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Dumaguete Cathedral Church

Dumaguete is the capital city and main port of Negros Oriental, the province that occupies the south-eastern half of Negros Island, in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. Popularly known as the "City of Gentle People". In Dumaguete City beauty in its gentlest form. The place shows serenity, simplicity and most of all safety.

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Understand

Dumaguete is a university town. The population is somewhat more than 100,000 people, with 30,000 of these constituting the student population. Foremost of the city's educational institutions is Silliman University, the oldest American private university in the Philippines, as well as the first Protestant school to be founded in a predominantly Catholic country. Among the famous landmarks of its campus are the Silliman Hall (built in 1903) which houses the Anthropology Museum, the Luce Auditorium (considered as the Cultural Center of the South) and its Marine Laboratory Museum which houses the 2nd largest whale bone collection in the world.

Get in

By air

Cebu Pacific[1] and Philippine Airlines[2] have 2 daily flights.

By sea

Frequencies of trips from Manila, Cebu City, Tagbilaran, Siquijor and Dapitan are offered with Cebu with the most options and trips. Fast ferries arrive daily from Cebu City, via the main port terminal. It is approximately a 4 hour ride with a stop over in Tagbilaran city.

  • Ocean Jet, [3]. Departs 06:00 (arrives 09:40) and 15:35 (arrives 19:25). Dumaguete to Cebu via Tagbilaran Tourist Class: ₱900, Business Class: ₱1,200.

RoRos are also available, mostly from Manila and the province of Cebu, Take a bus from Cebu City to Lilo-an or Bato, then take a 20-30minute ferry ride to Sibulan, 20 minutes away from Dumaguete(about 4.5 total travel time). Several daily air-con and non-air-con buses. Ferries leave from Sibulan between 5am to 5pm. To get a bus to Lilo-an you must play the game chasing against time; seats are limited and if you don't get a chance to be an early bird in booking a ticket, you'll probably end up sleeping in the bus terminal waiting for the next day's routes.

First Ceres bus trip leaves Cebu at 1:45 am and the last trip departs at 6 pm. On the other hand, the first bus for Cebu from Dumaguete leaves at 3:15 am and the last bus at 2:00 pm. There are several trips in between.

To and from Bacolod Bacolod to Dumaguete: first trip at 2 am and last trip at 7 pm Dumaguete to Bacolod: first trip at 2:30 am last trip at 7:30 pm There are several trips within the day. Fare for a non-airconditioned bus is P232.00/way. Travel time is 5-6 hours. First trio

Get around

The cheapest option for getting around Dumaguete is a tricycle, flag rates cost around ₱9. When traveling to further-out destinations (Airport, etc.) expect to pay more and negotiate, probably before you get in. Locals around the Philippines tell the landmark or commercial establishment near their destinations, street names are rarely used or known. Motorcycles are also popular and can be rented in several shops along Perdices Street and at the corner of Pinili and Santa Rosa Streets. Taxis are sparse but are often found outside the bethel Guest House on the Boulevard.

See

Visit the Boulevard, Silliman University Campus, Maxino College in Barangay Bagacay , Maranatha Full Gospel Church (Sunday morning), the Dumaguete Catholic Cathedral.

Do

Within the City

  • Silliman University Anthropology Museum:

The Anthropology museum houses many Philippine artifacts that were excavated from many parts of the country dating hundreds or thousands of years.

  • Bell Tower:

Is the oldest-surviving structure in the city, reminiscent of the Spanish occupation of Negros Island. It used to be a watchtower to warn the locals against marauding pirates from Mindanao.

  • Silliman University Whale Bone Museum:

Is the 2nd largest collection of whale bones in the world.

Buy

  • Lee Plaza, Perdices Street (Just tell the driver that you're going to Lee Plaza). main department store in the city.
  • AAC Tech, RHD Building, Ma. Cristina Street, (035)226-2830/1460, [4]. Computers.Apple Products-from laptops to ipods.Other gadgets.
  • Panda Ice Cream House, Ma. Cristina Street, Dumaguete City, (035)225-9644, [5]. Locally-produced fresh fruits ice cream.Try the fried ice cream!
  • Robinson's Place, Dumageute Business Park.
  • dumaguete zoo, near silliman medical centre (signs opposite silliman medical centre). 900--1600. this zoo is run by silliman uni. They conserve threatened philippine species most of which can only be seen here. well worth 10 peso!!! and they need the financial support. It's aa 15 min walk from city centre or 8 peso pedicab ride 10 peso.
  • silliman zoo, near silliman medical centre (signpost opp silliman med centre). 0900-1600 approx. This zoo is run by silliman uni. It conserves endangered philippine native animals which are rarely seen.eg spotted deer,warty pig,crocodile. And well worth the ₱10 entry fee. They also need the financial support. ₱10.


