Negros Island is the fourth biggest Island in the Philippines.
Located in the western Visayas bounded to the east by Cebu and to the west by Panay. Negros consists of two independent provinces: Oriental and Occidental.
Negros Occidental the “Sugar Bowl Of The Philippines” is blessed with beautiful natural scenery, unexplored waterfalls and mountains. It is located in the northwestern part of Negros, bounded to the north by the Visayan Sea; to
the east by the province of Oriental Negros and partly by
Tañon Strait; to the west by the Strait of Guimaras; and to the south by Sulu Sea. Its
capital is Bacolod. Admire Kanlaon Volcano, one of the tallest peaks in the Visayas.
Discover nature at its freshest in the province of Negros Oriental, the “Whale and
Dolphin haven“ a province that promises the charming surprise of a fascinating
highland adventure, breathtaking caves, magnifi cent lakes, scenic beaches dive
sites,and even dolphin and whales.An exhilirating journey awaits at the internationally acclaimed dive site of Apo Island. View playful dolphins and pygmy sperm whales out in Tanon Starit at Bais Bay.
Arriving & Leaving
The two main entry points to Negros are Bacolod and Dumaguete. Manila offers
daily flights to both cities. Dumaguete is also connected via Cebu by daily fast and
slow boats. From Cebu there is a daily flight to Bacolod and back.
There are also connections from Toledo and Bato (both on Cebu’s west coast) to San
Carlos and Tampi in Negros. Bacolod has a fast boat connection to Iloilo (Panay) several times a day.
Bacolod is the capital of the Province of Negros Occidental. Bacolod City serves
as the entrance of the sugar-rich cities and towns of the province. Deemed the City
of Smiles, Bacolod will charm you with the genuine warmth and hospitality of her
people in harmony with their melodious accent.
Every month of October, the Bacoleños celebrate their own version of a Mardi Gras
called the Masskara Festival.
The capital of Negros Oriental is a nice port city with a kind of laid back atmosphere
if, yes if the trycicles which are roaming around everywhere in the city (because
there are no taxis) would not be so noisy. The Siliman University one of the oldest universities in the hilippines is located in the center of the city and a kind of dominating it. A nice pier promenade with a lot of stalls at night time. There are some nice places for enjoying Dumaguete at night time as well.