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How to get to Cadiz City?
What and When is the Official Fiesta of Cadiz?
What is Lamhitanay during the Dinagsa Festival?
How do We Get To Bantayan Island? (Updated March 21, 2013)
How do We Get To Lakawon Island?
Cadiz History and General Information

How to get to Cadiz City?

Cadiz City is about an hour to two hours (depending on road and weather conditions) ride from Bacolod City. You can ride the Villacar Transit bus (CERES) from the terminal located near the PEPSI buidling in Bacolod.

From the Silay Airport, it may require two rides from the airport to the Silay Bus terminal and from there you can ride the same bus coming from Bacolod to Cadiz.

You can also travel from Cebu, or Bantayan, and is accessible with one bus ride from Dumaguete and San Carlos.
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What and When is the Official Fiesta of Cadiz?

The Official Fiesta of Cadiz City is the Dinagsa Festival it is held during the second week of January each year to honor the Patron Saint of Cadiz which is the Señor Sto. Niño de Cadiz.

It is highlighted with festive atmosphere of showcase of Cadiz Produce, Live Bands, Dances, Cultural Shows, Contests and is capped off by the Best of Negros Festivals and The actual Dinagsa Street Dancing competition or commonly called the Ati-atihan.

During the Dinagsa Street Dance, people parade the streets, from locals to tourists, they enjoy also the age old tradition of “Lamhitanay” which is one of the best tourism event in the Philippines.

Historically, Cadiz City had the first Tribal Dancing fiesta in Western Visayas which was formerly called the “Ati-Atihan sa Cadiz”. Only later was an identity placed for it in the form of the word “Dinagsa” coming from the root word, “Dagsa” which means to gather or to amass. It came from the thought that so many whales gathered in cadiz which in ilonggo “Nag Dagsa ang Balyena sa Cadiz” thus Cadiz as a City of Whales. Alternate meanings stem from “Ga Dagsa ang Isda” and “Ga Dagsa ang Tawo” forming the Cadiz Fiesta “Dinagsa”.

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What is Lamhitanay during the Dinagsa Festival?

Lamhitanay is one of the traditions during the Dinagsa Festival where people are smeared with paint. Streets are covered with paint splatters, and the jubilant crowd try to smear each other with paints of several colors. You will end up with paint all over your body and face, but some will have decorative paints on their faces and shirts.
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How do We Get To Bantayan Island?

*Updated January 2016. There are boat trips from Cadiz to Bantayan to those who want to ship off from Cadiz. The New Cadiz City Port has a commercial ship for this purpose. We now have exclusive updated schedules. As of this time, trips depart from Cadiz between 9am to 10am.

You can still get there by getting here in Cadiz through the Ceres Bus Terminal, from there you get a tricycle ride to the New Cadiz City Port in Banquerohan, most local tricycle drivers will already know where to drop you off for your trip.

It would take about 2.5 to 3.5 hours from Cadiz to Bantayan depending on sea conditions. There are only  (no longer) small ferries that cater to trips to bantayan. They are also reliable but ships-off at random hours during the day. You can also privately hire these boats for your trip for privacy and touring purposes. 

There is now an Official Ferry Boat from Cadiz to Bantayan which is Safer and Larger than previous ferry boats.

If you feel you need more help in directions and tours information, you can schedule your trip and use our contact form so we can provide you with a guide when you travel here in Cadiz and Later to Bantayan Island!
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How do We Get To Lakawon Island?

Lakawon Island Resort is a White Island Beach Resort here in Cadiz City. You can get there through a 25-minute boat ride from Cadiz Viejo, which is 48 kilometers from Bacolod. (See info above on How to Get to Cadiz)

The white sand beach of Lakawon Island is rich in coral reefs and studded with coconut and talisay trees. About 9 hectare, the island resort offers tourist lodges, tents, shed houses, amenities and other facilities to make your stay enjoyable.

Since water is calm and the island is “Virgin-like”, it is great for Snorkeling and other water activities.

