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BEST TIME TO VISIT BACOLOD CITY
Bacolod can be found in Negros Island, on the Philippines’ Visayan region. It has been dubbed as “The City of Smiles” because of the warmth and friendliness of its people. Throughout the year, visitors from all over the country and foreigners from other parts of the globe flock to Bacolod to experience its people’s congeniality and the warmth of its tropical climate.
It’s residents bask in the sun’s glory from December to May, which is the country’s dry season and is the best time to visit Bacolod tourist spots. The remaining months vary from light rains to thunderstorms, so it’s always best to plan your trip along those dry months.
For those looking for a street party, the Masskara Festival is held during the fourth Sunday of October each year. This is the city’s most important festival and is another great time to visit other Bacolod tourist spots.
How to get from Dumaguete to Bacolod
HOW TO GET FROM DUMAGUETE TO BACOLOD
There are buses going from Dumaguete to Bacolod. You should know that Dumaguete to Bacolod travel time by bus is 6 hours. Dumaguete to Bacolod fare is 380 PHP with air conditioning and 295 PHP regular service with no air conditioning.
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Dumaguete to Bacolod Bus Schedule
The bus leaves from Ceres Dumaguete Terminal and it will get to Bacolod South Terminal. There are a few buses leaving almost 24 hours. Starting from 1 am until 10 pm last service. Buses are running every 1-2 hours during this time.
The bus from Dumaguete to Bacolod will stop Mabinay and Kabankalan before getting to Bacolod City. Once in Bacolod you can move around the city by jeepney or tricycle.
How to get from Dumaguete to Bacolod by Van/Car
If you want to get from Dumaguete to Bacolod by car. Dumaguete to Bacolod travel time is around 5 hours by car. The distance from Dumaguete to Bacolod is 230 kilometers.
It’s a great idea going by car and van if you are traveling in a group or with a lot of luggage. It’s more comfortable than the bus.
Dumaguete to Bacolod Flight
There is no direct flight from Cebu to Dumaguete. You will have to do a stopover in Cebu. And total travel time Dumaguete to Bacolod would be around 6 hours. And the fare Dumaguete to Bacolod by plane is around 2000 PHP.
It’s not worth it to take this route since it’s more expensive and it takes longer.
HOTELS IN BACOLOD CITY
There are over a hundred pension houses and numerous very accommodating hotels in Bacolod City. These accommodations can be found all over town and have easy access to the best tourist spots. Here’s a short list of pension houses, hotels in Bacolod City along with the cost of stay per night:
THE SUITES AT CALLE NUEVA
With breakfast, Wifi and all the comfort that you need for an affordable price: P1000 per night for a single room and P1500 for a double room.
MAINSTREET PENSION HOUSE
Double room (good for 2 persons) – P900 / night
Triple room (good for 3 persons) – P1,200 / night
L’FISHER HOTEL (4-STAR HOTEL)
The pool area with infinity pool is so beautiful. Ideal for a getaway and prices are starting: Rooms per night costs from P2,000.
It’s located close to downtown and these are the prices: Standard room twin (good for 2 persons) – P2,300 / night
Standard room queen (good for 2 persons) – P2,300 / night and Deluxe room twin – P3,200 / night.
SEDA HOTEL (4-STAR HOTEL)
A very modern and new brand in Bacolod: Rooms per night costs from P4,000
These hotels in Bacolod City are accommodating and affordable. We recommend that you try one of these many options as they are sure to give you the comfort and rest that you deserve after a long day of traveling and exploring.
You can also try AirBnB in Bacolod City where prices are starting from $15-25 USD.
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