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

Bacolod City Tour and Negros Budget Tours for tourists of group or joiners by Arnie Car Rental

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 trip

1. 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. The ancestral house has a good view and background during sunset and night. We recommend to arrive at 5PM to 6PM and wait for the sunset and lightings to be turned on to have the best view of the place.

Location: Bacolod City
Travel time from Bacolod: 5 - 10 minutes by car or taxi
Fare: P100 to P200 via taxi or grab cars
Operating hours: 8AM to 8PM (depending on the weather and events)
Entrance fees: P100 for adults and P80 pesos for kids, senior citizens, and PWDs.

2. Campuestohan Highlands

The most popular among the list is Campuestohan Highlands Resort due to its wide array of theme parks and amenities like a zip line and wave pool. It also caters travelers and tourists with its overnight cottages that are inspired by different movies like The Hobbit.

For kids and young guests, Campuestohan is surely the top choice to visit in Bacolod this Masskara Festival.

Location: Talisay City
Travel time from Bacolod: 30 minutes by car or taxi
Fare: P500 to P800 via taxi or grab cars and P100 via scheduled shuttle from Lopues East
Operating hours: 8AM to 5PM for outdoor activities
Entrance fees: P200 for adults and kids


3. Mambukal Mountain Resort

If you prefer nature like falls, bat watching, kayaking on a lake, or just dipping in the hot spring, then the Mambukak Resort that is managed by the government of Murcia is a must-see and must-visit. It is situated on the mountainside of Murcia just beneath Mt. Kanlaon volcano.

Location: Murcia
Travel time from Bacolod: 30 minutes by car or taxi
Fare: P500 to P100 via taxi or grab cars and P50 via public mini-buses from Libertad terminal
Operating hours: 8AM to 5PM for outdoor activities
Entrance fees: P50 for adults and P40 for kids, seniors, and PWDs

Bacolod Quad City Tour including Campuestohan

4. Stonepeak cafe and Don Salvador Benedicto

Another attraction that provides an overlooking view is the Stonepeak cafe and other tourist spots of Don Salvador Benedicto or the Little Baguio of Negros. It will also take 30 minutes to reach the municipality from Bacolod.

The highlight of the cafe is the overlooking view of Murcia and Bacolod as well as the house that is made from stones that will surely fit as your OOTD background.

You can also visit other spots of DSB like the falls, Jomax Peak, zip line, La Vista, and more.

Location: Don Salvador Benedicto
Travel time from Bacolod: 30 minutes by car or taxi
Fare: P800 to P1000 via taxi or grab cars and P50 via public mini-buses from Libertad terminal
Operating hours: 8AM to 7PM for cafe
Entrance fees: P50


5. Balay Negrense

The most famous ancestral house in Silay is the Balay Negrense. It is a preserved ancestral house dating back from the early 19th century. It is situated in the city proper of Silay and can be accessed easily from the New Bacolod-Silay International Airport.

Location: Don Salvador Benedicto
Travel time from Bacolod: 30 minutes by car or taxi
Fare: P500 via taxi or grab cars and P30 via public Ceres buses
Operating hours: 8AM to 5PM
Entrance fees: P70

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