The Philippines is an amazing nation of wonderful people. And over recent years, it has become home to multitudes of foreigners, who love its unique blend of hospitable people, friendly Westernized culture, coffee shops, well-stocked shopping centres, warm climate, beautiful beaches, and low cost of living.
(See more about the Philippines’ unique & special personality at
It’s More Fun in the Philippines.)
The Island of Negros is one of the Philippines’ best-kept secrets – yet thousands of expatriates have already settled in its cities and along its beachfronts. One of the newest frontiers is southern Negros Occidental (from Kabankalan City to Sipalay) – with stunning pristine beaches, and property still at amazingly low prices.
Our Mahogany Tree Farm is located in the rural uplands of Kabankalan City, a bustling commercial center in the well-populated agricultural southern region of Negros Occidental province. Kabankalan is at the strategic crossroads of Negros, and will soon have its own airport with regular commercial flights. (See the video on our recent post about Kabankalan.) From here, one goes north to the capital Bacolod, west across the mountains to the university town of Dumaguete, or south to Sipalay’s sparkling beaches.
The Philippines, to those of us who have lived in places like Negros (and wish we were there now), is a corner of paradise!