Hinoba-an

PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 190.0 kilometers
Distance from Dumaguete: 155.0 kilometers
Land Area: 42,410.00 hectares
Classification: 1st Class Municipality
No. of Barangays: 13 Barangays
Population: 54,642 (2010)
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo/Cebuano/
Tagalog/English

Points of Interest

Obong Caves (Dry and Natural Pool)
Alanaban Falls
Eden Island (Pitogo Island)
Salvacion Port
Bolila Island
Pook Beach
Asia Beach
Century Tree Beach


Landmarks

Welcome Landmark
Founder’s Monument
Bantay Dagat Watch Tower
Brgy. San Rafael & So. Bato Hanging Bridge


FESTIVALS

Pagbanaag Festival – Foundation Day (April 24)
Fishtival – A celebration of a bountiful harvest in marine and agricultural products (April 23)


MARKET DAYS

Wednesday – Barangay I Poblacion
Saturday – Barangay Talacagay


Other Services

NSCA Tertiary School – Barangay Pook
Local FM Station – 105.3 Radyo Natin FM
Rural Bank of Ilog, Hinoba-an Branch
Internet Cafés offers internet services
Sheng’s Wine Shop – selling imported and local liquors, located at Pob. Market
Carenderias/Restaurants and Lodging Houses abound in the Mun.


HOW TO GET THERE

From Bacolod City, Hinoba-an is about five and a half hours to six hours using public utility vehicles through the main highways. By private car, it is approximately three and a half hour ride. Buses going to this southern town are available at the Bacolod South Terminal while taxis and vans for hire abound in the Capital City. The National Road going to Bacolod and Dumaguete City traverse all the 11 barangays of the Municipality of Hinoba-an.

Attraction

Obong Caves

Obong Caves

Obong Caves are made of two unique caves with distinct features, wet and dry. The Dry and Natural Pool Cave are both facing the deep blue water of Sulu Sea. Obong Cave was once a refuge of Capt. Jesus Villamor aboard US submarine “Gudgeon” during the World War II against the Japanese invaders. It served as access point for him to land and relocate in Hinoba-an. Now, Obong Caves are being enjoyed by most local and foreign tourists exploring it’s under water sceneries like snorkeling and scuba diving, while the upland environment for trekking and hiking.


Alanaban Falls

Alanaban Falls

Alanaban Falls is a 1.5 hrs. walk and about 5.8 km. away from the town proper. Most tourists love to make this place as a venue for hiking and trekking since the landscape offers a wide range of terrain and fascinating view of the entire Poblacion proper and other barangays close to it. The falls serves as the main source of water supply for irrigation and other industries that needs water for operation. Soon to be, this waterfall will serve as a main source of the Municipal Level III water system which will cater the residents of the entire municipality. Come and visit Alanaban Falls and indulge yourself in a nature trip beyond the usual thing.


Eden Island (Pitogo Island)

Eden Island (Pitogo Island)

Eden Island (Pitogo Island)

Eden Island (Pitogo Island)

Eden Island (Pitogo Island) is a private island resort and spa. The island with a white sandy shore known to be a world class resort that offers a luxurious accommodation and facilities to their guests.


Salvacion Port

Salvacion Port

Salvacion Port which existed during the operation of Insular Lumber Company Inc. or known as ILCO to locals has started amid 1960’s. At present, the port still serves as a docking place for vessels on emergency situation or when delivering goods, materials and heavy equipment to the existing industries in the locality, now operated by the PPA. It also serves as a haven for local fisher folks in keeping their “bankas” and “pump boats” safe during storm surge and bad weather condition.


Bolila Island

Bolila Island

Bolila Island is located in the southern part of the municipality, situated in Barangay Asia, an island haven of sea grasses and different endangered species of mangrove growing in it. With the white sandy beach and crystal blue water which as quiet as the sea that embraces it, the island is best known of its exquisite marine ecology of coral reefs were the land and sea bound together to form this reach island paradise.


Pook Beach

Pook Beach

Pook Beach, relax your feet and experience the sugar like sandy shore and deep blue water of the Sulu Sea. The home of the 4 best known beach resorts of the municipality and private beach houses, catering the needs of the local and foreign guests. Relax and free your mind from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Come and experience the luxurious view of the never ending sunset.


