Bacolod City Holidays

The metropolitan city of Bacolod is one of the most populous in the Philippines, serving as a major business and export center for the country. The city was established by Spanish colonists around 1755, and the city gained independence through a revolution in the late 1800s. Today, visitors need not worry about social unrest. The local population ... Read more
here are regarded as quite friendly, as it’s nicknamed the "City of Smiles."
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Top Bacolod City restaurants

  • Moon Cafe
    8.01 review
    Mexican, Filipino, Cafe
  • Cafe de Argos
    10.01 review
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  • Rau Ram Cafe
    9.02 reviews
    Asian/Pacific, Vietnamese, Fusion
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  • Chicken Deli
    8.04 reviews
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  • 7.4
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Anchorage

I generally dislike most cities in the Philippines due to their general uninteresting nature and bad air pollution. Bacolod, I will say, is not that bad. While it doesn't have any big attractions, there is some life and culture around the city, interesting to explore for a day. Eating options are pretty good as well.

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Anchorage

Bacolod is surprisingly interesting city. I can see it would be a good place for expats. There are many good quality restaurants, both budget friendly and high-end, easy to navigate, and pleasant. Only 1 hour fast ferry ride away from Iloilo city, and a number of buses and jeepneys originates from here to north and south of Negros Island. It's a good place to stop for a day or two.

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Manila

The Bacolod Masskara Festival is a much anticipated festival in Bacolod City known as "The City Of Smiles.

The festival began during a period of crisis where sugar cane, the province primary agricutural crop went all time low due to sugar substitutes in the 80's. At this time around, an inter island vessel carrying people from this city sank with an estimated 700 lives lost.

This tragic events gave birth to the Masskara Festival where people take the streets to dance with their sad faces covered in mask with smiling faces to show that despite hardships and trials the people in Bacolod City will stand strong and continue to thrive.

This became the City's charter day from then on. :-)

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Waco

What else can I say?? It is where my sweetie was living when I met her... Kewl city, very friendly people... If you go there, go to Kabankalan City and say hi to my in-laws... and then go to Mag-Aso Falls... GORGEOUS!!!!

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Manila
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The place is okay. I lived here for about 3 years to study. It's too crowded and not clean at all specially around Libertad market. I liked the lagoon, it's nice to walk around at night time.

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Definitely has the best inasal :)

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Local from Bacolod City

nice place

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Local from Bacolod City

going to bacolod

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Himamaylan, Negros Occidental

I love riding there!

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Streetfood ~ bbq chicken intestine

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