Central Azucarera de Bais

Central Azucarera de Bais is acknowledged as the development live artery of Bais City being the leading raw sugar producer in Negros Oriental province. The Spaniards colonization of the Philippines can be remembered easily by digging back to the industry's history. Central Azucarera de Bais was set up by the Tabacalera of Spain in the early years of the 19th century. Being one of the first industries that opened up way for industrialization of the Philippines, Central Azucarera de Bais developed quickly reaching its peak in the year 1930.

Stretching widely to the horizon, sugar plantations ending at both sides of the road are a site that will long be remembered by any tourist's eyes. Bais City has extensive lowlands with naturally fertile soils that favor the agricultural production of sugar.

Historical Attractions in Bais

Leaving the history of Bais City aside, Central Azucarera itself is a great tourist destination. It is rare to come across such well preserved Spanish-influenced buildings constructed from hardwoods and metals. The industry has preserved century old architecture for its tourists with many of the structures still in use today by the sugar cane industry.

The Offices - Although a humid smell of sugar processing concentrates the surrounding air, it has never stopped the old looking offices from running its daily tasks.

Casa Grande - This is a double storey wooden residential building shadowed by tall acacia trees. The aging building was constructed in a Spanish architecture. Some of these buildings have been renovated to house different employees.

Stately Plantation Houses - Set on a family estate, these houses belong to sugar cane planters. Within this estates, chapels with alters and icons build as early as 1917 are a major attraction.

Railroad Trams - Save the best for the last! The sugarcane transport trams are open to tourists. This is usually the most exciting part of the company.

Directions from Dumaguete to Bais

Located about 45 kilometers north of Dumaguete City.  Dumaguete is the main gateway to Negros Oriental province with Bais only a 40 minutes drive away. Commuter options include: A rental car which approximately costs P1,000 for one way, Public Jeepney which costs as low as 15 pesos per person and a 50 pesos to commute Ceres bus. The Ceres bus terminal is near Robnsons place Dumaguete city. Once in Bais city, you won't miss a Tricycle that costs as low as 10pesos.

Bais City Tourism Office's Guided Tours

For an educational or personal tour, it is advisable to contact Bais Tourism office. The contact numbers of the officers in this office are as follows:
         Johanna Burgos: 0917 300 5945,
         Sharon Arapoc: 0918 265 0474.
         Cindy Amas:  0907 258 5751,
         Email: baistourism@gmail.com.
         Landline: (035) 402 8338 

The office usually provides trained tour guides with great local knowledge of Central Azucarera de Bais and different information like restaurants and other tourist spots in Bais City.

Central Azucarera de Bais

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Historical Attractions

Central Azucarera de Bais