Hinigaran - Negros Occidental Destinations


It is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Hinigaran is a 1st class municipality located in the mid-southern part of the province of Negros Occidental. It is approximately forty eight (48) kilometers south of Bacolod City, the province capital. It spans more or less 7 kilometers along the open southwest coast of the sock-shaped Negros Island. The town’s name was derived from Tagahigad, the name of the Pre-Hispanic traders and settlers who drove the semi-primitive Mundos and Ambaks to the mountains. When the Spaniards arrived, they named the place Ginigaran (from the word “higad”) and eventually it was spelled and named as Hinigaran.

Most of the town’s land area is planted with sugar cane. Being part of Negros Occidental's oyster belt, Hinigaran is also noted for its delicious oysters (talaba). Another major industry in the town is the production of fireworks, making it known as the pyrotechnics capital of Negros Island.

A mush visited site in Hinigaran is its old church, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Built in 1858, the church was said to have a bell made of silver and gold weighing 480 kilograms.

The town festival, Hinugyaw sa Hinigaran is celebrated every 25th to 30th of April every year. "Hinugyaw" a local dialect that means rejoice or revelry. The six-day festivity is commemorated with a traditional parade and tribe competition featuring street dancing performers in their colorful costumes.

For beach bums and swimming enthusiasts, there are also resorts which you can visit in Hinigaran. One can enjoy the waters of Paradiso Beach Resort in Brgy. Miranda. It also has a swimming pool and cottages available for both day and overnight accommodations. Other resorts offering similar amenities are Canonoy Beach in Brgy. Canonoy, Bulubito-on Beach, Gicana Beach, Presas’ Beach & Ambacan Beach, and the Pajanconi and Libo-on Fresh Water Swimming Pools in Brgy. Himaya.






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Attractions at Hinigaran

Hinugyaw sa Hinigaran Festival