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TOURISM POINTS OF INTEREST

HOMEPAGE
THE CLUB
CLUB HISTORY
THE CLIMBERS & THE MOUNTAIN
BASECAMP NEGROS
SUMMIT NEWS
CALL UP THE PEAK

GUINTUBDAN IN ARA-AL
MAMBUCAL
HOT-SPRINGS RESORT

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The Buenos Aires Resort located just a few minutes below Guintubdan

 
Nestled right at the western flank at the foot of Mt. Canlaon, the small picturesque village of GUINTUBDAN in Ara-al, City of La Carlota, becomes one of the popular "jump-off-point" and trailhead for would-be climbers up to the summit-crater of the active volcano.
The name "Guintubdan" is a local dialect term for "water source" (as in the place / or where water flows out of) which served as the summer retreat for the Negrense landlords and where the local community gradually grew and developed over the years.
Politically, it is rather interesting that the half of the village belongs to the local government of the City of La Carlota, while the other half is part of the City of Bago.
Guintubdan, at almost a couple of thousand feet high above sea level, is practically accessible by local public land transport connecting it to the City of La Carlota. 

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Long known to exist even during the Spanish era, MAMBUCAL RESORT has already become the favored refuge and recreational destination among the local Negrense elite at the turn of the century.
Strategically located at the northwestern portion of the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP), the Resort is only less than an hours' drive east of the City of Bacolod- a distance of roughly 31-km, along a well-paved highway that gradually ascends to provide a panoramic view of the lush verdant greeneries of the plains of Occidental Negros.

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A standard swimming pool is one of the many facilities in the Resort

PATAG  :  EAST OF SILAY

SPECIAL INTEREST TOURISM
in
SOUTHERN NEGROS

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Mt. Mandalagan viewed from Patag Valley

PATAG- a local dialect term which defines a "flat area", is actually geographically a valley in the highlands of north-central Negros, some 30-km east of the City of Silay of which it is politically a part of.  The area of popularly known as the site of the Japanese "last stand" in Negros Island during the closing of the Second World War. 
Now a thriving village under the shadows of Marapara-Mandalagan mountain ranges, Patag Valley is one of the local points of interest where the visitor could hike to several nearby waterfalls and commune with the natural environment. 
 
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DIVING
 
The deep blue waters of the Sulu Sea in southern Negros Island is fast-bacoming a haven for visiting diving enthusiasts.  A number of dive-resorts have sprouted and developed along the white sand shorelines of Punta Ballo in Sipalay and adjacent areas where a couple of "wrecks" lay at the bottom of the sea awaiting for a visit or two from intrepid divers.
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CAVING
 
One of the more interesting aspects of the Province of Southern Occidental Negros is the existence of hundreds of caves systems, the majority of which have not been fully explored.  These cave systems await discovery and exploration by a few brave souls who love to wander down beneath the Earth- in a "World without the Sun"...

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