Bacolod is an amazing place both to live and to visit. The Bacoleños are charming, sweet and hospitable people. This is the reason why this place is called “the city of smiles.”Living in Bacolod is pleasurable and full of sweets. You should definitely include Bacolod as one of your Travel bucket list this year.
MassKara Festival is an annual festival in Bacolod City with highlights every fourth Sunday of October with street dancers wearing colorful costumes, masks, and headdresses. Bacolod City invites you to the “happiest and most colorful festival in the Philippines” which will be a month-long celebration with concerts, street parties, and a lot of activities will captivate thousands of visitors to the City of Smiles.
There are a lot of restaurants everywhere in the city. It is highly recommended checking out Manokan Country. Why? Because Bacolod has the best Chicken Inasal in the whole wide world! Besides, a trip to Bacolod is not complete without having a taste of their famous Chicken Inasal!
Go on a Food Trip
Bacolod is a food haven. If you enjoy food trip then this is an ideal destination for you. Bacolod is enriched by centuries of diverse culinary influences, from traditional Filipino to Spanish heirlooms. Bacolod is home to the famous chicken inasal. In Bacolod, there are a lot of savory restaurants that offer this charcoal grilled chicken. There is Chicken House, Chicken Deli, Masskara Chicken and Manokan Country which is just across SM Bacolod. You can also try 21 Restaurant for Pinoy dishes with modern twists and western option. For fresh seafood, visit 18th St. Pala-pala Seafood Grill, Aboy’s and Diotay’s.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
Afterwards, explore the streets of Bacolod for snack and desserts. Bacolod is most widely known dessert place. Order their bestsellers: white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce and chocolate cake. The best thing about Calea is that they serve awesome-tasting cakes in generous servings at a low price. Do not miss one of the city’s delicacies, Napoleones. Have one at Roli’s Café. This specialty is also available at Pendy’s, Merci and Bongbong’s.
Bacolod is also nice for sightseeing. Stroll around the city and discover some significant landmarks and historical attractions. Visit the New Government Center, Capitol Park and Lagoon, Negros Museum and San Sebastián Cathedral. There are also some other enjoyable destinations to visit in the nearby towns such as Campuestohan Highlands Resort, Mambucal Resort, and The Ruins.