Canlaon City is part of the province of Negros Oriental in the Visayas Region. The city is divided into 12 Barangays to facilitate political activities with lesser scope so as to provide a better quality administration. It is located in the Northern part of the province and it cradles so many tourist attractions because of its preserved nature.
Being a fan of traveling and adventure, you surely shouldn’t miss the chance to experience a wonderful day spent in Canlaon City.
How to Get to Canlaon City
From the Dumaguete Airport, you have to take a quick tricycle ride, if you don’t have service vans to fetch you, to reach the Bus Terminal. From the bus terminal, you will have to ride a bus that will direct you to Canlaon City in an average travel time of 2-3 hours. It is worth the hassle because along the way, you will get to see picturesque views of the nature by your bus window.
Canlaon City’s Tourism
Although Canlaon is coined as a “CITY”, you can expect to still taste the wonders of nature because the city’s ambiance is not like that of a highly urbanized city. In fact, in the whole province of Negros Oriental, Canlaon City is known to be the home to the most visited tourist spots in the province. So if you are a backpacker and you wish to have a great experience with nature, then Canlaon City should be on your bucket list. Here are some of the attractions that most tourists, both local and international, love.
Canlaon City cradles the most visited and most coveted Mount Kanlaon, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It serves as a striking landmark in the province of Negros Oriental because of its majestic shape and size. Mount Kanlaon has the highest peak among all the volcanoes and mountains in the Central Philippines. Even the professional climbers consider Mt. Kanlaon a tough challenge with is really befitting for people who are risk-takers and adventure lovers.
This is our very own version of the Kennon Road in Baguio. This road takes you through a scenic view of the ocean and the mesmerizing blue waters of Tañon Straight and the whole Island of Cebu. As you progress your drive up the road, the houses situated between numerous corn fields become a view worthy of a camera snap.
Inayawan Enchanted Falls
This is a fitting location for a summer escapade because of its flowing cool waters cascading from the Inawayan River to the Masaulog River. It bears a secret myth that the falls is enchanted and is a haven for creatures not of the human form, but there’s no need to fear the venue because there has been no proof on the claims.
When talking about Canlaon City, this is yet the most common attraction you can expect from the bucket list of travelers. Canlaon City is the home of one of the oldest trees in the Philippines counting up to over a thousand years. The huge Balete Tree is an imposing structure that is well lit by fireflies during the night which makes it more perfect for photographic scenes.
These are just some of the numerous tourist spots in Canlaon City that you should never miss if you get the chance to visit the province.