It’s More Fun in Negros Island, come and visit us!
With over 7,600 islands, the Philippines truly has a lot of beauty to offer in each island. The country offers a variety of destinations that excites the hearts and mind of any traveler. One of the islands here in the Philippines that is slowly making a lot of traveler’s heads turn and catching the attention of many sites is Negros Island. Located in the Visayas Region, Negros is comprised with cities that any traveler must discover.
There are a lot of things that Negros offers to its visitors. For example, in the city of Bacolod, the famous Masskara Festival, Bacolodiat Festival, and Panaad sa Negros Festival, are one of the cities greatest attractions. It’s lively and fun festivals are a great way to interact with the locals and as well as to discover how the culture of Bacolodnons are.
Fun things for the Mountain Lovers
Another city Negros boasts is Bago City. The city has a lot of tourist spots that showcase the beauty of Mother Nature such as the Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center, Kipot Twin Falls, Quite Place Farm Resort and Buenos Aires Mountain Resort.
For nature lovers, don’t forget to inclue in your itinerary the oldest resort in the province, Mambukal Mountain Resort. At 1,200 meters above sea level, it is also one of the highest mountain resorts, serving as a gateway to the vast and verdant Mt. Kanlaon National Park.
The resort has a big stream, fed by several tributaries, feeds the water holes, pools, and the boating lagoon. For more information about the resort, visit 14 things to do at Mambukal Mountain Resort
You can also visit the Summer Capital of Negros Occidental – Don Salvador Benedicto popularly known as DSB. Located in the municipality are the Choco Hills, similar to Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, Rice terraces similar to Ifugao Rice Terraces and Rapha Valley Organic Farm, a places for wellness and organic foods. Other resorts you can visit at DSB are
Visiting Negros Island mountain resorts will not be complete without going to the famous Campuestohan Highland Resort. At the resort, you can see the breathtaking view of almost half of the province from its vantage point. Its 5-hectare property houses different amenities that every member of the family would love.
Soar high and experience the breathtaking Zip-line and get close to your favorite superheroes and giants by taking pictures with the resort’s collection that includes Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Thor, the Green Lantern, Dinosaurs, and Kingkong.
These places have been built to highlight the natural resource it stands on.
Fun things for the Beach Lovers
Now if swimming and beaches is what you seek, Cadiz City has the Lakawon Island to offer. Many assume that this beach is just plain and simple looking, however its white sand and coral blue waters is extremely breathtaking that tourists have gone back to the island numerous times for some relaxation time.
“I love the simple yet elegant landscape of the place and best of all, the breathtaking sights of the near island, clean white beach and the serenity that makes you feel so far away from the world.” A lot of activities can be done here too.
Love White sand Beach? Negros Island has it and it can found at Sipalay City. You can stay at Punta Bulata, a quiet resort situated outside the city which makes it a perfect place for couples who want to have their own time.
The resort is a beautiful place with a beautiful beach front designed for moments of comfortable silence while waiting for the sun to set. You can also find here the best diving sites in Negros Island.
Fun things for the Heritage Sites lovers
Step back in time where sugar barons live, visit Talisay City and Silay City.
In Talisay you can find The Ruins, the remains of the ancestral home mansion of the family of the wealthy sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and Maria Braga Lacson.
Just beside Talisay is the beautiful City of Silay, branded as the little Paris of Negros Island. In just a twist a few steps or turn you’ll ancestral houses everywhere. Some of the houses have been converted into museums and one of the popular is The Balay Negrense.
More than just these places, Negros Island still has a lot of other beautiful tourist destinations that must be traveled and seen by many.
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What makes Negros Island a destination that is increasingly becoming popular through the years is the way it is developing itself to become a tourist and business friendly island. Various cities in the island are developing projects that would help accommodate and entertain visitors. Just like in the city of Bacolod, Megaworld currently has ongoing projects that will surely thrill both visitors and locals of Bacolod.
The Upper East
A project that is currently being developing is “The Upper East”. It aims to be an iconic central business district in the city that will be the site of condos, malls, office buildings, hotels, and various commercial hubs. To have a peaceful and chill vibe, art installation, plants and trees will be placed around the district.
The construction of the entire district will be geared to making it a “safe from floods” area. A modern underground cable system will be utilized, along with solar-powered street lamps. Additionally, a contemporary transport system will be placed here.
Northill Town Center
Another project on the way is the “Northill Town Center”. This town center will take up 7.5 hectares in Bacolod and it will have a lot of retail stores and food and beverage establishments that will be surrounded by free spaces. Future travelers will enjoy here it because pasalubong centers of the best kinds of pasalubong will be placed this town center. Sports and wellness facilities will be located here as well, for those who want to get their bodies moving. Its open area around it will be a good way to relax and unwind.
To people who are looking for a new place to live or for people who have fallen in-love with Bacolod and wish to buy a vacation home, Megaworld is building Forbes Hill; the first luxurious residential village in the region. It is located near the urban township, to have easy access to malls and commercial centers for both relaxation and entertainment. Forbes Hill aims to become the home of the privileged of Bacolod. There will be different amenities that will be built here so residents don’t have to go far.
Luxury Boutique Hotel
Lastly, the one that most travelers are very excited for is the Luxury Boutique Hotel. This boutique hotel will be a hotel that has 48 suites in a 34 hectare land located at The Uppear East. There will be a restaurant, café, pool, fitness center, and lanai found in the hotel.
Additionally, what Megaworld truly boasts about this upcoming hotel is the Zabana Bar, the signature bar concept of Megaworld. Guests can expect to be brought back into time once entering the main lobby, because the lobby’s main structure and design will be using a heritage house but still putting its own modern twist to it.
The projects being developed here in Bacolod just goes to show how Negros Island is slowly building itself in order to make its mark on every traveler’s bucket-list.
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