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San Carlos is in Negros Occidental. Although the province name translates as Western Negros, this city is actually on the east coast of the island.


San Carlos is a relatively small city (130,000 in 2010 census) but has an excellent harbor and is a moderately important port.

Get in

There are buses from the other main cities of Negros Island. The route from Bacolod (₱140, 2.5 hours) goes through mountains but the bus from Dumaguete runs through gentler terrain along the coast.

There are ferries across the Tañon Strait to Toledo on Cebu Island, ₱225 and 2 hours. Metro Cebu is not far from Toledo. There is a bus to San Carlos from the North bus terminal in Cebu City.

Get around




  • 1 Gaisano Mall. 10AM-8PM. Major chain with malls in many cities.
  • Bank of the Philippines Islands. BPI.. Has a maximum ₱10,000 ATM for a ₱200 fee for overseas cards 2%.




  • 1 Yoyongs Travellers Inn, Locsin St (5 mins walk from the port and city plaza.), +63 34-7298001. Check-in: 12 noon., check-out: 12 noon.. Fan double rooms with outside bathrooms or a/c double rooms with own bathroom. All rooms have free WiFi and cable TV. ₱250/450.
  • 2 Dragon Inn, Mondragon St (Benoit building), +63 34-312-5810. Check-in: 12 noon, check-out: 12 noon. Fan and ac double rooms with own hot water bathroom and cable TV. ₱350/500.
  • 3 F B Travelers Inn, Eco tourist highway, +63 9322055888. Check-in: 12 noon, check-out: 12 noon.. Economy fan or a/c double with own bathroom and cable TV. ₱450/550.


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