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Negros

Occidental

Silay City | Bacolod City | Sipalay

in one go.

RUINS | HERITAGE HOUSES | INASAL | BEACHES | RESORTS

Negros Occidental offers a variety of destinations, from heritage mansions, hiking, resorts, and beaches. The famous inasal is from here too. This page will give you a guide for a quick Metro Bacolod to Sipalay trip. If you intend to visit just any of these destinations, follow the itinerary and 'How To Get There' entries. 

Places to Visit in SILAY

1. Balay Negrense | 2. Heritage Houses | 3. Bernardino Jalandoni Museum

Places to Visit in Bacolod

4. The Ruins | 5. Capitol Park | 6. Cathedral Church | 7. Manokan Country

Places to Visit in SIPALAY

8. Sugar Beach | 9. Sipalay Public Beach | 10. Perth Paradise

Other PLACES to Visit BUT not included in this blog

1. Lakawon Island | 2. Campuestohan | 3. Mambukal | 4. Tinagong Dagat 

Where is Negros Occidental?

Western Vizayas.

How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay or Bacolod

The fastest and most convenient way is via taxi or Grab.

Van: How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay City

1. At the airport parking, there are vans servicing to Silay City

Estimate Fare: Php50.

Travel time is 20mins

Tricycle: How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay City

1. Outside the airport parking, wait for tricycle going to Silay City

Estimate Fare: Php20.

Travel time is 25mins

Van: How do I get from Silay Airport to Bacolod City

1. At the airport parking, there are vans servicing directly to Bacolod City

Estimate Fare: Php150.

Travel time is 25mins

Tricycle + Bus: How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay City

1. Ride a tricycle from the airport to Silay

2. Transfer to a bus going to Bacolod

Estimate Fare: Php50.

Travel time is 40mins

How do I get from Silay or Bacolod to Silay Airport

The fastest and most convenient way is via taxi or Grab.

Tricycle: How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay City

1. At the town proper, hire a tricycle going to the airport

Estimate Fare: Php20.

Travel time is 25mins

Van: How do I get from Bacolod City to Silay Airport

1. There are few van pick-up stations from Bacolod City to Silay Airport, but if you are near SM City Bacolod, their transport terminal has vans going to the airport.

Estimate Fare: Php150.

Travel time is 25mins

How do I get from Bacolod City to Sipalay

Van: How do I get from Bacolod City to Sipalay

1. From your hotel hail a taxi/grab going to Van terminal servicing to Sipalay. If the taxi driver is not familiar, mention South Terminal instead.  

2. Look for vans going to Sipalay. You may also take a bus from the South Terminal, but travel time is longer.

Estimate Fare: Php250

Travel time: 4hrs (van)/ 5hrs (bus)

Schedule: The last trip is 2 pm-ish but as long as there is a substantial number of passengers, they can accommodate a trip.

Van: How do I get from Sipalay to Bacolod City

1. From your hotel at Sipalay, travel to town proper. Look for the vans going to Bacolod City. They parked behind the public market

2. Van to Bacolod City

Estimate Fare: Php250

Travel time: 4hrs (van)

Schedule: The last trip is 2 pm-ish but be there earlier to secure a seat.

How do I get from Manila to Silay/ Bacolod/ Sipalay

How do I get from Manila to Silay City?

How do I get from Manila to Bacolod City?

How do I get from Manila to Sipalay?

Fly:

1. The point of entry is through Bacolod- Silay International Airport (code: BCD). Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have daily flights from Manila International Airport (code: MNL)

2. Follow the blog entry "How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay or Bacolod" and "How do I get from Bacolod to Sipalay"

How do I get from Silay City to Manila?

How do I get from Bacolod City to Manila?

How do I get from Sipalay to Manila?

Fly:

1. Follow the blog entry going to Silay Airport

2. Fly from Bacolod- Silay International Airport to Manila International Airport via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific.

How do I get from Cebu City to Bacolod City

Fly: How do I get from Cebu to Bacolod City?

1. This is the fastest way. Book flight to  Bacolod- Silay International Airport (code: BCD) via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. Both airlines have daily flights to Silay 

2. Follow the blog entry "How do I get from Silay Airport to Silay or Bacolod" 

Bus + Ferry: How do I get from Cebu to Bacolod City?

1. From Cebu City, make your way to North Bus Terminal.

2. Ride the Ceres bus going to Bacolod. There are route options: via Don Salvador/ Canlaon/ Escalante/ Mabinay. If you want the fastest and more frequent schedule, choose via Don Salvador. Inter-island is via ferry.

Estimate Fare: Php 600

Travel Time: 8hrs

Schedule: 2am/ 4.30am/ 7am/ 9.50am/ 1pm/ 3pm/ 6pm/ 11pm

How do I get from Bacolod City to Cebu City

Fly: How do I get from  Bacolod City to Cebu?

