Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sagay City

Sagay City is a 2nd class city and one of the major fishing coastal communities in the province of Negros Occidental. The city can be easily spotted in the map of Negros Occidental for its “ice cream cone” shape slicing from the northern tip of Negros. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 146,264 people.

In 1860, Sagay City, formerly known as Arguelles was founded by Teniente Francisco Rodriguez and Basilio Cordova in the mouth of the Bulanon River. Later, the town was transferred to Pueblo de Magallanes (now known as Old Sagay) by the order of the Spanish governor to honor Fernando Magallanes.

The name Sagay was taken the word “sigay” or the semi-spherical shell which is abundant in the area.

Population : 146,264 (2015 census)

Barangays : 25

Website : www.sagay-city.com.ph

Festivals

Sinigayan Festival - Sagay City, just like any other places, also has its own festival. It is an annual celebration and thanksgiving in honor of their patron St. Joseph held every 3rd week of March. It is also an expression of arts reflecting the culture of the people. Street and arena dance competition is the highlight of the celebration.

WHERE TO STAY

Balay Kauswagan

Sitio Chloe, Brgy. Rizal, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. (034) 7225994/488-0316

Email: balaykauswagan@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/balaykauswagan1996

Samcor Traveller’s Inn & Restaurant

National Highway, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. (034) 4480365

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/SAMCORSONS

ACC Lodging House

Aguilar Subdivision, Purok 4, Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 09088129427

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/acclodginghousesagay

Rak Pension House

Prk. Mansanilya, Brgy. Old Sagay

Tel. 0923-953-8088

Email: n/a

Hi-Way Traveller’s Inn

Western Nautical Highway, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 0926-404-0610

Email: n/a

WHERE TO DINE

Glenda's Food Shop

Marañon Street, Poblacion 2, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: (034) 702 2914

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/Glendas-Food-Shop-1715087515486188

Mama Auring Food Garden

Katalbas Compound, Old Barangay Hall, Old Sagay, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: (034) 454 1050

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/Mama-Auring-Food-Garden-897041627006513

Noknoy's Seafood

Purok Star Apple, Brgy. Vito, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: 09398949360

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/Noknoys-Seafoods-209048015849137

Chimei's Restaurant and catering

Crossing Sagay, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: 0918 571 1065

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/Chimeis-Restaurant-and-catering-533219396755097

Kassie’s Cafe

KAD Building, Cueva Street, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: (02) 468 0294

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/KassiesCafe

ACCESSIBILITY

From Bacolod Approximately 2 Hours from Bacolod North Terminal

From Dumaguete Approximately 7 Hours from Dumaguete Bus Terminal via Mabinay

TOURISM DESTINATIONS

Vito Church

A church that was built in the mid-1850's during the religious administration of Recollect Friars. As part of the devotees' religious promise, they visit the church every Friday.

The Legendary Siete

It was considered as the “world’s most incredible steam survivor” by an author of Iron Dinosaurs, Colin Garatt. This majestic piece attracts the locals and tourists which makes it as one of the famous landmark in city.

Sagay City Garden & Living Tree Museum

It is the first ever major project of Sagay Ladies Circle where the flowering plants, shrubs and palms are fused together in a one-hectare government lot at Sitio Chloe, Brgy. Rizal.

Museo Sang Bata sa Negros

It is the first hands-on and interactive children's museum outside Metro Manila that showcases Philippine crafts, arts and toys and values education which makes children interested in stimulating their creativity and intellectual potential.

Sagay Marine Reserve

It is a 32,000 hectare well-managed protected marine area that is considered as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the country because of its abundant marine resources.

Carbin Reef

It is a marine sanctuary where you can see a tongue-shaped, huge creamy white sandbar and a clear water that offers snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, picnic and swimming.

Panal Reef

Just like Carbin Reef, it is also an interesting marine sanctuary where you can enjoy the colorful corals and exotic aquatic species. It is also a perfect area for snorkeling and swimming.

Macahulom Reef

A nice place to have a unique experience because of the migratory birds flocking to its shore. It offers boat crusing where you can see its crystal waters and pure sea breeze.

Molocaboc Island

A place where mangrove reforestation is found, a miracle hole "amatong" fishing, and big jars which they used to collect waters from the rain . It is a fishing community where you can buy some fresh catch and people there can cook for you.

Himoga-an River Cruise

A newest tourism activity where you can have a two-hour cruise from Brgy Fabrica plying through the longest river of the city which is Himoga-an and ends at Brgy. Old Sagay.

CONTACTS

TOURISM (34) 488-0649
POLICE 09476372270
BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION 09347229767