PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 44.7 kilometers
Land Area: 11,290.00 hectares
Classification: 3rd Class
No. of Barangays: 13 Barangays
Population: 49,581 (May 1, 2000)
52,446 (2005 Projection)
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo/Cebuano
English is spoken & understood

Points of Interest

Hanging Footbridge at Hda. Lourdes
Gaston’s Ancestral House
Ceferina Beach Resort
Chapel of Cartwheels
Balulan Beach Resort
Sea Side Resort
Little Baguio


FESTIVALS

Feast of San Roque and
Manapula Festival
(Aug. 15-16)


MARKET DAYS

Sunday (Poblacion)


HOW TO GET THERE

Manapla is approximately 55 minutes’ drive from Bacolod City by private car and over an hour by public utility vehicles that take off from Bacolod North Terminal. Air conditioned and non-airconditioned taxis, vans and buses for hire are also available from Bacolod.


Attractions

The Chapel of Cartwheels

The Chapel of Cartwheels is made of farm implements such as cartwheels, plows, mortar and pestle, margaha sand and broken pieces of glass of different colors. It was patterned like a “salakot” (a common Filipino hat) and it can be found inside the farm owned by the Gaston family.


Ancestral Home of the Gastons

Ancestral Home of the Gastons in Hacienda Rosalia, is the ancestral house of the descendants of the first Frenchman to settle in Negros – Yves Leopold Germaine Gaston. It is of early American colonial architecture. It still stands in the middle of the family’s farm.



TRANSPORTATION

Public Transportation

Major Thoroughfares Connecting to the Municipality of Other Places

ROADS
99.8
44.7
Manapla – San Carlos
Manapla – Bacolod
Manapla – Cadiz – Sagay
Manapla – Victorias – Silay – Bacolod

Vehicle Plying Manapla to Other Places and Vice Versa


TOURISM OFFICE

Victor J. Lapidez
Telefax: (34) 491-0165