You can get there from either setting your trip for Cadiz City first or directly from Bacolod or Silay Airport. You still just need to ride the same bus trip but just make sure you get dropped off in Kaduhaan which is a town in Cadiz City.

From there you can take a tricycle ride to Cadiz Viejo which is another town in Cadiz.

From there, there will be a small sea port where motorized boats are waiting to take you to Lakawon Island Resort.

All in all at this point it will take you around 30 minutes of travel from Kaduhaan.

If you feel you need more help in directions and tours information, you can schedule your trip and use our contact form so we can provide you with a guide when you travel here in Cadiz and Later to Lakawon Island!

If you are one of the business owners, or has a business that is located in Lakawon Island and you need to give us your information, please use our contact form.
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40 thoughts on “FAQ’s

  1. update please on CADIZ BANTAYAN scheduled trips.vice versa….maybe theres a new sched since ur last update was 2016….. and price… planing to go this may…


    1. Sadly sir, that schedule (11am) is a hit and miss, so it is best to arrive early, before 9am would be the best time. Thank You!

  3. Hi! May ara daily trips from Cadiz to Bantayan and what time galakat? Gabaton man sila reservations? If yes, pwede kapangayo number sang ferry, if may ara ka number nila. Thank you.

  4. Hi. Are there still any ferry from Cadiz to bantayan? what days & time? how much does it cost. also, do i need to make a reservation & how? i’m planning to go in March 4, 2016.
    If none, what is the alternative bus route? same schedule & price please. thank you.

  5. Can I ask something about Busac-busac spring of Cadiz City? Is their any history about the spring?or any info about the spring?

  6. hi i would like to see if there is any way we can get the schedule for your ferry rides to bantayan. we are planning to go there this coming December 12. any reply would be appreciated, thanks!

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  9. hi, plan tani namon sakon cuz malakat bantayan from cadiz next month (April). may ara lang sang mga bangka nga de pasahero? para mas barato tni. thank you

  10. Need help. This question have been asked many times but i need the latest information. Will be coming to Bantayan Island from Cadiz City next month. Is the ferry still operating there and also schedule of the ferry departure. Your reply will be great help. Thanks.

    1. Sir Sadly, the commercial Ferry is no longer operating, however there are small boat operators able to get you to Bantayan once you get here in Cadiz.

      1. sir.. are the pamboats from Cadiz to Bantayan operating everyday? And what time do they usually leave cadiz to bantayan? Need reply asap. Thank u!

  11. Hello, Can you please tell me the days and times of the ferry from Cadiz to Bantayan Island? Going February 2013. Salamat!

    1. What Dale Means is that There are small boats that you can Hire Privately to Get you there since it is not yet the peak season. However there are small boats for the public that ships out at random hours of the day. Sadly the Big Ferry Boat no longer operates if that was your concern. Thank You!

  12. Hi! We are planning to go to Bantayan Island from Cadiz next month. How long would it takes to go to Bantayan? Can I also ask for the ferry schedules. Thanks.

    1. It would take a few hours from Cadiz, between 2.5 to 3.5 hours depending on sea conditions. Small ferry boats go out at random times during the day…

  13. Hi, we are planning to go to bantayan via Cadiz on October. I would like to know is there any ferry and schedule going to bantayan? How long is the bus ride from Bacolod to Cadiz. Many thanks

    1. Hi Sam, Yes there is a ferry boat going to bantayan from Cadiz. Cadiz City is around an Hour or less if you ride a one-stop bus from Bacolod. And usually would take around an hour and a half on a regular drive.

      1. Just an update, only small ferry boats are going out at random times of the day. The previous bigger ferry boats are no longer operating…

  14. hi! we’ll visit bantayan this june 26. can you pls tell me what are your ferry schedules?? pls rep asap! thanks! 🙂

  15. i want to go to bantayan via cadiz city ,where can i ride a ferry to bantayan from cadiz city, this is my first time to go on tis way please help. thanks…

  16. Hi we wanted to go to Bantayan Island from Cadiz this Sunday, May 6. Please advise us with the schedules and boat arrangements. Thanks.

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