Guintubdan in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental

Guintubdan in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental

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HOW TO GET THERE
La Carlota City is approximately a one-hour drive from Bacolod by private car and a little more than an hour in public utility jeepneys and buses via the main highway. The place can also be reached via the interior barangays of Bago City in about 40 to 50 minutes.


Attractions

Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park
Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. Perhaps one of the few areas in the country for nature study and Eco-Tourism is the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. The park features an active volcano which is the highest peak in Central Philippines. It is ideal for such activities as nature-watching, mountain-climbing, sightseeing and other mountaineering ventures.


GUINTUBDAN PAVILION
Sitio Guintubdan, Brgy. Ara-al

It offers a variety of family get-away package. You could trudge the virgin forest, be captivated in the exquisiteness of array of flowers, plunge in the coolness of the spring water and falls, and utter a “wow” to the awesome sights including the scenic views of the mountains and cascading falls. The tranquility of the place allows you to meditate and feel closer to nature. If you’re yearning for a serene weekend or just a day off, take a 25-minute ride from the city proper for only Php30 one-way trip.

PASALAMAT FESTIVAL is a week-long festivity of thanksgiving to mark the end of harvest and the milling season. It is held on the last week of April and culminates on a Sunday closest to May 1.

Pasalamat brings together the La Carloteños in unity and thanksgiving to God for its bountiful harvest.

The festival attracts both local and international tourists as merrymakers, don colorful costumes fashioned out of indigenous materials dancing to the unique and original “Pasalamat Samba Beat” played by local drumbeaters using percussion instruments.


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