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Mantayupan and Kawasan Falls Day Tour from Cebu
"A 2 hour drive from the city will bring you to Mantayupan Falls passing thru old Spanish houses rice fields and the green countryside. Breathe in fresh air and enjoy a brief walk to the falls. Mantayupan has two water levels (14 and 98 meters) where a mini-hydro electric system has been installed to service the needs of the small town.The water is saying hello to the locals going about chores such as doing laundry seeing children splashing and experiencing the coolness and freshness of this secret paradise makes this area a very popular getaway by the locals on weekends and holidays. A picnic lunch in a native hut by the falls will be served. Don on a life vest hop on a wooden raft and go under the falls for a hydro massage and enjoy a refreshing dip in aquamarine waters.""""Take an early morning drive southwest of Cebu along picturesque coastlines
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Half-Day Cebu City Tour Including Round-Trip Hotel Transfers
"A choice of morning and afternoon departure which can either be at 09:00 am or 01:00 pm. Your English Tour guide will be waiting at the hotel's main lobby. Trace back the history of the colonial city by visiting the nucleus of the first Spanish settlemen Fort San Pedro. Observe how the local people express their faith at Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino and the iconic Magellan's Cross. Drive through the country's oldest Colon Street Cebu Heritage Monument that describes the eventful saga of Cebu's history and the scenic Taoist Temple where you can have your fortunes told. Make sure to also buy packets of dried mango sweet and meaty you will surely love it. We'll finish out the tour with a short shopping trip.""""Tour Cebu's rich past with century old churches
From $57.00
 
Small-Group Cebu City Afternoon Fun Tour by Coach
"Taoist TempleThis temple preserves the teachings of Lao-Tse the 600 B.C. Chinese philosopher. Everyday people climb its 99 steps to light joss sticks and have their fortune read. A towering multi-tiered multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.Attractions here consist of huge colorful dragon a replica of the Great Wall of China spacious balconies offering scenic views
From $20.00

More Local Customs in Bacolod City

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Fiesta! Everyone's Welcome

Whenever a barangay or town celebrates a fiesta, guests are welcome in a local's home for food and drinks. Yes, it is part of the Filipino hospitality. In our town (1.5 hours from Bacolod) we...
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Masskara!!!

Every October 19, Bacolod Celebrates its charter day and a Masskara Festival is held. It is a week long celebration wherein the highlight is usually the weekend before the 19th. Be sure to book your...
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Eat out!

Bacolodnons love to eat out and to be "seen". It's just a small city where a friend of a friend knows this and that. We have a variety of local restaurants which we patronize and recommend with...
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Sweet As Sugar

Aside from their sincere and warm hospitality, guess what you’ll immediately notice about the people of Bacolod: their sweet way of talking in an indescribable melodious tone. You’ll also observe that...
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The Rise Of The Middle Class

When crisis hit the sugar industry, many of the workers who were displaced didn’t wallow in self-pity. Rising above their misfortune of losing jobs, many took a chance to work abroad. The overseas...
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Simple, Slow And Easy

Simple:Far from the aristocratic types I imagined, the affluent in Bacolod do not dress up to impress. In fact, many wealthy people don’t wear flashy clothes and jewelry in public; they dress up and...
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"Bibingka" As Street Foods

I was told that when Aboy's Restaurant introduced the "Bibingka" and "Puto Bumbong", they became such a big hit to Bacolod diners. On the streets of Bacolod, you can also have the "bibingka". Cooked...
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Weekend Get Together

Most clans/families get together on weekends. I had the occasion to witness the get together of the Garcia Clan. After a festive meal, I was happy to see such affluent families discussing not business...
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Hospitality At Its Best!

I believe that the best way to learn about the culture of a place is by observing things and people around you; actually talking and mixing with the locals, and joining them in their festivals and...
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"Sinamak", Soy Sauce & Calamansi

When you go to a restaurant serving native foods, you'll see already set on the table a bottle of "sinamak", a bottle of soy sauce, and ready to squeeze calamansi on a saucer. It seems that almost all...
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Feeling of Oneness

Whether affluent, middle class or poor, I noticed that family ties of Bacolod people are closely knit. They eat meals together, they go see places together, and many even watch the Masskara Festival...
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Rice For Meals

For meals in restaurants, viands are eaten NOT with bread, but with your choice of plain rice, fried rice or garlic rice. The rice is usually served on slightly singed banana leaves cut to the shape...
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Lechon

mmm, pork, not just pork, but the entire pig, slow roasted and stuffed with spices. I had lechon no less than three times when I was here and will forever be grateful. Among pork lovers of the world,...
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Party with the Dead!

On all Soul's day (Oct. 31-Nov. 3) The entire Bacolod heads to the graves (The cemeteries) and puts up a party for their dead friends and relatives! That's right- families and friends step right up on...
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Lopez Jaena - Malaspina Streets, Capitol Shopping Center, Bacolod, 6100, Philippines
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52 San Sebastian Street, ex. Bacolod Executive Inn, Bacolod, 6100, Philippines
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corner of Araneta & Roxas streets, Bacolod, 6100, Philippines
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"The City of Smiles"
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"BACOLOD"
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"Welcome to the City of Smiles - Bacolod!"
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"Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty"
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"Where the air is sweet"
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