Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sipalay City

Sipalay is a 3rd class city and is called the Serene Jewel of Negros Occidental. It is the mining area which has evolved into a popular tourist destination. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 70,070 people.

The original natives of Sipalay were the "tumandoks", perhaps with Malay or Bornean roots, who discovered its fertile lowlands plains. It became the refuge for sailing adventures from the neighboring island of Panay. It also became a lookout point when the Japanese occupied the country.

Chinese merchants came to the place to barter their wares for local products, particularly rice. This is the time when Sipalay got its name from the old native phrase "si palay" which was their reponse to Chinese traders meaning "there is rice". Sipalay was proclaimed as a town signed by late President Elpidio Quirino, Executive Order No. 185 and officially inaugurated on December 20, 1948.

Population : 70,070 (2015 census)

Barangays : 17

Website : www.sipalaycity.gov.ph

Festivals

Pasaway Festival - It is a copper worship celebrated every March 31. Performers depict the tribes in ethnic costumes in the semblance of copper minerals dancing to the beat of Pasaway music.

Handurawan Festival - It is an annual fiesta celebration held every December 18-20 coupled with the yuletide season. It provides the locals and trourists a three-day activities to enjoy their time.

WHERE TO STAY

Artistic Diving Beach Resort

Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 09194095594/453-2710

Email: info@artisticdiving.com

www.artisticdiving.com

Robinson Cruse Beach Resort

Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 09208890139, 09203318508

Email: visit@robinsoncruse.com

www.robinsoncrusesipalay.com

Nataasan Beach Resort

Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 0999-344-1113 (smart) 0915-670-5027 (globe) (034) 453-89-36

Email: nataasanbrdc@yahoo.com

www.nataasan.com

Easy Diving Beach Resort

Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 09173000381

Email: diving@sipalay.com

www.sipalay.com

Sipalay Suites

Mercedes Blvd., Brgy. 1-Poblacion, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 0919-6030045/0922-8707885 (034) 473-0350 & 473-9137

Email: reservation@sipalaysuites.com.ph

www.sipalaysuites.com.ph

WHERE TO DINE

The Mixed Food Restaurant

Sipalay Food Park, Manokan BRGY 2, Sipalay

Phone: 0977 181 8869

Email: themixedfoodrestaurant@yahoo.fr

www.facebook.com/The-Mixed-FoodRestaurant-346404732230022

Driftwood Village Restaurant

Sugar Beach Nauhang Rd, Sipalay, Negros Occidental

Phone: +63 920 900 3663

Email: driftwoodvillage@mail.com

www.driftwood-village.com

Takatuka Restaurant

Takatuka Beach and Dive Resort, Sipalay City, Sipalay, Negros Occidental

Phone: +63 920 230 9174

Email: relax@takatuka-lodge.com

www.sipalay.net

Buenaventura Beach Resort Restaurant

Sugar Beach, Sipalay, Negros Occidental

Phone: 09473282771

Email: n/a

www.buenaventurabeachresort.com

Blu Mare

Sugar Beach, Sipalay, Negros Occidental

Phone: 09154806904

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/Blu-Mare134859550483798

ACCESSIBILITY

From Bacolod Approximately 4 hours from Bacolod South Bus Terminal or private car.

From Dumaguete 2.5 hours from Dumaguete Bus Terminal to Bayawan, 1.5 hours from Bayawan to Hinobaan and 45 min from Hinobaan to Sipalay.

4 hours from Dumaguete to Kabankalan Bus Terminal and 2 hours from Kabankalan to Sipalay.

By Plane

50 min, Airline company Air Juan offers services from Cebu, Iloilo and Puerto Princesa via the Sipalay Airport.

TOURISM DESTINATIONS

Tinagong Dagat

It is a hidden sea sprinkled with a dozen islets and green hills. Underneath are corals naturally-formed like fish cages and the shoreline lined by old-growth mangroves.

Campomanes Bay

It is a favorite site for diving, kayaking and jet skiing. It has an enticing pristine waters and white sand beach.

Sugar Beach

Formerly called Langub Beach, is a good place to relax and unwind for its sugary light brown sand and pristin blue waters. The place offers an excellent place for swimming and multiple activities.

Punta Ballo Beach

It is one of the top tourist destination for its beautiful white sand and natural beauty. It is is lined by several resorts offering different types of services.

Perth Paradise Resort

It is a great place to chill for its majestic view where you can see scattered islets surrounded by blue-green waters at the hilltop of the resort.

Sipalay Food Park

This is a place near by the sea where you can eat different foods from different restaurants.

Poblacion Beach

Locals and tourist flock to this place because of its fine golden brown sand, beautiful sunset view and food stalls.

Artistic Diving Resort

It is nearby the awesome resorts and dive sites which offers diving tours and lessons. It also has a restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.

Maricalum Mines

It is accessible all year round where you can see an open pit similar to a big lagoon.

Philex Gold Mines

It is ideal destination for industrial tours. It has a training center and a condominium which is 15 km from the national highway.

CONTACTS

TOURISM (034) 4732101
POLICE 09205311044
BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION 09287391705