All you need to know about Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. Find the best hotels, resorts, restaurants, coffee shops and much more.
So much to see and do here in Dumaguete, This is a list if sights to see in the city, be sure to check out the Sightseeing Around Dumaguete guide as well as the comprehensive Negros Oriental Tourist Guide and our expanded Siquijor Guide and Bohol hotels site.
Diving is world famous in the area here. and for good reason! Learn about all the hot dive sites here including Apo Island, Sibulan, Siquijor and Sumilon. Masaplod Marine Sanctuary - Diving in Dauin
How to get to Dumaguete City and how to get to your next destination. This section also covers transportation within the city.
Shopping in the capital of Negros Oriental is exciting and with an ever-expanding array of options, Learn to shop like a local and save. Filipinos love to shop also in this part of the Philippines.
The sun goes down but there is still plenty to do. if you want to dance in the disco or sing the night away in a karaoke joint (but please take the superior singing methods course first LOL), then check out the hottest night spots here.
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Dumaguete is well known as a big university city, read more about the different institutions here.
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Negros Oriental is famed for its proximity to top dive spots in the Philippines like: Sumilon, Apo Island and Siquijor, all of which are accessible by boat from the Negros Oriental Province.
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One of the top destinations in the country especially for divers and naturelovers is Dumaguete City.
It is not only a place to reminisce the old Spanish times, rather it’s also a perfect summer getaway to relax and be in one with the wonders of the nature.
The province of Negros Oriental is composed of 20 municipalities and 5 cities, the center of which is Dumaguete City, a thriving community with peace loving and hospitable people.
This is a quaint and charming place, rich in history and culture, as well as in natural resources. Once you have visited this place your heart will always be here.
Dumaguete City is known as ‘The City of Gentle People’ and for good reason. While the Philippines in general is famous for their hospitality, Expats, tousists and locals all enjoy the Dumaguete Lifestyle.
From the wonderful locals to the fantastic tourist spots as well as the great food and incredible diving; Dumaguete City surely has it all. You can not find a better place to visit or call your home.
So tour our site and get a taste of the local flavor. the perfect place to enjoy a total wellness cleanse.
Diving and Dive Sites
Divers travel far and wide to see the beautiful dive sites of their marine paradise that we rightfully are very proud of.
Apo Island is constantly rated among the top 10 dive destinations in the world, so that alone is worth a visit to Dumaguete.
There are also a number of attravtive marine sanctuaries up and down the coastline from Dumaguete, Some of them you will have to pay a fee to use, especially the ones in the Dauin area.
If you are not already a diver, then you have plenty of dive centers around where you can get SCUBA/PADI certified as well.
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The City of Gentle People
Dumaguete or “The City of Gentle People” is the main seaport and capital of Negros Oriental, a province located at the southwestern part of the Visayas Group of Islands in the Philippines.
This coastal city is also known as the University Town or The Center of Learning in the South because of the presence of the world-famed Silliman University (established in 1901) and three other popular universities (St.Paul’s University-Dumaguete (1904), Foundation University and Negros Oriental State University (NORSU)), not withstanding 3 other colleges, 12 elementary schools and 9 high schools. It is therefore a Mecca for students from all places and for all levels.
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Dumaguete city is not only known as an educational destination for local and foreign students, it is also known to tourists, particularly to the Japanese and Europeans, for its friendly city atmosphere towering aged old trees and lush edges as its main city frame, while in its perimeters are scenic white sand beaches, exotic dive spots, aqua adventuring spots perfect for watching dolphins and whales, restaurants with live bands, disco houses for clubbing and night life, and beautiful limestone caves and waterfalls for spelunkers.
Diving in Dumaguete
Just a few minutes boat ride from Dumaguete City are two of the most unique islands Filipinos do pride themselves about, Apo Island and Sumilon Island. Both are being hailed as being some of the best dive sites in the Philippines, having the most magnificent coral reef formations and marine wildlife, and are therefore pronounced as among the world’s best dive sites. fabulous diving like Apo Island is 35-minutes away from the city shore while travel to Sumilon Island may take longer because it is technically outside the Negros province. Apo Island’s dive sites and marine preserve is being managed and protected by Silliman University while NGOs and private resort owners take Sumilon Island’s aserious investment, both places charges a fee for use of their dive sites.
Tourists and divers must never miss climbing the limestone cliffs of Apo Island where the vermillion horizon can be viewed at its picture-finest. Couples may also take their romantic refuge at any of the eight honeymoon cottages at the Apo Island Resort. Adventure-seekers should also take their chance to trek the limestone caves of the island.
If you visit Sumilon Island, you may opt to view the magnificent sunset via any of the cottages scattered along its cliffs. You may also opt to drop by Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort where you can bike, windsurf, scuba dive, snorkel or do some deep sea dives. You may also ride their boats or do some fish feeding. The resort also offers organized island tours.
Dolphin and whale watching can be done at Bais Bay. But if you just want to a have a happy nightlife, you can simply drop by the Boulevard in Dumaguete where restaurants offer affordable world-class and Filipino cuisine. There are also disco houses and restaurants with live bands in the area.
There are available package tours for one-day visits to Dumaguete City or you can book for a stay through local tourist agencies. You may also inquire through the Department of Tourism. From Manila, it takes little over an hour travel time by plane. There is also a twice a week sea voyage available direct from Manila to Dumaguete City which takes 36-hours travel time. There are also daily ferry routes going to Dumaguete if you are coming from Visayas or Mindanao.
If you prefer a hotel in the city proper, various places such as the Bethel Guest House offer good tourist accommodations. If you are on a tight-budget regarding hotels in Dumaguete and are lucky enough, as most tourists are, you might come across with a hospitable and gentle Dumagueteno who will be willing to help you find a comfortable place to stay.