Talisay City

PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 7.3 kilometers
Land Area: 20,100 hectares
Classification: 3rd Class
No. of Barangays: 27 Barangays
Population: 96,444 ( August 1, 2007 )
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

Points of Interest

Ancestral Houses and Historical Landmarks:
Gen. Aniceto L. Lacson Historical House
Tana Dikang Lizares Ancestral House
Structural Ruins of Don Mariano Lacson’s House
Don Simplicio Lizares Mansion
New City Hall Building
San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish Church
Old City Hall Building
Sun Valley Resort
Tarug Resort
Melba’s Farm

Other special Interest:
Spa by the Sea Resort and Restaurant
Brgy. Concepcion Rambutan and Lanzones Plantation
Gonzaga Farms
Henares Organic Farm and Vermiculture
Amalia High Valued Crop Farms


FESTIVALS

Minulu-an Festival (September 10)
Charter Anniversary Celebration (February 11)
Lanzones Festival (every 1st week of October)


MARKET DAYS

Friday (Brgy. Poblacion)


HOW TO GET THERE

As the first city going north of Bacolod, Talisay can be reached in 10-15 minutes by private car and about the same time by public utility vehicles. .


Attractions

Natures Village Resort

Natures Village Resort along the Talisay National Highway is a rustic country-style resort complete with restaurants, swimming pool, tennis court, driving range, children’s park with bike tracks, horseback riding, playground, function rooms and hotel facilities for business and convention. It is an ideal “home-away-from-home” setting with resort amenities.


Ancestral Homes

The Ancestral Homes owned by the Lizares and Lacson families are a “must see” destination. The Balay ni Tana Dicang echoes the lifestyle of a century ago and preserves the charm & gentility that is a Talisaynon heritage.


The Henares Garden and Resort owned by the Henares family promotes vermiculite & grows fresh vegetables, black pepper, different varieties of herbs and tropical plants. For friendly get-togethers, fellowship or picnics, Henares hacienda homes with its spring swimming pool is a perfect choice.


The Ruins

The Ruins. Another house gaining fame for its back story which is actually just the remains of the 1920s mansion with its Neo-Roman architectural design, built by sugar plantation owner Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, in what is told and re-told for his enduring love and memory of his Portuguese wife, Maria Braga. The house was ordered by the Americans to be burned during World War II, to prevent the Japanese from using it as a camp.was built in 1900’s. is For inquiries, text or call (034) 476-4334/ 0917-832-6003


ACCOMMODATIONS

Nature’s Village Resort and Restaurant
Talisay Highway, Talisay City
Tel. No. (034) 4956278/4953401

Melba’s Farm
Cabatangan Lodge
Brgy. Cabatangan, Sitio Masanglad,Talisay City
Mobile no. 09329642973 / 09327699524
09333995630 / 09228137025
Landline: (034) 435-6513 / 476-7993 / 435-6513
Email: info_melbasfarm@yahoo.com
outdoorman@mac.com
Website: www.melbasfarm.com
Accommodation:
Check in: 2pm
Check out: 12nn

Campuestohan Summer Resort
Tel. No (034) 4956278/4953401

TRANSPORTATION


TOURISM OFFICE

Talisay City Tourism Division
Renea Ferrer

City Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 495-4474 local 142
Fax: (34) 495-6282
Email: reneaferrer@yahoo.com