Special Events of the Year Buglasan: Negros Oriental Festival of Festivals In olden times the island of Negros was referred to as Buglas, after the tall reeds that predominated. A map said to have been drawn by Diego Lope Povedano dated 1572 shows an island named BUGLAS INSULIS. The crewmen of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, continue reading : Festival
APO ISLAND – A haven for scuba divers. It a wide array of corals and marine life. The Negros Oriental Marine Conservation program in its Marine Park has kept the underwater wonders in excellent condition. Apo Island can be reached from Malatapay, Zamboanguita (27.8 km) by a 35-minute motorized outrigger ride.
Tourist Arrivals by Major Tourist Areas Tourism arrivals continued to increase since 1987 until 2002. The most number of tourists are Filipinos, followed by Japanese. Other tourists include Germans, Australians, Italians, French, etc.
Tourism Pride a.) Beaches Negros Oriental boasts of 1,377.6 km. of scenic white and golden sandy beaches. Each of the 17 coastal municipalities and cities has its own unique and mystifying beaches to choose from. The municipalities of Valencia, Mabinay, Pamplona and the City of Canlaon are located in the interior portion of the province continue reading : Tourism and Festival