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city of the Philippines in the province of Negros Occidental
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San Carlos is in Negros Occidental. Although the province name translates as Western Negros, this city is actually on the east coast of the island.

UnderstandEdit

San Carlos is a relatively small city (132,536 in 2015 census) but has an excellent harbor and is a moderately important port.

Get inEdit

Bus & minivansEdit

There are buses from the other main cities of Negros Island. The route from Bacolod (₱153, 3 hours) goes through mountains. but the bus from Dumaguete runs through gentler terrain along the coast.

FerryEdit

  • Lite Shipping Line ferries cross the Tañon Strait to Toledo on Cebu Island, fares from ₱165 + port fee ₱20. The trip takes 1 hr 30 min-2 hours. The ferry departs 01:30, 03:00, 05:00, 07:00, 09:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:30, 18:00.
  • Fast Cat also have ferries from San Carlos to Toledo. 01:00, 05:00, 09:00, 13:00, 27:00. Fares from ₱225.
  • E B Aznar Shipping Corp has a fast craft from San Carlos to Toledo. 04:45, 07:30, 08:30, 11:30, 12:30, 15:30. Fares from ₱225.

Metro Cebu is not far from Toledo.

  • A bus from Toledo to Cebu City costs ₱70, and a minivan costs ₱110.

Get aroundEdit

Map of San Carlos (Negros Occidental)
  • Tricycles, ₱8 1st 2 km (1.2 mi).

SeeEdit

DoEdit

  • Rarlynns Swim Center (peoples park San Carlos). 10:00-18:00. ₱70.
  • Peopes Park, V Gustilo Street. 18:00-22:00. A nice park to walk around has a board walk over looking the sea. ₱5.

BuyEdit

Malls & supermarketsEdit

  • 1 Gaisano Mall. 10:00-20:00. Major chain with malls in many cities. Has a Gaisano supermarket
  • Puregold Supermarket, Carmona Street. 08:00-20:00.
  • City Mall, Azcona Street & Endrina Street. 08:00-21:00.
  • Unitop Department store, Gustillo Street. 09:00-20:00.
  • Savemore Market CityMall Branch
  • Savemore Market Locsin Branch
  • 7-Eleven crn Locsin street & Rizal street open 24 hours a day

Banks & ATMsEdit

  • Metro Bank, S Carmona Street. 24 hour ATM. Mastercard/Visa card ATM.
  • PNB Bank, V Gustilo Street. 24 hour ATM. Visa card ATM.

EatEdit

  • Jollibee, Gaisano Mall & Citi Mall. 07:00-22:00. Breakfast 07:00-11:00
  • Mc Donalds next to Gaisano mall.
  • Chowking. CityMall
  • Mang Inasal. CitiMall.
  • Central market food court 6am-6pm. Much lower prices than the malls.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • 1 Yoyongs Travellers Inn, Locsin St (5 mins walk from the port and city plaza.), +63 34-7298001. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Fan double rooms with outside bathrooms or a/c double rooms with own bathroom. All rooms have free WiFi and cable TV. ₱250/₱450.
  • 2 Dragon Inn, Mondragon St (Benoit building), +63 34-312-5810. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Fan and ac double rooms with own hot water bathroom and cable TV. ₱350/₱500.
  • 3 F B Travelers Inn, Eco tourist highway, +63 9322055888. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Economy fan or a/c double with own bathroom and cable TV. from ₱495.
  • Mom's Hotel and Restaurant, F C Ledesma Avenue (next to Gaisano mall.), +63 34 3126981, +63 93 28432156 (mobile). Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. air-con double room with own hot water bathroom. all rooms have cable tv and free wifi. best to call to book a room ₱620.
  • ECO Inn Broce Street. Over the street from Tandang sora elementary school. Phone 09331011777.double air con room with own bathroom cable TV from 495.

ConnectEdit

  • Smart Data. 7 days. 2GB Data and free youtube. ₱99.

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