Yesterday, I took on another adventure. Yes, this time it’s Guihulngan. It is a remote city from the main cities of Negros Island. From Bacolod or Dumaguete, the travel time is around 3.5 hours. If that’s not enough to conclude that it’s a remote area, then imagine taking another half an hour to get to your first destination. However, just because it’s not that accessible doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. Guilhulngan is indeed a remote city but it was because of this that its natural beauty flourished and were displayed as is. The following are a few of Guihulngan’s pride that which were reserved especially for locals and tourists.
During summer, these hills turn into brown in color because of the withering plants. This make the hills look like giant, molten chocolate kisses from afar. Since summer hasn’t totally occurred in the Philippines, yet, the hills are filled with different hues of green and are full of life! And , of course, the constant and never failing thick fog!
Kansalakan Enchanted River
The deep water was in bluish hue with a hint of green from the surrounding trees. But why did they call it “Enchanted River”? Well, just look what I found while enjoying a splash…
Kidding! Actually, the water was the enchanting part. It was so cool, but once you get in, you won’t be shivering at all. And just look at how it looked like. Don’t you just wanna dive in? Ain’t it just… really enchanting?! 😻
How to Get There
From Dumaguete Ceres Terminal, ride a bus bound for Canlaon or San Carlos. These trips will stop over at Guihulngan. From there, you can walk to their Mega Market or ride a “potpot” (pedal cab). Either way, it’s just straight ahead.
· Dumaguete City to Guihulngan – PHP 170 AC BUS | PHP 136 Regular Bus
· Habal-habal trip – PHP 300 / person roundtrip
From Bacolod Ceres Terminal, you can ride a bus to Dumaguete via San Carlos or to San Carlos then take another bus ride to Guihulngan.
Where to Eat
We ate at the Mega Market before we went to the Habal-habal terminal. We were really full at a price as low as PHP30. There were also popular diners/restaurants in the city like Café Saira and Mama’s Choice. Unfortunately, we were unable to check them out. Best thing for me was… there was a 7eleven nearby😉
Here’s our itinerary:
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM — Ceres Bus Ride | Tamisu, Bais City – Guihulngan City | PHP 97
9:30 AM – 9:40 AM — Brunch at Guihulngan Mega Market
9:40 AM- 10:00AM — Bought snacks at 7/11
10:00 AM – 10:30AM — Habal-Habal ride to first location, Hinakpan Hills
10:30 AM – 12:00 NN — Hinakpan Hills Arrival, pictorials and muni muni
12:00 NN – 12:10 PM — Habal-Habal ride to second location, Kansalakan Enchanted River
12:10 NN – 3:00 PM — Kansalakan Enchanted River Arrival, pictorials and swimming
3:00 PM – 3:40 PM — Kansalakan Enchanted River to Guihulngan Bus stop
3:40 PM – 5:40PM — OTW Home