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What to do in Bacolod
Bacolod is known for many things – beautiful churches and buildings, exciting festivals, and the most delicious food scene. It’s not hard to smile during your whole trip when in the Philippines’ City of Smiles.
Begin your Bacolod journey by crossing off the city’s iconic spots. There’s San Sebastian Cathedral, Santa Clara Chapel, Palacio Episcopal, and the Fountain of Justice.
Taste the urban side of Bacolod and spend a few hours visiting the Bacolod City New Government Center and the Capitol Park and lagoon of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Building.
Revisit history and ride the jeepney to Bacolod’s ancestral houses at Mariano Ramos Ancestral House, Yulo Ancestral House, and the towering Lizares-Rodriguez Mansion. Since you’re already in Bacolod, take a trip to the nearby town of Talisay to see the “Taj Mahal of the Philippines” at The Ruins.
Say hello to the animals at Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation and Mt Kanlaon Natural Park. Plus the park’s landscape of forests and Kanlaon Volcano will take your breath away.
Discover the Negrense culture and stop by Negros Museum for their impressive collection of art and other heritage items. Of course, you can’t miss Dizon-Ramos Museum and Museo Negrense de la Salle too.
Experience Bacolod like a local and get a taste of their cuisine next with a Bacolod food trip. Get your fill of chicken inasal, the freshest seafood, and the sweetest desserts from the sugar capital of the Philippines.
You can also schedule your trip during the city’s biggest events like the colorful MassKara Festival in October, Panaad sa Negros in April, and Bacolod’s Chinese New Year called Bacolaodiat Festival. There’s also Bamboo Tonogbanua’s amazing Christmas Village during the Christmas season.
Do you want more of booming Bacolod? Then check out this list of 70 things to do in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
When to visit Bacolod
Bacolod City has two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season is from May to January and dry season is from February to April. You might think the best time to visit Bacolod is during the dry season, but you’ll experience cooler temperatures during wet season too, with December and January being the coolest months.
Filipinos like you don’t need a visa or even a passport to travel within the Philippines. Just bring a valid national or government issued ID card for important transactions during your trip.
Travelling to and around Bacolod
Once you touchdown to Bacolod-Silay International Airport, you can travel from the airport to Bacolod City by shuttle van, taxi, or tricycle and jeepney. Start wandering Bacolod by jeepney, taxi, or tricycle.
There’s more to Bacolod than its famous chicken inasal. So pack your bags now and book your Bacolod flights with Skiddoo today!
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