Bacolod is a town located on the Northwest coast of Negros Island in the Philippines. The city houses a 19th-century San Sebastian Cathedral. The cathedral is located next to Bacolod Public Plaza and the original bell is on display in the church outside. Capitol Park and Lagoon have a lake and two golden gold buffalo statues. It is the most populous city in the Western Visayas and the second most populous city in the Visayas after Cebu City with a population of 561,875 in the census of 2015. Bacolod has the nickname "The City of Smiles" because it is a relatively friendly city. The Department of Science and Technology has declared Bacolod a "center of excellence" for information technology and business process management operations. The Manila Times awarded Bacolod the "Best Model City of the Philippines" in 2017.
The peak and busiest times of Bacolod are in April followed by August and September. Hotel prices, as well as flight tickets, will be high than any other months. However, you can still get great deals if you book a flight or accommodation ticket earlier. The lesser month with travelers is in July. You can get cheap flight tickets and hotels if you are visiting Bacolod that month.
Dipolog Airport - this airport is an airport that operates for Dipolog city. This Dipolog city is the capital city of Zamboanga del Norte. By considering its classification, this Dipolog Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Mindanao. Civil Aviation Authority of Philippines or also known as CAAP classify Dipolog Airport as a secondary airport. The CAAP is one body of the Department of Transportation that accountable for the operation of airports in the Philippines except for international airports. This Dipolog Airport had 75,751 passengers in 2005.
Bacolod-Silay Airport - it is an airport in Bacolod that serving Bacolod. Bacolod-Silay Airport is the main airport serving the general area of Metro Bacolod, in the Negros Island Region of the Philippines. Bacolod-Silay Airport is 15 km Northeast of Bacolod and on a 181-hectare site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay, Negros. The IATA and ICAO airport codes of this Bacolod-Silay Airport inherited by the Bacolod City Domestic Airport that replaced in 2008. Bacolod-Silay Airport is capable of handling international air traffic. Bacolod-Silay Airport also one of the busiest airport serving Negros Island. The other busiest airport is the Dumaguete Airport in Sibulan. The Bacolod-Silay Airport is rated as a Principal Class 1 Domestic Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It is a body of the Department of Transportation that responsible for the operations of all public airports in the Philippines except the major international airports. Bacolod-Silay Airport has one primary runway which is 45 m wide and 2,002 m. Currently, the Bacolod-Silay Airport can handle aircraft as large as the Airbus A330. There are many airlines provide service to and from this Bacolod-Silay Airport to other parts of Philippines city such as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Cebu Pacific flies to Clark, Davao, and Manila while, Philippine Airlines fly to Cebu, Clark, and Manila from Bacolod-Silay Airport.
The hottest month in Bacolod is in April where the temperature is around 33.9 °C during day time. However, Bacolod has a temperature of 23 °C to 32 °C almost every month in the year.