The Holy Week Guide

Where to go in Manila, Rizal, Pampanga, Calabarzon, Baguio-Sagada, Cebu and Bacolod over the Holy Week.
by | April 10, 2017

Bacolod prides itself for the land of smiles (and tasty chicken inasal!), and they will definitely prove it to you once you’re there. Here’s a quick guide to help you smile until the end of your Bacolod trip this Holy Week:

Scheduled Activities
  1. Visita Iglesia: Bacolod houses a lot of historic and colonial churches that will definitely leave you awed. Include San Sebastian Cathedral, Huaming Church, and chapels like Barangay Sang Virgen chapel in your visita iglesia itinerary.
  1. Easter egg hunts at hotels: Some hotels and malls will hold easter egg hunt parties on April 15 so be sure to be there. Some establishments who announced their parties include 888 Premier Mall.
What to Do

Enjoy an exciting stretch of activities at Campuestohan Highland Resort

Have an adrenaline-filled day by trying exciting rides at one of Bacolod’s prime resort. You can even tick off some unique activities in your bucket list here like the sky bicycle and rope courses. They’re open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on holy week, so take advantage of your break!

What to See
  1. The Ruins

Hacienda Sta. Maria, Talisay City

Known for its heartbreaking history, The Ruins is also named as the country’s “Taj Mahal.” This mansion boasts a really fine architecture which shines at any time of the day, so this place is always a must if you’re going to Bacolod.

  1. Mambukal Resort Butterfly Sanctuary

Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental

Mambukal Resort is a great place to bring your family, and its butterfly garden is just one of its awesome facilities. Fun adventures await inside this recreational resort, and you can check them out here.

  1. Capitol Park and Lagoon

Bacolod City

One of the city’s main landmarks, this park is a nature retreat in the middle of the urban jungle. The place is perfect for those who wants to commune with nature and have a quick jogging. Their lagoon is definitely relaxing!

  1. Bacolod Baywalk

Bacolod City

Experience the city’s great outdoors in this walk path that overlooks the sunset. Food stalls and music entertainment fill this area to give you a chill vibe.

  1. Luzuriaga Family Cemetery

Lopez Jaena Street

This famous cemetery go way back, and it is popularly known because of its location right smack in the middle of the street. No one knows the reason of its placement, but if you were to pass by Lopez Jaena Street, it will definitely leave you wondering too.

Where to Eat
  1. Aboy’s Restaurant

Liroville Subd., Singcang, Bacolod City

Your Bacolod experience won’t be complete if you haven’t visited Aboy’s Restaurant and tried their local delicacies. Order some of their bestsellers: blue marlin, grilled mushroom, and ginataang paguie. Check their menu here.

  1. Bacolod Chicken House

24th Lacson Street and Araneta-Alunan Streets

Of course, a trip the Bacolod always include a gastronomic adventure with their original classic chicken inasal. And there’s no better place to try it than in Bacolod Chicken House, the food place behind this trademark staple.

  1. 21 Restaurant

21st Lacson Street, Bacolod City

This dining spot is perfect for those who crave hot soups with a combination of other Pinoy food. Visit their branch in Lacson Street and give in to the delectable taste of their famous dishes like the original batchoy.

  1. Natural Garden Cafe

Villa Valderama, Consuelo Ave., Bacolod City

Experience Bacolod’s food adventure for an affordable price in this quaint cafe sitting at Consuelo Avenue. They use ingredients freshly picked from Welcome Home’s garden by their deaf kitchen staff and managers, so you know they produce quality food. View their full menu here.

  1. Hanok Authentic Restaurant

Door 12, Goldenfield Commercial Complex, Bacolod City

If you wanted a break from the local cuisine, then indulge your taste buds with the authentic Korean food from Hanok Authentic Restaurant. Their menu offers extensive Korean food favorites and even unlimited food packages. Just remember: it’s a meat-free season. Click here for the menu.

Where to Stay
  1. Go Hotels

Lacson Street, Mandalagan
+63 (34) 4410506, 4410774


If you’re on a budget, Go Hotels is one of the top options with their complete services and comfortable accommodation. Click here for reservations.

  1. Nature’s Village Resort

Talisay Highway, Talisay City
+ 63 34 495-0808 / 495-3368 to 69

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Bask in the natural environment of this resort overlooking Mount Marapara and have a relaxing staycation in their comfy rooms. They also have indoor pool, farm and gardens. Know more about this resort here.

  1. L’Fisher Hotel

14th Lacson Street, Bacolod City
+6334 433 3731 |

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This hotel offers first-class accommodation that is very accessible near the key landmarks of Bacolod. Their rooms are spacious and their dining facilities even offer international cuisines! Book here.

  1. Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel and Residences

Corner Araneta and Roxas St., Bacolod City
+ 63 34 468 0400 |


Experience a topnotch service for an affordable price in this charming hotel, which even has a coffee shop inside! Its accommodation options are wide enough to adjust to your budget and needs. See their rates here.

  1. Mambukai Hot Spring Resort

Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental
+63 34 473-0610 | Website

Mambukai’s resort is not only about its recreational activities and natural surroundings, your family can even book a stay here. Choose from their accommodation packages and extend your stay in this relaxing piece of nature.

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