Negros Travel Guide

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Negros is the fourth largest island in the Philippines situated in the Visayas region. The island is home to scenic mountain resorts. The blue water is great for scuba diving with exotic fish and corals, also for whale and dolphin watching.

The island of Negros is divided into two provinces. The Province of Negros Oriental is located in the Central Visayas region. The capital is Dumaguete City and the dialect is Cebuano. The Province of Negros Occidental is in the Western Visayas region. Bacolod City is the capital and the dialect spoken is Ilonggo.

Mount Kanlaon, in the central part of Negros Island, is the highest peak in the Central Philippines, with a height of 2,465 meters. Mt. Kanlaon remains one of the 13 most active volcanoes in the country, the volcanao has two craters. The locals believed it is a "sacred volcano, a dwelling place for spirits. The volcano which remains active to this day is the feature of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park, a 25,000 hectare wilderness area which is one of the country's top ten priority protected areas. Rare endemic species such as the Bleeding Heart Pigeon and the Negros Fruit Dove are protected in this park which makes bird watching a prime attraction. Other bird include woodpeckers, bulbuls, babblers, warblers and flycatchers. Guintubdan Nature Camp in La Carlota City is one of the best take-off points climbing Mount Kanlaon.

Negros can keep you busy on your visits. Check out a few of the many festivals held throughout the year in the various cities and towns.