Cebu to Bacolod Itinerary - My Wanderlust-Generated Tour 2D1N

My Wanderlust-Generated Overland Trip From Cebu City to Bacolod City Sample Weekend Itinerary 2D1N


It was one hot weekend when I embarked on an unplanned, out of nowhere weekend escapade from Cebu to Bacolod. Days prior to my unscheduled trip, our power service provider, Visayan Electric Company had already informed us via email that there will be a power outage on that Saturday. As I already anticipated the boredom, I let my wandering feet and mind lead me and create an itinerary for me, so lo and behold, my wanderlust lead me to Bacolod City.
Cebu to Bacolod Itinerary
Cebu to Bacolod Itinerary - The Labyrinth (Toledo City); San Carlos City Plaza (San Carlos City); Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Park (Bacolod City); Campuestohan Highland Resort (Talisay City); The Ruins (Talisay City)





The scheduled outage was at 9:00am and I was still unprepared an hour earlier but since I was determined to be out somewhere to ease boredom, I decided to go to the terminal and let my wanderlust decide for me.

A lot of places were playing on my mind that day and since I have not visited Toledo City for more than two decades, I went west.
As I have subscribed and liked many travel related pages on Facebook, I already had an idea about what to do in Toledo City, so I visited the Labyrinth at Capilla Santa Ana Museum and some other places in Toledo City. After a quick tour, I went to Toledo Terminal and bought a FastCat ticket for San Carlos City as I originally wanted to stay there overnight at Whispering Palms Resort.
Upon reaching San Carlos City Port, I hired a trisikad to bring me to the town proper as I know most churches, city halls and plazas are situated there. After a quick tour, I asked the driver to bring me to Whispering Palms but unfortunately, he didn't know where it's at, so I went straight to Bacolod City to stay overnight there for Campuestohan Highland Resort and The Ruins.




I arrived in Bacolod at past 7:00pm, so I decided to stay there overnight. Though the tricycle driver offered to bring me to Campuestohan Highland Resort directly, I declined as I did not know if the resort is still open and that I did not know how long it will take me to reach the resort from Bacolod City since I didn't have a prior research as to how much it will cost me to charter a ride going there, so I told the driver to just bring me to the nearest inexpensive hotel or pension house with wifi so I can research and I'm glad he brought me to Nirvana Pension House, a very inexpensive place to stay in Bacolod City. As soon as I was settled in my room, I then researched for Campuestohan Highland Resort then went outside to find a place to eat nearby.

Come early morning the next day (Sunday), I woke up as early as 5:00am to have a quick tour in Bacolod City as my ultimate destinations were Campuestohan Highland Resort and The Ruins. I hired a tricycle to bring me to the town proper or downtown Bacolod and since I had been to Bacolod before, I told him to bring me to Lacson St. or to where the plaza is situated, had a quick breakfast at Jollibee, went to San Sebastian Cathedral to say a prayer and rode a jeepney nearby to have a quick stop at one of the nicest provincial capitol parks in the Philippines, Negros Occidental Capitol Park.
I completed my quick Bacolod tour including breakfast at 7:00am but the driver I negotiated a night in advance texted me that he will be in the capitol area at 7:30am, so I decided to have another round of coffee at Jollibee, just near McDonald's and KFC fronting the provincial capitol. (Yes, I booked the same driver that I declined prior to my research since I found out he was not overpricing)
At exactly 7:30am, the driver fetched me and we began our tour from Campuestohan Highland Resort to The Ruins in Talisay City. After the tour, the driver brought me to Bongbong's to buy some pasalubong (souvenirs), had our lunch and bade goodbye at Ceres Bus Terminal on Lopez Jaena St. I was at the terminal at around 12:30pm ready to go home but the next direct bus bound for Cebu City was at 2:30pm. I waited for a few minutes but then knowing it will take me about 2 hours to travel by boat from San Carlos Port to Toledo Port via a direct bus, I opted to break my ride, boarded a bus bound for San Carlos City via Don Salvador then from the Ceres Terminal in San Carlos City, I rode a tricycle to bring me to San Carlos Port, bought a FastCat ticket near the port and boarded a FastCat ferry for 5:00pm trip. I arrived at Toledo Port at 6:00pm then hired a tricycle for the van terminal and boarded a van bound for Cebu City at the van terminal situated in Toledo Port. Arrived in Cebu City van terminal along Junquera St. at around 8:00pm.
Campuestohan Highland Resort Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Campuestohan Highland Resort - Talisay City, Negros Occidental

How about you, have you tried an overland trip from Cebu City to Negros Islands? How was your experience?

Here's my CEBU TO BACOLOD ITINERARY 2D1N as your guide on your next escapade.  Feel free to request a pdf copy here.


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