Tourist Spots in Negros Occidental
Mambukal Mountain Minoyan, Murcia, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
The Mambukal Mountain has many beautiful sites, both made by man and by Mother Nature. The Hot Springs with sulfuric soda water is one of them. A bath house with spa, famous to the Asian people, particularly the Japanese tourists, is supplied with hot and cold water from the springs coming from the mountain. Known for its therapeutic treatment, people with body fatigue dip into it to relieved their stress and have relaxed.
Pataan Mountain, Bago City
If you want a new mountain experience, do check the Pataan Mountain while it's not yet known to many.
Showcases what is left of the Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson Ancestral Home in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. During its heyday, the mansion was the largest residential structure ever built. It boasted of its garden of lilies in and around the four-tiered fountain on the mansion's front lawn and the finest furniture, chinaware and decorative items that its owners brought from their travels across Europe and Asia.
Kipot Summer Resort
Apart from the magnificence of Mambucal's Seven Falls, be prepared to be wowed by the sight of Kipot Twin Falls in Bago City.
Kipot Summer Resort is located at Brgy. Ma-ao, Bago City, the resort is ten minutes away from Buenos Aires Mountain Resort which is also run by City Government of Bago, the resort has cottages for overnight accommodation, and shed houses for family picnics, with 300 steps going to and from the waterfalls, Reservations can be made through the City Tourism Office tel. 4610-540 or fax thru 732-8036.
The Kipot Summer Resort is home to the enchanting Kipot Twin Falls, a stream separated by a sharp overhang that splits the path of water into two seemingly identical cascades. The Kipot Summer Resort is great for family picnics and nature tripping activities. The magnificent falls makes you feel you're in the middle of a mystical paradise. Trekking along boulders that form a narrow pathway, with raging falls nearby, puts the experience of nature's treasures within reach.
From the gateway to the falls is a good 220 steps down a winding stairs. The stairway starts from a wide downhill path to a slim alley hugging the mountain side. An ideal trail for hiking. Upon reaching the falls, one forgets tires limbs from the long trek because of the magnificent beauty and soothing effect of the cascades. The site of the Kipot Summer Resort is a humble donation of former Vice-Mayor Romualdo S. Araneta and family. With this gratuity goes the donor's or recipients commitment to the protection and preservation of mother nature and their unending call to the Bagueños to appreciate and take part in the preservation efforts, and to abundantly reap the benefits it provides to the people and the generations to come. The Kipot Summer Resort is home to the enchanting Kipot Twin Falls, a stream separated by a sharp overhang that splits the path of water into two seemingly identical cascades. The Kipot Summer Resort is great for family picnics and nature tripping activities. The magnificent falls makes you feel you're in the middle of a mystical paradise. Trekking along boulders that form a narrow pathway, with raging falls nearby, puts the experience of nature's treasures within reach.
Location: Brgy. Mailum, Bago City
Time of Travel: approximately 1 hour from Bacolod City
Mode of Travel: PUJ, private car
Reservations: Bago City Tourism Office Tel. Nos. (034) 4610-164 and (034) 4610-540
Amenities: picnic huts and overnight cottages
Things to do in Kipot Summer Resort:
- Have a picnic with family and friends. The resort is situated on a slope so you have to walk down to where your cottage is. So I suggest you just bring enough food and special effects that you can carry without cursing your way down th steps. (Are we there yet?)
- Have your picture take with the waterfalls. Midway down the 220 steps is a viewing deck where one could rest and have pictures taken with the falls as a backdrop.
- Have your picture taken in the waterfalls. Just below the 220 steps is a trail leading to the falls. You'll be short of breath from the walk but it would be worth it anyway.
- Swim swim swim. Since you are already in the waterfalls, you might as well take a swim! Just make sure you have something to warm you up after a splash in its cold cold waters.
Lakawon Island Resort
A white sand island paradise amid clear blue waters. The resort has a magnificent view of the sunset. It is a peaceful haven that offers diving, surfing and jet skiing. Rimmed by white sand beaches, coral reefs and studded with coconut and talisay trees, the nine-hectare Lakawon Island Resort offers tourist lodges, tents, shed houses and other facilities. Its waters are ideal for swimming, tanning, snorkeling and other water sports.
How to Get To Lakawon Island Resort
It will take an hour from Bacolod City to Lakawon Island Resort when using private vehicles.
- From Bacolod City, take a 45-minute bus trip to Kaduha-an in Cadiz City.
- From Kaduha-an, take a tricycle (motorcycle with sidecar) to Cadiz Viejo. The trip will take 15 minutes.
- From Cadiz Viejo, small motorized boats will be waiting to take you to Lakawon Island Resort. Trip by motorized boat will be approximately 15 minutes.
Address: Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental
Name: Lakawon Island Resort
Phone: (034) 4330808 (034) 4347737
Balay Negrense, Silay City
Silay had been often referred to as the "Paris of Negros" due to its large collection of perfectly preserved heritage houses. More than thirty of these houses have been declared as historical landmarks. Silay is the second Philippine city to have been declared a museum city, next to Vigan in Ilocos Sur.
Visit the official website of the
>Negros Occidental Tourism office.