Bacolod was once the hub of the sugar industry. Now, Bacolod is more known for its food and its convenience as a transportation hub. The city offers historic sights and good restaurants to the travelers that find their way to Bacolod. Many also use Bacolod as a base before heading on to Mr. Kanlaon Natural Park.
If planning a visit to Bacolod, the best time to visit would be during the dry season, which is from December to May. During these months, the skies are clearer and there is more certainty of sunny days. If you are looking to get a glimpse of the MassKara Festival, time your visit to Bacolod during the fourth Sunday of October.
Legazpi Airport (LGP) - The Legazpi Airport, located 15km from town is the main airport in the Bicol region. The airport serves the surrounding areas of Legazpi, the capital city of Albay. To get to Legazpi city from the airport, you may head out of the airport gate and get a tricycle from there. Tricycle usually cost around P50 one way. One trip will take approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic. If you walk to the road outside, you may take jeepneys to the Albay district or Daraga city. Even though Legazpi airport is a rather small airport which consists of a single-story building, it is equipped with a waiting area and a tour desk.
Bacolod-Silay Airport (BCD) - The Bacolod-Silayy airport is the main airport servicing the general area of Metro Bacolod in the Negros region. Located 15 kilometers northeast of Bacolod, the airport was built on a 181-hectare site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay. The airport has replaced the Bacolod City Domestic Airport. The best way to get to town from Bacolod-Silay Airport is to use the airport shuttle. The shuttle takes no more than 30 minutes to reach the city of Bacolod. A van from the city to Bacolod Airport will cost PHP 150 per person.
Both Legazpi and Bacolod share the same tropical climate with hot weather and rain all year round. The average temperature of both cities is the same, at only 27.1 degrees Celsius. The large difference between the two cities is the amount of rain that Legazpi experiences annually is at 3104mm per year compared to Bacolod, which only gets 2450 mm of rain annually.