Located on the southwestern coast of Negros Island, Sipalay City is approximately 178 kilometers south of
Bacolod City. It is bounded on the north by Cauayan town, on the east by Candoni, on the south by Hinoba-an, on the west by
Sulu Sea. It has a land area of 427.7 square kilometers most of which are rural areas.
Among the 13 cities of Negros occidental, Sipalay has the second smallest population after La Carlota.
What distinguishes Sipalay from the other cities of the province is its diversified economy. It does not depend
so much on sugar. Notable farm products are rice, corn, coconut, pineapple, banana, mango, and coffee. Another major source
of income is fishing especially for those living in the coastal barangays. The city has a long history of mining exploration and
now most of the city's hinterlands are covered by mining claims. Known mineral deposits are gold and copper.
The city has unexplored caves and waterfalls. The establishment of tourist-related ventures has a bright prospect in this city.
The production and processing of high value commercial crops like fruits and vegatable, coffee and cacao, herbal and ornamental plants, cut flower,
and bamboo are encouraged. Another area of industry that can become a major source of income is jewelry.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Sipalay City
- Sugar Beach
- Tinagong Dagat Beach
- Punta Ballo Beach
- Matlag Farm House
- Bermuda Beach
- Maricalum Mines
- Campomanes Bay
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