MANILA, Philippines - While most beach lovers and sun worshipers make a
mad dash for the usual routes of Boracay and Palawan, the more
discerning ones make a discreet run to the hideaway located in the south
of Negros Island known as Sipalay.
In the issue of Mabuhay, the route described to access this sweet paradise would be through the usual portal consisting of a flight to Bacolod (New Bacolod-Silay Airport) and travel by land for a few hours all the way to Sipalay.
Sipalay and the southern Negros strip of beaches which include Hinoba-an have lately become the hush-hush go to for discerning travelers. The location was highlighted in the July issue of Philippine Airline's Mabuhay Magazine. On the cover was a breathtaking shot of talented travel photographer, RJ Lacson, himself a son of Negros Island.
Sipalay, situated about 170 kilometers south of Bacolod, is known for its beaches and dive sites, attracting foreign tourists, including Europeans.
The flights will operate twice a week . It opens up open up connections to other tourist destinations in the country such as Siargao and Palanan.
Two flights run between Sipalay and Cebu every Wednesday and Sunday, and two others during Monday and Thursday between Sipalay and Iloilo using a Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft by Air Juan.