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Surf Time: Ride the Waves of Negros

Negros Occidental

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Belle Piccio | Sep 07, 2018

Surf Time: Ride the Waves of Negros
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The new surf spot? It’s in Negros Island.

Sipalay public beach; image by Sipalay City FB

Sipalay is not just a divers’ haven but is also now becoming a surfers’ paradise.

READ: Juliens Wreck: Sipalay's Diving Wonderland

It’s not a hidden spot and it’s open to everyone. You can simply catch the waves at Sipalay’s public beach. There’s no entrance fee.

Sipalay public beach; image by Sipalay City FB

According to Ms. Jennylind Cordero of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office every during the cold weather season it gives the beaches in Sipalay natural high waves.

image by Ms. Jennylind Cordero of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office
image by Ms. Jennylind Cordero of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office

Many surfers visit the public beach, newbies or professional, to learn how to surf or try new tricks. The beach is good for Surfing 101.

image by Ms. Jennylind Cordero of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office
image by Ms. Jennylind Cordero of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office

Sipalay is dubbed as the “Jewel of the Sugar Island” or “Jewel of Negros” because of its beautiful beaches, natural attractions, caves, waterfalls, coves, bays, and underwater treasures.

image by Ms. Jennylind Cordero of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office

It’s a perfect spot for tourist who wants to slow down and unwind from the busy and hectic city life.

Sipalay public beach; image by Sipalay City FB

How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php3500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle, or a cab and ask to be dropped off at the nearest bus station for Bacolod-Sipalay. You can ride a bus or a minivan (Php300++, one way, approximately 5 hours).

(Note: Prices/rates may subject to change without prior notice.)

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