Articles about Bacolod
An unassuming city filled with warm people and an interesting mix of urban and rural landscapes, Bacolod invites you to enjoy a slower-paced lifestyle and take in its sites one journey at a time. While you’re in the city proper, try to learn more about the region’s heritage by visiting The Negros Museum or taking a stroll around the Provincial Capitol Lagoon.
Visit churches like The Church of Angry Christ Altar and the grand Bacolod Cathedral. Hop over to the nearby town of Talisay and marvel at The Ruins, which is one of Bacolod’s most famous attractions.
While you’re in Talisay City, you can also check out beautiful heritage homes. Hike in Mambukal Mountain Resort at the neighboring town of Murcia. Don’t forget to try out Bacolod’s famous chicken inasal as well.
If you really want to see the city come alive, drop by around the fourth Sunday of October and experience the MassKara Festival first-hand. The city isn’t known as the city of smiles for nothing. With friendly and charming locals to greet you around town, you are sure to feel welcome here every time.
The best time to visit Bacolod City and enjoy its top tourist spots is during dry season, which is around December to May. It’s easier to move around the city with sunshine and clear skies. Just be sure to bring an umbrella and some drinks with you to stay cool.
If you don’t want to miss the MassKara Festival celebrations, be sure to come to the city around the fourth Sunday of October.
Book a flight from Manila to Bacolod from the country’s top airlines like Philippine Airlines and Airasia. The flight only takes around 55 minutes from Manila.
If you’re coming from Cebu City, you can also book a 30-minute flight. The new Bacolod-Silay airport is only a few minutes ride away from the town proper.
Aside from buses that are used to get around other municipalities, jeepneys, tricycles, and taxis can also be used to get around the city.
You can either book a direct port to port ferry like 2GO or ride a RoRo bus from Manila to a RoRo ferry from Batangas port. RoRo land and ferry transportation is usually a cheaper alternative than a flight or a direct ferry from Manila. There are also ferry routes from the nearby province of Iloilo.
Articles about Bacolod