Sipalay: Tinagong Dagat, Discover its Hidden Wonder
Going to Sipalay? Make sure to include this resort on your bucket list. Tinagong Dagat’s breathtaking views are just waiting for you to be discovered.
It is located at Barangay 4 and it’s a kilometer away from the city center of Sipalay. For P30 entrance fee, you’ll get more than what you paid for.
Tinagong Dagat means “hidden sea”. The body of water there is literally secluded by limestone walls. In the middle of the secret bay, there’s an islet which can be accessed via footbridge. And since the place is enclosed, the water there is calm.
One of the highlights of the resort is its 150-meter footbridge/hanging bridge which connects the islet to Latasan or Tinagong Dagat Extension. From there, there are boats available for island hopping. You can also relax and swim to the resort’s fresh and saltwater pools.
Rooms are also available for rent, especially for overnight stay. They were located at different place to avoid affecting the natural beauty of the mountain, as well as to provide more privacy to guests. Every room is facing the sea — perfect view to end the day and start anew.
But if you really want to unveil more of the place’s hidden wonder, climb at the hilltop for about 123 steps. After burning some calories, prepare to be amazed to the scenery up there. You’ll also see from there nearby resorts such as Perth Paradise Resort, C Haven Resort, and some islands.
As said earlier, make sure to visit Tinagong Dagat when going to Sipalay. Not only you’ll find the place blissful but will also lead you to commune with nature.
From Bacolod, ride Ceres Bus or van bound to Sipalay (250 km., 5 hours, and P210 fare via bus; 2-3 hours and P250 fare via van). Upon reaching the town proper, ride a tricycle going to the resort.
Roam the road to Sipalay. From town proper, go straight to Barangay 4 or ask for locals the resort’s location.
- Entrance – P30
- Room Rate – P1,650 (good for 4, excess additional 200 per head, maximum of 7 persons)
- Island Hopping – P1,700
- There’s a canteen there if you haven’t brought food (however, it’s closed when we went there). Still, bringing your own food is allowed. There’s a corkage fee worth P100 if in bulk.
- Phone signal there is kinda erratic. Your boss will find it hard to contact you there, hehe.