Santa Catalina - Negros Oriental Destinations

Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 67,197 people in 13,125 households.

Santa Catalina is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental. It is named after its patron saint, Santa Catalina de Alejandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine. The municipality of Santa Catalina is known by its huge sugar cane plantation.

Santa Catalina is predominantly a fishing community and has the vastest sugar lands in the south of the province. Santa Catalina is also the site of Camp Placido Ausejo, headquarters of the 337th PC Company. The concrete span over Sicopong River is considered the longest in the Province’s south.

In Barangay Milagrosa, the Stations of the Cross, in life-size stone, is deployed on a hilltop. The two-hour trek to this astonishing tableaux is grueling, but the faithful pilgrim will find it rewarding.

Santa Catalina’s Sakobhan Festival, the fiesta highlight, depicts the importance of the sugar industry to the lives of its people. The festival name was derived from “sakob” or sheath for the bolo used in the “katubhan” or sugar cane fields. The festival, held usually every April 24, revolves around the town's sugar industry and its patron, Santa Catalina de Alejandria. The highlights of the fiesta are streetdancing and showdown competitions.




Tourism Negros

Sta. Catalina Online

South Travels

Attractions at Santa Catalina

Sakubhan Festival

Places at Santa Catalina