If there is one thing all tourist locations have in common, that is shopping and souvenir hunting. Well, Dumaguete is no different than any other popular tourist destination in the Philippines; there is shopping galore here from local treasures to the standard t-shirts, posters, caps and the like.
Dumaguete has all options a mid-sized town for a convenient lifestyle. Residents find all they need from new and second hand cars and vehicles to several computer-shops and several appliance-centers.
Baro Veterinary Clinic & Pet Supply
Orchids Daro Highway
ACELOGIC - Computer Solutions
Dumaguete North Road,
Golden Rule Store (GRS)
Ma. Cristina Street
The great thing about shopping in Dumaguete is that you can boost your collections all in one little area. For example you can get a nice Dumaguete City t-shirt then also collect an Apo Island one as well as a Bias dolphin and whale watching t-shirt not to mention the mysterious island of Siquijor.
One can’t come to Dumaguete and get so close to this infamous island without experiencing the fascinating culture of this great tourist destination. Siquijor has a rich and diverse culture that is un-matched in the Philippines. Not to mention the great beach resorts as well as other sights and sounds which makes this place unique amongst the islands.
Then there is the shopping in the famous Malapatay market. There are deals to be made there where you can find some great local arts and crafts as well as all your other souvenir items at rock bottom bargain prices.
Malapatay is about 20 to 30 min from Dumaguete and a quick ride away. Along the way you can stop in Dauin and experience yet another great place for some unique items only available in this small beach town.
Shopping in Dumaguete is a great experience for anyone looking to find those great gifts to bring back home to friends and family. The local term is ‘pasalubong’ and no vacation is complete unless you can bring back a small flavor of where you have visited to share with people once you return home.
Things are only looking to get better as well. Soon Dumaguete Robinsons will open which will take shopping here in Negros Oriental to the next level. Look for a unique mall experience as the local traditions and people leave their mark on everything and make shopping in Dumaguete along with all other activities in this part of the Philippines fun, exciting and very memorable.
Don’t forget to check out along with the shopping sites listed on this page but also check out the Dumaguete Info forum where the most current and up to date information always is. You can’t go wrong with the experience and friendly atmosphere which the Dumaguete Info forum shares with all its visitors.