rates and fares
02.10.2008 - 03.10.2008
WELCOME TO THE CITY OF SMILES
I have traveled to Bacolod from Iloilo via the air conditioned Ocean Jet. Passenger should be in the port at least 30 minutes before departure. Fare is P270.00 including terminal fee. Travel schedule is daily from 8:00 am to 6:00PM. You can stay in the passenger lounge while waiting for your trip. Aboard the ship, you can buy snacks on the roving trolley. A movie is also shown to passengers while cruising. Travel time is 1 hour.
From Bacolod port take a taxi in going to your preferred hotel. Accommodation here is a little bit higher compared to Iloilo. I have stayed in Tamera Plaza Inn in Lacson Street. Rate ranges from P950.00 to P1500.00 for single accommodation and it is accessible in all vehicles plying the city. Rooms are clean and the ambiance will make you feel as if you’re in a 5 star hotel. The bath soap given to the guest has a special fragrance. Room service is impressive. One should try their Carbonara.
Travellers should not forget to bring home Bong-Bongs Piaya with various flavors. They also sell colorful “mascaras” (mask) and shirts. Also bring home some Muscovado sugar. Not just sweet but healthy too.
After shopping for usual “pasalubong” make sure that you will not be late in your flight. It takes about 1 to ½ hour from the city to the new airport located in Silay City. Taxi fare range from P400.00 to P500.00.