Bacolod City is popular for its world-class Masskara Festival that lures thousands of people around the globe every year. For almost three years of staying in Bacolod City, I have been to famous landmarks in Bacolod City and some part of Negros Island. Take a look at the finest places that you might visit to complete your Masskara Festival experience.
Top Places in Bacolod City You Might Want to Visit during Masskara Festival
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Visit the Ruins of Talisay City
Among the scenic places in the Negros Island Region, the ruins has captured the heart of every Filipino and other people around the world. Being known as one of the best and finest ruins in the world, the ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental has been visited and dreamed destination of locals and foreigners. The Ruins is just 30 minutes away from Bacolod City.
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Dive into the Beach: Lakawon Island Resort
Lakawon is an island resort in Cadiz Viejo. It is famous for its pristine white sand beaches that offers relaxation and enjoyment for the whole group or family. The island has been redeveloped to become a stable commercial resort and spa.
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Go and See the Waterfalls
Up into the Mountains: The Patag Mountain Resort in Silay City
Patag Mountain Resort, Silay City Patag Mountain Resort is a community-based group of resorts consisting different resorts owned and managed by different private and local residents. The most known resort in Patag is ‘Ladlad’ which is located at the higher part of the mountain being it known to be the last resort before trekking.
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Dip into the Smoke: The Mag-aso Leisure Camp in Kabankalan City
Mag-aso resort or formally known as Mag-aso Leisure camp situated in Kabankal City is a resort that offers relaxation and enjoy through its waterfall that forms a smoke and its cool water that continuously runs down into the pool.
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Fall Some More: The Guintubdan Mountain Resort in La Carlota City
Guintubdan Mountain Resort is government-owned eco-logical tourism resort. The resort is near the border of La Carlota City and Canlaon City. The famous attraction in the resort are the Guintubdan Spring, Guintubdan Pavillion, and the Guintubdan Falls.
Waterparks and Nature Resorts
Hotsprings and Caves: Mambukal Resort in Murcia
Mambukal Resort is located at Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental. It is operated by the provincial government of Negros Occidental. The resort is proud of its numbers of fresh water falls and springs. The vicinity is also rich in natural and beautiful sceneries that covers 2.6 hectares wide in which composed the resort. There are also other adventure activities you can enjoy in the resort.
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Amusement and More: Campuestohan Highland Resort in Talisay City
Located at Sitio Campuestohan, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Campuestohan Higland Resort is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo “Cano” Tan. The highland resort is 800 meter above the sea of Bacolod and is a 5-hectare property rich in green forest and the overview of almost the whole of the City. The weather in the resort is mostly cold. There are a lot of things you can do there. You can delve into their wave pools, stroll around its gardens, and have that fun time with your kids and the kids at heart at the playground.
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Dive and Slide: Carribean Waterpark and Resotel
Carribean Water Park and Resotel is a 2-star hotel located in GoldenField West Side, Bacolod City. With what the name suggests, the resort is all about the Carribean, from shipwrecks to pirates.
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Take Risk and Venture
Fly with the Line: Everest Zipline in Don Salvador Benedicto
For P400, experience and conquer the longest and one of the highest zipline in the Philippines. The Everest Zipline in Don Salvador Benedicto is a 1.7-kilometer at about 300 meters above sea level.
Discover the Wild: Tinagong Dagat in Mt Mandalagan
Tinagong Dagat, also known as the Old Crater, is a 2-km wide plateau located in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental. This is called Tinagong Dagat because of its hidden location being surrounded by the mountains. The plateau is filled by water that covers the whole plateau extending to nearby forested area
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Taste Bacolod’s Best
Bacolod Cansi Houses
The cansi houses in Bacolod City are located in shopping near Robinson’s Triangle. You can choose from Eron’s or Sharyn’s Cansihan. Bilbao’s cansi house in Mandalagan, near Convergys Bacolod also offers original Cansi experience 24/7.
Discover Vietnam in Bacolod City: Rau-ram Restaurant and Café
If you have been looking for another delicious and yet affordable foreign foods, then you must try this restaurant in Marapara, Zone 1, Brgy Bata, Bacolod City. Rau-Ram Cafe offers Vietnamese foods that will surely make your dining experience delightful.
Coffee Shops in Bacolod City
Choose from Starbucks in Lacson St, Rust Café, Viber Café in Villamonte, Bo’s Coffee in Robinson’s Mall, or the Tom N toms, savor different styles on how coffee is served.
More Dining Spots in Bacolod City
It’s nice to be in Bacolod yet visiting the city would be nicer if you are aware of the places where you can fill your stomach. Discover Lord Byron’s baby backribs or the special batchoy in a fine dining at the 21 Restaurant.
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The 2016 Masskara Festival runs from October 1 to 23, the longest Masskara Festival in the history. Fireworks display competition will be held every night from October 19 until 23 at the different places in Bacolod City. Join Bacolodnon as they celebrate the season of smiles.