Asia Beach

Asia Beach

Asia Beach is the place of the fine and white sandy shore and sand bars. This place is famous for its soft sand and low water beach. This is a place for family gatherings and special bonding after a weeklong of hard work.


Century Tree Beach

Century Tree Beach

Century Tree Beach is located in So. Bagtic, Brgy. Bulwangan, is the haven of century old Mangrove and fine white sandy coastline and coral reefs. Experience the calmness and coolness of the sea breeze while under the shade of the coconut and enchanted old trees.


Welcome Land Mark

Welcome Land Mark

Welcome Land Mark, you just know when you’re there, the first thing you will notice after you wake up from a long drive. This symbolizes the hospitable, warm and friendly people of the municipality. So, come and experience the heritage and distinct culture of Hinoban-ons.


Founder’s Monument

Founder’s Monument, You can’t miss this landmark, located in the center of the Municipal Park, signifying the honor and thanksgiving of Hinoban-ons to their forefathers who had built and founded this municipality.


Bantay Dagat Watch Tower

Bantay Dagat Watch Tower, at first glance it looks like a Mc-Donald or a Jollibee restaurant, built along the shore of the Poblacion Proper. It was actually dedicated to conserve and protect our sea from dangerous and illegal activities. Bantay Dagat means guarding the sea. Stepping on the view deck of the watch tower, you will see the spectacular sunset and panoramic view of the long and sandy shore of the Poblacion Proper that faces the very deep Sulu Sea.


Festival

Pagbana-ag Festival

Pagbana-ag Festival


Pagbana-ag Festival. The word “Pagbana-ag” depicts an optimistic Hinoba-on struggling to surpass the challenges of time, i.e. amidst economic and global unrest. It expresses people’s faith, unity and cooperation, enhancement and mobilization towards empowerment which being bestowed to the respective incumbent executive and law making officials for local governance. The common vision is to make Hinoba-an shine and be clothed with glittering developments as a livable community. The identity signifies the total outcast of a barren history into a productive transfiguration of civilization.

The Pagbana-ag Festival identity was artistically designed visually painted with a rising sun and 13 rays representing 13 barangays that comprised the municipality whose lights engulf the entire municipality in abundance of marine products, agriculture, mineral resources, industry, preserved arts and culture, eco-tourism and coping technological advancements-a manifestation of a livable municipality in a common and advance era.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Pualca Dash Restaurant and InnPualca Dash Restaurant and Inn
“Dive and Explore the Haven of Coral and wildlife Sanctuary”

Brgy. Pook, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Tel. No.: 0907 1576 132

Total No. of Rooms: 2
Total Capacity: 8 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 4 pax

Type of Accommodation:
Cottage (2 rooms) – P 1,200/room – good for 4 pax
Function Hall – P 5,000.00-P 7,500.00 – good for 150-200 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
Bar and Restaurant with Function Hall (Max Cap. 200 pax), Parking Area, Warf for Fishing and Swimming and 1 Cabana

Brazaville Beach ResortBrazaville Beach Resort
“Enjoy a Tropic Atmosphere!!!”

Brgy. Pook, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person:
Ms. Arlene Benedicto / Le Cafnet
Tel. No.: 0919 4472 131 / (034) 434-0499

Total No. of Rooms: 9
Total Capacity: 48 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 2 -3 pax
Charge for Extra-Person: P 250.00 (Complete Beddings)
No Beddings Extra-Person only: P 100.00

Type of Accommodation:
Beachfront Aircon Rooms (H/C Water/Private Bathrooms)
Standard Room – P 1,500.00/night – good for 2 pax
Delux Room – P 2,000.00/night – good for 3 pax
Executive Suite - P 3,500.00/night – good for 3 pax

Beachfront Non-Aircon Rooms:
Standard Room – P 1,000.00 – good for 4 pax

Whole House Accommodation:
Greek House (5rms) – P 8,000.00 – good for 15-20 pax
Annex 1, A Suite & 1 Delux Room – P 5,500.00 – good for 10 pax
Annex 2, Standard 2 Non-Aircon – P 4,500.00 – good for 10 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
Free Wifi and Internet, Terrace and Living Room, Hot and Cold Bath, Bar, Badminton, Table Tennis and Beach Volley Facilities, Cable TV (Living Room only), Fully Furnished Kitchen, Parking Area

