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Bais City is one of the beautiful cities of Negros Oriental province, Philippines.

The southern municipal boundary is unmistakeable for the huge, ancient acacia trees that provide a sylvan tunnel for the national road to pass through with glimpses of Spanish style houses set in palatial grounds. After the sugar mill is passed on the West side of the road and the Baldwin Locomotive on the East, there is a long sraight with open cane fields on either side for 4 km and then Bais with its new Mercado de Bais is reached quite abruptly with no preceding urban sprawl.

More tourist spots are nice to see. Just like White Sand, it is a small island.

Get in[edit]

It is between Polo and Polundiyot.

Get around[edit]

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  • Central Azucarera de Bais (CAB)

Established in 1918 as the first two sugar centrals of Tabacalera in the country, pioneered in the manufacture of paper from bagasse. CAB propelled the province’s sugar industry into a top dollar earner. Buildings, early machines, implements and locomotives used for hauling sugarcane in olden times are on display, making the visit truly informative and interesting.

  • Baldwin Locomotive

The Baldwin locomotive rests on memories of its heyday as the dean of the hacienda workhorses. The Central Azucarera de Bais was established in 1918 and the Baldwin locomotive was integral in the stimulation of the growth of Negros Oriental sugar industry.

  • Lag-it Beach

A magnificent seven kilometer stretch of powder-white sand that disappears in the clear waters at high tide, a unique adventure for swimmers.

  • White SandBar Reef

Its shoreline is a vast stretch of powder-white sand that disappears at high tide, leaving sparkling azure waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling

Talabong Mangrove Park A 400-hectare protected mangrove forest which is a natural habitat and nesting place of birds and other wildlife. Talabong Mangrove Park is accessible by boat at hight tide and visitors have to walk through a 5,968 split-bamboo boardwalk before reaching the park.

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Snorkeling coral area beside sand bar. Dolphin/Whale watching

  • SIPONG FESTIVAL (7 Sep) A spectacular thanksgiving for the fruits of labor in the hot fields and the cold sea, by the natives of a city renowned as the cradle of the Province’s sugar industry and as home of dolphins and siganids (danggit).

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  • Casa Don Julian a spotlessly clean and well maintained two storey house in nicely kept gardens built by a Spaniard quite a while ago and featuring four spacious guest bedrooms with polished teak floors and air-con. This is a well-kept secret since there is no sign outside and most locals will know it as "Aunty Teves' place". 581 Mabini St. info.casadonjulian@yahoo.com As you enter Bais on the National Road from Dumaguete, Mabini St is the second road on the right or East side and this house is about 500 m from the road junction on the right and next door to La Planta Hotel. ₱1,000-1,300. ☎ +63 35 402-9547
  • Casa Sandoval is a two storey house on the left hand (East) side of the National Highway as you enter Bais from the North and with 9 rather small rooms. Free Wi-Fi. en suite rooms have nice shower rooms (unusual for accommodation of this price range in the Philippines) and small cable TV's (usual for accommodation of this price range in the Philippines) casasandovalpension@gmail.com ₱450 fan room, ₱650 air-con room, ₱750 en suite air-con room ☎ +63 35 402-8216
  • La Planta Hotel, Mabini St, (fax: +63 35 402-8321), [1]. checkout: 12:00. Purpose built hotel in an attractive Spanish colonial style with a dark green and white colour scheme throughout. Seventeen medium size double rooms with individual air-con and hot showers, cable TV. Well kept, chlorinated outside swimming pool. A surprisingly stylish and atmospheric restaurant in the former power plant generating house that has a very high ceiling and gallery with rip-off pricing. Secure parking with night watchman is separated from the rooms by a beautifully kept garden featuring many different orchid varieties. Grossly overpriced compared to neighbouring Dumaguete because of the complete lack of competition .  edit

There are 4 cottages and beautiful white sand.

Contact[edit]

Bais Tourism Office (035)541-5161 / 402-8174 Fax (035)402-8181

Get out[edit]

From Bais City you can ride a tricycle going to Polo. The minimum fare of tricycle is Php 7.00 and it is only 5 minutes to travel.



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