San Enrique - Negros Occidental Destinations

San Enrique

San Enrique is a 5th class municipality in the southern part of Negros Occidental. It is situated 37.3 kilometers from Bacolod City, approximately a 40-minute drive away. Around 1840, San Enrique was known as Pueblo de Tinobagan. In 1882, a Spanish general visited the pueblo and re-christened Pueblo de Tinobagan to San Enrique.

There are quite a few tourist attractions in this small and peaceful town. The Our Lady of Candles Parish Church was founded by the Recollects in July 1864. Fr. Angel Zamodio, parish priest in 1954-1970 constructed the belfry, undertook the church repair and embellished it with statues of saints and benches.

Beach resorts with accommodations are also available to tourists. The Las Olas Beach Resort at Barangay Tabao Baybay is half kilometer from the highway. It has a restaurant that is open 24 hours and specializes in fresh seafood. Beach swimming is best in the area with other amenities such as open and elevated cottages, function hall, videoke bar, and game fishing. The Soleo Beach Resort at Barangay Poblacion has a swimming pool, function halls catering to seminars and conferences, and a restaurant which serves a variety of foods. In Barangay Tibsoc, Gregory Beach Resort caters to wedding and party receptions and overnight accommodations. Bird watching in the beachfront is also an attraction where the Mid-Winter Bird Count has identified 12 species of migratory birds dwelling in the area..

The Kamunsil Integrated Farm, a sprawling 1.3-hectare plantation of organically-grown fruit trees and vegetables, is also known for manufacturing Green-base vermin-organic fertilizer.

The people of San Enrique are also fond of cockfighting. Their festival, the Bulang-Bulang Festival is celebrated every February 2-9. It gives recognition to the game fowl industry which is one of the major sources of livelihood of the town. Bulang-bulang is a character dance presentation which depicts the life and character of the fighting cock. The Annual Town Fiesta is celebrated every February 9 in honor of the patron saint of the town Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.




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Attractions at San Enrique

Bulang-Bulang Festival