Cadiz City

PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 65.2 kilometers
Land Area: 51,650.00 hectares
Classification: 2nd Class
No. of Barangays: 22 Barangays
Population: 159,750 ( August 1, 2007 )
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo/Cebuano
English is spoken & understood

POINTS OF INTEREST

WW II Memorial Wall
Butterfly Farm (Balay Alibangbang)
Lakawon Island Resort
Hda. Cornel Swimming Pool
Laura’s Seafront Beach Resort
Hda. Buen Pastor Cutflower/Pineapple Plantation
Faraon Garden
Tamsi Shrines
Busac-Busac Spring
Pacol Waterfalls
Alimatoc Rice Terraces


FESTIVALS

Dinagsa Festival (3rd Week of January)
A weeklong celebration every 3rd week of January in honor of our Patron Saint, the Senor Sto. Nino. Various programs are lined up for this such as motocross, drum and corps competition, Ginoong Cadiz and Mutya.  These are a few of the many programs during the celebration.  This spectacular revelry features “Ati” tribes garbed in their colorful costumes dancing to the fast and deafening beat of drums while carrying the image of the Holy Child Jesus.

Ang Pagtaltal (March or April)
A live reenactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ pattered after Oberammergau of Germany stage in Good Friday with the participation of several Catholic religious organizations.

Pagtal-tal, meaning to remove, refers to the final act of the play, which shows the dead body of the crucified Jesus Christ taken off the cross and laid on his mother’s arms.

Independence day Celebration (June 12), a flag raising Ceremony and program in honor of our local unsung heroes together with the sons and daughters of the late Veterans a wreath laying ceremonies followed.

Charter Day (July 4th)
Celebrated every 4th of July often times a 5-day celebration marking the anniversary of Cadiz as a City.  Sports competition, nightly musical shows, exhibits, dog shows are a few of the activities, highlights of which is a parade of beautifully adorned floats of every Organizations, barangays, school in their most colorful and most creative designs.

Pamaskua sa Cadiznon (Dec. 1-31)
It is the version of celebrating the yuletide season, which starts on the 1st week of December.  The celebration kicks off with a Lantern parade participated by the different Schools and City residents and employees followed by an opening and light a tree switch on ceremony.

A nightly presentation, gift giving entertainment at the public plaza starts on the 17 participated also by schools, churches and other organizations in the City until the end of the season, 1st week of January.

Tourism Month Celebration (September)
Celebrated every September of every year, spearheaded by the tourism and cultural division and The Cadiz City Tourism Council. Activities vary every year but kicks off with a motorcade and An opening program on the 1st week.  Previous activities include symposium, familiarity tours,Photo exhibit and cultural presentations.


MARKET DAYS

Sunday (Poblacion)
Thursday (Brgy. Caduha-an)


HOW TO GET THERE

Cadiz City is a 45-minute drive north of Bacolod City by private car. Public utility vehicles reach the place in less than 90 minutes. Other north bound buses are also required to make stopover at the city terminal which is more than a kilometer away from the highway. Four hours-and-a-half away from Cebu by land, Cadiz serves as a spring board to Cebu and from there to Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.


Attractions

WW II Memorial Wall

WW II Memorial Wall is a monument who figured prominently in the liberation of Negros from the Japanese Imperial Forces.

A memorial wall that serves as a sidewall to the Cadiz City Public Plaza, it is a tribute to all war veterans who fought against the invaders during the World War II. An enormous list of heroes is emblazoned/embossed onto the 10-feet-tall wall.


Balay Alibangbang is the first live butterfly sanctuary in the province. Located in Hacienda Tagud, the place is ideal for seminars and family outings.


Cornel Swimming Pool

Cornel Swimming Pool in Brgy. Cabahug os 13 kilometers from the city proper, it can be reached within 15 minutes. It offers swimming lessons and is venue of swimming competitions. The pool is open to public on Wednesday through Sunday. 13 kilometers away from the City proper, it also offers swimming and horseback riding lessons, and accepts wedding occasion, seminars and other parties. Travel time runs about 15 minutes from the City. Entrance fee is P30.00/ person (adult/ children)


RC Beach Resort & Swimming Pool

RC Beach Resort & Swimming Pool

RC Beach Resort & Swimming Pool – Situated at Barangay Daga, it offers native cottages and air-conditioned rooms with native beach houses and swimming pools for children and adult. For reservation and details call 4931349.


Lacawon Island Resort

Lacawon Island Resort

Lacawon Island Resort - This white sand island resort is located at Barangay Cadiz Viejo and is a 20 – minute drive by motorboat from the shoreline of Cadiz Viejo proper.


Laura Beach and Seafront

Laura Beach and Seafront

Laura Beach and Seafront – Located at Barangay Daga, Cadiz City. It has swimming pools for adults and kids, KTV bar and restaurant, lawn tennis, mini – billiard, ball room / disco pub and floating restaurant. Native cottages for beach campers and aircon – rooms for a night stay. For reservation and details, call 4931565.


