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Sipalay is a city in Negros Occidental. Population, including rural areas administered as part of the township, is around 70 thousand.


Sipalay Beach

Sipalay's beaches, coral reefs, caves and waterfalls are little-known, making it one of the best destinations for a trip off the beaten path. You'd find its white beaches deserted. Locals know about it — it is a popular destination for city dwellers from Dumaguete or Bacolod who want peace and quiet for a change — but tourists generally do not.

Get in[edit]

Sipilay is down on the southern coast of Negros Island, near the border of that island's two provinces. It is usually reached via either of the provincial capitals, Bacolod or Dumaguete, both of which have busy airports and sea ports. It is connected to both via a coastal highway and is roughly equidistant between them. There is also an inland highway to Dumaguete with some pretty mountain terrain and some rather scary driving.

The cheapest way to get there would be on a series of jeepneys, for example one from Dumaguete to Zamboanguita then others onward to Sipalay. This may be appropriate if you are on a tight budget or want some intermediate stops, but most travellers choose buses because they have air conditioning, much better seating, and better facilities for luggage.

By bus[edit]

There are many buses going to and from:

By plane[edit]

Air service is no longer available.

Get around[edit]


Sipalay beach
  • Coca Cola wreck


Dive the coral reefs.





  • Manna Pension House, 1 Quirino street Brgy 1- Poblacion (over street from Bafele Inn), +63 9268254159. Fan and A/C double rooms, a good places for backpackers to stay. ₱160/₱400.
  • Langub Pension, Alvarez Street & Lacson Street. Fan single/double room with own bathroom. From ₱400.
  • Aussie Inn, +63 34 4730611. Fan single/double with own bathroom. From ₱500.
  • Driftwood Village (sugar beach is about 5 km from Sipalay town), +63 9209003663. Dorm and double rooms. Dorm bed ₱250 per person. Double ₱450.


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