Hinoba-an - Negros Occidental Destinations


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

Hinoba-an is a municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is the southernmost town of the province, 190 kilometers from Bacolod City. It is a peaceful community with a few beachside resorts and natural attractions along the Sulu Sea.

Fishing is a major industry in the place, with plenty of tuna and marlin in local waters. Barangay Culipapa in Hinoba-an is known to be a source of the flying fish or “barungoy.”

Boating and scuba diving are popular attractions in the town. A few dive shops in the immediate resort area rent out equipment, lead regular diving tours and offer certification courses. Water skiing and snorkeling are also favorite activities. Since not much visitors flock in the area, Hinobaan's coral reefs remain relatively pristine.

Punta Ubong is perhaps Hinoba-an’s best known draw. It's a formation of three limestone caves situated at the tip Sitio Ubong, Barangay Bacuyangan. Salvacion Cave, the more dramatic of the three and the hands-down favorite, has a natural covered pools ideal for bathing. Ubong Cave is where the late Major Jesus Villamor, hero of World War II landed bringing firearms for the Philippine guerillas aboard the US Navy Submarine Gidgeon.

Another notable destination is the Happy Valley Beach Resort, nestled amidst a coconut plantation and boasts of modern cottages with modern bathroom facilities. All amenities from furniture to bed covers are all imported and all cottages are fully air-conditioned.

Eden Island Resort and Spa offers extensive land and water sports activities, relaxing spa indulgences and even ballroom dancing lessons. Located at Pitogo Island, it is the only exclusive couple’s resort in the country.

The town fiesta, the Pagbana-ag Festival is celebrated from April 21 to 24 and was created in 1999. Hinoba-an got its festival name “Pagbanaag” because people enjoy non-stop disco dancing and merry making from dusk till dawn.




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