PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 21.5 kilometers
Land Area: 40,210.00 hectares
Classification: 2nd Class
No. of Barangays: 24 Barangays
Population: 159,933 ( August 1, 2007 )
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

Points of Interest

Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park
Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center
Buenos Aires Mountain Resort
Kipot Summer Resort
The Quiet Place
Humberto’s Place Resort
Gen. Juan Araneta Monument
Bago Roman Catholic Church
Gen. Juan Araneta Ancestral House
Old Bago Bridge
OISCA Sericulture Center
Crocodile Farm
Duck Farm
ATMC Mascobado Mill
Kanlaon Spring Water Plant
Northern Negros Geothermal Project
Distilleria Bago, Inc. (DBI)
Sison Ostrich Farm
Hanao-Hanao Patadyong Weaving


FESTIVALS

Babaylan Festival (February 19)
Al Cinco de Noviembre (November 5)
Feast of St. John the Baptist (June 24)


MARKET DAYS

Thursday (Brgy. Poblacion)
Sunday (Brgy. Maao)
Wednesday (Brgy. Ma-ao Central)


HOW TO GET THERE

Bago City is 30-minute drive south of Bacolod City by private car. Public utility vehicles abound in this first stop over going south of the provincial capital. Car rental facilities are available through reservation. All roads leading to all barangays in the city are cemented.


ATTRACTIONS

Balay ni Tan Juan

Balay ni Tan Juan was built towards the end of the 19th century, the “Balay na Bato” is the residence of General Juan A. Araneta in the Poblacion of Bago. As a structure that stood witness to the struggles of the people during the dark years of Hispanic Colonization and the events that took place prior to that historic Negros Revolution of 1898, the Balay was declared by the National Historical Commission in 1978 as a National Historical Landmark and was allocated appropriate funding for its restoration.

It has become a usual host for visiting tourists who want to know about the history, arts and culture of the Bagonhon.


Rafael Salas Park

Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center is a special interest park that serves as a gateway to the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. It appeals to mountain climbers and adventure seekers because of the long and challenging trek to the peak of Mt. Kanlaon.


Buenos Aires Mountain Resort

Buenos Aires Mountain Resort in Brgy. Ilijan is located 29 kilometers east of Bago City. The resort was once a hide out during the 2ndWorld War. It is owned and operated by the City Government of Bago. Ideal for family vacation, the resort has three swimming pools,  training center, pavilion, cottages and a hostel.


Sericulture or silkworm culture is an emerging industry that holds great potential for both domestic and international market in producing thousands of metric tons of silk yarn. It is being produced at the OISCA-Bago Training Center located in a sprawling 26-hectare farmland in Brgy. Tabunan.


ACCOMMODATIONS

BUENOS AIRES MOUNTAIN RESORT
Brgy. Ilijan, Bago City
Tel. No.: (034) 4610-540 / (034) 732-8362

KIPOT TWIN FALLS SUMMER RESORT
Brgy. Mailum,Bago City
Tel. No.: (034) 434-0927

THE QUIET PLACE FARM RESORT
Brgy. Tabunan,Bago City
Tel No. : (034) 435-0021
Cell No.: 0918-9220422

HUMBERTO’S FARM RESORT
Had. Laura, Brgy. Pacol, Bago City
Tel No.: (034) 433-9769 / (034) 709-2332

RAFAEL SALAS PARK & NATURE CENTER RESORT
Guintubdan, Brgy. Ilihan, Bago City
Tel. Nos: (034) 461-0540 / (034) 732-8362
Email add: [email protected]

L.E. COMPLEX AND PENSIONNE CORPORATION
2ND St., Marhil subd., Bago City
Cell No.: 09162284050
Contact Person: Mimi Bucay

CORA BEACH RESORT
Brgy, Sampinit, Bago City
Tel. No.: (034) 435-4391

SEAFRONT BEACH AND GARDEN RESORT
Brgy. Calumangan, Bago City
Tel No.: (034) 731-3015

COASTAL BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Sampinit, Bago City
Tel. No.; (034) 434-7694


TRANSPORTATION

By Land
Bus/ Mini Bus

Vallacar Transit
Sambok Lopez Jaena St. South Terminal
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Contact No.: (34) 4342387

JEEPSTAR Transport Services
Cor. Lizares-Mabini St. Libertad
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Contact No: (34) 4354396

Public Utility Jeepneys

Schedule of Trips:
From Bacolod City to Bago City
DAILY – 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(with 5 mins. interval every trip)


TOURISM OFFICE


Bago City Tourism Affairs Office
Rosseni G. Mina

Senior Tourism Operations Officer
Phone: (34) 461-0540
Fax: (34) 461-1028
Email Address: [email protected]