Dumaguete - The Land of Gentle People

Well known as “The Land of Gentle People”, Dumaguete City is a laid back city and main port of Negros Oriental. This capital city is now emerging as one of the popular tourist destinations due to its peaceful atmosphere to relax and best scuba diving sites which offer you a great chance to dive with whale sharks. Besides, this is a gateway to many other beautiful destinations such as Siquijor, Cebu and Bohol.

Dumaguete travel guide information

Dumaguete Quick Facts

Dumaguete is a third-class city in the Negros Oriental province in the Philippines. This is also the capital city of this province

This city has a lovely nickname as “The City of Gentle People” since the locals are so friendly and gentle

The easiest way to get around the city is by hiring a tricycle which is ubiquitous in Dumaguete. The price is from P10 to P20 / person/trip

This capital city is referred to as a university town since because there are four main universities and a great number of other colleges here

In 2015, Dumaguete has a population of around 131,377 people in a total area of 33.62 square kilometres

Best time to visit Dumaguete, philippines

If you are looking for good weather with fewer chances of rainfall and lots of sun, the best time to visit Dumaguete is from January to May, August and December. The rainiest months in Dumaguete are June, July and from September to November. On average, the weather is hot from January to December, perfect for swimming all year round.

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Nature Escape & Birdwatching in Philippines

Manila → Cauayan → Danjugan Island → Dumaguete → Valencia → Apo Island → Manila
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Enjoy a day of birding with experienced local guides in the island sanctuary of Danjugan and the mountains of Valencia

Taste authentic Filipino cuisine in a buffet dinner while watching a cultural presentation of Tinikling, the nation’s traditional dance

Hop on a private bangka excursion to the unspoiled island sanctuary of Danjugan with many wildlife and birdwatching opportunities

Go kayaking and snorkeling in one of the best lagoons in Danjugan island to see a rich marine life of corals and fish

Take a refreshing dip at the Pulang Bato Hot Springs & waterfalls

Visit a local Valencia community for some cooking & social immersion activities

Have a fun time swimming with sea turtles around Apo Island

Free to explore the colonial and modern charm of Manila capital city when strolling through vibrant streets

Optional visit to a local indigenous artist’s workshop to see handcrafted musical instruments

Manila → Cauayan → Danjugan Island → Dumaguete → Valencia → Apo Island → Manila

Hidden Paradise Philippines

Cebu → Oslob → Dumaguete → Siquijor → Bohol → Loboc → Siargao → Busuanga → Coron → El Nido → Manila
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Experience a swimming with whale sharks tour in Osblo to see these gentle giants from a respectful distance

Soak up the magically turquoise water of Kawasan Waterfalls, one of the most beautiful falls in Cebu

Explore the rich and exotic marine life of Apo Island, one of best diving and snorkeling sites in the Philippines

Go for an island adventure tour around Siquijor on your own

Admire the extraordinary landscapes of Bohol’s Chocolate Hills and the stunning waterfalls of Pangas

Visit a Bohol’s tarsier sanctuary to see the world’s smallest primate in their natural habitat

Get free time in Siargao at your leisure or discover the island on your own

Free to explore Coron town’s attractions like Maquinit Hot Spring or Mt. Tapyas

Take a fun island-hopping tour around Coron Island’s highlights such as Lake Kayangan, Twin Lagoon, Coral Garden

Hop on a boat adventure touring the islands of the El Nido archipelago with a wide range of beach activities: swimming, snorkeling, kayaking,…

Go for a walking tour through Intramuros’ historical landmarks as well as the Binondo and Quiapo area in Manila

Cebu → Oslob → Dumaguete → Siquijor → Bohol → Loboc → Siargao → Busuanga → Coron → El Nido → Manila

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