There are a lot of ways to get to Bacolod, of course — and depending on where you are coming from, travel time and fare would vary. But from Iloilo City, it’s just a little over two hours by fastcraft on a reasonable fee.
Anyway, though Bacolod’s pier is still a work in progress, it’s just a stone’s throw away from SM City Bacolod and the public plaza.
This means once you arrive, you could even immediately begin your adventure especially if you are under time constraints. And it’s okay though as when you are done, Bacolod got a sort of modernized bus terminal which is nicely situated along the highway.
So, let’s check on many of the pretty sights in the city.
While the Provincial Capitol Lagoon looks cool, who would not be amazed by the architectural beauty of Bacolod’s Cathedral as well as The Ruins (yeah, tho it may not exactly be within the city itself, it has always been synonymous to Bacolod) which we would be having a video or a series of photos about it — so, come follow us!
Anyhow, just like my visit to Iloilo, I also wished I could have really seen one of Bacolod’s attractions which is the Baywalk. The concept is similar to Dumaguete’s boardwalk and Iloilo’s riverwalk but with a different appeal (just wondered why they placed an entrance fee to it, though just P20). Unfortunately, it was closed that time; and incidentally, the Negros Museum, too.
Still, if you are wondering how would your life be if, say, you were to relocate to Bacolod, no worry — they certainly got good schools, an adequate public market and pretty good roads along with renown malls like SM and Robinson’s for you to enjoy.
Now, it’s just a matter of taking that leap. Even for a visit, say the MassKara Festival celebrated every fourth Sunday of October!