Talisay City is a fourth class city and one of the most progressive cities in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is part of the metropolitan area called Metro Bacolod, which includes its neighbors Silay to the north and Bacolod to the south. It has a total population of 102,214 according to the 2015 census and has a total land area of 20,118 hectares (49,710 acres).
In 1788, Malays discovered the place and settled in and later called it as Minuluan. Unknown to many, the sugar industry in province has its very roots in Talisay. The enterprising Recollect priest led by Fray Fernando Cuenca, spurred the economic development of this once sleepy Sitio through the planting of sugarcane in vast tracts of land we call ‘haciendas’.
The city’s name derived from the Kansilay tree which is also known as the official tree of the city. Silaynons official dialect is Hiligaynon or Ilonggo while some can talk Tagalog (national language), Cebuano, and Ilokano. Some of the Silaynons can speak fluently in English.
Population : 102,214 (2015 census)
Barangays : 27
Website : www.talisaycity.gov.ph
Minulu-an Festival - It is an annual celebration highlighting the arts and unique identity of Talisaynons. It is celebrated every September 4-10. The festival also celebrates the feast of its patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino which falls on 10th of September. The main highlight of the festival is the Miniluan street dancing and dance drama competition which depicts the life of Talisay’s great heroes.
Pasidungog Festival - It is the Charter Day thanksgiving festival celebrated every 11th of February. It is a three-day festivities which promotes the artistry and skills that Talisay is justifiably proud of. It also gives an opportunity to thank the Good Lord for all the blessings He had showered to the Talisaynons.
WHERE TO STAY
Sitio Balogo, Brgy Concepcion Talisay, Negros Occidental
Tel. (034) 435 8824
Sun Valley Resort
Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Tel. (034) 458 4825
National Highway, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Nature’s Village Resort & Restaurant
Talisay Highway, Negros Occidental
Tel. (034) 495-0808
Melba’s Farm Resort
Brgy. Cabatangan, Sitio Masanglad, Talisay City, Negross Occidental
Tel. (034) 345-6513/ 435-6513 / 476-7993/ 09329642973 / 09327699524
WHERE TO DINE
Pala-pala grill / Spa by the Sea
Miramar Subd., Talisay City, Negross Occidental
Phone: (034) 495-4299 / 495 – 0521
Zone 6, Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: (034) 435 2389
Nature’s Village Resort and Restaurant
Talisay Highway, Talisay City, Negross Occidental
Phone: (034) 495 6278
Ceeby's Grill Restaurant
Magsaysay Street, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: 0933 876 3238
Rasta Salute Sizzling Restaurant
Felipe Lacson St, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Phone: 0929 326 3899
From Bacolod 15 min from Bacolod Ceres North Terminal (fastest route), You can also take a jeepney from Bacolod North Terminal.
Campuestuhan Highland Resort
Located right along the boundaries of Bacolod City and Talisay City, Campuestohan Highland Resort is a 5-hectare property against the beautiful backdrop of green forests of Mt. Makawili. It is one of the most popular destinations today in Negros Island is the Campuestohan Highland Resort.
Another famous landmark of Negros Occidental which has been acclaimed as “one of the 12 most fascinating ruins of the world”, “one of the best landmarks in the Philippines”, “the Taj Mahal of Negros”, and “the Best Heritage Site of the Philippines awardee for 2016”. It is located at Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay, Negros Occidental
Natures Village Resort
Along the Talisay National Highway is a rustic country-style resort complete with restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, driving range, children’s park with bike tracks, horse back riding, playground, function rooms and hotel facilities for business and convention. It is an ideal “home-away-from-home” setting with resort amenities.
Bamboo Spring Garden and Leisure Farm
The place has a restaurant that offers well-prepared food. It is located at Brgy. Efiginio Lizares, east of Talisay.
Spa by the Sea Resort
Located at Miramar Subdivision Poblacion is the place that brings you to a unique experience while enjoying your vacation. It has a spa that offers different kinds of therapy and massage.
Tana Dikang Lizares Ancestral House
A “must see” destination in Talisay City where you can see an ancestral stone house that is over a hundred and thirty years old that echoes the lifestyle and preserves the charm & gentility that is a Talisaynon heritage.. It is located at Enrique Lizares St, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Rambutan and Lanzones Plantation
Talisay City takes pride in its sweet Lanzones. Fruits like Marang and Rambutan are especially abundant in Brgy Concepcion, Talisay, Negros Occidental. It is open for guests who would want to engage in an “eat-all-you-can” treat for a minimum price.
The Henares Garden and Resort
It is owned by the Henares family that promotes vermicultre and grows fresh vegetables, black pepper, different varieties of herbs and tropical plants. The spring swimming pool is a perfect choice for friendly get-togethers, fellowship or picnics. It is located at Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City.
San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish
It is a church also known as Recoletos de Talisay Community which is located at Simplicio Lizares St. Zone 6, Talisay City. At the side of the church, you’ll see its beautiful and eye-catching mosaic wall. It is famous for how each of its art pieces was made.
The Guerero Farm is a 30-hectare garden resort in Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City where you can enjoy seeing the nursery of ornamental plants and the extensive garden. You can also stay in for the night and enjoy their swimming pool, gazebo, and other facilities.
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