Attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Sugar Beach

Danjugan Island Marine Reserve & Sanctuary

This 42-hectare island is a model of intelligent ecotourism. Well-maintained paths provide access through thick forest to idyllic deserted beaches, sea-eagle nests and a screeching bat cave where pythons feed at the…
Top Choice Street in Dumaguete

Rizal Boulevard

While Filipino cities aren't generally known for their beauty or charm, Dumaguete's waterfront promenade along Rizal Blvd is an exception to the rule. Constructed in 1916, this scenic quarter-mile lined with old-fas…
Top Choice Historic Building in Silay

Hofileña Heritage House

This stately house contains an astonishing private art collection, as well as antiques belonging to one of Silay's principal families. The house is owned by the charismatic and loquacious Ramon Hofileña, a tireless …
Top Choice Zoo in Bacolod

Negros Forests & Ecological Foundation

A zoo with a difference, this foundation seeks to preserve endangered animals endemic to Negros. It houses mostly birds, including an extraordinary collection of rare and colourful hornbills that alone justifies a v…
Top Choice Beach in Bais City & Around

Manjuyod Sandbar

An exquisite narrow 7km stretch of sand exposes itself at low tide in the waters northeast of Bais City. Boats leave from Capiñahan port in South Bais Bay (P2500 to P3500 for 10 people for the day, 15 minutes). Be s…
National Park in Dumaguete

Twin Lakes National Park

About 20km northwest of Dumaguete, the twin crater lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao offer some wonderfully scenic hiking. The area is virgin forest and full of wildlife, including monkeys and birds; if you're lucky y…
Historic Building in Bacolod

RUINS

Set on lovely manicured grounds surrounded by sugar plantations, the RUINS is an early-20th-century Italianate mansion originally built by a local sugar magnate in honour of his deceased wife. During WWII, US soldie…
Park in Sagay

Sagay Marine Reserve

Sagay is best known as the guardian of the 32,000-hectare Sagay Marine Reserve, established in 1999. For visitors, highlights are the 200-hectare Carbin Reef (P100 entry), about 15km northeast of Old Sagay (20 minut…
Waterfall in Valencia

Casaroro Falls

These glorious 30m-high falls, 4km from Valencia, are most refreshing after the challenging trek to reach them. After climbing down the 335 steps, the trail, or what remains of it after being washed away in a typhoo…
Zoo in Dumaguete

Centrop

Opposite the hospital is this small zoo and research centre housing 16 species of indigenous mammals, reptiles and birds, including the critically endangered Negros bleeding-heart pigeon, Philippine spotted deer (on…