20+ Negros Occidental Tourist Spots: Best Places to See

Here is a comprehensive list of Negros Occidental tourist spots you should not miss!

Negros Occidental is known for its vast sugarcane plantations, making it the “Sugar Bowl of the Philippines.”

What people don’t know, however, is that these sugarcane fields used to be pristine forests. Massive logging during the previous decades left the province almost scarred.

Thankfully, there some remaining natural ecosystems which are now eyed as ecotourism destinations.

If you are planning to visit, here are the best tourist destinations in Negros Occidental. Take note. Most of the attractions included in the list are off-beaten, raw, and unspoiled. It is hoped that ecotourism will sustain these for generations to come.

Behold Negros Occidental Tourist Spots

1. Northern Negros National Park

Northern Negros Natural Park is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Northern Negros Natural Park FB Page

Northern Negros National Park is one of the last remaining forest ecosystems in Negros Occidental. It thrives with an amazing diversity of flora and fauna, some of which found nowhere else in the world.

The park covers around 107 727 hectares of both dipterocarp and mossy forests. Among the wildlife species found here are the critically-endangered Visayan spotted deer, Philippine naked-backed fruit bat, and the Negros shrew.

Hopefully, the local authorities will revitalize efforts to protect the park from illegal activities given its varied ecological benefits.

2. Danjugan Island

Danjugan Island is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by:  Jackson Groves – Journey Era Travel Blog via PADI

Danjugan Island showcases sustainable tourism, being a protected wildlife habitat and marine reserve sanctuary. The pristine environment makes bird watching, scuba diving, trekking, snorkeling, and kayaking ideal activities you can enjoy here.

Aside from tourists, students and researchers love to come here to immerse with nature’s beauty.

  • Location/Jump-off: Cauayan

3. Mag-Aso Falls

Mag-Ao Falls is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Exotic Tourist Magazine

Cascading beautifully amidst lush foliage, Mag-Aso Falls is a must-see Negros Occidental destination. It’s known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters that will give you instant relief.

What I love doing is to swim right on the base of the falls while its cascading waters give a rejuvenating massage. Ah, what a way to escape the daily hustles and bustles. If you’re planning to have an overnight stay, there are cottages and rooms you can rent.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Oringao, Kabankalan City
  • Entrance Fee: Php 50 per person
  • Cottage Rent: Php 200 (Nipa Hut)

4. Mount Mandalagan

If you’re up for a thrilling hike, trek your way to Mount Mandalagan, one of the formidable peaks in the province. Along the way, you’ll pass by Tinagong Dagat, and sulfuric vents.

But my favorite sights here are the rich tropical forests that showcase the thriving biodiversity of Negros Occidental. The mountain is also home to numerous rivers and waterfalls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Patag, Silay City
  • Elevation: 1,683 meters above sea level
  • Trekking Time: 4-6 hours

5. Sugar Beach

Photo by: George’s – All about the Philippines

Why sugar? Well, the beach has powdery, brownish sands which would you give a picture of sugar powder, right? It’s one of the most frequented Negros Occidental tourist spots.

Here, you’ll find different resorts which mainly offer snorkeling and scuba diving. When you come here, don’t miss out a stunning view of the sunset. There’s a nearby hill which gives you a vantage viewpoint. Relax. It’s an easy climb to reach it.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sipalay

6. Dalinson Falls

Photo by: Roselyn Pabillar

With a majestic height of 40 feet, Dalinson Falls is said to be one of the hiding places of Japanese treasures. Whether that is true or not, it is a promising eco-tourism destination, owing to the rustic views.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Vergara, Brgy Bug-ang, Toboso

7. Carbin Reef

Carbin Reef is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Pilipino Ako

Carbin Reef boasts of an extensive sandbar that resembles the shape of a tongue when viewed from air. It lies on a vast marine reserve covering more than 32 000 hectares.

The reserve itself is an ecological wonder. It teems with pristine coral reefs, and countless aquatic species. There are also mangrove forests which shelter more flora and fauna. It is one of the most pristine tourist spots in Negros Occidental.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sagay City

8. Malisbog Falls

Malisbog Falls is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: MikotoChi Baozi Olpenda

Malisbog Falls is one of the off-beaten Negros Occidental tourist spots. It cascades lazily towards a small and shallow pool. All in all, it composes of three layers.

The highest of which measures around 60 feet high with icy-cold and crystal-clear waters. Dense jungles upstream feed a brook leading to the waterfall.

