Bais city is located in the central part of the eastern coast of Negros Oriental.
Situated some 44 kilometers north of the capital city of Dumaguete, it is bounded on the
north by the towns of Mabinay and Manjuyod, on the east by Tanon Strait, on the south by Tanjay City,
and on the west by Bayawan City. It has an area of 319.6 sqaure kilometers. Terrain is
characterized by a coastal flatland that rises into hills and mountains in the western part
of the city. Pelarta River traverse the city flowing from the western part of the city and empties into Bais Bay.
Bais City Hall.
The city is the hometown of the prominent Teves-Villanueva clan which produced a senator, cabinet secretaries,
congressmen, and seven governors. It celebrates the Hudyaka sa Bais Festival.
Sugar is the mainstay of Bais economy. The city hosts two large sugar centrals: Central azucarrera de Bais and the United Robina
Sugar milling Corporation. Fishing is an important industry especially in the coastal barangays. Aquaculture is increasingly becoming a major source
of income for many residents.
The city offers opportunities in food processing especially sugar-based foods, meat and fish processing. The manufacture of furniture, clothing
and fashion accessories, jewelry, personal care and other consumer goods are encouraged. The establishment of commercial complexes and tourist facilities are welcomed in this city.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Bais City
- Casa Grande - a compound of old houses
- Bird sanctuary and Mangrove Park
- Bais Church
Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Park in Bais City, Negros Occidental
City hall photo credit to philippinetravel.ws
Bird Sanctuary Photo credit to bigsonfoot.wordpress.com