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What To Do While In Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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When traveling to Negros Occidental, the city of Bacolod often takes the spotlight where travelers go straight from the airport in Silay City. Between the two cities, there’s a city that’s often passed by. But little do most non-local visitors know, it has something unique to offer, from unlimited fruits to preserved ancestral houses.

Here are the best things to do while in Talisay:

1. Watch the colorful dance parade of Minuluan Festival

Posted by Talisay City Minulu-an Festival 2016 on Thursday, 6 October 2016

Minuluan Festival is a three-day celebration to commemorate the death anniversary of the city’s patron saint San Nicolas de Tolentino. Minuluan Festival has this unique way of showing their culture and tradition in a live performance which talks about the great heroes and the history of Talisay. So, if you want to watch their dance parade, mark September 8 to September 10 on your calendars.

Minuluan Festival

Address: Anthony V. Lizares Road, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

Facebook: Minuluan Festival

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2. Hear the romantic story behind The Ruins

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Want to hear a unique romantic story? If yes, you better hear it right at “The Ruins” of Negros Occidental. The story you’ll hear may not have the usual happy ending most romantic stories have. But, it still became a favorite destination for couples, especially during Valentine’s Day. The Ruins is open to the public from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.

The Ruins

Address: Talisay, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

Website: The Ruins

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3. Fly in the sky at Campuestohan Highland Resort


Do you imagine yourself flying like a free bird in the sky? Here in Campuestohan Highland Resort, you can try out many air activities like ziplining for only 4 USD, a rope course for only 4 USD, the Sky Bicycle for 2 USD (one-way), and Hamster Wheel for 2 USD. Experience the fun of having to ride high in the sky with the cool wind blowing on your face and your feet not touching the ground.

Campuestohan Highland Resort

Address: Talisay, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

Website: Campuestohan Highland Resort

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4. Hike up Tinagong Dagat at Mt. Mandalagan


Want a different kind of hiking experience? Hike up to Tinagong Dagat where there is a wide open space waiting for you to relax and stay under the blue sky. Just a piece of advice: always do a quick search on the weather before going hiking because the plateau turns into a lagoon every time it rains.

When it rains, the water may reach high depths after a while. The water can reach from a knee-deep level up to 6 feet high (around 2 meters). It can be dangerous in this situation but if you still want to have a little “thrill,” you can still continue as long as you reach the advised higher ground route to make sure you stay safe.

Tinagong Dagat

Address: Talisay, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

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5. Visit the ancestral stone house Balay ni Tana Dicang

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Have you ever seen a stone house before? Well, here in Balay ni Tana Dicang, you can visit an ancestral stone house that is over a hundred and thirty years old. Everything you’ll see in the house still has the original items used when it was first built.

Balay ni Tana Dicang

Address: Enrique Lizares St, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

Website: Balay ni Tana Dicang

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6. Get to know various plants, cacti and succulents at Guerrero Farm and Nature Farm

Posted by Guerrero Farm and Nature Park on Thursday, 20 November 2014

Try visiting Guerrero and Nature Farm to learn more about nature and the different types of plants living on the farm. You don’t only get to see the plants but you can also stay in for the night and enjoy their swimming pool, gazebo, and other facilities.

Guerrero Farm and Nature Farm

Address: Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

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7. Be comfy with nature at Melba's Farm


Are you looking for a hotel surrounded by the beauty of nature? Melba’s Farm offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy every guest’s needs and enjoyment. The hotel’s outdoor pool, massage service, children’s playground, kids club, and table tennis are all ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Pet owners will also love staying in Melba’s Farm as they allow pets to stay in their hotel too.

Melba's Farm

Address: San Esteban Street, Sitio Masanglad, Barangay Cabatangan, Sitio Masanglad, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

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8. Stuff yourself with fresh seasonal fruits at JKN Fruit Farm

Posted by JKN Fruit Farm on Saturday, 4 June 2016

JKN Fruit Farm is the perfect getaway for fruit-loving families and friends. It opens from Tuesdays to Sundays from 6:30am to 6:00pm. But there’s a catch. The farm is only open between August and October. The fruits that are available here are rambutan, lanzones, durian, and mangosteen (until supplies last).

JKN Fruit Farm

Address: Zone 3, Brgy.Concepcion, Granada Concepcion Road, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

Facebook: JKN Fruit Farm

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9. See the wall mosaic of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish

Posted by Rosamie G. Azuro on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

In San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, you’ll see its beautiful and eye-catching mosaic wall. You‘ll surely won’t tear your eyes off of it. This mosaic has been finished for more than a year now and has been attracting lines of visitors since then. The wall is famous for how each of its art pieces was made.

San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish

Address: Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Visayas, Philippines

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Don’t hesitate to try Talisay

Discover new things in Talisay
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Traveling to a brand new destination can be way better than going to a city’s touristy buildings. Try to have a taste of history, nature, art and culture to discover things you haven’t experienced. Get to know Talisay in this way and it will surely leave a mark on your memory way beyond what you expected.

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