|Distance from Bacolod:||95.2 kilometers (Poblacion)
102.1 (Old Poblacion)
|Land Area:||12,500 hectares|
|No. of Barangays:||21 Barangays|
|Population:||92,035 ( August 1, 2007 )|
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
Crab Processing Plant.
Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (July 16)
Manlambus Festival (May 30)
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.
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.
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 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 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.
|JOMABO PARADISE ISLAND BEACH RESORT
Bagumbayan Is., Brgy. Old Poblacion
Tel. Nos: (034) 454-0090
Facilities: Cottage, Skiing/bathing Area
BONISTA BEACH RESORT AND HOTEL
NORTHWIND BEACH RESORT
CANSIMBOG BEACH RESORT
|CABLI BEACH RESORT
Punta Cabli, Old Poblacion, Escalante City
Facilities: Day Cottages, Conference Hall
LAIDAS & FRANS PENSION HOUSE
Escalante City Tourism Office
Atty. June Vaflor
City Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 454-0696
Fax: (34) 454-0362
Email: [email protected]