Negros Island Region

(Southwestern Visayas)


Provinces: Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bacolod.

Cities: Bago, Cadiz, Escalante, Himamaylan, Kabankalan, La Carlota, Sagay, San Carlos, Silay, Sipalay, Talisay, Victorias, Bais, Bayawan, Canlaon, Dumaguete, Guihulngan, Tanjay, etc.

A Charming and gentle region, full of arts and scenery. Negros Island Region (region 18), is an interesting region because it is comprised of only two provinces separated by a mountain range. Perhaps this is what makes the area so unique, you can be in the mountain one minute, then be at the either coast line the next. A low cost of living, beautiful landscape, and friendly people, make this region an outstanding place where many choose to retire.

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Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Dumaguete, Bais City, Apo Island, Bancong, Talisay City, Silay, Sagay, Lakawon Island, Sipalay, Punta Ballo, Campomanes Bay, Benedicto, and Danjugan Island, . The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below. Note: we have combined both Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental it's separate page/region due to the growing popularity of this area. 

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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:

Bacolod
Dumaguete
Dauin

A Day In Bacolod

We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in the Negros Island Region's most popular city. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.

Relax

at an affordable local favorite called O Hotel at 52 San Sebastian St. For under $30 you get a clean room, comfortable bed, free breakfast, and WiFi. Sure it's a little bit further away from the action, but for this price it's worth it!

Begin

with a breakfast compete with locally made pie and coffee at Calea on Lacson St that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With all the sugar cane plantations in Bacolod, no trip is complete without a taste of sweets! If your not a breakfast person, not to fear, they serve lunch and dinner as well.

Explore

the 7 waterfalls of Mambukal Mountain Resort, or take a dip in a fresh water or sulfur pool. Less then an hour from Bacolod City in Minoyan, Murcia, this resort is a beautiful choice to explore and unwind in the local nature with the family.

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