TINAGONG DAGAT: DIY TRAVEL GUIDE

Tinagong Dagat is a rising tourist spot in Sipalay, Negros Occidental.  This picturesque destination is blissfully hidden in Sitio Latasan in Sipalay town, hence the local name “Tinagong Dagat” that means hidden hill. Viewed from the air, the beautiful blend of denim blue and seafoam green sea is riddled with green islets.

 

Tinagong Dagat has long been a magnet of local tourists.  It’s actually a beach resort that is sitting on a shallow, green sea that is peppered with smaller islands.  Upon entering the resort, you will be greeted by a 150 meter long bamboo hanging bridge that connects the smaller islands to Latasan or Tinagong Dagat extension.

 

What I like about this resort is, you don’t really need a drone to appreciate its beauty.  Tourist can enjoy its panoramic view from a viewing deck on top of the limestone hill inside the resort. You need to climb about 123 steps to reach the highest spot, which can be tiring for some tourists.  But don’t fret because there are also benches sprinkled here so you can take a rest for a while if you’re already tired. But it’s really worth the effort because the view here is really jaw-dropping. You can even see the equally charming Perth Paradise Resort nearby.

 

If you still can’t get enough of the view here, there are outrigger boats available for island hopping. Expect to pay around PHP 1,700 per boat, good for 4 -6 persons.  You can inquire from the resort or boatmen to visit the smaller islands nearby and to swim in Sipalay beaches, since the beach in Tinagong Island itself is not really recommended for swimming.

 

 


TINAGONG DAGAT : BEACH RESORT FEES


TINAGONG DAGAT BEACH RESORT
 

Though Tinagong Island Beach Resort is open to tourists, they also have rooms for guests to stay overnight equipped with air-condition, cable TV, hot and cold shower, and free use of pool. There’s also a store and canteen/eatery inside Tinagong Dagat Beach Resort. If you’ll bring your own food, there’s a corkage fee of ₱100.

  • Tinagong Dagat Contact Number: +920 902 2300, +63 920 947 3036
  • Tinagong Dagat Entrance Fee (sight-seeing only): ₱30 per person
  • Tinagong Dagat Room Rate:

₱1,650 – good for 4 persons,  maximum 9 pax

₱1,350 – good for 4 persons, maximum 7 pax

₱1,200 – good for 4 persons, maximum 5 pax

additional ₱200 per head in excess of 4

  • Tinagong Dagat Activities: Island hopping, Kayaking, Boating, Bamboo Rafting, Karaoke
  • Sipalay Island Hopping: ₱1,700 per boat, good for 4 -6 persons

 

 

 


 HOW TO GET TO TINAGONG DAGAT


TINAGONG DAGAT VIEW

 


Dumaguete to Tinagong Dagat (Sipalay)


 1.At Dumaguete City, take a tricycle to Ceres Bus Terminal.

2.Ride a bus to Sipalay (₱290) or Hinobaan (₱189).

3.If you’re taking the bus direct to Sipalay. Alight at Sipalay town proper.

If you’re taking the bus to Hinobaan, get off at Hinobaan, then transfer to a bus to Sipalay.

4.At Sipalay, rent a tricycle Tinagong Dagat. Fare is roughly ₱300 (good for 3 persons), one way only. For your return ride, get the mobile number of the driver so you can text him to pick you up.

5.Get off near the gate of Tinagong Dagat.

6.Walk inside Tinagong Dagat and pay the ₱30 per head entrance fee.

 

TINAGONG DAGAT TRAVEL GUIDE

 


Bacolod to Tinagong Dagat (Sipalay)


1.If coming from Bacolod Airport, take a shuttle bus to SM City Bacolod.

2.Take a multi-cab to South Bus Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Grab.

3.Board the bus to Sipalay, travel time is roughly 5 hours. Fare is ₱209 (air-con) and ₱150 (non-aircon). If you miss the direct bus to Sipalay, you can ride the bus to Hinobaan.

3.If  you took the bus direct to Sipalay. Alight at Sipalay town proper.

If you took the bus to Hinobaan, get off at Hinobaan, then transfer to a bus to Sipalay.

4.At Sipalay, rent a tricycle Tinagong Dagat. Fare is roughly ₱300 (good for 3 persons), one way only. For your return ride, get the mobile number of the driver so you can text him to pick you up.

5.Get off near the gate of Tinagong Dagat.

6.Walk inside Tinagong Dagat and pay the ₱30 per head entrance fee.

TRAVEL TIP:  If you want to visit other beach resorts and islands in Sipalay, you can hire a tricycle for ₱1,500 per day for the tour.

 

TINAGONG DAGAT RESORT


OTHER HOTELS AND BEACH RESORTS IN SIPALAY


 

  • Island Adventure Tourist Inn

Location: Sipalay town proper

CHECK RATES HERE

 

  • SEALEY’S INN

Location: Sipalay town proper

CHECK RATES HERE

 

  • Jamont Hotel

Location: Sipalay town proper

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  •  Punta Bulata

Location: Sipalay town

CHECK RATES HERE

 

  • Artistic Diving Resort

Location: Sugar Beach

CHECK RATES HERE

 

  • Sugar Beach House

Location: Sugar Beach

CHECK RATES HERE

 

  • Takatuka Lodge – Beach and Dive Resort

Location: Sugar Beach

CHECK RATES HERE


ALSO READ:

SIPALAY TRAVEL GUIDE

SIPALAY TOURIST SPOTS

 


 

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