Islands and Beaches

Sipalay, Simply Beautiful: A Tale Of Idyllic Majesty

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Choose Philippines | Jul 12, 2016

The Gem of Negros Occidental has always been something of an underdog in the tourism world, because, in spite of how clean, peaceful, and idyllic its shores and surrounding islands are, it barely sees any visitors from the local or even international domain. However, in spite of its lacking popularity, many travelers who have been here have easily described it as one of the best that Visayas has to offer. One look at the many islands dotting the region, the clear, blue waters, and nearly perfect weather, and you will understand and believe why many easily fall in love with Sipalay.

Sipalay: A Long Road to Paradise

Maybe it’s also a good thing, that it’s not a top tourist destination; most of the popular tourist destinations like Boracay and Cebu easily become tourist traps, and fall victim to over-commercialization, and eventually, abuse by tourists. Hopefully, videos like this remind tourists and officials to always strive hard to keep the natural beauty of their region intact, so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.

A Sip of Sipalay: Campomanes Bay

But enough of that; surely you came here to see just how beautiful this Sipalay Island we kept talking about truly is. So, here, enjoy the pictures from Pastor Jasper Ivan Iturriaga’s drone and timelapse video. You can watch the full video below.

Sipalay in Negros Occidental, just like many parts of the Philippines, is a gem worth discovering, if you would only give it a chance. Come visit today, and remember to take Choose Philippines with you!

How to Get to Sipalay

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head) or a cab and ask to be dropped off at the nearest bus station. You can then ride a bus or a minivan (Php300++, one way, approximately 5 hours).

Campomanes Bay is around 10 minutes away from Punta Ballo Beach.

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