15 Reasons to Smile in Bacolod: A Fun & Downloadable Map!

Philippine Airlines | Sep 04, 2013



1. Go crazy in the country’s most colorful festival at the MassKara Festival every October!

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2. Try authentic Chicken Inasal where it originated - the Manokan Country.

3. Experience the Bacolaodiat Festival at Lacson Street every Chinese New Year!

4. Stay healthy when you dine at the Negros Organic at the back of Provincial Capitol Lagoon.

5. Know the country’s favorite pope a lot better by visiting the Pope John Paul II Tower.

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6. Shop for your pasalubongs and world-class gifts at the Negros Showroom.

7. Eat "local" at the Old Pala Pala seafood joint where you can choose from sinugba (grilled) to sinigang (sour soup) at very reasonable prices.

8. Take a drive down Talisay City to “The Ruins” and see the local version of the “Taj Mahal.”

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9. Eat like the locals when you try the Batchoy at 21 Restaurant.

10. Be amazed with the large mural mosaic of the Virgin Mary made from 95,000 pieces of polished shells at the Santa Clara Chapel.

11. Appreciate the past at the San Sebastian Cathedral which is made from coral-infused stones.

12. Reconnect with nature at the Mambukal Mountain Resort that’s ideal for trekking and has seven waterfalls, hot sulfur springs and a colony of fruit bats.

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13. Dine old school at Pendy’s Snack Bar and Restaurant. Their take on the Napoleones (a flaky pastry) and Half Moon (egg custard cakes) is simply close to a perfect dessert.

14. Bacolod Museums: Negros Museum & Dizon Ramos Museum.

15. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Calea's Pastries and Coffee.

When you get hungry, know where to eat with the Choose Philippines Food Guide to Bacolod City:


Bacolod is also known for its beautiful people, such as its Masskara Queens and its pageant princesses. One of the city’s prides is Vickie Rushton, who shot to fame with her recent stint in Pinoy Big Brother.

Photo by Ranie Decolongon.

How to Get There

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 (minimum of Php400) and ask to be dropped off at your destination.

Philippine Airlines flies daily to Bacolod. Book your flights now only at PAL.

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