Cornell Swimming Pool

Cornell Swimming Pool

Cornell Swimming Pool - Located at Hacienda Ogie, Barangay Cabahug. This twenty minutes drive pool from the city offers fresh water from the brook that continuously flows out into the pool of adults and kids.


Green Lagoon (Sicaba Beach Resort)

Green Lagoon (Sicaba Beach Resort)

Green Lagoon (Sicaba Beach Resort) – Located at Brgy. Sicaba, the place has nature cottages and gardens and a fishpond of “bangus” and “tilapia” where one can enjoy fishing for a kilo sell.


Sta. Cruz Beach Resort

Sta. Cruz Beach Resort

Sta. Cruz Beach Resort – This beach resort is located at Brgy. Banquerohan, a 10 minutes drive from the city proper. Equipped with native beach houses and blue cool sea waters.


Kabilang-bilangan Vanishing Island

Kabilang-bilangan Vanishing Island

Kabilang-bilangan Vanishing Island – A lighthouse located at the shoreline at Brgy. Daga. This small island can be seen when low tide and vanishes during the high tide.


Children’s Playground

Children’s Playground

Children’s Playground – Located at the heart of the City where children can enjoy playing and seeing statues of known animals and mural paintings of Disney characters.


City Park

City Park

City Park – Fronting to the Cadiz City Hall has gardens, trees and fountain. Found also is the new Statue of Dr. Jose Rizal with Mother Philippines and a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Pacol Falls

Pacol Falls

Pacol Falls – An unexploited falls located at Brgy. C.S. Villacin & is one of the many falls found in the far flung barangays of the City.


Rice Terraces at Brgy. Magsaysay

Rice Terraces at Brgy. Magsaysay

Rice Terraces at Brgy. Magsaysay – Located at Brgy. Magsaysay, a far flung barangay of Cadiz City where farming is the main source of livelihood.


Ancestral Houses and Mansions

Ancestral Houses and Mansions

Ancestral Houses and Mansions – Cadiz City has many ancestral Houses and Mansions located at the various barangays where one can enjoy an hacienda way of life. At present owners of this houses agree to a visit subject to a prior notice.


Tingson’s Beach Resort

Tingson’s Beach Resort

Tingson’s Beach Resort – a newly existing beach resort within the City of Cadiz, located at Brgy. Banquerohan.


Little Jungle – A new tourist attraction to open soon at F.I. Brgy. Cabahug.


ACCOMMODATIONS

LAURA SEAFRONT RESORT
Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City
Tel No.: (034) 4930552 / 4930565
Owner: Mrs. Laura C. Vijandre

LAURA HOTEL
Villena St. Cadiz City
Tel. no.(034)493-2300

CADIZ HOTEL, INC.
Villena St., Cadiz City
Tel. No. (034) 4931785/4931784
Contact Person: Ms. Helena Decosto
Owner: Mr. Dionisio A. Lopez

RC BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City
Tel No. : (034) 493-1349
Cell No: 09175343661
Contact Person: Mrs. Lisa C. Sy

E.C. PENSION HOUSE
Villena St., Cadiz City
Tel. No.: (034) 4931711

RL APARTELLE PENSION HOUSE
Villena St., Cadiz City
Tel. No.: (034) 4931171
Owner: Ms. Lydia Reboton

ROYAL TY INN
Cor. Abelarde, Villena St. Cadiz City
Tel. no. : 0949-489-4558

TINGSON BEACH RESORT
Bgry. Banquirohan, Cadiz City
Tel. no. 0921-330-9769


TRANSPORTATION

Shipping Line:
Island Shipping Corporation
Tel. No. 460-5608/352-5101 (Cebu City)
Tel. No. 493-0771 (Cadiz City)

Schedule of trip
Cadiz City to Bantayan Island and vice versa
9:00 am departure from Cadiz City every other day depending on the tide. The trip from Bantayan to Cadiz is also scheduled every other day at 9:00 am.

Vallacar Transit/Ceres Liner
North Terminal, Bacolod City
Ceres Terminal, San Carlos City

Schedule of trips
Cadiz-Bacolod (vice versa) 4:30am & every 30 minutes till 7:30pm.

Cadiz-San Carlos (vice versa) 7:30 a. m. and every 30 minutes until midnight.

Public Utility Jeepneys/Cebro
North Terminal, Bacolod City
Cadiz City Market

Schedule of trips
Escalante–Cadiz-Bacolod (vice versa), daily trips


TOURISM AND CULTURAL DIVISION

Office of the City Mayor
City Government of Cadiz
Negros Occidental
Philippines 6121

Juanily Pedrosa
Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 493-1611
Fax: (34) 493-0360
Email: [email protected]