It is the third largest island in the country, and located in the southern Visayan Region of the Philippines, it is about 45 min flights from Manila and local airlines have 3/4 flights a day. This island has a wide plantation of sugarcane and considered as the sugar producing region in the country. and host the most beautiful beaches, tourism, and a wonderful place to visit. The best place to relax and have fun with the most beautiful water falls can be found only here in the Philippines with the most hospitable and friendly people. Hospitality, sincerity, and fun loving is what makes the Negrense special; they welcome all visitors with a smile and make them feel at home. Negros Island is a must see tourist spot if you want to visit the real hospitality of the Filipino people. Negros is composed to two provinces: Negros Oriental (central region) and Negros Occidental (western region).
Is the Eastern part of island and known for its friendly people. This Eastern side of Negros is known for its Spanish culture, scenic tourist attractions, and festivals. Many tourists visit the fantastic beach resorts, mountain and volcanic scenery, and the colorful Sinulog festival. The largest city is Dumaguete City which is called home to over 200,000 Filipinos.
is the Western side of the Island and is also famous for its many festivals and friendly people. Negros Occidental is divided into 13 cities and 19 municipalities. Bacolod City, which is the largest in Negros, is the most chartered city amongst all other cities and provinces in the Philippines. One of the most popular festivals in the Western side of Negros is Masskara festival, known as the Mask Festival, is celebrated every 3rd week in October.
Tourism keeps growing with more than 50 inland beach resorts and the most popular resorts are Punta Bulata located in Cauayan, Jambo Paridise in Sagay, and Lakawon Island (known for its beautiful white sand) is in Cadiz. Other resorts include Mambuka Spring Resort located at the foot of Mt. Canlaon and the Gintubdan Mountain Resort located in La Carlota City.
Occidental is host to many events and the most popular festivals are the Masskara Festival in October, which is celebrated by the Bacolenos (residents from Bacolod). In April there is the Panaad Sa Negros of Bacolod City, the Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota City, the Mudpack Festival of mambukal and the Sinulog festival of Kabankalan City
Bacolod City has a number of fine antique collections. Both the Torres Collection and Vega´s Antique Collection feature Chinese and indo-Chinese pottery, as well as wooden and ivory santos. Recuerdos de Bacolod displays excavated items and heirlooms. The house of Leon Guinto, the first mayor of Manila, in Talisay has a collection of antique furniture and fixtures
The Twin Lake
Are crater lakes 900 meters above sea level on South Negros Island. Surrounded by virgin forest, it is one the most beautiful places to visit in the Visaya region. Cross the lake by native canoe to reach the campsite – an unforgettable ride. Challenging trails lead along steep valleys, past hidden waterfalls, and through local villages seldom visited. Lots of wild life, eagles, monkeys and moe can be observed there.
Steam locomotives, or “Iron Dinosaurs”, are still used in the sugar towns. They haul cane from the fields to the mills through narrow-gauge railroad tracks that, at certain points, span rivers and ravines.