NEGROS BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE (with DIY itinerary, top attractions, tips and how to get there)
Summary: This blog shares a budget travel guide for Negros Island primarily at its three major tourist destinations: Bacolod, Dumaguete and Sipalay. All needed details for each top attraction are laid out in the post including operating hours, entrance fee, location and information on how to get there. The Negros Island blog is intended for DIY budget travelers, either solo, family or traveling in group.
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NEGROS ISLAND AT A GLANCE
Grab a Philippine map and look for that boot-like shape island, that definitely is NEGROS, which is situated between the islands of Panay (to its left, where Boracay is) and Cebu (to its right). Its location tells you that as far as tourism goes, Negros has quite a competition so it is often left out by travelers. However, like its neighboring islands in the Visayas, Negros is a hundred-attraction offering that caters to different points of interest – from beaches, historic sites, nature areas, and architectural buildings. Some of it are still underdeveloped and remain off the beaten trail, an ear candy for travelers who prefer the less discovered attractions.
Go through each content and see what’s in store for you in this laid back yet equally attractive island.
QUICK FACTS AND TIPS ABOUT NEGROS ISLAND
Here are few facts and tips to consider while traveling around the island of Negros.
The island of Negros is the fourth largest in the country. It is divided into two (2) provinces: Negros Occidental to its west with Bacolod City as its capital and Ilonggo as the main language; and Negros Oriental to its east with Dumaguete as its first city and Cebuano as the native tongue.
Negros is known today as “Sugarlandia” as it produces more than half of the country’s sugar cane.
One notable peak in the island is Mount Kanlaon, the third most active volcano in the country which can be accessed by two major trails that would last for about 2 days.
Generally, the island of Negros is laid back. The main modes of transportation are buses if you are traveling from one town to another, and jeepneys and tricycles if you go for short distances. Taxis are only available in Bacolod city.
HOW TO GET TO NEGROS ISLAND
Here are your options in getting to the island of Negros.
There are two entry points for Negros by air, one for each capital. The Bacolod-Silay International Airport for Negros Occidental which is located in the city of Silay and the Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport for Negros Oriental which can be found in the town of Sibulan.
Local destinations that offer plane trips to Bacolod-Silay International Airport
Cagayan de Oro
Local destinations that offer plane trips to Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport.
Clark (New entry)
Access to Negros by sea is also commonly done through its two capitals. Here are destinations that travel to:
Here are 10 top tourist spots that you can cover in a day or with an itinerary for 2 to 3 days in the island of Negros. These are just a few of them. If you want to know more, click the link for top 25 attractions that can be found in Negros.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TOP ATTRACTIONS
PERTH PARADISE OF SIPALAY
SUGAR BEACH OF SIPALAY
THE RUINS OF BACOLOD
CAMPUESTOHAN HIGHLAND RESORT OF BACOLOD
LAKAWON ISLAND OF CADIZ
NEGROS ORIENTAL TOP ATTRACTIONS
APO ISLAND OF DAUIN
TWIN LAKES OF DANAO & BALINSASAYAO OF SIBULAN
CASARORO FALLS OF VALENCIA
MANJUYOD SANDBAR OF BAIS
TOP THINGS TO DO IN NEGROS ISLAND
Here are top things to do and activities that are worth a try in Negros island.
Scuba diving in the marine reserves of Dauin, Danjugan or Sipalay.
Quench the thirst of your gastronomic delights by going on a food trip in Bacolod city.
Go chasing waterfalls in Valencia
Experience the Tawhai floating bar of Cadiz.
NEGROS ISLAND SAMPLE ITINERARY
In getting around the top tourist spots in Negros, one can go on a DIY or an arranged tour package. DIY tour is preferred by travelers who are in a shoestring budget.Try some of these sample DIY itineraries for Negros Occidental and Oriental that are good for a quick tour or 2 to 3 days.
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