DIY Travel Guide: Bacolod, Sipalay, Dumaguete and Siquijor (Itinerary + Budget)

Here’s our DIY budget travel guide to Bacolod, Sipalay, Dumaguete and Siquijor, complete with info on how to get there, sample itinerary and expenses for 6D5N!

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Top Attractions We Visited

Bacolod

  • Lakawon Beach Resort (Php 2500 per night – good for 3-4 persons) – Check Rates and Availability Here
  • Negros Capitol and Park
  • Bacolod Municipal Hall
  • The Hostelry (Php 500 per night/head – dormitory type – Php 1000 for 2) – More budget hotels at Airbnb
  • Manokan Country
  • The Ruins (Entrance Fee: Php 100 each)

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Sipalay

  • Perth Paradise Beach Resort (Php 1300 per night – good for 2) – We just booked a reservation via Fanpage
  • Sipalay Sign

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Siquijor – Check our Siqujior DIY Travel Guide 

  • Hotel Agripino (Php 900 per night – good for 2) – Walk-in only
  • Salagdoong Beach Resort
  • Paliton Beach – (Free)
  • Cambugahay Falls (Entrance Fee: Php 10 each  / Unlimited Tarzan Swing: Php 20 each)
  • Old Balete Fish Spa (Entrance Fee: Php 10 each)
  • St. Francis of Assissi Parish / Welcome to Siquijor Sign
  • I Love Siquijor Sign
  • Talingting Sign / Talingting Beach
  • Lazi Church / San Isidro Labrador Convent

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Dumaguete – Check our Dumaguete Travel Guide with Apo Island and Manjuyod Sandbar

  • Harold’s Mansion – (Php 900 per night – good for 2) – Check Rates and Availability Here
  • Dumaguete Baywalk / Sign
  • Dumaguete Cathedral and Rizal Park
  • Siliman University
  • Sans Rival
  • Hoy Lugaw
  • Lantaw Restaurant Dumaguete

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Also Read: DIY Travel Guide to Cebu and Dumaguete for 5D4N

 

Sample Itinerary for Exploring Negros Island with a Sidetrip to Siquijor for 6D5N

Day 1: Bacolod

5:00am – Arrived at Bacolod Airport
5:15am – Took a van to Bacolod North Bus Terminal (Php 150 each)
5:30am – Took a bus to Cadiz Terminal (Php 220 each)
6:30am – Arrived at Cadiz Terminal
6:45am – Breakfast at Carinderia
7:30am – Rode a trike to Cadiz Port (Php 150 – good for 2)
8:00am – ETD Cadiz Port  / Registered and Paid for the Boat to Lakawon (Php 700 each – roundtrip)
8:30am – Arrived at Lakawon Beach Resort
11:00am – Checked-in at Lakawon (Php 2500 per night for Kubo Nipa Hut (good for 3-4 persons)
11:30am – Lunch at Lakawon
4:00pm – Photo Ops + Swimming + Sunset Watching
7:00pm – Dinner + Chill

Day 2: Bacolod

5:30am – Sunrise Watching
9:00am – Breakfast
10:00am – ETD Lakawon / rode a trike to Cadiz Terminal (Php 150 – good for 2)
10:30am – ETD Cadiz Terminal / Rode a van to Negros Capitol & Park – (Php 200 each)
12:00pm – Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol (rode a jeep to Bacolod Municipal Hall (Php 8 each)
1:30pm – Bacolod Municipal Hall (rode a jeep to The Hostelry (Php 8 each)
3:00pm – Checked-in at The Hostelry Bacolod / Rode a jeep to SM Bacolod (Php 8 each)
4:00pm – Late Lunch at the Manokan Country (Nena’s Beth) / Rode a jeep back to The Hostelry (Php 8 each)
6:00pm – Back to The Hostelry / Rode a grab car to The Ruins – Php 200 – good for 2)
6:30pm – Arrived at The Ruins (Entrance Fee: Php 100)
8:00pm – ETD The Ruins / Rode a trike to Terminal (Php 50 each)
8:15pm – ETA Calea Pastries
8:30pm – Dinner at Nena’s Rose (near Calea Pastries)
9:00pm – Calea Pastries
11:00pm – Chill

