PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 95.2 kilometers (Poblacion)
102.1 (Old Poblacion)
Land Area: 12,500 hectares
Classification: 5th Class
No. of Barangays: 21 Barangays
Population: 92,035 ( August 1, 2007 )
Language: Cebuano
English is spoken & understood

POINT OF INTEREST

Jomabo Island Resort
Holy Rosary Garden
Northwind Beach Resort
Fish Drying (Danggit)
Bonista Beach Resort
City Immaculata Shrine
Cable Beach Resort
Trancalan Caves
Crab Processing Plant.


FESTIVALS

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (July 16)
Manlambus Festival (May 30)


MARKET DAYS

Daily (Poblacion)


HOW TO GET THERE

Escalante City is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the northern Negros route pass by this city. From Cebu, Escalante can be reached by ferry boat through the Yap RORO Port or the Barcelon Port.


Attractions

St. Francis of Assisi Church Ruins

St. Francis of Assisi Church Ruins was built as part of the mission of the Augustinian Recollects in the late 19th century in the pueblo of Escalante (now Old Poblacion) when the parish separated from Silay in 1860. The church ruins are classified as historical structure by virtue of NHI Resolution No. 3, series of October 22, 1991.


In between the City Museum and Gabaldon Building is the Plaza Complex consisting of Municipal Portal and Rizal Monument built in September 15, 1955, a bandstand and a skating rink constructed in September 28, 1935, with a drinking fountain erected in October 3, 1953.

Plaza Complex

As a “significant and irreplaceable historical and cultural heritage from the country’s American colonial past”, this 1912 building stood witness to the educational development of this part of the island. Linkages had been made through National Historic Institute (NHI) and Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) for a call to rehabilitate the two existing decrepit Gabaldon Buildings located at Brgy. Langub and Brgy. Old Poblacion. Those with deep sense of history will find this very interesting.


Bonista Beach Resort

Bonista Beach Resort in Brgy. Buenavista is 15 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is an ideal place to unwind with its clean white sand beach and unique swimming pool. It has a restaurant and karaoke bar.


Caving in Escalante

Caving in Escalante challenges high spirited adventure seekers. Stalactites and stalagmites in all forms and sizes, cave pearls and diamond rays are imbedded in more than 50 caves.


ACCOMMODATIONS

JOMABO PARADISE ISLAND BEACH RESORT
Bagumbayan Is., Brgy. Old Poblacion
Escalante City
Tel. Nos: (034) 454-0090
Facilities: Cottage, Skiing/bathing Area

BONISTA BEACH RESORT AND HOTEL
Sitio Bon Bon Brgy. Buenavista, Escalante City
Cel. No.: 09173609087
Facilities: 8-Rooms Hotel, Cottages Swimming Pool

NORTHWIND BEACH RESORT
Punta Cabli, Old Poblacion, Escalante City
Tel.Nos. (034) 7243820/4540302
Cel. No. 09173325181
Facilities: Cottage, Bar, Boating Area

CANSIMBOG BEACH RESORT
Cansimbog, Old Poblacion, Escalante City
Facilities: 6-Rooms
Tel. No. (034) 453-2593 / 09177207895

CABLI BEACH RESORT
Punta Cabli, Old Poblacion, Escalante City
Facilities: Day Cottages, Conference Hall

LAIDAS & FRANS PENSION HOUSE
In Front of Escalante Shopping Center
Tel. no. (034)454-00-07
Tel. Nos. (034) 724-8124
No. of Rooms: 17 (Air-conditioned Rooms)

ROADWAY INN
North Avenue, Escalante City
Tel. No.: (034) 545-0185/454-0176
No. of Rooms: 13 Rooms

JUBILEE LODGE
Branch 1- at the back of Manlambus Showroom
No. of Rooms: 9 Rooms
Branch 2 – Carmelite St. (fronting MCC)
No. of Rooms: 5 Rooms
Tel. no. 09281670739


TRANSPORTATION


TOURISM OFFICE


Escalante City Tourism Office
Atty. June Vaflor

City Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 454-0696
Fax: (34) 454-0362
Email: [email protected]