TRAVEL GUIDE DUMAGUETE CITY
I must admit every time I hear about Dumaguete, I can immediately tell or visualize historic town of seascapes and images of a gentle, happy and smiling people.
Known to many as one of the great places in the Philippines as a city of great diving destinations. Beautiful beaches including a perfect venue for watching the whales and dolphins over the deep blue seas.
Dumaguete is known for its famous Siliman University and one interesting stuff that I recently discovered is that , women were first admitted to the Siliman Institute now Siliman University in year 1912. The first female student ever to enroll and get her university degree was Pura Blanco. Siliman really makes Dumaguete a genuine campus town. Siliman University rocks!
There are taxis up for grabs to help you get around the city . There are also jeepneys and pedicabs which is powered by a bicycle. Renting a motorbike is a great way to get where you want to go if you are in town.
I strongly suggest the Eco Adventure which is a must experience while you are in town. Get up close and personal with the nature. There are so many tour packages available if you check out dumagueteoutdoors.com.
Dumaguete is also one of the laid back cities in the country today. Walking along the boulevard and grabbing some street foods like fish balls, sweet corn, mango with spicy bagoong in the afternoon are the things you must do .
And crowd are drawn to the Boulevard by the bay at night. The area is lined with many restaurants and bars. You can pick one you like. You can definitely feel that the city never sleeps. The nightlife is something you should not miss. The city of Dumaguete wont disapoint you.
And since our goal is to spend less and travel more. You can find a cheap pension houses at a reasonable prices. Don’t be very picky. There are a lot of great traveler inns which are reasonable and ideal for the whole family and those who are in groups.
Another thing, I would like to share is to try the puto ( sticky rice) with chocolate which you can find in the public market. Have you tasted the grilled veggie kebabs? Boston market offers kebabs and seafood pasta.
Do not forget Sans Rival Pastries and budbud for your pasalubong list. You can also include woven stuff like mat and bags . There are also stalls for ukay ukay which you can find the cheapest items in town.
There are flights from Manila directly to Dumaguete City
Now if you want to explore Apo Island . There is a bus terminal in Dumaguete city . You can ask the people around and ask for the directions. Catch a bus to the town of Bayawan , ask the driver to drop you off to Malatapay market . Tell them you are going to Apo Island.
Once you reached Malatapay , ask directions going to the port area . It’s just a couple of minutes away from the Malatapay market. When you get there, there are people in charge for boat rides waiting for tourists . Again, try to work on your negotiation skills. Generally boats are rented at a reasonable price. boat rides can range up to 2000 pesos and above which is roundtrip . Just let the boatman know when you will return to Malatapay port. Travel time to Apo island takes roughly an hour.
Apo Island is home for a great diving destination. If you love underwater pictures . Then you are in the right place. The island offers a unique coral reef ecosystem and considerable abundance of marine life. It is one of the best diving places the country to dive, an abundance of marine life is just waiting for an avid diving enthusiast.
There are so many great reasons to visit the city of Dumaguete .
Exploring Dumaguete is an awesome travel experience. Do not leave without the photos of your Dumaguete adventure and again blog about your experience.
Daghang Salamat Dumaguete (Thank you so much Dumaguete!).
Dumaguete City is accessible via air and sea transportation from Manila and Cebu. There are flights to and from Manila to Dumaguete. Travel time takes approximately and hour and ten minutes. You can also find best flight deals online to get savings.