PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 40 kilometers
Land Area: 11,250.00 hectares
Classification: 3rd Class
No. of Barangays: 20 Barangays
Population: 48,000 (June 2010)
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

Points of Interest

Gallera de Pontevedra
Caingin Beach Resort
St. Michael Church & Miranda Church
Balangigay Beach Resorts
Cojuangco Farms
Oro del Mar Beach


FESTIVALS

Handurayo Festival in honor of St. Michael, the Archangel (May 7, 8, 9)


MARKET DAYS

Wednesday (Poblacion)


HOW TO GET THERE

Pontevedra is approximately a 45-minute drive from Bacolod City towards the south by private car and an hour in public utility jeepneys and buses via the main highway.


Attractions

St. Michael the Archangel Church

St. Michael the Archangel Church is patterned after Spanish mission churches in Spain. The church has a capacity to accommodate 1,500 worshippers. It has a round stained glass windows painted with St. Michael the Archangel.


Galve Beach Resort also in Sitio Balangigay, Barangay Miranda. It has 6 closed cottages at P1,000.00 each for a day. A pavilion which serves as function – house can be rented for P 2,500.00 per day. Entrance fee per person is P 5.00 and each of its open cottages rate is P 150 for a day. Every morning fresh catch of fish and other marine products are sold in front of the resort.


Caingin Beach Resort is a place suited for meetings and camping. It has resthouses, conference hall and dining hall.


ACCOMMODATIONS

ANCHORVILLE BEACH RESORT
Sitio Balngigay, Brgy. Miranda, Pontevedra
Cell.No. 09270077262
Operator/Manager: Ms. Cora Gelsanao

GALVE BEACH RESORT
Sitio Balangigay, Brgy, Miranda, Pontevedra
Cell. No: 0926479013
Operator/Manager: Mrs. Felicitas Galve

TUVILLA BEACH RESORT
Sitio Balangigay, Brgy, Miranda, Pontevedra
Operator/Manager: Josemarie Tuvilla

BIANE’S BEACH RESORT
Sitio Balangigay, Brgy, Miranda, Pontevedra
Operator/Manager: Mr. Julian Bianes

49 BEACH RESORT, BRGY. MIRANDA
Manager: Ms. “Diotay” Montalban
ORO DEL MAR BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Receo, Pontevedra

KAINGIN BEACH RESORT
Brgy. III (Poblacion)
Tel. No: 377-7302
Operator/Manager: Ms. Elisa Chua

MARLY’S BEACH FARM RESORT
Brgy. Recreo
Operator/Manager: Ms. Luz Superticioso

GALLERA DE PONTEVEDRA COCKFIGHTING ARENA
Brgy. San Juan, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental
Tel. No: 4602-927
General Manager: Ms. Conie Obejas


TRANSPORTATION

Vallacar Transit (Ceres Liner)
Aircon/non-aircon
Bacolod-Pontevedra vice versa (Daily)
Fare P35 up

Mini buses /Double tire
Bacolod – Pontevedra vice versa (Daily)
Fare P35 up


TOURISM OFFICE

Hon. Larry Parroco
Vice Mayor
Telefax: (034) 377-7204
Email: [email protected]