PROFILE

Land Area: 16,836.516300 hectares
Distance from Bacolod: 51 kilometers
Classification: 1st Class
No. of Barangays: 24 Barangays
Population: 81,925 as of 2010
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

Points of Interest

Sen. Esperidion Guanco Memorial Bridge Park
Centential Church Bells
Bulobitu-on Beach Resort
Enchanted Linao Lake
Canonoy Beach Resort
Century-old Church St. Mary Magdalene
Presas Beach Resort
Gicana Beach Resort
Paradiso del Sur Beach Resort
Makikiling Beach Resort
Wiro Beach Resort
Talabahan (Oyster Farm)
Papis Pool
Ma-ay Beach Resort
Paraiso ni Plesing
Gargato Beach Resort
R.B. Gicana Beach Resort
Raming Mansion and San Jose Muscovado Sugar Mill
Twin Bridge Park
World War II Markers


FESTIVALS

HINUGYAW FESTIVAL “Hinugyaw” in Hiligaynon means rejoicing or jubilation. According to a legend, a long haired woman believed to be Saint Mary Magdalene, aborted the invasion of the Moro pirates to the town. There was great rejoicing and celebration, thus the term “Hinugyaw”. The Festival is held every 30th day of April.


MARKET DAYS

Sunday & Thursday (Poblacion)


HOW TO GET THERE

Hinigaran is about an-hour-and-15 minute drive south of Bacolod City using public transport and one hour on private vehicles. Public utility vehicles plying the southern Negros route pass through the municipality, dubbed as “Gateway to Southern Negros”.


Attractions

Mary Magdalene Church

Mary Magdalene Church using Romanesque architecture is one of another century old church. The walls, about two meters thick are made of limestone blocks and beside it is the

Church Convent. The Pacific war had destroyed several old buildings except the old convent which was guarded because it was used as temporary evacuation center of the residents who stayed in the Poblacion at the height of the Japanese mopping operation. Today, it is occupied by the La Consolacion School of the Augustinian Sisters.


Paradiso Beach Resort

Paradiso Beach Resort is 45-minute away from Bacolod City. It has a wide range of modern facilities to cater to all your needs. It has swimming pool, air conditioned cottages and restaurant.


Canonoy Beach Resort

Canonoy Beach Resort is an ideal place for picnics. It has a swimming pool and overnight accommodation for family vacation.


ACCOMMODATIONS

CANONOY BEACH RESORT
Sitio Canonoy, Hinigaran
Tel.No: (034) 3917841
Mobile No.: 09197718875

PARADISO BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Miranda, Hinigaran
Tel. No (034)3917162 / (034) 4345575 to 76
Fax: (034) 4333689 / (034) 4341425
Website: www.paradiso.com.ph

PRESAS BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Miranda, Hinigaran
Tel. No. 09168779538
Contact Person: Chat Barrios

R.B. GICANA BEACH RESORT
Sitio Canonoy, Brgy. Miranda
Hinigaran
Mobile No. 09193648370

BULOBITO-ON BEACH RESORT
Sitio Bulobito-on, Brgy. Miranda, Hinigaran
Tel.No.: (034) 3917431
Manager: (034) 3917431

HACIENDA RAMING PENSION HOUSE
Had. Raming, Brgy. Pilar, Hinigaran
Tel.No: (034) 3917930
Manager: Norma Jocson Rodriguez
Contact Person: Salvacion Flores
Others:
1. Bulubitu-on Beach Resort
2. Ambacan Beach Resort
3. WIRO Beach Resort

TOURISM OFFICE

Noli A. Magcumot
Municipal Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 391-7715
Fax: (34) 391-7495
Email: [email protected]