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
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
Sitio Chloe, Brgy. Rizal, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Tel. (034) 7225994/488-0316
Samcor Traveller’s Inn & Restaurant
National Highway, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Tel. (034) 4480365
ACC Lodging House
Aguilar Subdivision, Purok 4, Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Rak Pension House
Prk. Mansanilya, Brgy. Old Sagay
Hi-Way Traveller’s Inn
Western Nautical Highway, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
WHERE TO DINE
Glenda's Food Shop
Marañon Street, Poblacion 2, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: (034) 702 2914
Mama Auring Food Garden
Katalbas Compound, Old Barangay Hall, Old Sagay, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: (034) 454 1050
Purok Star Apple, Brgy. Vito, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Chimei's Restaurant and catering
Crossing Sagay, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: 0918 571 1065
KAD Building, Cueva Street, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: (02) 468 0294
From Bacolod Approximately 2 Hours from Bacolod North Terminal
From Dumaguete Approximately 7 Hours from Dumaguete Bus Terminal via Mabinay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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