Day 3: Bacolod and Sipalay

8:00am – Breakfast at Mcdo (near The Hostelry) / Also bought food for our Lunch
9:00am – Checked-out at the The Hostelry / rode a jeep to South Bus Terminal (Php 8 each)
9:20am – ETA South Bus Terminal
9:30am – Took a Bus to Sipalay Bus Terminal (Php 296 each)
1:45pm – Arrived at Sipalay Bus Terminal / Rode a trike to Perth Paradise Beach Resort (Php 70 each)
2:00pm – Checked-in at the Perth Paradise Beach Resort
2:15pm – Lunch / Merienda
5:00pm – Swimming + Photo Ops + Sunset Watching
8:00pm – Dinner
10:00pm – Lights off

Day 4: Sipalay – Dumaguete – Siquijor

9:00am – Breakfast
10:00am – Checked-out at Perth Paradise Beach Resort
11:00pm – ETD Sipalay Terminal / Rode a Non-Aircon Bus bound to Bayawan Bus Terminal (Php 84 each)
1:00pm – Arrived at Bayawan Terminal / Transferred to an Air-Conditioned Bus (Php 170 each)
3:30pm – Arrived at Dumaguete Bus Terminal / Rode a trike to Dumaguete Port
4:00pm – ETA Dumaguete Port
4:15pm – Late Lunch at Hoy Lugaw
5:00pm – ETD Dumaguete Port to Siquijor Port
6:00pm – Arrived at the Siquijor Port and Rented a Motorbike – Pho 350 for 1 day
7:30pm – Checked-in at Hotel Agripino – Php 900 (good for two)
8:00pm – Dinner at Salagdoon Beach Resort Restaurant – Php 500 (good for two)
10:00pm – Lights off

Day 5: Siquijor – Dumaguete

5:00am – Start of DIY Tour via Motorbike
5:30am – Sunset Watching at Talingting Beach / Talingting Sign
6:30am – St. Francis of Assisi Parish / Welcome to Siquijor Sign
7:00am – Siquijor Sign
7:15am – Swimming at Paliton Beach
8:50am – ETA Balete Fish and Spa
9:15am – Breakfast at The Old Balete Fish and Spa Restaurant
10:15am – Lazi Church / San Isidro Labrador Convent
10:30am – Tarzan Swing + Swimming at Cambugahay Falls
12:30am – Lunch at Salagdoong Beach Restaurant
2:00pm – Photo Ops at Cliff Diving
3:00pm – Swimming at Salagdoon Beach
4:30pm – ETD at Salagdoong Beach Resort
5:30pm – ETA Siquijor Port / Motorbike Rental
6:00pm – ETD Siquijor Port (Roro from Siquijor to Dumaguete – Travel Time: 1.5hr
7:30pm – Arrived at Dumaguete Port / Rode a trike to Harold’s Mansion (Php 9 each)
8:oopm – Checked-in at Harolds Mansion
9:00pm – Dinner at Harold’s Mansion Restaurant
10:00pm – Walking at The Dumaguete Baywalk / Food trip
12:00pm – Lights off

Day 6: Siquijor – Dumaguete

8:00am – Breakfast at Harold’s Mansion
8:30am – Dumaguete Cathedral and Rizal Park / Walking at the Baywalk
11:00am – Checked out at Harold’s Mansion
11:30am – Lunch at The Lantaw Restaurant Dumaguete
3:00pm – Bought Pasalubong at The Sans Rival (Silvanas for the Win. Lol)
3:45pm – ETD Harold’s Mansion / Rode a trike to Dumaguete Airport (Php 30 each)
4:00pm – Arrived at the Dumaguete Airport
6:00pm – Flight back to Manila

 

Check Airbnb for more budget hotels in Bacolod, Sipalay, Dumaguete and Siquijor!

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