Eat

  • Try the tempura at the boulevard.
  • Cafe Antonio at the Spanish Heritage Building, Boulevard Area. Fantastic wide-ranging menu, very reasonable prices, lovely chilled out studenty vibe and a great building to host it. Quite honestly a breath of fresh air in the Philippines. Wonderful coffee too![6]
  • Sans Rival - Try the famous sans rival cake and other amazing cakes baked by one of the oldest cake shops in the city.Basic pasta and salad dishes are also available.
  • The Why Not? Disco / Restaurant also on Rizal Blvd has a good deli. The restaurant is excellent and has a wide variety of dishes.
  • The Portal West restaurants along Silliman Avenue.
  • Honeycomb Tourist Inn, Rizal Boulevard, 63 35 2251181, [7]. Try the mouthwatering Crispy Pata,Sizzling Pochero, Special Kinilaw and super yummy Leche Flan
  • Le Chalet, Boulevard. Salads, Pasta, other types of European and American food.Decent prices.
  • Jo's Chicken Inato, (Just tell the driver that you want to eat at Jo's.). Some of the best chicken in the city.Favorite among locals and tourists.
  • Edelweiss Restaurant & Pub, Jose Romero Rd., Bagacay (West or Robinson's Mall). 3 PM to 11 PM. Austrian restaurant, with good food and nice ambiance. Food price, around 200 and above
  • From the Kitchen of MELs Cafe (A.K.A. = MELs Cafe) (MELs Cafe), 2nd Floor UTH building, Sta Catalina St., near Corner Locsin St., , Dumaguete City, +639178358337. - This place serves and advocates healthy food, so it's the best place to go all out without feeling guilty about what you eat. This cafe is the first such establishment in Dumaguete City to have a certified nutritionist supervise the food. The place is difficult to find and small, but with little effort it is worth the find as the place is very cozy. Serves great four season themed salads, a variety of scrumptious sandwiches and unique rice meals like CoFFeeCHoP (porkchop marinated in coffee) or their cheezy delightful fish dish called CHeeZY DoRY a favorite among the locals. You can also try their Butter beer in variety of flavors, including vanilla and banana. It is the only place in town that serves beer (non-alcoholic) to minors. php 30-100.
  • Fu Garden, Jose Romero Road, Bagacay (West of Robinson's Mall). 11:00-14:00, 17:30-22:00. If you like Chinese, the food is good as are the prices. reasonable.
  • Chin Loong, Rizal Blvd (Ocean front), +63 35 422-6933. Very good Chinese food, service, and prices

Drink

  • Coco Amigos
  • Gmik Bar, in Daro, Dumaguete City. 10minute pedicab ride from city center
  • Hayahay Bar, at Escao Beach. 5-minute pedicab rider from city center
  • Why Not, at the Boulevard.
  • Honeycomb Tourist Inn, Rizal Boulevard, 63 35 2251181, [8]. Drink, dance and sing your stress away!
  • The Pirate Bay, Boulevard, [9]. Free wifi.Good place to meet fellow travellers.
  • Perdices St., 035 422 9683. 06:00-22:00. home cook meals in the heart of the city! ₱25 and above.

