces in the Philippines in terms of land area and population. Yet, a big part of its territory remain unknown to many non-residents. But at the rate that the
The City of Silay’s love for history and beauty can be traced back to the roots of a tree, the Kansilay, from which it owes its name. Legend has it that the first Kansilay tree grew over the grave of a beautiful maiden who lived during the days of the
There was a knock on the door. It was Arvee, a member of the Punta Bulata staff, informing us that the boat had just arrived, ready to pick us up. “Are you sure it’s safe to go now?” The rain seemed to be getting heavier and the waves stronger. Honestly,
A more updated version of this article can be found here: Danjugan Island Travel Guide It sounds like a tale straight from a fantasy film. A remote island far far away is brimming with beauty. The inhabitants, in an attempt to make a living, have started a small quarry to