Known as the "City of Smiles", Bacolod serves as the capital of the Negros Occidental Province, Philippines. It is also the central cultural hub of the Philippines and is quite popular amongst tourists for its MassKara festival, a canvas with colorful shades of dance, drama, and music. The city is also famous for its culinary talent, sweet delicacies, historical buildings, museums, and parks.
Tip: The best Pasalubong (souvenir) one can take back home is any sweet item from an array of locally made confectionery products.
Getting to Bacolod
Silay International Airport serves as the main international airport for the Bacolod city. Several airlines, including Cebu Pacific Air, Etihad Airways, All Nippon Airways, and Philippine Airlines, operate regular Manila to Bacolod flights.
If you want to book a cheap flight from Manila to Bacolod, then look for connected flights or flights offered by Philippine Airlines. Trip.com also offers a quick, simple, and user-friendly way for the Manila-Bacolod booking and ensures the best of services to make the experience as best as possible.
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Exploring the “sugar bowl” of the Philippines: Bacolod
Bacolod is not only for its annual Masskara festival but also presents a spectacular mix of urban and rural panoramas. The city lets you explore its art, culture, and heritage through its historical sites like The Ruins, Negros Museum, Balay Negrense, Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, and the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, etc. The city also boasts of several churches, such as The Church of Angry Christ Altar and the grand Bacolod Cathedral, which are wonderful examples of magnificent architecture and impressive art. You can also go for hiking to the nearby Mambukal Mountain Resort or enjoy various adventurous activities at the Lakawon Island or the Campuestohan Highlands Resort. Capitol Park and Lagoon, Balaring Mangrove like lush parks are also there, where you can go for a leisurely stroll or plan a picnic with family or friends. Bacolod City has everything to make your trip fun-filled and exciting.
Tip: If you want to be part of an eclectic and lively MassKara Festival, then plan your trip during the last week of October.
Food, Shop & Stay in Bacolod
Bacolod is a food paradise for gourmands as it offers an array of mouth-watering cuisine and sweet delicacies. Its locally made chicken Inasal, hot and spicy soups, cakes, and pastries are some of the delights you must not miss relishing. Not only food places, but the city also houses several shopping destinations, like Gaisano Mall, Robinson’s Place, Negros Showroom, and many more. You can buy locally made products to high end branded items from there to keep them as memoirs.
What one wants after a day full of activities and site seeing, a calm and comfortable place to relax. In Bacolod, you will easily find your choice of place all over the city and with easy access to tourist attractions.
Tip: Make sure to book your stay in advance to avoid last-minute disappointment if you are going during the festival season.
Cebu Pacific Air runs maximum direct flights to Bacolod from Manila, and you can quickly book your tickets by searching online on Trip.com through its easy to use interface.
To explore the world of sweet delicacies or dance to the melodious tunes in the colorful environment, visit Bacolod with Trip.com.