  • Location/Jump-off: Silay City
  • Trekking Time: 20 minutes
  • Guide Fee: Php 300

9. Dumalabdab Falls

Photo by: @wandereenry via Windowseat.ph

Dumalabdab Falls may not be as high as the other waterfalls but it does have its own charming features to offer. It cascades like a bridal veil towards a naturally-built catch basin. There’s just nothing like it relishing its chilly waters as you gaze on the verdant vegetation.

  • Location/Jump-off: Silay City

10. Tinagong Dagat

Tinagong Dagat is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Journals

Tinagong Dagat lies atop a mountain with a flat terrain. It is believed to be an old crater of a volcano. During rainy months, the plateau becomes flooded and turns into a lagoon with waters reaching 6 feet. Thus, hikers need to settle on higher elevations.

During summer, however, it becomes dry, making it a good spot for building a tent. Tropical rain forests surround it. Tinagong Dagat is one of the emerging Negros Occidental tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Cabatangan, Talisay City
  • Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

11. Malanta-og Falls

Malanta-og Falls is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Hello Negros

Malanta-og Falls is one of the highest in the province and is also one of the most picturesque. It cascades for more than 50 meters towards a beautiful pool with pristine waters.

You can jump from one of the surrounding boulders towards the pool because it’s deep. Just make sure you know how to swim. Dense forests surround Malanta-og Falls and atop it, one can often see wild monkeys playing.

  • Location/Jump-off: Don Salvador Benedicto
  • Entrance Fee: Donation
  • Trekking Time: 1-2 hours

12. Mount Talinis

Mount Talinis is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Matthew V. Fernandez via Dumaguete Tourism Office

Mount Talinis is a dormant volcano with active fumaroles where sulfuric gases emerge. It is one of the highest peaks in the province. It is often dubbed as “Cuernos de Negros” (Horns of Negros) because of its double peaked volcano.

Thick jungles also cover the mountain and it displays an incredible array of ecological bounty. When trekking, you might catch sight of tarictic hornbills, deers, and bats. It’s one of the most preserved Negros Occidental tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Valencia
  • Elevation: 1,864 meters above sea level
  • Trekking Time: 8 hours to the summit

13. Himoga-an River

Photo by: George De La Cruz

Himoga-an River is one of the water bodies emanating from the dense forests of Northern Negros Natural Park. It’s one of the biggest rivers in the province and hosts various sights. Among the activities done here are swimming, family picnic, and whitewater tubing.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Puey, Sagay City

14. The Ruins

The Ruins is one of the best Negros Occidental tourist spot/destinations
Photo by: Ariel Ladrido Photography via Philippine Pride

The Ruins is an ancestral house built in 1920 by Don Mariano, a local sugar baron. He dedicated the mansion to this wife but it was later burned in World War II. Garden lilies and a fou-tiered fountain decorate the mansion’s front lawn. It is one of the top Negros Occidental tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Talisay City, Bacolod
  • Operating Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee: Php 100 for adults, Php 50 for students with ID, Php 60 for seniors, Php 20 for children below 8 years old
  • Email: lacson_mansion@yahoo.com.ph
  • Website: www.theruins.com.ph

15. Lakawon Island

Photo by: George’s – All about the Philippines

Lakawon Island boasts of powdery cream sand and turquoise waters. It hosts the Taw Hai Floating Bar, the largest floating bar in Asia. Aside from swimming, other things you can do here are snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboard, banana boat, bandwagon, and many more. It’s one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Negros Occidental.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Cadiz Viejo, Cadiz City
  • Official Website: www.lakawonisland.com.ph
  • Email Address: reservations@lakawon.com.ph
  • Contact Numbers: 09175022625, 09491132202, 09323964453

Other Negros Occidental Tourist Spots

16. Kipot Summer Resort

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Mailum, Bago City

17. Balay Negrese

  • Location/Jump-off: Silay City

18. Mambukal Mountain

  • Location/Jump-off: Bacolod City

19. Bernardino Jalandoni Museum

  • Location/Jump-off: Rizal Street, Silay City

20. Campuestohan Highlands Resort

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Campuestohan, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City

For Your Information

If you need more information to help set up your itinerary to Negros Occidental tourist destinations, do contact the Provincial Tourism Office via the following:

  • Facebook Page: Negros Occidental Tourism Division
  • Contact Number:  (034) 433 2515
  • Email Address: tourism_negocc@yahoo.com
  • Website:  www.negros-occ.gov.ph
  • Office Address: 2/F Provincial Capitol Building, North Capitol RoadBacolod City

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