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Exterior of The Ruins in BacolodBacolod City is dubbed The City of Smiles because of its annual MassKara Festival, which is reminiscent of Rio Carnival and boasts colorful masks with smiling faces. 

Located in Negros Occidental, the wealthiest residents trace all the way back to the Spanish era, when the sugar industry thrived throughout the colonial period. The ruins of majestic homes like as the "Ruins" provide a look into how Bacolod's genteel society used to live.


Best time to visit

Visit Bacolod during off-peak season, from the months of March to May.


Weather in Bacolod

The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from April 2 to May 30, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest month of the year in Bacolod City is May, with an average high of 92°F and low of 78°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from December 1 to February 11, with an average daily high temperature below 87°F. The coldest month of the year in Bacolod City is January, with an average low of 75°F and high of 85°F.


Peak Season in Bacolod

Dry season in Bacolod is from the months of December to May. October is a busy month in Bacolod City because this is when the famous MassKara Festival is celebrated annually.


Main festival/events in Bacolod

This annual festival, which is similar to Brazil’s Rio Carnival, literally translates to “many faces,” and is celebrated every October in Bacolod. Because of the smiling faces of the mask, Bacolod City got the nickname of The City of Smiles. 


How to get to Bacolod

Bacolod City is easily accessible by air, sea, and land depending on where you’re coming from. The Bacolod International airport is located in Silay City and is 15km away from Bacolod City, about 20-30 minutes away by car.


Safety in Bacolod

When it comes to COVID-19, always adhere to the regulations to prevent health complications and infection. Always wear a mask and wash your hands thoroughly. Bacolod is a heavily populated province, which means that it is often busy, particularly on weekends. Keep your belongings near to you and be aware of your surroundings at all times. 


Getting around Bacolod

In order to move about the city of Bacolod, you may either use public transportation like as the jeepney or a tricycle, or you can hail a cab to carry you from one location to another.

Ceres public buses, private vans, and taxis are all available to take you about the city and to adjacent cities (beaches, resorts, diving regions, etc.) to view the attractions.


Food and Drinks

Their chicken inasal (roasted chicken) is legendary for its lip-smacking scrumptiousness; their Napoleone’s puff pastry is what custard-filled dreams are made of, and fresh seafood can be enjoyed year-round at affordable price points!


Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Bacolod

Hotels and resorts near Bacolod City proper are the best ones to consider because of their close proximity to tourist attractions.


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