Where to Stay:
The pension house looks like a small castle with flags displayed outside. It's indeed 'international' since we saw mostly foreign guests. Contact them at (034) 433-33-77.
Our flight back to Manila was set at 5AM so we opted to stay near the airport on our last night. We chose the Baldevia Pension House, located in the heart of Silay. Their non-AC double room is priced at P450. Contact them at (034) 496-51-40.
We were able to adjust and fit most into our shortened schedule, but we had to take Danjugan Island off the list. Danjugan Island is a marine reserve and wildlife sanctuary found off the coast of Sipalay, south of Bacolod. That's another reason (aside from food) why I have to go back!
10:30PM - Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon - Can easily be found along Lacson St. Best seen at
11:00PM - Dinner at Aida's in Manokan Country
06:00AM - Cathedral of Bacolod - Located at Rizal St., near SM City Bacolod. I forgot which jeep
route we took but most jeeps pass by this area.
07:00AM - Breakfast at Kaffe Sadtu
World Records as the the only cemetery in the world at the intersection of two highways
-- That was exactly what we saw and nothing more. The cemetery can be found at
Lopez Jaena corner Burgos St.
Note: The Negros Museum, Negros Biodiversity Conservation Center and Negros Showroom are all located near the Provincial Capitol along Lacson St. It's best to do a walking tour of Lacson St. The whole length of this street is closed for the annual street party during the Masskara Festival.
06:00AM - Rode the bus bound to Victorias City
07:30AM - Breakfast at Andrew's house
08:00AM - Penalosa Farm
09:00AM - Church of the Angry Christ - Located inside the VMC Compound
10:00AM - Hawaiian-Philippine Company
11:00AM - Rest, rest, and freshen up!
12:00PM - Lunch at El Ideal
01:00PM - Hofilena Ancestral House
03:00PM - Balay Negrense - Here's a tip: Visit the Bernardino Jalandoni Ancestral House instead.
03:30PM - Cake Time at Cafe 1925
04:30PM - En route to The Ruins
05:00PM - The Ruins - Located at Bata. Ride a jeep bound to Bata from Bacolod City. There is a
terminal where you can hire a tricycle to take you to The Ruins.
07:00PM - Dinner at The Ruins
Jeepney fares not included.
There are cheaper alternatives to this.
* We arrived at 10PM and had no choice but to take the van. A cheaper way is to ride a tricycle just outside the airport to Silay (P10 each if you're sharing the ride with other passengers). From Silay, you can take the bus bound to Bacolod at P15. At the Bata Terminal, cross the street and ride the Bata-Libertad route. The jeep will pass through Lacson St., where most hotels/pension houses are located.
** Ride a jeepeney going to Mandalagan and get down when you see SM City Bacolod. Manokan is along Fr. M. Ferrero St., right across SM.
Commuting is easy in Bacolod. There's a jeepney route in almost every place we visited. The minimum jeepney fare as of Feb.5 is P7.50.
I shelled out a total of P3904 for this trip, including pasalubongs and groceries. That's really cheap for a province that has lots to offer.