Location: Mayana, Sitio Punod, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
How to get here?
From any point in Negros Island, ride a bus bound for San Carlos City. Fare is between Php 100 – 150 depending on where you ride from. Estimated travel time is 1 – 2 hours.
If you are coming from the north part of Negros e.g., Cadiz City or Sagay City, stop by at the San Carlos Terminal and transfer to another bus going you Don Salvador. Fare is about Php 28 and travel time would take about 20 – 30 minutes. Tell the driver to be dropped off at Sitio Punod. Otherwise, if you are from south, no need to go to San Carlos Terminal anymore, just tell ahead the driver that you are going to Mayana Peak or just tell that you are dropping by Sitio Punod.
When you arrive at Sitio Punod, you are given the choice to walk all the way to the Mayana Peak or ride a motorcycle, locally known as “habal-habal” to the peak. Fare is about Php100 back and forth and would take about 15 – 20 minutes of bumpy ride.
First stop in the peak is their guest house. List your names there and after that, they will provide you a tour guide. There’s no entrance fee and tour guide fee so it’s all up to you how much you will give.
Last but not the least is a short trek that would take about 10 – 15 minutes to the view point of Mayana Peak. This is where your reward is, a stunning 360′ view of Negros Island.
(note – Don’t forget to bring lots of water, but don’t worry because there’s also a restaurant and a viewing deck just up above)
Credits to: Nikki Alparito