Eden South Beach Resort
Eden South Beach Resort
Brgy. Pook, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person:
Mrs. Diday Bilbao

Tel. No.: 0920 9289 790
Total No. of Rooms: 5
Total Capacity: 30 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 4 pax

Type of Accommodation:
Charge for Extra-Person: P 300.00 (Complete Beddings)
Extra-Foam Only: P 150.00

Cottage 1 and 2
Beach Front (2) - P 2,000.00/room – good for 4 pax
Cottage 2 (2) - P 1,000.00/room – good for 2 pax
Cottage 2 (1) - P 2,000.00 – good for 4 pax

2 Native Cabanas, Wide Function Area, Picnic and Camping Area, Wide Beach Area for Beach Sports and Events, Parking Lot.

Happy Valley Beach Resort
Happy Valley Beach Resort
Brgy. Pook, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person:
Happy Oybico and Nathalie Lucasan
Tel. No.: 0908 4035 443 / 0918 2644 709

Total No. of Cottages: 8
Total No. of Rooms: 20
Total Capacity: 100 pax
Max. Occupancy per Room: 5 pax
Charge for Extra-Foam: P 150.00
Use of Gas Stove: P 150.00

Type of Accommodation:
Beach Front Furnished House

Brick House
4 Aircon Bedroom & 4 Bath, 3 Twin Beds per Room
P 6,000.00/day

Wind Blown Cottage
2 Aircon Bedroom & 2 Bath, 1 Full & 1 Twin Bed per Room
P 3,000.00/day

Cross Wind Cottage
3 Aircon Bedroom & Bath
P 4,500.00/day

Wind Fall Cottage
2 Aircon Bedrooms & 2 Bath, 3 Twin Beds per Room
P 3,000.00/day

South Wind Cottage
2 Aircon Bedrooms & 2 Bath, 1 Full & 1 Twin Bed per Room
P 3,000.00/day

Across Street

Blue House
4 Aircon Bedrooms & 4 Bath, 3 Twin Beds per Room
P 4,000.00/day

White House
2 Aircon Bedrooms & 2 Bath, 3 Twin Beds per Bedroom
P 2,000.00/day

Christy Cottage
1 Bedroom (Fan) with Bath, Terrace
P 500.00/day

Amenities/Facilities:
Huge Living and Dining Room, Verandas, Terrace, Cable TV on most Room, Kitchen with Stove and Refrigerator, Function Room, Garden Function Area, Parking Lot.

Valkyrs Beach Resort
Brgy. Pook, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person: Ning Porque & Elvyn Anlap
Tel. No.: 446-1194, 09209021902

Total No. of Rooms: 4
Total Capacity: 16 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 2pax-4pax

Type of Accommodation:
1 Standard Room - P 1,500/night – good for 2-4 pax
* Air-con w/ Private Toilet and Bath

2 Standard Rooms – P 1,000.00/night – good for 2-4 pax
* Non-Air-con w/ Private Toile and Bath

1 Delux Room – P 2,000.00/night – good for 2-4 pax
* Jacuzzi, Private Toilet and Bath

Whole House – P 5,000.00/day – good for 16 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
Swimming Pool, boating, Parking Area, wide space for camping, native cabanas, canopies

Hidden Cove Beach Resort
Hidden Cove Beach Resort
“Natures place to visit its full of tress and very cool… so calm and peaceful perfect for the whole family to stay with… water is safe for adults and kids..”

Purok 4, Brgy. Asia, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Dr. Nelson and SBM Evelyn De Los Reyes
Tel. No.: 09204163309 / 09399195872

Total No. of Cottages: 8
Total No. of Rooms: 6
Total Capacity: 66 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 2-8 pax
Charge for Extra-Person: P 150.00 (Complete Beddings)
No Beddings Extra-Person only: P 100.00

Type of Accommodation:
Aircon Room #1 - P 1,000.00/night -good for 4 pax
Aircon Room #2 - P 1,500.00/night -good for 8 pax
Non-Aircon Room #1 – P 400.00/night -good for 2 pax
Non-Aircon Room #2 – P 1,500.00/night -good for 10 pax
Non-Aircon Room #3 – P 500.00/night -good for 6 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
9 Comfort Rooms with Bath, 1 Function Hall, 1 Billiard, Spacious Picnic and Camping Area, Safe and Wide Parking Area, Secured Area Enclosed with Concrete Fence.

