Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. It is the third largest island in the country and has two provinces: Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. I planned to attend the Masskara Festival in Bacolod, I just realized that why not visit the main attractions in the whole island of Negros. That is why I did some side trips in my itinerary to consume my 3-day stay in Negros Island Region.

We booked a flight going to Dumaguete since we start our tour in Negros Oriential and because Dumaguete flights are cheaper than Bacolod-Silay flights. Bacolod-Silay rarely has flight promos so if you are planning to visit Negros Oriental and Occidental, book Dumaguete flights and you can follow my itinerary. However, if you are just attending the Masskara Festival and not fond of long drives, book Bacolod-Silay flight.

If you are a budget traveller, I suggest you reserve a room in pension houses like Ong Bun. It is a budget saver compared to hotels. You can rent a room for as low as Php350. However, Pension Houses are easy to be fully booked especially if you are planning to visit Negros Island during Masskara Festival in Bacolod. My tip is to reserve a room 3 months prior the festival.

 I tried booking Ong Bun and reserve a room 2 months before the Festival, too bad it is already fully booked. Good thing, my very close friend-slash-ate lives in Bacolod, she offered her Kubo for us to stay in. She really is a blessing!

Another tip: If you want to follow my itinerary guide, you should know the schedule of Ceres Bus to save yourself from waiting for hours. You should finish your itinerary in Dumaguete before the bus going to Bacolod arrives. You can check the schedule of Dumaguete-Bacolod trips here or you can follow my itinerary, make you will not be late and finish your trip on time, or else you will waste your time waiting for the bus.

What's more great in Negros is you'll be able to meet nice people. They are very accomodating and easy to approach. Your tip for the tour guide is not wasted because they are giving the best service they can give.

This travel guide might help you if you are planning to visit Negros Island for the first time. Click each photo to see it.


Below is the detailed plan, how to go, and suggested budget during our stay in Negros Island. You can follow this guide if you are a first-timer.

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