Travel Dumaguete, the city of gentle people! Situated on the plains of the Southeastern coast of the large island of Negros, Central Visayas Philippines. Dumaguete has a lot to offer for travelers and visitors. Many tourist spots can be found in Dumaguete, that you can enjoy during your stay. It is among the top ten most visited tourist destinations in the country. And hey, it is listed as the Top 5 among the Seven Best Places to Retire Around the World according to Forbes in 2014. The place is way too cool and a lot of nice beaches nearby. Restaurants are scattered around so there’s no way to feel hunger as you explore the place. Prices are affordable. There are Hotels too that has a lot to offer during your stay. So, what are you waiting for? Explore Dumaguete Now!
Delicacies in Town
One of the famous delicacies in Dumaguete is Budbud. It is basically sticky rice with chocolate wrapped with banana leaf. You can partner it with hot chocolate drink and is best to have for breakfast and snacks. You can buy Budbud and choco hot drink together at Dumaguete Supermarket “Painitan” for a very low price. Another delicacy that travelers want to bring home is the SansRival. It is aFilipino dessert cake made of layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews. Sans Rival and silvanas are famous food souvenir or “Pasalubong” in Dumaguete which can be bought at Sans Rival Cakes & Pastries, known for its deliciously baked cake.
Not just that, Dumaguete has a lot of tasty foods at a very affordable price.
Popular Destinations Nearby
Just within the city, have a walk at Rizal Boulevard and experience the sea breeze of a 740-meter boardwalk facing a wide beachfront lined with various restaurants and sidewalk vendors. A few walk away from the boulevard is the Dumaguete Belfry Tower, was built in 1811 to warn the locals of incoming attacks. Silliman portal is worth to visit too. At 10- 20 minutes ride going to the south, where you can find nice beaches and resorts like Sta. Monica Beach Resort, Atmosphere Resort, Antulang Beach Resort and a lot more. We’re not yet over, you still have a lot of nice places to discover. There are hotels and restaurants available around the city, and also resorts nearby offer accommodations too.
If you want an ultimate diving and dive with the sea turtles, then visit Apo Island, a Marine Sanctuary considered to be one of the best dive spots in the world, home of more than two-thirds of the world’s known coral species. Only a 30-minute boat ride from Zamboangita, a town approximately 20kms south of Dumaguete.
Bais Dolphin Watching & Manjuyod Sandbar located at 45kms north of Dumaguete city. Approximately 45 minutes ride will bring you to Capinyahan Wharf, the jump-off point for the motor-boat ride to Tanyon Strait, the home of dolphin species including the famous spinner dolphins and occasionally some whale species. After dolphin watching, you will end up to Manjuyod Sandbar, a crescent strip of white sand that appears when the tide is low. There are cottages available for accommodation. It is well-known for Maldives of the Philipines
The Beauty of Nature by the Mountain
Not just by the sea has a spectacular view, but also in the mountains. Mountain resorts, fall, and lakes are another interesting place to go in Dumaguete. If you like hiking, then we will visit Casaroro Falls located 10 kilometers west of Dumaguete, with an astounding height of 100 feet, the water plunges into a deep cold basin before it flows down to a stream.
Another crystal clear water twin lake brought to you by nature is the Balinsasayaw Twin Lake located at about 14kms away from Dumaguete going to the westside. Enjoy boating, snorkeling and even diving at the place. Breathe the fresh air from the green trees of nature and listen to the humming birds while enjoy boating/kayak. We are not done yet, visit Balanan Lake too, same as what you’ve experience in the twin lake. It is located at 55 kilometers south of Dumaguete then headed to the west for approximately 10 kilometers. Situated in is the beautiful lake surrounded by the tropical rainforest. A mountain resort has different accommodations and outdoor activities to offer such as Zip-line, kayaking, fishing, trekking and hiking on concrete pathways the wind around the lake.
Visit our province and enjoy its beautiful nature.