Islands and Beaches
Surf Time: Ride the Waves of Negros
Belle Piccio | Sep 07, 2018
The new surf spot? It’s in Negros Island.
Sipalay is not just a divers’ haven but is also now becoming a surfers’ paradise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a perfect spot for tourist who wants to slow down and unwind from the busy and hectic city life.
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).
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