How I Explored The Jewel of the Sugar Island – Sipalay for Less Than 400 Pesos

My Trip to “The Jewel of the Sugar Island – Sipalay” has been long overdue, 3 months, yep! That long. My friend Mark has been nagging me for the past few months that we should be covering a video for a resort but I was just quiet busy then. I am getting the hang of this Solo travels that I’m taking.

Not long after an unfortunate incident brought by a bad weather, people from the south lost a faithful friend but gained a Hero.Mark Ryan Santestiban – Thank you for showing me & your family and friends how good it is to be alive.

Some places would cost you more in return for a less nature experience. Campo Quino Hijo Resort, on the other hand offers what beach bums like me needs: open beach area, clear water, fine sand, a quiet place with the ocean waves plays as your background music, and of course, best sunset view.

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Front beach of Campo Quino HiJo Resort

10php icecream yay <3

10php icecream yay <3

Sunflower oil from Hairfoodco keeping my skin moisturized all through out the sunny day.

Sunflower oil from Hairfoodco keeping my skin moisturized all through out the sunny day.

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Kayak Available for rent. row row row

Some of my friends from Bacolod decided to pitch a tent and a hammock during our stay, this Is called laid back beaching for us. (Please see details below of room rates of Campo Quino HiJo Resort ).

Ideally if you’re planning to go on a Team Building or if you’re simply looking for a random beach trip with friends but want to go on cheap travels and budget wise, then this place is perfect for any squad goals with a bonfire at night. (My camera phone is no good on a nightmode shots so I’ll spare you with that.)

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To wake up early the next day was not such a struggle since I have already decided to rise early to catch a good morning view of the bay. I’m reminded that for a hike such as this I have to keep my cardio going. So I took an easy 10 to 15 minute hike all the way to the top, guided by one of the resort’s caretaker (Thank you Ate Arlene!).

The view was just WOW! I even thought to myself that I should have hiked around 6am to witness a good sunrise.

Campo Quino HiJo Bay

Campo Quino HiJo Bay

Stunning isn’t it? Not long after 15mins did I start taking pictures with my iphone. It’s worth the climb, the steps are not that steep, it’s also for anyone to hike it though a bit exhausting.

And I said to myself “So this is what I’ve been missing for the past 3 months”. I already have a lifelong snapshot of this view in my heart, thank you Mark.

What I love most about Campo Quino Bay is its accessibility to all other resorts and front beaches. With only a few minutes’ walk you will find Tinagong Dagat and Latasan Resort, and after a few blocks’ drive through a not so rough road, you’ll get to Perth Paradise Resort. 

Ideal option for you to take is to check in to Campo Quino Bay Beach Resort and arrange a land trip resort hopping.

Tinagong Dagat

Tinagong Dagat

A few minutes drive further you will reach Punta Ballo front beach where a long strip of resorts such as Artistic Diving and Nataasan Resort can be found.This by far Is the most peaceful sunset spot I have ever found and experienced. (No offense to Boracay, cause that’s another story I’d like to tell about.) I will not even start apologizing for flooding my Instagram feeds of all the sunset photos I had during the trip.















You really don’t have to wait for summer to plan out a beach trip with family and friends. Let Campo Quino Hijo Bay be on your list as goals before 2016 passes by. Till then, let’s keep pursuing personal passion – coach ella, and Let’s be Hero’s – Marcusvlog

Budget for this trip excluding Bus Fare (250php one way)

Campo Quino Tent/Overnight Stay: 150php/pax

Tinagong Dagat Entrance 30php/pax

Perth Paradise Resort Entrance 80php/pax

Artistic Diving – No Entrance Fee

Tricycle rent 100php

Total Cost spent: 360php


Campo Quino HiJo Bay Beach Resort

Cottages - Campo Quino Hijo Bay

Cottages – Campo Quino Hijo Bay



Family Beach House

Family Beach House

How to get to Campo Quino Bay – Beach Resort

Sipalay is roughly about 4-5hrs travel from Bacolod City, I recommend taking a private van situated at the front of South Ceres Terminal. Earliest trip leaves at 4am or 5am, for only 250php(one way). From the City Hall of Sipalay you can take a tricycle ride (20php/pax) going to Campo Quino Bay (right before Tinagong Dagat Resort).

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Room Rates:

Big Room w/ AC (4pax)                1,650php

Attic w/ fan (3pax)                       1,200php

Small room w/ fan (2pax)              800php

Medium room w/ fan (2pax)          1,000php

Big Room w/ fan (2pax)               1,200php

Family Beach House

Small (10px)               1,500php (Overnight rate is for 2,500php)

Big (15pax)                 2,500php (Overnight rate is for 3,500php)


Day time                                     250php

Overnight stay (8 pax)                  1,000php

Extra Person                               150php/pax

*no corkage fee, feel free to bring your own food, or even ask the kitchen staff to cook for you with agreed payment of 50php per meal or so.

*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

When in Sipalay and you decide to drop by Campomanes Bay and Bugana Beach and Dive resort, this quick travel guide will surely help you. (Pardon my manner of writing for this blog as i was just a noob.)

Abundance ( Bugana Beach and Dive Resort )

Photos taken with my Iphone5

(some few bumps with my gopro, so I had to go back to the basics mobile photography )

Photos taken by Yours truly and Reenmar (thank you for being so patient with me and my photography demands)

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Post Credit goes to SP Edmund – owner of Campo Quino and Marc K owner of Bugana Resort – I had such great hosts during my stay and I can’t thank God enough for all the favors I had during this trip.

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6 comments on “How I Explored The Jewel of the Sugar Island – Sipalay for Less Than 400 Pesos”

  1. John Paul Zamora says:

    Hello po, malaking tulong po itong blog nyo para sa aming mga gustong-gusto mag outing. Lalo na po yung mga instructions kung paano pumunta dito, dyan. Tsaka nakalagay rin sa blog yung expenses. NAPAKA-HELPFUL po talaga. Oh yan, caps lock na para intense. Hehe salamat po. And dito lang ako nag aabang for more travel blogs nyo po.

    1. Coach Ella says:

      John Paul! Much love for your intense feedback lol 🙂 im currently at Boracay and thank you for staying tuned with my travels. 🙂 keep the wanderslust going

  2. Emily Jane Pada says:

    Hi mam good day! May i ask din po if this is this resorts location e close to diftwoods,sulu sunset and taka tuka? Target po kasi ay makapunta dun sa juliens shipwreck then eto po resort hopping. Thanks in advance po. God bless.

    1. Coach Ella says:

      Hi Emily! unfortunately no, all the resorts i mentioned is on the south side of sipalay which are close to each other.. driftwood, sulu sunset and taka tuka are on the nothern side … you can do both sides but it may take more than a day to do that.

  3. Janet says:

    hi! We\’re about to go to Bacolod on September. We cannot decide whether we\’re going to Lakawon, Sugar Beach, or Campomanes. Any recommendations?

    1. Coach Ella says:

      Janet! hope these links will help you decide. if its island hopping and site seeing then i recommend going to sipalay where sugar beach and campomanes is located,
      if its chill and relaxation then i\’d go for lakawon

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