Check out Latest Bacolod Travel Guide for 2022

With BiyaheFinder Bacolod Tourist Spots and Travel Information, you’ll have everything you need to make the most of your trip to Bacolod. This brief Travel Info contains all the information you need to know about amazing Bacolod, from flight availability and promos, to where to stay and what attractions you can’t miss. So if you’re looking for information for our trip to Bacolod City, look no further than Bacolod Travel Guide by BiyaheFinder!

Bacolod Travel Guide And Information

Bacolod Travel Requirements

Check out the travel requirements for Bacolod according to the different airlines flying to Bacolod City:

Getting to Bacolod City

Bacolod Flights Schedule

The different airlines are constantly changing their flight schedules to and from Bacolod City in the light of travel restrictions and cancellations brought about by the pandemic.

Blank cells mean there are no flights for that particular route to and from Bacolod City.

RouteAirAsia Flight ScheduleCebu Pacific Flight SchedulePhilippine Airlines Flight Schedule
Manila to Bacolod3x daily6x daily5x - 6x daily
Bacolod to Manila3x daily6x daily5x - 6x daily
Cebu to BacolodDaily4x a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Bacolod to CebuDaily4x a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)

The flight schedule shown above was updated on June 16, 2022, for the Month of June 2022. Airlines frequently change their schedule without notice so it is best to always check out the airlines’ official websites.

Check out Cebu Pacific Manila to Bacolod Flights Promos for 2022 to 2023

Bacolod Airfare Promos and Seat Sales

Check out the latest promos to and from Bacolod City. Blank cells mean the particular airline does not have any promos going to or coming from Bacolod City.

RouteAirAsiaCebu PacificPhilippine AirlinesAirSWIFT
Manila to BacolodP488
Bacolod to ManilaP488
Cebu to BacolodP288
Bacolod to CebuP288

For the latest promos appearing above, please click on the respective links below for more information like booking and travel periods:

Check out the latest Cebu Pacific Manila to Bacolod Promos for 2022 to 2023

To and From Bacolod Travel Ferry Services

RouteFerry Service
Manila to BacolodThis is a Ferry trip from Manila to Bacolod with 2GO Travel. This is a direct Ferry trip and takes one day and three hours to complete.
Tourist Ferry by 2Go Travel
High-Speed Ferry by 2Go Travel
Iloilo to BacolodThis is a Ferry trip from Iloilo, Panay Island to Bacolod with various operators. This is a direct Ferry trip and takes one hour to two hours to complete. 
Business Ferry by Oceanjet
Tourist Ferry by Oceanjet 
Open Air Ferry by Oceanjet 
Tourist Ferry by Chelsea Supercat 
Economy Ferry by Chelsea Supercat
Economy Ferry by Fastcat
Batangas to BacolodThis is a Ferry trip from Batangas to Bacolod from Starlight Ferries. This is a direct Ferry trip and takes about 21 to 23 hours to complete. 
VIP Cabin Ferry by Starlight Ferries
Economy Bed Ferry by Starlite Ferries
Cebu to BacolodThis is an Economy Ferry from Cebu to Bacolod with various operators. This is a direct Ferry trip and takes about one hour to complete. 
Economy Ferry by Fastcat
Tourist Ferry by Fastcat
Business Ferry by Fastcat
Standard Ferry by Lite Shipping
Cagayan de Oro to BacolodThis is a High-Speed Ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Bacolod with 2GO Travel. This is a direct Ferry trip. 
High-Speed Ferry by 2Go Travel
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Getting Around Bacolod

Getting around Bacolod City and to nearby towns is mainly by jeepney, but buses, taxis, rental cars, and tricycles are also available.

  • Jeepneys are the common way to get around Bacolod, but the vehicles used are different from those you will see around Manila.
  • Getting around the city by private car or taxi is quick and affordable. There are no problems with traffic jams at all because of the good road layout of the city.
  • Tricycles are another alternative to taxis and are fairly popular in the city centre. The cost varies depending on how far you want to go.

Top Rated Hotels in Bacolod

Check out the best hotels in Bacolod City as rated by Agoda, the best hotel booking platform in the Philippines and Asia. The best Bacolod Travel hotels rated in the platform are categorized according to value or budget (one to two stars), mid-end (three to four stars), and high-end (five stars). Click on the link to check out the hotel photos, amenities, nightly rate, and room availability.