Sleep

  • Bethel Guest House, (035)225-2000, [10]. checkin: 12N; checkout: 12N. Don't let the name fool you, this is a five storey squeaky clean modern building with a whip-cracking management style that can shame the Swiss. Flunky to open the door to the large and comfortable lobby and its own large generators to power the air-conditioning during frequent brown-outs. Well equipped, en-suite shower rooms and free, cooled, filtered water. 1270m from the port terminal. Note: This is a non-smoking, no-liquor hotel. Pets are not allowed. ₱850-4000.
  • Check Inn, Locsin Street, (035)422 9000. 50 air con spacious and clean rooms in this recently decorated hotel. Cable TV, free internet in rooms, Laundry, Restaurant Rooms ₱850-1,500.
  • Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn, Bishop Epifanio Surban Street (on park square near Rizal Blvd), +63 35 225-3267. checkout: 12:00. 22 Aircon rooms - Single ₱800, Double ₱950-1500. Clean and modern interior, local breakfast, internet, money change ₱800.
  • Harolds Mansion [11] is a popular "Backpackers" Hotel/Inn. Rooms from P 450 and up. They also have dorm rooms for P 275. Rooms are spacious and clean with a/c or fans. Free coffee all day, the rate includes a small breakfast in the upstairs cafe. Free internet/Wifi as well. This is where many of the foreign tourists stay, especially divers. IF you are traveling out to Apo island you can leave your large bags there safely. Harold himself is extremely friendly and sometimes takes visitors out to dinner, he personally drove me to three ATM's until we found one that worked with my card. Harold is happy to have PC volunteers visit. There is also an attached massage place that is clean and cheap. Ph: (035)228000
  • Sta. Monica Beach Resort, Banilad, +63 35 225-0704, [12]. start at ₱1,325.00.
  • Honeycomb Tourist Inn, Rizal Boulevard corner Dr. V. Locsin St., 63 35 2251181, [13]. Experience Honeycomb at the scenic Rizal Boulevard. 16 clean,cozy airconditioned rooms, with hot & cold shower,cable TV, PABX telephone, WIFI in the room, ample parking area and 24/7 standby power generator.With Restobar and Coffee Shop offering good food, great music and nightly fun! Rooom rates start at PhP 800.00 to P1,500.00 with complimentary Filipino breakfast.
  • Hotel Palwa, Dr. V. Locsin Street, Dumaguete City, (035)226-2775, [14]. Good, clean rooms.In the vicinity, you can also find: a travel agency, restaurant and cafe, spa, and an international ATM
  • RM Guesthouse, 2F RM Building, North National Highway corner East Rovira Road, Bantayan, 0354224000/09174742724. email: rm_guesthouse@yahoo.com.ph Single Room: P550/Twin Room: P650/Matrimonal: P750/Family Room: P850/Family Room with Ref: P950/ Dormitory (Aircon): P400/Dormitory {fan}: P175/head. Wifi available.
  • Vintage Inn is a decent budget option in the center of town, right by the main market. Rates from ₱400 and up. Ph: (035)2251076
  • OK Pensionne House, Santa Rosa Street, 63 35 225-4636 or 63 35 225-5702. ₱275 and up.
  • Antulang Beach Resort, Antulang, (63) (35) 225-8899, [15]. Nestled 40 kilometers south of Dumaguete City, the capital city of Negros Oriental, Philippines, ANTULANG BEACH RESORT is just an hour's drive away from the Dumaguete airport or seaport. Antulang Beach Resort offers 36 accommodations, each room with its own distinct qualities to suit your preferences and budget. Rates start at $ 45.00.
  • Monarch Sands Beach Resort, Bonbonon, Siaton, Dumaguete, (National Highway south), 639174162670, [16]. checkin: 1:00pm; checkout: 12:00pm. is a fantastic beach resort located on it's own secluded bay. Personalized service combined with tremendous locale adds up to the resort that everyone loves. Located an hour south of the Dumaguete Airport, the ride is well worth it. Fan cottages, and aircon rooms projected to be completed by April 1, 2011. Private bathrooms, hot water showers, Free WiFi and morning coffee and bottled water in your room. 1,000. (9.061064,123.090820)
  • GoHotels Dumaguete, Calindagan corner South Road,Dumaguete Central Business District Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, 09224646835, [17]. Go Hotels Dumaguete is situated neighboring Robinsons Place Dumaguete Mall. This budget hotel in Dumaguete have rooms that look out to a calm view of nature and the city. A mere 15-20 minute drive will take you to the airport and nearby tourist destinations. o 102 rooms o 60 Queen / 42 Twin o Asian Gourmet & Cafe o Bong Bong's Pasalubong o Maganda Travel & Tours Inc. o Robinsons Place Dumaguete

Get out

  • Mt. Talinis is around 1903  and is the second highest mountain in Negros Oriental. Interesting features include lakes, waterfalls, a mossy forest as well as a stream with sulfur vents. Local mountaineering groups frequent the mountain. Tourists may avail the services of local guides who can arrange everything including transportation, food and porter. All-inclusive trek Php5,000/group of 3. Contact michael_araula@yahoo.com or mobile 09158171233
  • Casaroro Falls
  • Forest Camp
  • Japanese Shrine
  • Bais City Dolphin and Whale Watching
  • Lake Balinsasayaw
  • Lake Balanan
  • Mabinay Caves
  • Villa Merced

Tourist Information

  • Dumaguete Review [18] hosts detailed reviews for a wide range of restaurants, hotels, bars, products and services. There are no fees relating to creating or positioning of a listing and visitor ratings and comments are encouraged to provide a truly unbiased report of what's hot and what's not. Without any revenue streams from Dumaguete Review the website is funded 100% by retired programmer Andrew Gee in an effort to provide free and impartial advice for visitors to Dumaguete City.



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