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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental By November 10, 2010 No Comments

Bacolod the city, as I have found, is not unlike most provincial cities. I found it strikingly similar with Puerto Princesa where city proper is mainly just the whole length of Rizal Avenue, with the exception that it has two almost parallel roads: Lacson and Hilado Streets and the city divided into Uptown and Downtown areas. To me, everything seemed very near to anywhere because all our taxi rides to any of point of interest did not cost more than P50 inclusive of the flag-down rate of P30.

We arrived from Manila very early on a Sunday morning so my first impression of the city was of any other city on an early Sunday morning, that is, few people and few vehicles on the streets.

Sunday morning


Punta Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental By November 9, 2010 No Comments

Ceres Bus from Bacolod to Sipalay

157 kms and 3.5 hrs away by an ordinary Ceres bus, the quiet little town of Cauayan is home to the still developing serene second-class resort called Punta Bulata.

On the way to Punta Bulata

Coming from the main highway, you get off at a seemingly random point of the trip where there are a few stores and a cluster of tricycles. For a hundred pesos, a tricycle will take you through 2.5 km of winding and beaten dirt track to the isolated resort. Upon entrance, you will be asked if you booked ahead (which is a must!) at the hotel side or the cabanas side. We were booked at one of only two cabanas which were priced at P1800 per night.