Everest Zipline at Don Salvador Benedicto. Photo credits to Pasang Sherpa
THE CHARM OF MUNICIPALITY OF DON SALVADOR BENEDICTO
One of the most charming places to visit when in Negros Occidental, the Municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto. The place lies at the mid-center of the hinterlands of the entire North of the Province of Negros Occidental. It was primarily established to consolidate all the remote Barangays of one city and two municipalities which seemed neglected, considering the inaccessibility of the area to each corresponding population-centers due to the distance, terrains and road conditions.
One of the landmarks of the place is the beautifully-grown pine trees lined the main thoroughfares of about 1.7 kilometer stretch of road from Barangay Igmayaan to Poblacion proper which gained recognition as well-maintained and “pot-hole-free” road for the third quarter of 2002 in the whole Region 6.
Viewing Deck or Lantawan is overlooking the Malatan-og waterfalls, a cigarette falls that one shouldn’t miss.
Sixty percent (60%) of the residents speaks Cebuano and the rest Ilonggo and other dialects. They had adapted the art of “KALI” as their cultural heritage, otherwise known as “ARNIS” or “ESCRIMA”, the traditional martial arts of the Filipino people since the 7th Century as it is designed for the Physical training, mental development and spiritual upliftment of the individual practitioner which relatively strengthen his moral value foundation. It is being highlighted yearly through the celebration of the ‘KALIKALIHAN’ harvest festival every February 7-9.
The Lion’s Monument with viewing deck is one of the most favorite spot in the place as it offers a beautiful view of Don Salvador Benedicto.
Plant lovers will surely be delighted seeing potted ornamental plants lined along the highways. These potted plants are being sold to any willing buyers.For the adventure seekers, Don Salvador Benedicto offers a one-kilometer Everest zipline. The Everest Zipline is one of the longest and highest zipline in the Philippines which is more than 1,000 feet high.
HOW TO GET THERE:
- 22 units PUJ traversing vice-versa from Bacolod City to Municipality of Salvador Benedicto
- 4 units PUJ plying vice-versa from Municipality of Salvador Benedicto to San Carlos City
- Vallacar – Transit from Bacolod City to SanCarlos City vice versa passing every 45 minutes