The City of San Carlos is located at the Northeast part of Negros Island, bounded on the North by the Municipality of Calatrava, on the West by the Municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto and the City of Bago, on the South by Municipality of Vallehermoso (Negros Oriental) and the City of Kanla-on, and the East by Tañon Strait.
There are basically two (2) pronounced seasons in the area, the wet and dry season which determine the agricultural activity patterns i.e. harvest time for crops. The dry season begins in December and extends until early May while the wet season starts in June climaxing in September, and finally ending in October.
The city which comprises 18 barangays, it prides itself of a fine natural harbor that is protected by the beautiful island of Refugio. To the local residents it is popularly known as Sipaway and is frequented by local and foreign tourists alike who wants to go swimming and scuba diving. San Carlos is a strategic business hub wherein accessibility from Bacolod City is 144.5 kilometers (coastal road) and 82 kilometers (mountain road) away and 167 kilometers from Dumaguete City and 15 nautical miles across Tañon Strait as gateway to Toledo City of Cebu island. Plying these routes, bus company of Ceres Liners, Inc.; seacraft companies of Lite Ferries and Aznars' fastcrafts and Melrivic, respectively.
The city proper is centered around the market area, while the main business sector is nested along V. Gustilo, Locsin and S. Carmona Streets. It is in these areas that commercial and business structures abound--banks, restaurants, department and convenience stores. At the city's outskirts notable subdivisions, townhomes and recreation centers proliferated as a result of the continuing construction of infrastructure by the local government. With these intensified developments, the city will soon be an ideal businessman's place.
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