1. Follow the blog entry "How do I get Silay or Bacolod to Silay Airport" 

2. Fly to Cebu-Mactan International Airport (code: CEB) via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. 

Bus + Ferry: How do I get from Bacolod City to Cebu?

1. From your hotel, grab or taxi to South Bus Terminal

2. Ride the Ceres bus going to Cebu City. There are route options: via Don Salvador/ Canlaon/ Escalante/ Mabinay. If you want the fastest and more frequent schedule, choose via Don Salvador. Inter-island is via ferry.

Estimate Fare: Php 600

Travel Time: 8hrs

Schedule: 1.30am/ 3.30am/ 6.45am/ 9.30am/ 12nn/ 2.30pm/ 8pm/ 9.30pm

How do I get from Cebu City to Sipalay

How do I get from Cebu to Sipalay

Bus + Ferry: How do I get from Cebu to Bacolod City?

Option 1

1. From Cebu City, make your way to North Bus Terminal.

2. Ride the Ceres bus going to Bacolod. via Mabinay.

Estimate Fare: Php 600

Travel Time: 8hrs

Schedule: 1am daily

3. Alight at Kabangkalan.

4. Transfer bus or van going to Sipalay

Estimate Fare: Php 200

Travel Time: 2.5 hrs

Bus + Ferry: How do I get from Cebu to Bacolod City?

Option 2

1. From Cebu City, travel to Dumaguete

(see blog entry in Siquijor for details)

2. Make your way to Ceres Bus Terminal at Dumaguete

3. Check for the van going directly to Sipalay, though this service is seldom. If none, ride a bus going to Kabangkalan

Estimate Fare: Php 250

Travel Time: 3hrs

4. Alight at Kabangkalan. Transfer bus going to Sipalay

Estimate Fare: Php 200

Travel Time: 2.5 hrs

How do I get from Sipalay to Cebu

Bus+ Ferry

I recommend reversing the Option 2 route.

How do I get from Dumaguete to Sipalay

How do I get from Sipalay to Dumaguete

Bookmark this page and click the direction to get the route from your location to these destinations.

Silay-Bacolod-Sipalay

itinerary for 4D/3N

Sample itinerary for Silay, Sample itinerary for Bacolod, Sample itinerary for Sipalay

If you want to explore selected destinations only, skip the other part of the itinerary and work on your customized schedule. Use this as your reference.

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DAY 1

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1400H

Arrival at Bacolod- Silay International Airport

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1400H-1430H

Walk outside the airport. Ride tricycle going to Silay Town Proper.

~Php 20
1430H-1500H

Get off at town proper. Landmark is the Catholic Church. Roam around. Walk towards Bernardino Jalandoni Museum.

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1500H-1545H

If you are into historical, ancestral, and Filipino heritage, check out this museum

Php 50
1545H-1630H

Walk towards the streets of Heritage Houses. There are a handful of heritage houses in the area. Just wander around in each street. Most houses are not open to the public. 

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1630H-1700H

Walk your way to Balay Negrense and be curious about its history and story.

Php 50 (donation)
1700H-1720H

Walk towards the main highway. Look for El Ideal Bakery and Restaurant.

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1720H-1750H

Grab for afternoon coffee and try their breads.

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1750H-1800H

Walk to the bus station just outside the El Ideal Bakery. Get into a bus going to Bacolod.

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1800H-1820H

Travel from Silay City to Bacolod City.

~Php 20
1820H-1900H

Arrival at Bacolod City. Check in to a hotel.

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1900H-1930H

From your hotel, walk/ taxi/ grab going to Manokan Country

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1930H-2030H

Try their famous Bacolod Inasal. 

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2030H-2100H

Back to hotel/ Socials

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DAY 2

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0600H-0800H

Wake up. Freshen up. Breakfast.

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0800H-0820H

Make your way to The Ruins (Talisay City)

~Php 60 (jeep+tricycle)
0820H-1000H

Photo opp. Discover the story of The Ruins. Early morning visit means less crowd, perfect shot. You can also visit The Ruins in the afternoon instead and wait until evening to see a dramatic transition of the sky happening at the background of the mansion.

Php 100
1000H-1020H

Make your way back to Bacolod City, get off at Bacolod Cathedral.

~Php 60 (jeep+tricycle)
1020H-1050H

Visit the Church. Go across the Plaza and check souvenir items.

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1050H-1100H

Walk towards the Negros Occidental Capitol.

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1100H-1130H

Chill around the area and look for Cansi House.

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1130H-1300H

Try Cansi for lunch!

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1300H-1315H

Walk to Calea along Lacson Ave. 

