During my first and second visits to Bacolod, my family and I were accompanied by my brother-in-law who was a proud Negrense and knew the city like the back of his hand. Because of this, getting to places was a breeze–we practically had a tour guide who even drove for us.
So when my mom and I flew to Bacolod last year, I was both anxious and excited, as it was both our first time to explore the place on our own. Our first challenge was to get out of the airport and reach GoHotels Bacolod in the most practical way possible.
Here’s a step-by-step guide of how we did it, which includes a quick Silay City side trip:
1. Ride a shuttle van to Silay (P50/pax, 15mins travel time). Try out the1925 Café’s Kangkong Pesto Pasta and also check out El Ideal Bakery, the oldest bakery in Silay which has been around since the 1920s. If you have extra time, do a walking tour around the neighborhood, which is famous for its numerous heritage houses.
2. Ride a jeepney to Northbound Terminal (P13/pax, 20mins). It is the last stop so no need to worry that you might miss it.
3. Ride a jeepney going to Bata (P7/pax, 10mins), which will pass by Robinsons Place. GoHotels is right behind the mall.
There you have it! Commuting from Bacolod-Silay Airport to Bacolod City in less than P100/pax. Hope this helps you in planning your trip! Feel free to comment below, if ever there are updates on prices and routes.