Bago City - Negros Occidental Destinations

Bago City

It is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Bago City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental. Located on the western part of Negros Island, it is 21.5 kilometers from Bacolod City, the province capital. Bago was founded by Father Geronimo Marin, an Augustinian priest, on June 24, 1575, coinciding with the feast of St. John the Baptist.

The City of Bago is endowed with vast and long stretch of rolling plains, enchanting mountains, mystic caves, lakes, beaches and cascading waterfalls, providing a glorious sanctuary for nature lovers. As a tourist destination, Bago has many captivating spots to boast of. The Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center, a 296 hectare ecological and recreational area, offers both foreign and local tourists the comfort of modern facilities amidst the tranquility of nature. It is a government-owned area developed for eco-tourism. The Kipot Summer Resort is home to the magnificent Kipot Twin Falls, a stream separated by a sharp overhang that splits the path of water into two seemingly identical cascades. Ideal for family picnics and nature tripping activities, the Kipot Summer Resort is located at Brgy. Ma-ao, Bago City.

Another tourist favorite, the Buenos Aires Mountain Resort, has amenities such as hotel rooms, cottages, pavilions, barangay booths, shed houses, function rooms and swimming pools. Food and beverage outlets are also on site. Located at Brgy. Ilijan, it accessible to both private and public transportation and is just 45 minutes away from Bacolod City.

Alternatively, privately-owned and operated resorts in other parts of the city are also available like the Jara Beach Resort, Cora Beach Resort, El Viento Beach Resort, The Quiet Place Farm Resort, Humberto's Place Farm Resort and the Pata-an Mountain Resort.

Bago City also takes pride of its colorful historical and religious festivals. The Babaylan Festival aims to rediscover the region’s indigenous music, literature, dances, rituals and other artistic endeavors. The babaylan is an indigenous community figure who is also a doctor, herbalist, artist, medium, adviser, agriculturist and more, all rolled in one very interesting character. The Al Cinco de Noviembre, or Cannon Festival, is a historical festival that commemorates the Negrenses’ bloodless revolt against the Spaniards. It showcases not only the courage and gallantry, but also the creativity and ingenuity of the Bagonhon. Being founded the same day as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, Bago City celebrates its religious fiesta on the 24th of June. In celebration of this historic and religious event, the City Government sponsors various activities such as the Balsa race which takes off at Brgy. Atipuluan and finishes in Bantayan Boulevard, Brgy. Poblacion.




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