It has been weeks since my short trip to Bacolod, the City of Smiles, but the urge to go back and explore this quaint city again hasn’t died down.
The people here are just so nice and the places just as good. But what made me fall in love with Bacolod is the FOOD. We had to stop by museums and landmarks because these deterred us from trying all the restaurants we had on our list (thanks to dear friend, Nic for the fabulous tips! 🙂 ). In a nutshell, our 3D/2N in Bacolod turned out to be three days of glorious food tripping around the city.
From the airport, you need not worry about catching a cab to your hotel as there are shuttles that charge Php150/pax. This is a good deal already because the new Bacolod-Silay International Airport is quite far from the city.
Tip: How To Get Here-
From Bacolod City ride the jeepney bound for BATA, or ride the jeepney with the route Libertad-BATA. Tell the driver to drop you off at the nearest trike terminal going to The Ruins (there are at least two terminals there). They charge between Php25-30.
Proceed to the main house and look for Roger Lucero (he’s the funny tour guide at The Ruins).
We had to drag ourselves from the magnificence of The Ruins to have dinner at another place on our list: Manokan Country.
Manokan Country is within walking distance to the hotel so we just walked home and capped the night off with some sweets we bought from Calea.