Towns and Cities
Places to See
  • Bulado Beach (Brgy. Bulado)
  • Ganahan Beach
  • McKinley Beach (Brgy. McKinley)
  • Malusay Beach (Brgy. Malusay)
  • Unexplored and intact caves are located at Brgys. Bulado, Calupa-an and Tacpao.
  • Hilaitan Treehouse (Brgy. Hilaitan)
  • Kinayan Caves and Falls
  • Kinayan Lake
Brief History
  • Guinhulgan was established as a parish by Recollect friars in 1856.
  • During World War II, it was the headquarters of the East Negros Sector of the 7thMilitary Division and was the scene of fierce battles.
  • Guinhulngan became a component city on March 24, 2007 by virtue of Republic Act No. 9309 but was later nullified by the Supreme Court 15 months later.
  • On February 15, 2011, its cityhood was restored by the Supreme Court.
  • The town's name was derived from the word guinhulugan meaning “place where something was dropped.”
Location and Topography

Guihulngan City is bounded on the north by Canlaon City and Vallehermoso; on the west by Isabela and Moises Padilla, both in Negros Occidental; on the northwest by La Castellana (Negros Occidental); on the east by Tanon Strait; on the southwest by Binalbagan City (Negros Occidental); and on the south by La Libertad.

General Information
  • Area (sq. kms.): 388.56
  • Population (2010): 93,675 Guihulnganons
  • No. of Barangays: 33
  • Income Class:
  • District: First
  • Zip Code: 6214
  • Area Code: 035
Where to Stay
  • Barba Beach Resort
  • Ganahan Beach Resort
  • J & I Beach Resort - Brgy. Hilaitan
  • Jing Paras Beach Resort
  • Midtown Beach Resort
  • Paras Beach Resort - Brgy. Malusay
  • Plaza Lodge, at the Poblacion, has six airconditioned or non-airconditioned rooms.
  • Serion Beach Resort - Brgy. McKinley
  • Sunrise View Beach Resort - Brgy. Poblacion
  • Talisay Beach Resort
  • Villa Garcia Hotel, at the Poblacion, has 14 airconditioned or non-airconditioned rooms and a dormitory.  Tel: 231-3035.
How to Get There


Distances (Guihulngan City to:)

  • Dumaguete City: 116.4 kms.


Guihulngan Port, with its 55-m. long and 6-m. wide pier (with a berthing area of 99 m.), caters mainly to small vessels

Destinations (Guilhulngan City to:)


  • Tangil (Dumanjug, Cebu): (Rodriguez Shipping, Pages Shipping)


  • May 25 (Nuestra Señora de Buensuceso, Panghumani Festival)


  • Landbank - Manuel L. Quezon St. (tel: 336-1367)
  • Philippine National Bank - G/F, New Guihulngan Public Market, S. Villegas St. (tel: 336-1038, fax: 410-3011).


Medical Assistance
  • Gov. William Villegas Memorial Hospital (50 beds)
  • Guihulngan District Hospital (50 beds)
  • Luz-Sikatuna Community Primary Hospital (10 beds) - Luz



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