When in Manila, islands and islets are everywhere. This is the reason why its country, the Philippines, is known for its archipelagic nature. La Isla Bonita, formerly Tinagong Dagat, is among these islands and is located in the Visayas Region particularly in the province of Negros Occidental in the City of Sipalay, the second to the last city in the southernmost part of the province .
What benefits can La Isla Bonita share to us? You could hardly believe what we saw and experience there. This may sound creepy but its the other way around. The view is so amazing, calm, peaceful and relaxing.
The islands are stone’s throw away just by looking from the terrace adjacent and connected to the rooms of the resort.
When you want to take a dip to the swimming pool of fresh water, you need to take the bamboo bridge which connects to the next island. The swimming pool is not that big though but you won’t get tired of viewing the sceneries most especially during sunset.
The islands are so green with luscious plants and trees. One could easily describe it as “virgin”.
During our stay there, last May 5, 2012, another swimming pool was under construction and expansion of the rooms to accommodate more tourists.
How to get there inexpensively? From Bacolod City South Ceres Terminal, catch the bus schedule of 6:00 A.M. You will be on the road for 4 hours passing by 8 towns and cities. You have to hire a tricycle from the city proper to reach the resort paying only for Php20.00 for the ride. It is better to place a reservation first before going there to ensure your stay as the resort has a limited number of rooms unless if you won’t stay for the night. Try the links below for more updates.
When in Manila, go on an adventure and discover even the not-so-popular locations and resorts. Try La Isla Bonita! ^_^
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La Isla Bonita: When in Southern Negros