Sipalay, officially the City of Sipalay, (Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa/Syudad sang Sipalay; Filipino: Lungsod ng Sipalay) or simply referred to as Sipalay City, is a 4th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 70,070 people.
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4.5 based on 107 reviews
The other comments tell you all about the beauty and relaxed feeling of Sugar beach.
But what almost no one does here, is hiking/trekking. Although it is possible.
Don't miss to do a short hike up the hill in the morning or evening. It takes about an hour and gives you an overwhelming view of the surrounding. Half way up lives a man called Cinto, who has travelled a lot, speaks almost fluently English and who has a beautiful soul. We met him walking up in the morning and then returned in the evening to talk more with him and enjoy the sunset :) It was very interesting.
We stayed at Driftwood Village and they organized a young guy, who lead us up.
It's a good chance to meet a fantastic person :)
4.5 based on 49 reviews
"We saved an island, now we invite you to explore it." Danjugan Island is a marine reserve and wildlife sanctuary, 3 kilometers off the coast of Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines. The island is 1.5 kilometers long and 0.5 kilometers at its widest point, has 5 lagoons and is covered with limestone Forests providing asylum to many wildlife species that struggle to exist in the Mainland. What once used to be a threatened and over-fished area is now a protected sanctuary with a dazzling array of marine and terrestrial life. Today, the island serves as an outdoor classroom for students, a research area for conservationists, and a haven for tourists eager to experience nature at its purest. Danjugan Island is a project of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. Danjugan's five lagoons, numerous coral reefs, and vast limestone Forests provide asylum to many wildlife species.
We had an overnight stay at the Typhoon Beach in Danjugan island. The typhoon included private rooms while the moray lagoon only open ones(which is great if your in groups). They served huuuuggggeeee servings (good for 4 for just the 2 of us)of native Filipino food. The package included all their activities in the island including trekking, snorkeling, kayaking which you can do the whole day. The place is so peaceful. You can only hear birds and waves crashing because we get to own the other side of the island to ourselves. The place and our tour guide,Carmela who happens to be their own scholar, is very informative of the sanctuary and marine life. The snorkeling was my highlight. The way they protect and maintained the sanctuary is very impressive and very honorable in such a way they live out their cause. If you want to relax and be one with nature, danjugan is the island to be. Remember that this place is not a resort. Please enjoy without causing any harm to her.
5 based on 55 reviews
We want to welcome you into the tropical atmosphere and warm waters of Sugar Beach, in Negros Occidental, Philippines. With Scuba Planet Philippines you can enjoy diving, water sports, trekking in the jungle, or just relaxing on the beach.
If you are already on Sugar Beach, these guys are the cheapest--and also the best. If you have to pay for the ferry back and forth across the river, not necessarily the cheapest. Scuba Planet took me for a great snorkeling trip, and they thought of everything! I got some great pictures, especially on Julien's Wreck.
5 based on 1 reviews
We provide Scuba & Snorkeling adventures to the incredible underwater attractions of Sipalay & Danjugan Island. Professional and experienced Instructors, brand new hire equipment, and 3 dive boats, we can provide you with the ultimate in diving with Cave, wreck, reef and pier Diving. We have it all! SDI, PADI and Disabled Dive International Courses available.
Went to Danjugan Island with 3D Diving. The Island is amazing. Incredible corals, so many fish. A great experience, some of the best diving I have done. Great crew, well organised, what you would expect from a great resort and dive shop. Thanks very much....MoreThanks William. Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you back to enjoy more of our amazing dives sites in Cauayan and Sipalay. Kindest Regards 3D Diving Team
4 based on 35 reviews
i had a short visit in punta ballo as i really wanna see how does this beach look like.it was very calm when i am there. but unfortunately its lowtide so i didnt enjoy the beach , this is a white beach but since we are the habagat moonsoon expect some sea grass in the seaside , but that wont ruin the view its understandable i just wish that time is not low tide .. in any case its a good place to relax , and still a very nice view , in this beach u will find the hotel resort u can check in to stay overnight suck as Nataasan resort, Robinson Cruise, and easy diving , and the artistic diving , if u hve the budget 1000+ a night depends on the resort . ull hve peace, and serenity or even just put a tent near the beach .
5 based on 1 reviews
The Bulata Pier in Barangay Bulata is an abandoned seaport used by the now defunct Maricalum Mining Corporation for shipping copper to Japan and China and importing fuel to run its massive diesel generator to power its mining operations in the Mountains of Sipalay. It is fondly called the Mad Max by tourists and divers for the dilapidated state of its gigantic structures and monstrous equipment.
Mad max is a great macro dive. Lots of Critters, great conditions. Went with 3D Diving. Recommended dive site and dive shop
4.5 based on 12 reviews
Campomanes Bay has awesome view and nice, clean water. You can go swimming, scuba diving or just sit back and enjoy the view. You can also try jumping from the port like the local children, it's one exciting thing to do there.
Just be careful. The water in the area can go really deep so if you're not a good swimmer please wear a life vest. The water is so clear it looks shallow. One moment the water is waist deep and next thing you know, you're struggling not to drown.
The area is used as a port for some small cargo ships so the water can be really deep.
5 based on 6 reviews
The M/V Guimaras of Compania Maritima, located 3 km from the shores of Punta Bulata, is a merchant vessel that seems to have run aground on a reef. Some speculate that a seaquake sank the Guimaras. Its depth is shallow at only 6-7 meters while the surrounding area can go as deep as 10-15 meters. The wreck site is covered with colorful, brilliant corals and abounds with fish.
I first heard about this shipwreck from the local fishing villages on the Sipalay and Cauayan border. It was near enough to get to by boat in 10-15 minutes from Punta Bulata Resort & Spa, which is the nearest resort in the vicinity and provides the best accessibility to the shipwreck. You can recognise the area where the wreck lies because it is also a marine protected area so there are white buoys around it. The local Bantay Dagat (coast guard) met us by their floating raft above the wreck and charged us 50 Pesos to swim and snorkel in the area. Our friends and their kids enjoyed snorkelling since parts of the wreck are quite shallow, you can see it from the bangka (outrigger), and parts of it even stick out of the water during low tide. The myriad of exotic schools of fish swimming around the wreck and the colourful coral growing on the ship are quite breathtaking.
The wreck has some history to it as it used to be a cargo vessel in the 60s and 70s. It sank because it hit the nearby reef but the locals aren't exactly sure why. Some say it was not properly moored by the captain others say it was an earthquake.
We chose to dive the wreck guided by, our dive master Rudy from Philippine Bluewater Expeditions, the resident dive operator of Punta Bulata. Once you descend and start to see just how massive the ship used to be it's hard not to be impressed. There was a bit of a current once we reached 20 feet. The ship is not whole anymore and is split into 3 separate sections that are now quite far apart. We circled around and decided to head into an opening in the ship. There were more fish living inside the ship and our group felt very excited to be diving our first wreck. My imagination ran wild and we played around for a bit and then decided to surface. When we got back on the boat the kids were still swimming around and jumping from the raft. We headed back before sunset and were treated to a psychedelic display of colours. That must have been one of the best sunsets in my life and an unforgettable afternoon of wreck snorkelling and diving.
I would recommend staying in Punta Bulata in case you are interested to visit this marvel. The coast guard is quite strict and vigilant in protecting the reef and requires a ticket for tourists. This was nicely handled by the staff of the resort.
4 based on 3 reviews
Nice trip out all be it the weather was rough Then they anted to charge P50 per person if we got off the boat and wnt onto the beach but it was not worth it
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