9 TOP SAGAY CITY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS | THINGS TO DO
Visiting several places around the country, I can say that the beauty of Sagay City deserves to be given a chance.
Given the right promotion with more social media influencers to promote the place, Sagay will surely be at the forefront of tourism not only of the Negros Island but of the entire country.
Listed below are the tourist spots which you should experience when visiting Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
TOP SAGAY CITY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS | THINGS TO DO
1. CARBIN REEF
Carbin Reef is a marine sanctuary with a nice white sandbar. One cannot resist but plunge in the area because it offers clear water. While at Carbin Reef you can swim, scuba dive, snorkel or simply laze at the white sand while enjoying the scenery.
While at Carbin Reef you can swim, scuba dive, snorkel or simply laze at the white sand while enjoying the scenery.
Should you wish to do snorkeling, paraphernalia are available at PHP 500/ 2 persons.This rate comes with a guide. I suggest getting a guide because the current are strong at some areas.
Payment for snorkeling must be made at the tourism center located at the wharf in Old Sagay (jump off point for Carbin Reef.
Boat Rental from Old Sagay Wharf to Carbin Reef:
PHP 1,200 – 10 pax
PHP 1,500 – 11 to 15 pax maximum
2. SUYAC ISLAND
30 minutes away from Carbin Reef, you will find The Suyac Island. Home to the biggest and oldest mangroves in Negros Occidental.The mangrove forest was developed and nice bamboo bridges were built around the area connecting several cottages for day travelers.
The moment you arrive at the place, you will be greeted by the men and women of Island who are members of the Suyac Island Eco-Tourism Association (SIETAS) who are managing the place.Normally these men and women will give all visitors short orientation which includes interesting facts about the mangroves in the area and the rules to follow while visiting the place. If you are coming as a group you will even be entertained by these folks with a song and dance number.
Normally these men and women will give all visitors a short orientation which includes interesting facts about the mangroves in the area and the rules to follow while visiting the place. If you are coming as a group you will even be entertained by these folks with a song and dance number.
The Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-park is Sagay City’s first community-based Eco-tourism project.
Should you wish to order for food during your travel, it best to advise the group at least 2 days before your trip.
Boat Rentals to and from Old sagay Wharf and Suyac Island is PHP 500. However, if you are already in Carbin Reef, you simply add PHP 300 for a side trip to this Island.
Contact Number: 0907-3962-199
3. MOLOCABOC ISLAND
Another interesting place to visit in Sagay City is the Molocaboc Island. It is best to rent a boat when visiting the Island. The Island is a fishing community where you will find big jars which they used to collect waters from the rain. For the first time travelers, it is best to coordinate with the tourism office of Sagay first when visiting the Island.
4. VITO CHURCH (SAN VICENTE DE FERRER)
Opps! This is not my church. The name of the place just coincides with my family name, Vito. Pilgrims and devotees flock to the shrine of San Vicente de Ferrer every Friday.
5. MUSEO SANG BATA SA NEGROS
The first interactive children Museum outside Metro Manila, Museo sang Bata sa Negros. You will be amazed at their little in-house guides (kids) as they tour you around the museum.
Adult- PHP 50.00
Students: PHP 25
Senior Citizen – PHP 40
Parking Fee: PHP 30 (whole day) | PHP 130 (Overnight Parking)
Contact Numbers: 0918-6171-736 | 0948-9261-764
6. PANAL REEF
Another interesting marine sanctuary in Sagay is the Panal Reef. The place is best for snorkeling because of its rich marine and sea life. Please coordinate with the Tourism office should you wish to visit the place.
7. MACAHULOM REEF
Macahulom Reef is an exciting place to visit to see another mangrove forest with migratory birds during certain months. Boating around the area will surely give guests another unforgettable experience
8. SINIGAYAN FESTIVAL
Held every 3rd week of March, the Sinigayan Festival is an expression of arts and culture reflective of the people of Sagay. The celebration is highlighted by street and arena dance competitions.
9. MARGAHA BEACH RESORT | NUNE ALVARADO ART STUDIO
Nune Alvarado is a visual artist based in Sagay City. You can visit his place at Margaha Beach Resort, Sagay.
WHERE TO STAY
Contact Numbers: (034) 488-0316 | 0929-8992-219 | 0977-3758-195
Contact Numbers: 488-0222 | 0946-6125-555
C-Chen Paradise Beach Resort
Hi-way Travelers Inn
Contact Number: 0946-6125-555
Rak Pension House
Contact Number: 488-0365
Sea Jam Travelers Inn
Contact Number: 722-0238
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport to Sagay City is the Bacolod-Silay Airport. The City is a two-hour drive from Bacolod City. Ceres Buses plying the northern Negros route pass by this city. If you are coming to from Cebu, you can reach Sagay via Toledo in about 4 hours which includes a one-hour ride in fast ferries.
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