Best Value or Budget Bacolod Hotels (Downtown Area)Rating
The Suites at Calle Nueva8.5
RedDoorz @ Ramos Lacson Street8.1
11th Street Bed and Breakfast7.9
The Bell Hotel7.8
Hometown Hotel Bacolod7.6
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Mid-High End (3- to 5-Star) Hotels (Downtown Area)Rating
Park Inn By Radisson Bacolod9.2
Seda Capitol Central Business and Staycation Hotel9.0
L’Fisher Hotel8.2
Acacia Hotel Bacolod8.2
LOC Residences7.9
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Best Time for Bacolod Travel

Best Time to Visit BacolodReason to Visit Bacolod during this time
January to AprilIdeal weather (based on temperature and humidity by Championtraveler.com)
The average temperatures in Bacolod barely vary at all. The humidity makes it feel hot all year, and there is a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The hottest months in Bacolod are April, May, and then June.
JanuaryFeast of St. Sebastian
The Roman Catholic Church in Bacolod honors St. Sebastian, the city’s patron saint. According to Roman Catholicism, Saint Sebastian was a saint and martyr who was martyred during the reign of Roman emperor Diocletian for his Christian convictions. The celebration of this holiday begins with a mass delivered by the Catholic Church’s bishop. Following that, there are several games and activities for children and residents of Bacolod City’s street kids. The Bacolod Public Plaza serves as the venue for the event.
FebruaryBacolaodiat Festival
The Bacolaodiat festival is a celebration that happens every year in January and February. The festival is named after the city of Bacolod and the word for “celebration” in Tagalog. This event is known as Bacolod’s Chinese New Year.
The Lantern Dance Parade, Cultural Activities, Imperial Village, and Chopsticks Alley are just some of the attractions that visitors and tourists will be drawn to. These events are unique to this occasion only, so they should not be missed! The dragon and lion dances, religious ceremonies, gift-giving, and family dinners, as well as breathtaking firework shows, make this festival even more spectacular!
AprilPanaad sa Negros Festival
The term “vow” is the Hiligaynon adaptation of the word “vow.” This Panaad sa Negros Festival is held each year in April to commemorate a vow exchanged for a better life. It takes place every year in April.
Known as “The Festival of Festivals”, this is a series of events on this 7-day celebration including a fireworks display, live band performances, and a culminating beauty pageant is known as “Lin-ay sang Panaad”.
OctoberMasskara Festival
Every month of October, Masskara Festival is a vibrant celebration to highlight the celebration of Bacolod’s charter anniversary, where dancers cavort in the streets wearing colorful smiling masks and bright costumes.
This festival has a lot of events for people to enjoy. There is a street dance competition where people from different barangays can participate. There are also carnivals, drum and bungle corps competitions, sports, food festivals, and musical shows. The Masskara Queen Beauty Pageant will also be held where different beauties from different cities will compete for the crown.

The most popular month for tourism in Bacolod is April, with August and September coming in a close second. During these months, hotels and flights will be the most expensive, but booking ahead of time may help you save money. July is the least busy for Bacolod travel. Those interested in visiting during these times should anticipate finding it the least expensive option.

Bacolod Travel: Tours, Attractions, and Activities

Bacolod Travel Tourist Spots and Attractions

The Ruins (Mansion)

Bacolod Tourist Spots - The Ruins
Bacolod Tourist Spots – The Ruins (Image from Klook)

The Ruins, Bacolod City’s most famous attraction, is located on top of a hill and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out the love story of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and Maria Braga through The Ruins, which was burned during the war and now serves as a prominent historic place in Bacolod. He had their initials carved on every post of the mansion to prove his undying devotion to Maria. The two Ms, facing each other, signify Mariano and Maria.

The Negros Museum

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Bacolod Tourist Spots – The Negros Museum (Image from Trip.com)

The Negros Museum, which was completed in 1925 and designed by the architect Melendrez Sabio, is a museum that highlights the province’s history. It’s next to the Hall of Justice, three minutes from the Provincial Capitol. The Negros Museum is the finest Bacolod City tourist attraction to visit if you want to learn more about the island. It contains ancient historical relics and contemporary local artworks that represent events from Negros Islands and periods throughout history.

Don Salvador Benedicto

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Don Salvador Benedicto
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Don Salvador Benedicto (Image from Klook.com)

Don Salvador Benedicto, which is known as “the little Baguio,” has one of the coolest climates in the province. This municipality serves as a beautiful backdrop for this mountain community located at an elevation of 1,400 meters above sea level. With its towering pine trees, lush forest, and vibrant mountains, it’s no wonder that Don Salvador Benedicto is regarded as one of the most attractive sites in the province. Although much about the place is stunning to behold, it also contains notable landmarks such as the Lantawan or Viewing Deck, which overlooks Malatan-og waterfalls, Villa Ica’s verdant and nature-centric environment, among other notable sites.

Ilaya Highland Resort

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Ilaya Highland Resort
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Ilaya Highland Resort (Image from Klook.com)

The newest addition to the growing number of mountain resorts in the province is Ilaya Highland Resort. The Balinese-inspired architectural elements of Ilaya and its lovely landscaped garden stand out among the existing Patag facilities, which are mostly basic. Ilaya is situated in such a perfect location that you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the mountains, Silay’s lowlands, and even Panay Island in the distance. Simply reclining at the foot of the infinity pool, breathing in the fresh air, and taking in the sights might be quite soothing.

Manokan (Chicken) Country

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Manokan / Chicken Country
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Manokan / Chicken Country (Image from Klook.com)

It would be a crime to visit Bacolod and miss out on its delectable dishes, such as the famous chicken inasal. Manokan Country is located just outside SM Bacolod, a food market with stalls that serve Bacolod’s front-runner in the culinary scene, chicken inasal (roasted chicken). Aida’s Restaurant is generally occupied by a jam-packed crowd of locals and tourists, making it the best choice among these stalls.