Lucky 9 Beach Resort
Lucky 9 Beach Resort
“Good for Over Night Camping”

Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person: Ma. Norah Ilucindo
Tel. No.: 09286386634

Entrance Fee: P 5.00/pax

Type of Accommodation:
16 Native Cabanas – P 100.00/day
Accepting over night and weeklong camping

Amenities/Facilities:
Toilet and Bath, Picnic and Camping Area, Parking Lot.

J & G Pension House, Bar and Restaurant
J & G Pension House, Bar and Restaurant
“Come and Feel the Smoothing Ambiance of Nature”

Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Karenn D. Tonel
Tel. No.: 09204063065

Total No. of Rooms: 3
Total Capacity: 16 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 4 pax
Charge for Extra-Person: 150.00 (Complete Beddings)

Type of Accommodation:
Standard Room (1 & 2) – P 1,000.00/night – good for 4pax
Dormitory Type – P 200.00/night – per pax, good for 6 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
Hot and Cold Water, Restaurant and Bar, Function Hall (Cap. 50-60 pax), Parking Area

Pinky’s Resort and Resto Bar
Pinky’s Resort and Resto Bar
Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person: Anna Marie Recabar
Tel. No.: 09293243643 or 473-0481

Total No. of Rooms: 4
Total Capacity: 21 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 2pax -15pax
Charge for Extra-Person:

Type of Accommodation:
4 Aircon Rooms
3 Deluxe Rooms – P 1,500.00/night – good for 2 pax
1 Family Room – P 3,500.00/night – good for 15 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
Hot and Cold Water, Restaurant and Bar, Function Hall, 4 Native Cabanas, Children’s Playground, Parking Area

Nabulao Bay Beach Resort
Nabulao Bay Beach Resort
“Looking for Something Different in Negros?”

Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Pilar Platt
Tel. No.: 476 2620, +63 920 5518 329
Website: www.nabulaobaybeachresort.com

Total No. of Rooms: 8
Total Capacity: 36 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 4pax -8pax
Charge for Extra-Person: P 300.00 (w/ beddings)
Corkage: P 750.00/meal

Type of Accommodation:
6 Delux Rooms – P 1,900.00/night – good for 2-4 pax
1 Suite - P 3,500.00/night – good for 2-4 pax
1 Family Room – P 6,000.00/night – good for 6-8 pax

Amenities/Facilities:
Fully Air-condition Rooms, Hot and Cold Water, Restaurant and Bar, Function Hall, Souvenir Shop, Swimming Pool, SPA (Massage–P400.00/hr), Standby Generator, Laundry Service, Safety Deposit Box, Cable TV, Sports Facilities (Water Sports: Kayaking (P400.00/30mins – P900.00/hr), Speed Boating, Water Skiing, Banana Boat Riding (P250.00/pax – max of 5 pax for 15 mins.), Boat Tour (P1,000.00/hr), Parking Lot.

Totic’s Little Inn and Restaurant
Totic’s Little Inn and Restaurant
- 24 hrs Open -
Brgy. Bacuyangan, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

Contact Person: Loreto Espinosa
Tel. No.: 09214488055

Total No. of Rooms: 17
Total Capacity: 32 pax
Reg. Occupancy per Room: 2pax -3pax

Type of Accommodation:
7 Standard Rooms – P 500.00/night – good for 2-3 pax
* Air-con w/ Private Toilet and Bath

9 Economy Rooms - P 300.00/night – good for 2-3 pax
* Fan Room, Common Toilet and Bath

Amenities/Facilities:
Restaurant and Function Hall, Parking Area

TOURISM OFFICE

Oscar Tilos
Municipal Tourism Officer

Phone: (034) 473-0507
Mobile: 0919-253-1945
Email: tilos.oscar@yahoo.com.ph