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Top 5 Places to Visit in a day during Masskara Festival in Bacolod City

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Bacolod is known as the City of Smiles and they held its Masskara Festival event every month of October. This year is a little bit different and more fun as the city made the celebration longer.

The opening starts in the first week of October and will have their highlights like the Street Dance Competition and Lights of Masskara Parade on the last week of October this 2019.

You can enjoy Bacolod more than strolling the streets of Lacson or tasting the chicken inasal by visiting the nearby attractions within and outside the city. It is possible in a day and you can already enjoy the best views and sights. Read our entire list below to find out which places and tourist attractions are must-see for travelers and visitors in Bacolod.
Top 5 Places and Cities to Visit in Bacolod and Negros for a one-day trip1. The Ruins (by Lacson Family)
It is perhaps the nearest to Bacolod proper. The place is just a few minutes from Bacolod-Silay Airport can be accessed easily via taxis or private cars. T…

What's the best and cheapest Hotel or Pension Inn in Bacolod City during Masskara

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Bacolod City Masskara Festival runs as early as 1st week of October all the way up the end of the month. This 2019, the highlights are on the 4th week but most of the important and fun events will commence on the 3rd week of October.

This festival brings a lot of activities and parties to enjoy like the Streetlight Parade and Masskara Dance Competition. It is also the period on which travelers may enjoy the best tourist attractions in the city and the province of Negros Island.

This period also means a lot of tourists and travelers will be visiting the city and could shoot up the prices of hotels and inns in the town. But below is a few lists of best hotels and pension houses to stay during the peak season in the City of Smiles.

What are the most affordable hotels, inns, and pension houses in Bacolod during Masskara?
1. Pleasant Traveler Pension It is situated in the 13th street just a couple of blocks away from L'Fisher Chalet hotel. It has free coffee while breakfast is priced b…

Pulupandan - Guimaras RORO trips still suspended in 2019, Small ferries schedule to continue

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In 2016, Pulupandan Port Terminal started serving passengers, cargoes, and vehicles going to and out from Guimaras to Negros Island thru their RORO vessel (roll-on, roll-off). This is on top of the small ferries that have a regular schedule for many years now.

However, in June 2018, the RORO trips were all canceled and suspended. Ever since there is no word on when their service will come back.

READ: Guide to Campuestohan and side trips to Bacolod City

For travelers coming from Negros Occidental including Bacolod and Bago, the only option is to go via the small ferries or motorboats which is also located in Patik, Pulupandan.

The trip will take about 1.5 hours one-way depending on the weather. If the waves and winds permit, then the trip could be shortened to an hour.

Similarly, RORO vessels before traverses the Guimaras straight for about an hour and a half.

The downside of this is that the ferries are small and can only accommodate passengers but not heavy cargoes like cars or SUVs.…

Campuestohan Guide: How to enjoy Bacolod tourist spots in a day in a budget

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Masskara Festival is held every last week of October in Bacolod City and aside from the dancing parade and chicken inasal, tourists and travelers get the chance to visit the tourist spots in the island of Negros.

Campuestohan Highland Mountain Resort is one of the favorite destinations for most as it has these wide numbers of attractions to enjoy. Both kids and adults could try the wave pool and the big slides in the resort. They can also experience the rides and visit the theme parks in the place--all are included in the entrance fee of P200 pesos (P150 for kids).

So how to get to Campuestohan?

The resort is located on the mountainside of Talisay City. It is easily accessible via Brgy. Alangilan in Eroreco road or thru the Talisay road connecting from the circumferential road (going to Bacolod-Silay Airport).

Campuestohan has an option and schedules private shuttle service located near Lopues East and the New Government Center of Bacolod. Return fare is less than P100 for each adult …

Stonepeak Cafe, Don Salvador Ultimate Guide - Rates, Directions, What to Eat

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If you're looking for some Instagram-worthy shots when visiting Don Salvador Benedicto, then Stonepeak Cafe is the place to be. It has the well-known stone-made house and an overlooking mountain view of the Don Salvador and Murcia.

You can also take a sip of their native coffee or enjoy some short snacks in their cafe. When the weather permits, you can sit and relax on their grassy slope areas and outdoor chairs and just enjoy the view and cold breeze of Baguio-like capital of Negros Occidental.
Direction and accessibility in the map via Bacolod The cafe is located on the mountainous side of Don Salvador just a few minutes before their Municipal Hall. If you're coming from Bacolod City, it will take around 1 hour to reach the Stonepeak Cafe.

You can take public transportation like the Ceres Bus for around P70 to P90 fare per head for an hour and a half travel time. But it is a little challenging when arriving at the corner as the cafe is a few minutes away from the main road.

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Cafe Piendre - Best Native Coffee in Bago City, Negros?

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Where's the best coffee in the town of Bago in Negros? Since the rehabilitation of Bantayan Boulevard, more cafes and coffee shops have started to pop. With too many options available, one will wonder if which has the best-served 'native' coffee in town.

Pride of Brgy. Alianza - Cafe Piendre

Before Cafe Piendre was brought in the city proper, the cafe was first known as a small coffee shop situated just before the Buenos Aires Mountain Resort which is part of Brgy. Alianza. Probably it was discovered through the local tourists of the resort which eventually created a strong word of mouth around town. Eventually, more people have started to visit the coffee shop despite it is located on the mountain side of the city.

But, perhaps, the biggest reason why it has become popular is because of their great-tasting coffee. They only serve native coffee on which the beans were harvested from the farms of Brgy. Alianza.

How's the coffee better in Cafe Piendre?

After trying a handf…