Laguerta Vintage Glass Museum

The Laguerta Vintage Glass Museum is a must-see for any tourist visiting Bacolod, which is located in Punta Taytay. They have a collection that begins with decanters and extends through decorative items, dinnerware, commemorative plates, and Victorian lamps. Thus, the visual and aesthetic impacts of this selection are really amazing. Tomas Claridad Casiano is a known floral designer from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles who gathered this collection.

Campuestohan Highlands Resort

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Campuestohan Highlands Resort
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Campuestohan Highlands Resort (Image from Klook.com)

Campuestohan Highlands Resort is a rural theme park on a 5-hectare highland with mountains that sit just outside Bacolod. It features a variety of Native American-themed tepees, each accommodating up to 6 people. This place has something for everyone: playgrounds and a pool for the youngsters, a spa and a coffee shop for the seniors, and extreme activities such as ziplining and sky cycling for those who want an adrenaline rush.

Mambukal Mountain Resort

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Mambukal Mountain Resort
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Mambukal Mountain Resort (Image from Klook.com)

The Mambukal Mountain Resort is initially built by a Japanese and draws its natural beauty from a vast mountain river that cascades through seven waterfalls. Hot sulfur springs and warm dipping pools dot the park’s uneven terrain, adding to the area’s appeal as a bathing destination. Everything at this resort is connected to nature in some way.

Lakawon Island

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Lakawon Island
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Lakawon Island (Image from Klook.com)

The Island of Lakawon, also known as Llacaon, is a banana-shaped island located off the coast of Cadiz with a 13-hectare surface area. The island’s white sand beach resort, family-owned and run, attracts both local and international visitors. So, if you’re seeking Bacolod beach tourist attractions, stop by the beautiful Lakawon Island. This is an excellent spot for people who want to get out of town quickly. On the 13-hectare banana-shaped island lies Asia’s most extensive floating bar, also known as “The Floating Bar.” The island is known for its pristine white sand and transparent blue water.

Balay Negrense

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Balay Negrense
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Balay Negrense (Image from Wikimedia Commons)

The Balay Negrense, Hiligaynon for Negrense House, also known as Victor Fernandez Gaston Ancestral Home, is a museum in Silay City, near Bacolod City, depicting the lifestyle of a late 19th-century Negrense sugar baron. It is notable for being the first museum in the province of Negros Occidental to be built. This home is an excellent example of Spanish-era Bahay na Bato architecture with a stone ground floor and wooden second floor. The inside presentation includes various handcrafted items and antiques collected over time.

San Sebastian Cathedral

Bacolod Tourist Spots - San Sebastian Cathedral
Bacolod Tourist Spots – San Sebastian Cathedral (Image from Klook.com)

The San Sebastian Cathedral is a 19th-century Roman Catholic cathedral in Bacolod. It serves as the diocesan see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod. In 1882, it was opened to the public, and it now contains the Bishop’s Palace within its grounds. The Philippine Historical Committee considers it a significant historical landmark because of its architecture.

Bernardino Jalandoni Museum

Bacolod Tourist Spots - Bernardino Jalandoni Museum
Bacolod Tourist Spots – Bernardino Jalandoni Museum (Image from Wikimedia Commons)

The Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, also known as the Bernardino Jalandoni House, is a must-see tourist attraction in Silay City, Philippines. It is the original home of Don Bernardino and Doña Ysabel Jalandoni. Because of its bright pink paint that draws attention immediately, it has been dubbed the “Pink House.” The memorabilia from the Jalandonis’ history are on display at the museum. According to portions of its architecture, pieces have come from Mindoro and Germany.

Pulang Tubig Falls

The Pulang Tubig Falls is in the Northern Negros Natural Park, a protected area in Silay City’s northern mountainous forest region. If you’d like to rest on Bacolod Beach but still appreciate the gift of water, this natural wonder is for you. It was named due to the color of the water that flowed from the falls during Japanese rule. It was claimed that a Japanese headquarters sat atop the mountain and that the waters became red due to soldiers’ blood.

Pope John Paul II Tower

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Bacolod Tourist Spots – Pope John Paul II Tower (Image from Creative Commons)

The Pope John Paul II Tower was erected on the same site where the Pope had held a ceremony before a crowd of almost a million persons on February 20, 1981. This is where Pope John Paul II delivered one of his most impassioned speeches for the poor. The tower has seven levels, each with its photographs and mementos of Pope John Paul II.

New Government Center

Bacolod Tourist Spots - New Government Center
Bacolod Tourist Spots – New Government Center (Image from Creative Commons)

The New Government Center, known as just NGC, is now one of Bacolod City’s newest attractions. It stands on a 5-hectare lot owned by Fernando F. Gonzaga, Inc. and Angela Estate, Inc., donated in July 2010 to replace the old City Hall on Araneta-Luriaga Streets. Joggers visit the grounds of the New Government Center, pet owners with their dogs, friends, and family hanging out together, among other things. It’s also been famous for corporate shoots and workshops for photographers.

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