Cadiz City

Cadiz City resorts, hotels tour packages, holidays guide Negros Occidental Philippines

Cadiz City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 141,954 people in 26,998 households. The city is 65 kilometers north of Bacolod City.The city is a major sugar-producing area. This is in turn transported to nearby Victorias City for further refining. Another major source of livelihood is the harvest of seafood.Some three kilometers off the coast of barangay of Cadiz Viejo is a white sand island resort of Lakawon, a popular destination among the local population.

The Cadiz City became an independent municipality from Saravia (now E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental) on 1878. Antonio Cabahug whom married to Capitana Francisca Cito is the first appointed “gobernadorcillo”. During the Spanish-American War the sons and daughters of Capitana headed by Francisco Abelarde took arms against Spanish abuses, they fight for the freedom not only for their rights but also for the freedom of their country. From then during the short live cantonal state Jose Lopez Vito was elected as the president of Federal Republica de Negros.During the American era the Cadiz was on its way to prosperity and economic growth with operation of two big lumber companies in the area.The war years brought a stop to all these economic activities and much suffering to the people of Cadiz. The resistance movement put up the civil government in the mountains to deal with civilian affairs.

Tourism Attractions

ImageWW II Memorial Wall is a monument who figured prominently in the liberation of Negros from the Japanese Imperial Forces. A memorial wall that serves as a sidewall to the Cadiz City Public Plaza, it is a tribute to all war veterans who fought against the invaders during the World War II. An enormous list of heroes is emblazoned/ embossed onto the 10-feet-tall wall.

Lakawon Island Resort Negros Occidental is a white sand island paradise amid clear blue waters. The resort has a magnificent view of the sunset. It is a peaceful haven that offers diving, surfing and jet skiing.

Busac-Busac Spring in Brgy. Tinampa-an is the main source of potable water in the city. Sprouting out of the toe of a hill and adorned by surrounding boulders that transform it into an epitome of natural beauty and environmental attraction, Busac-Busac spring’s water is as clear as crystal and anybody can feel its freshness that continuously flows out from its sharp, narrow mouth.

Pacol Waterfalls is a spectacular waterfall that protrudes alongside the forest. Fresh and cool spring water engulfs huge boulders. Set in the mountain of Alimatoc, the place is a fresh new way of experiencing the remarkable gift of nature.


Dinagsa Festival is the highlight of a weeklong celebration in honor of its Patron saint, the Señor Sto. Niño. Held every last week of January, this spectacular revelry features “Ati tribes garbed in their colorful costumes dancing to the fast and defeaning beat of drums while carrying the image of the holy child Jesus.