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1315H-1430H

Enjoy Calea's cakes and pastries. Chill.

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1430H-1830H

Roam around Bacolod City. Check their street graffiti, buy Piaya at Bonbon's or Merzci. Free time.

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1830H-1900H

Walk/ taxi/ grab going to Manokan Country (again) or your choice of dinner.

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1900H-2000H

Enjoy Bacolod Inasal. 

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2000H-2200H

Back to hotel. Freshen up. Socials.

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DAY 3

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0600H-0800H

Wake up. Freshen up. Breakfast. Check out

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0800H-0820H

Grab a taxi. Tell the driver to drop you at Van Terminal that services routes to Sipalay.

~Php 90
0820H-1220H

Travel to Sipalay. Tell the driver to drop you at the intersection going to Sugar Beach. Landmark is Sipalay City Hall

~Php 250
1220H-1300H

Lunch. This intersection is far from the Sipalay town proper, so few eatery/ restaurant around the area. 

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1300H-1310H

Hire a tricycle going to Sugar Beach. Tell the driver to drop you near the river crossing. They will offer boat transfer, just tell them that you will cross the river by public boat

Php 100
1310H-1320H

Walk towards the beach. That is not yet the Sugar Beach. Wait for locals that cross the river using the public boat. Join them to lessen the cost.

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1320H-1325H

Boat transfer. Alternatively, you can hire private boat going to Sugar Beach for Php150-300

Php 20
1325H-1340H

Walk to Sugar Beach and look for a hotel. 

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1340H-1430H

Check-in. It is better to have an advance booking during the lean season. There are only few hotels in the area and all have high occupancy rate. 

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1430-1830H

Chill. Watch the sunset at the Sugar Beach. Beachfront hotels set up chairs facing the beach because the sun sets perfectly on the view.

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1830H-2000H

Dinner. Socials.

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DAY 4

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Whole day chill. Read a book. Chill by the beach. Beer and pizza.

Check the off the beaten track scenery.

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DAY 5

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0600H-0800H

Wake up. Freshen up. Breakfast. Check out

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0800H-0815H

Walk to back to the river crossing

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0815H-0820H

Boat transfer. 

Php 20
0820H-0840H

Hire a tricycle going to Sipalay Town Proper.

Php 150
0840H-0845H

Walk towards the beach. 

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0845H-0900H

Roam around. Watch locals' morning routine, and selling of freshly caught fish.

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0900H-0930H

Hire a tricycle going to Perth Paradise Resort. They have their fare matrix, but you can also haggle to include Tinagong Dagat Resort on your trip, for an additional fee. There are no tricycles around the area, make a deal with the driver to wait for you, just give him a tip.

Php 200
0930H-1100H

A morning visit is perfect because you can take advantage of no crowd and morning light. You can spend an overnight here, depending on your liking. Though the view is IG worthy, but that's just it. That's why I recommend staying in Sugar Beach instead.

Php 180
(entrance + pool use)
1100H-1130H

You can continue your special trip to visit Tinagong Dagat, or you just go back to Sipalay Town proper.

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1130H-1230H

Lunch.

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1230H-1700H

Back to Bacolod then to Bacolod-Silay Airport

Php 400
(van to Bacolod,
van to the airport)
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You can shorten your trip to 4 days either by spending only 1 night in Bacolod City or only 1 night in Sipalay. For me, I will prefer the previous.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much budget for 4D3N in Silay-Bacolod-Sipalay?

I only did 4D3N on this trip; I shortened my Bacolod leg since I've been there a few times, and I am eager to explore Sipalay.

 

Hotel - 1700php (3 nights)

Transfers- 1320php

Entrance Fees- 380Php

Is there a high speed internet in Silay, Bacolod, Sipalay?

Silay City- Yes. With stable 4G

Bacolod City- Yes. With stable 4G

Sipalay- None yet. Data is useless in Sugar Beach

Where to stay in Silay-Bacolod-Sipalay trip?

I tried:

Bacolod- Hostel along Lacson St.

super cheap

Sipalay- Driftwood Hotel

beachfront /decent price/ recommended

Are there ATMs in Silay, Bacolod, Sipalay?

Silay- Yes

Bacolod- Yes

Some establishments accept credit cards too.

 

Sipalay- Yes, but none at Sugar Beach. Bring cash!

When is the best time to visit Silay-Bacolod-Sipalay?

Summer will always be the best -late March to May- but a sunny day is just perfect at any time of the year.

October is Masskara Festival in Bacolod City. Experience this festival and see how vibrant and accommodating these people are

Are there party places in Silay, Bacolod, Sipalay?

Yes, in Bacolod. They have nightlife there.

None in Sipalay even in Sugar Beach, but they have restaurants that serve liquors

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