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5 Things To Do in Negros For First-Timers to the Province

These are things to do for your Negros itinerary!

By: Shanice Reyes | January 01, 2021
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Things to do in Negros

It’s hard to believe that the island is just a one-hour plane ride from Manila!

When it comes to diverse tourist attractions and activities, Negros has it all with its rich history, mouthwatering food, and stunning sights. In Bacolod City alone—the capital of Negros Occidental—you can already find many places to visit and things to do, and this also goes for its neighboring cities and towns.

If you are a first-timer who has no idea where to go and what things to do in Negros, then you have come to the right place! This guide covers the most popular and noteworthy attractions and activities in the province. Brace yourself, as this article might make you want to pack your bags and fly immediately to the land of Sugarlandia this 2021. Ready? Read on and see the top things to do in Negros!

1. Travel back in time at The Ruins.

Location: Talisay City, Negros Occidental

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The heritage site in Talisay City was built in the early 1900’s.

Image: The Ruins Facebook Page

For first-timers who want to experience the rich history of Negros, a trip to the ancestral house called The Ruins is a must. As one of the top tourist attractions in Negros, the ancestral house is not only a cultural destination for tourists but also a picture-perfect backdrop for couples who want to take romantic pictures. The best time to visit the heritage landmark is in the afternoon when the sun is setting.

2. Taste the iconic chicken inasal at Nena’s Beth.

Location: Manokan Country, Father M. Ferrero Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental


Manokan Country in Bacolod City is an entire street of a hole-in-the-wall restos specializing in grilled chicken!

Image: Nena's Beth Chicken Inasal Facebook Page

Eating to your heart’s content in Bacolod is something that you shouldn’t miss! At Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal in Manokan Country, you can indulge in the best-tasting chicken inasal (grilled chicken) that the city is known for. When you’re at the restaurant, remember that the Ilonggo way to eat the juicy grilled chicken is with your bare hands!

3. Go on an adventure and spend the night at Campuestohan Highland Resort.

Location: Sitio Campuestohan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental


Campuestohan Highland Resort is for those who want to experience thrill-seeking activities and rides.

Image: Campuestohan Highland Resort Website

Campuestohan Highland Resort is a favorite vacation destination for locals and foreign tourists since it is close to the metro. Situated on the foothills of Mount Makawili, the highland resort is blessed with natural views of the mountains and the distant sea. There are also exciting rides and activities to do with the gang such as the zip line, rope course, wave pool, bike in the sky, and many more.

4. Listen to the calming waves at the Lakawon Island Resort

Location: Cadiz Viejo, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental

stunning sights in Negros

A trip to Negros isn’t complete without dipping your toes on clear water and getting tan lines.

Image: Lakawon Island Resort Facebook Page

This banana-shaped island boasts a 13-hectare white sand along the coasts of Cadiz City, a town located about an hour away from the City of Smiles. Undeniably one of the places that offer the most stunning sights in Negros, Lakawon Island Resort features a magnificently clear sea, as well as adrenaline-pumping water activities. The island also takes pride in its Tawhai Floating Bar, a bar drifting on the water where guests can sit on cushions and drink cocktails while soaking up some Vitamin D.

5. Buy delicacies and souvenirs at Bongbong's Pasalubong.

Location: Lacson Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Negros Itinerary

Before you fly back home, your last stop should be in a pasalubong store!

Image: BongBong's Piaya and Barquillos Facebook Page

Bring home Bacolod treats at Bongbong’s Pasalubong for your loved ones back in your city. One of the delicacies that should be on your cart is the famous piaya (muscovado-filled flatbread), a staple treat that will remind you of the sweet smiles of Bacolodnons. In addition to piaya, Bongbong’s offers more affordable and tasty delicacies, as well as T-shirts and keychains.

Thanks to the island’s natural charm and diverse attractions, an epic adventure awaits every tourist. But before you fly, plan your Negros itinerary first so you can make the most out of your trip!

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Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!

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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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