Negros Island

Exploring Mountain Resorts to Chasing Waterfalls in Patag, Silay City

Silay is a third class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is a part of a metropolitan area called Metro Bacolod, first is the metropolitan central which is  Bacolod City and second is Talisay. This is where the Bacolod-Silay Airport is located.

Silay often referred to as the “Paris of Negros” due to it’s preserve heritage houses that made it popular over time. Aside from this, Silay is rich on natural travel destinations that is admired by locals and travelers.

Balay Negrense, Silay City

One of this is when me and my colleague finally hit up the mountains and hidden gems of Patag, Silay City.

Patag is a village in Silay City and is located in a remote area where the only transportation means is by riding a scheduled trip of jeep. Jeepneys are rare and if you need to catch any you have to walk a few kilometers or wait for the scheduled trip instead. Patag is an hour ride from Silay City Public Market, fare is P60.00.

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Patag is for someone who loves adventures, trekking the steep mountains to reach a cascade of water fall, dipping to its cold water and to be with nature.

Hike your way to Dumalabdab Falls

In-order to reach this point you have to hike for more than 30 minutes, the road is steep and quite dangerous due to some slippery spot. Make sure to also bring water going down is fine but climbing up will surely give you palpitations and will make you breathless.

It took us almost 30 minutes to finally arrived in Dumalabdab Falls and to every hardships one takes to arrive to the destination, exposing you to what nature beholds is truly worth it.

Explore Patag Dam Falls

The second Falls is what the locals called Dam since this falls was converted to a dam to serve as irrigation and water source to its residence.

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We only got two falls to visit since Pulang Bato is no longer available for tourists. According to our tour guide it was closed to public because the rocks are no longer safe that it may cause accident.

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Where to Stay in Patag

# Elena Mountain Resort

Entrance Fee: P20.00 per head
Resort Room Rates:
› P3,000.00 – Duplex house with 2 rooms, comfort room and kitchen, good for 15-20 pax

› P1,500.00 – Overnight stay, whole house, good for 10-12 persons with 2 family size beds

› P 1,000.00 – Medium Native Hut, 1 double bed with comfort room and kitchen

› P800.00 – One room with 2 double deck bed good for 5-6 persons

Camping Site: Set-up tent – P100.00 per tent
Tour Guide: P250.00 – Dumalabdab Falls and Patag Dam Falls

Contact Person: Sir  Mario 09212333618/09193641558
Facebook Page: Elena Mountain Resort

# Patag Recreational Center

Entrance Fee: Adult – P10.00
Children below 7 and Student – P5.00
Resort Room Rates:
› P100.00 – room with individual toilet and bath
› P80.00 – room without toilet and bath

Camp Site: P50.00
Swimming Pool: 30.00

# Ladlad Mountain Resort

Entrance Fee: Adult – P20.00
Children  – P10.00

Resort Rates:
› Open Cottage – P150.00
› White House – P800.00
› Bamboo House – P1,000.00

Camp Site: P100.00
Contact Number: 0920 600 4035
Facebook Page: Ladlad Mountain Resort Facebook page

# Jambaro Retreat Resort

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Entrance; pool included: P30.00

Resort Rates:
› Cottage – P250.00
› House for overnight good for 10 pax – P2,500.00 (open for reservation)

Camp Site: P100.00
Contact Number: 0920-722-4066

Breakdown of Expenses

  • Bacolod to Silay Fare VV – 13 x 2= 26.00
  • Silay to Patag – 60.00
  • Room overnight @ Elena – 800 / 5 = 160.00
  • Tour guide @ 250 / 5 = 50.00
  • Patag Hospital to Silay – 45.00
  • Food – 150.00
  • Miscellaneous – 50.00

TOTAL: P 541.00

Travel Tips

  1. Patag is known to be cold during night time, so don’t forget to bring jacket and socks.
  2. Cooking materials are available to each resort on rent basis.
  3. For more tipid tips, bring your own food, kitchen provided.
  4. Bring water when hiking to refuel.
  5. When travelling through PUJ, ask locals up to what time the jeepneys schedule to go down the city.
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