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Love Is in the Air in These 5 Romantic Places in Negros for Couples

This February, run away from the bustling city and indulge in an intimate getaway in Negros!

By: Shanice Reyes | February 01, 2021
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Still dating, already committed, or proposing? Consider these romantic places near Bacolod!

Image: Graceland View Resort & Residences Facebook Page

Chocolates, bouquets, and stuffed toys seem like nice gifts for the person who fills your life with love. But maybe it’s time to get a little more creative and adventurous! Instead of going to the usual places to celebrate Valentine's Day and having a dinner date, why not take your special someone to a getaway not far from the city? For this month of love, treat your significant other with a lover’s retreat in one of the most romantic places in Negros. All you have to do is to pick one of these romantic places in Negros by reading on!

1. The Ruins

Where: Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Operating hours:
Tuesday to Thursday, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP200 (entrance fee only)


Rumor has it that couples who visit the historical landmark will be blessed with a stronger love and relationship.

Image: The Ruins Official Website

The Ruins’ history tells a story of overflowing love meeting a series of tragic events and still overcoming the test of time. In fact, the love story is built into the architecture: M-shaped arches, which stand for “Mariano” (the sugar baron who built the house as an emblem of his love for Maria), can be seen side by side all around the mansion’s exteriors. When visiting with, note that the best time to see the true beauty of the place is during sundown until nighttime, when the lights around the mansion come bright.

How to get to The Ruins: From Robinson’s Place Mandalagan, cross the street using the overpass and wait for a Bata-Libertad jeepney. Get on the jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at “Bangga Pepsi.” Once you get off, walk towards the pedicab area and ask to be dropped off at the entrance of The Ruins.

2. Kampo Hiyang-Hiyang Mountain Resort

Where: Sitio Campuestohan, Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Recommended budget for two: PhP2,500 (includes Narra Hut and food)


They also have nipa houses available for glamping at PhP1,500 per night.

Image: Kampo Hiyang-Hiyang Facebook Page

If you want to feel like you and your partner are the only people left in the world, book an overnight stay at Kampo Hiyang-Hiyang. Plan a glamping activity in this peaceful mountain resort and have a bonfire at night while enjoying the view of a billion stars. Besides the natural scenery, you will also be treated to the view of city lights. There is also a swimming pool where you can take an evening dip.

How to get to Kampo Hiyang-Hiyang Mountain Resort: From Burgos Public Market, board an Alangilan-Burgos PUV in front of KJ Fair Mart. Then, ask the driver to drop you off at the pedicab station going to Kampo Hiyang-Hiyang. Once you reach the pedicab station, inform the driver to drop you off at the entrance of Kampo Hiyang-Hiyang.

3. Graceland View Resort & Residences

Where: Purok PNOC1, Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Recommended budget for two: PhP3,500 (includes Villa house and food)

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When the sun disappears at the horizon, who will hold your hand?

Image: Graceland View Resort & Residences Facebook Page

Sunsets are, without a doubt, always romantic, especially when you are with your lover to witness one. Graceland View Resorts & Residences is known for having a spellbinding sunset with a spectacular highland view of Murcia. Here, you can have an overnight stay in one of the resort’s cozy villas and relax at the infinity pool that overlooks the metro. With views so scenic, you most certainly won’t be able to hold backyour appreciation of nature as well as your lover.

How to get to Graceland View Resort & Residences: Take a Mambukal-Bacolod Cebro at the Libertad Market in front of Puregold Supermarket. Tell the conductor to drop you off at PNOC Habal-habal Terminal. From there, request the driver to take you to Graceland View Resort & Residences’ entrance.

4. Pugad Viewing Deck

Where: Bangga Pugad, Barangay Patag, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Recommended budget for two: PhP700 (includes entrance fees and food)

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Calling all nature lovers as well: live the fantasy of being two free love birds in the forest.

Image: Pugad Viewing Deck Facebook Page

Pugad Viewing Deck got its name from bird’s nests, which inspired the love nests where couples can sit and admire the view of nature. Pugad Viewing Deck is a jewel set on the side of a valley overlooking the Coyong Creek of Silay and the Manipis Falls. For your Valentine's date, go on a day trip and marvel at the striking scenes and bask in the Bali vibes. Finally, here's a sweet-and-efficient tip: double date with another couple so you'd have someone to help you with photo-ops!

How to get to Pugad Viewing Deck: Take a Victorias Ceres Bus at the North Ceres Terminal and get off at Silay-Patag Terminal located beside Prince Supermarket in Silay City. Get on the Silay-Patag jeepney and ask to be dropped off at “Bangga Pugad.” When you get off the jeepney, enter the paved road and walk towards Pugad Viewing Deck.

As of January 2021, Pugad Viewing Deck is still temporarily closed.

5. May’s Organic Garden and Restaurant

Where: Araneta Avenue, Sitio Aning, Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Recommended budget for two: PhP900 (includes entrance fees and lunch)


May’s Organic Garden and Restaurant offers several activities for adventurous couples.

Image: May's Organic Garden

For couples who want outdoor activities such as horseback riding, swan paddle boating, swimming, and strolling around, May’s Organic Garden and Restaurantis the best choice for a date. It is an organic and tranquil six-hectare oasis that can be found minutes away from Bacolod’s metro. Cap off your date with an organic dinner at the property’s restaurant. You can also request for a dinner table set up beside the mini lake.

How to get to May’s Organic Garden and Restaurant: Ride a Pta. Taytay-Central Market jeepney from Bacolod Public Plaza. Then, tell the driver to drop you off in front of May’s Garden. Once you get off, you will see the main entrance with the park’s sign.

Looking for the best places for couples this Valentine's Day? Let Yoorekka take you there!

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world as long as you’re with the one you love—but of course, beautiful scenery adds to the romance.

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on February 11, 2020.
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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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