February 13, 2018

31 Hours in Bacolod

One feature I like in Facebook is the “memories” because it indeed reminds me the beautiful memories in the past. I’m supposed to continue my Iceland Trip series but I changed my mind because I want to reminisce our Bacolod trip six years ago. We celebrated our wedding anniversary in Bacolod, Guimaras, and Iloilo so we only spent 31 hours in Bacolod.

I’m sharing with you the things that you can do in Bacolod for a short period of time. I hope this post can help you in planning your trip or doing your itinerary. 

Day 1 

We arrived at Silay Airport 10 minutes before our expected arrival at 5:25AM and our airport transfer was already there. Silay Aiport is 30 minutes away from Bacolod City; you can ride a van for P100/per pax, take a cab for P500 or avail airport transfer from your hotel for P500. 

Circle Inn 

We arrived at Circle Inn at 6AM, check-in time was 2PM, and unfortunately no early check-in. Circle Inn is one of the budget hotels in Bacolod that you can choose, The room is simple but it has a pool. Room was not available because they are really fully booked so we have no choice but to start our tour though we’re really sleepy.  

Read: Circle Inn 

Capitol Lagoon 

We ate our breakfast in McDonalds and then we visited Capitol Lagoon. It is a park where you can see people from all walks of life, some are playing in the park, some are walking and jogging and some are doing their morning exercise. While we’re busy killing our time, watching people and taking pictures. 

The Ruins of Mansion 

Then we went to The Ruins of Mansion, (past 7AM) we stayed there for almost two hours. A trip to Bacolod is not complete without visiting The Ruins, though this place is not located in Bacolod but is near Bacolod. 

Read: The Ruins of Mansion 

There are other interesting sites in Negros Occidental such as Balay Negrense, Ancestral houses & Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, Mambukal Resort, Balay ni Tana Dicang, Negros Museum, San Sebastian Cathedral, and Lakawon Island. We did not visit these places because we were really here for food trip and Ruins of the mansion. 

Food Trip in Bacolod

If you are planning your Bacolod trip, don’t forget to include Calea in your “Must Try Restaurant”. I really like their dessert and as of this writing, gusto ko makatikim ulit. Waah! After Ruins, we went straight to Calea for our coffee and cake food trip around 10AM. 

Read: Calea Blueberry Cheesecake

We went back to Circle Inn (12NN) for check-in. Thank God, the room was already available, so we ate lunch (room service) and slept. 

We ate dinner at 21 Restaurant around 6PM. If you are watching “Ang Pinaka” TV show, this restaurant is part of their “Top 10 Must Try Restaurant in Bacolod City”. Of course, dinner is not complete without dessert so we went back to Calea, just to buy cheesecake again. (take-out). 

Read: Food Trip in Bacolod 

We only have one night in Bacolod so my hubby and son took advantage of the swimming pool. It is their usual bonding while I’m busy packing our stuff because we have to leave the following day for our next leg.

Day 2 

Pasalubong from Bacolod 

Our room in Circle Inn is room only so we went to Pendy’s to buy some pasalubong and eat breakfast. (7AM) It is like a one stop shop because they have a lot of pasalubong here. I bought Virgie’s Galletas, Muscuvado Sugar, Meringue, Half-Moon Cake and Napoleones. We loved Napoleones and hindi na ito umabot sa Manila. 

Read: Pasalubong from Bacolod 

Manokan Country 

We went back to the hotel and rested before our check-out. We left Circle Inn at 10:30AM and went straight to Manukan Country (taxi fare is P60). We had an early lunch because our boat scheduled trip is 12NN. From Manukan Country, we took trisikad (P30 and P1 entrance fee/port). Bacolod is famous for Chicken Inasal so don’t forget to include this in your food trip. 

That’s it! Goodbye Bacolod and Hello Iloilo. 

SuperCat Schedule and Price (Bacolod to Iloilo and v.v.)  

Tourist Class (aircon) 
Roundtrip Promo P550 all in 
One-way P360 all in 

Business Class (aircon) 
Roundtrip Promo P650 all in
One-way Promo P460 all in 

Super Value (non-aircon) 
One way P260 all in 

Schedule of Trips 
6AM, 7:30AM, 9AM, 10:30AM, 
12NN, 1:30NN, 
1:30PM, 3:15PM and 5PM Klook.com


  1. So this was six years ago? Sis, you seem to have a very sharp memory! Pati oras naalala mo pa! Ako tidbits nalang malamang ang maaalala ko pag ganito na katagal. haha. Ok back to Bacolod, hindi pa kami nakakapunta dito. Sana one day, we can also visit this place. I'll not forget the Inasal pag nakapunta doon. lol.

    1. Naku #momnesia na rin ako. May old post kasi ko nito kaya pati oras alam ko. Hehehe! Kaya okay magblog para naaalala ko. :)

  2. Wow, mukhang romantic ang place! Bakit 31 hrs lang? Hope to visit Visayas region with my family.

  3. You were able to do a detailed blogpost from an experience na 6years ago! Ang galing mo. You were able to remember it pa. I miss Bacolod's napoleones tuloy dahil sa blog mo...

  4. I love Bacolod, it is my husband's province. At sobrang paborito ko ang Calea at Manokan Country. Wish you had try the cheapest ribs, it is in Lord Byron's in Talisay din if I'm not mistaken.

    1. Sayang nga, actually nasa list ko siya kaso hindi ko alam puntahan. Hehehe! Kaya nagconcentrate kami sa Lacson st. :)

  5. I grew up in Bacolod with my lolo. MY parents used to ship me back here before and I wouldn't even mind. Hehe. So much has changed since the last time I was there.