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    nature trip, sight seeing, swimming,snorkeling

    by JoyceI Written Nov 8, 2012

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    Nature trip at the Mambukal Mountain Resort in which you can dip your body in hot spring, relax at the spa, climb the 7th falls, go boating in the lagoon, observe the butterflies behavior, experience the breathtaking slide for life, go swimming in the pool and watch millions of bats. Visit historical places like the Ruins, Balay Negrense, San Sebastian Cathedral, Negros Museum, Go swimming, snorkeling and diving in the crystal clear water of Sipalay beaches, Carbin reef, Lakawon Island, and Sipaway Island.

    Dipping Pool - Mambukal, Negros Occidental The Ruins- Talisay City, Negros Occidental Mag-aso Falls, Kabankalan City Dinagsa Festival - Cadiz City Carbin Reef, Sagay City
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    Don't Miss The Electric Masskara

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 19, 2010

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    Aside from the Masskara Festival, include the Electric Masskara in your itinerary. Held for two evenings at Bacolod City's Tourist Strip in Lacson Street, the Electric Masskara is gaining popularity among locals and tourists who go for beer drinking and street partying after the parade of floats carrying dancers with colorfully lighted costumes and head gear.

    The first night of 2010 Electric Masskara started late because of heavy rains. When the rain stopped, we hurried to the Tourist Strip to witness the festivities. Sad to say, we didn't enjoy that night. The crowd was rather rowdy, we couldn't get good photos. I wish there were more marshals for crowd control. I saw some managing the traffic rerouting, but I didn't see any at the area for dance exhibition so people shoved their way near the dancers.

    2010 Electric Masskara 2010 Electric Masskara
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    Go For A Nature Trip To Murcia

    by cyndymc Written Nov 13, 2010

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    Murcia is a small town about 25 minutes away from Bacolod City. It lies at the foot of a dormant volcano, Mt. Kanlaon. Murcia found its niche in the tourism industry when the Mambukal Mountain Resort became popular not only with local tourists, but with foreigners as well. It is regarded as the summer capital of Negros Occidental. Read more about it in my Murcia Travel Page.

    VT Was In Mambukal, Murcia
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    Time Warp Experience In Talisay City

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 13, 2010

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    One place you shouldn't miss in Negros Occidental is The Ruins, the "skeletal" remains of a magnificent structure built out of love for a woman, then ordered to be razed by fire out of love for our country. Read more about it in my Talisay Page and see more pictures.

    The best time to go there is during sunset or early morning.

    The Ruins VT Was At The Ruins
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    Heritage Tour of Silay City, “Living City Museum”

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 10, 2010

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    With 28 heritage houses and a centuries-old church with a dome likened to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Silay City has earned the title of “Living City Museum”. The most popular ancestral house is the Victor Fernandez Gaston Ancestral House, also known as Balay Negrense.

    During Holy Week, many religious travelers go to the Silay Church, better known as the San Diego Pro-Cathedral for the traditional Visita Iglesia. Even on non-Lenten days, tourists go there to appreciate its architectural details.

    It won't take you 2 hours to tour Silay's old structures.

    Balay Negrense Dome & Facade of San Diego Pro-Cathedral Inside San Diego Pro-Cathedral Facade of San Diego Pro-Cathedral
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    Want Free Face Painting?

    by cyndymc Written Nov 4, 2010

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    Hubby and I noticed that the popular fastfood outlets in Lacson Street didn't have many diners, compared to their outlets in other parts of the country that we visited, where there were many people whatever time of the day. The Jollibee branch offered free face painting during the Electric Masskara period, starting in the morning. I thought it was a creative way of attracting people to their place. So if you are into face painting, avail of Jollibee's promo.

    Free Face Painting @ Jollibee Free Face Painting @ Jollibee
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    Have Fun At Bacolod City Masskara Festival

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 4, 2010

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    The best time to go to Bacolod City is during its Masskara Festival. Now considered one of the most popular and merriest festivals in the Philippines, Masskara Festival is a MUST in your itinerary. The fun is contagious!

    Street Dancing @ Masskara Festival
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    Bacolod City Tour

    by cyndymc Updated Nov 4, 2010

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    It is so easy to tour Bacolod City. The places of interest are near each other so you can tour it in half a day, whether you ride a taxi or a rented car or jeepney, or even if you decide to walk. Of course, if you take time to take photos or shop for "pasalubong", or take a snack or meal, you'll probably need a day.

    In our case, we toured the city on foot in the morning of our first day. We just walked leisurely from Bacolod Business Inn to the San Sebastian Cathedral. We were surprised to see that just a few steps from it, there's the Palacio Episcopal and the City Plaza. Not far away from the Cathedral is SM Mall, but we didn't go there anymore. We wanted to spend more time for photo shoot and observing the locals, the flea market around the Plaza, and the souvenir masks sold by ambulant vendors.

    Early morning of our 2nd day, we rode the jeepney (Bata-Libertad route) from our hotel and went to the Association of Negros Producers' Showroom. After buying some souvenir t-shirts, we crossed the street to explore the Provincial Park & Lagoon. Upon entering the gate at Lacson Street, we were greeted by the imposing Ang Paghimud-os Sculpture. We spent some time around the Park & Lagoon taking photos of the landmark carabao statues and the Provincial Capitol Building, considered an architectural gem. It can be seen across the Park. Negros Museum is just behind the Capitol Building, but we weren't able to go inside as it was still closed.

    Provincial Capitol Building Across The Lagoon Negros Museum Association of Negros Producers' Showroom Ang Paghimud-os Sculpture San Sebastian Cathedral
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    Punta Bulata Beach Resort

    by barbskie Updated May 24, 2008

    Enjoy the sea with its clear waters and the beach far from traffic. A secluded place seems like your own private santuary. A nature lover's paradise. Has white sands and one of the finest resorts in Negros islands , recommendable for both local residents and tourists. The service is very friendly. The atmosphere is great to enjoy and relax. Their fruit salad was yummy! Don't forget to check their shop....to buy something for you or for souvenir.
    You will reach the resort comfortably if you have a private means of transportation or arrange with the resort's management.
    Reservations: Reservations@puntabulata.com
    Inqueries: Info@puntabulata.com

    Main building The Pool Restaurant
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