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Dumaguete (The Philippines)

Practical information on Dumaguete

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
6hrs by bus from Cebu
When to go

From November to April

Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Dumaguete

Marie Foucaut Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

Dumaguete is a town to the south of Negros Island. It's known for its university and proximity to Apo and Siquijor Islands.

My suggestion:
The town doesn't have much to offer tourists, but is a great base from which to explore the area.
My review

The seafront at Dumaguete is fun and you'll find plenty of places to eat, have a drink or spend a night clubbing. It has a huge student population and is a favourite with English-speaking expats.

There are lots of places where you can hire a moped and tour the area, including the Twin Lakes and Dauin Beach. You'll also be able to find suitable accommodation in Dumaguete. There's something for everyone - hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels...

The only interesting building is the Campanario, a reminder of the Spanish occupation, situated in the centre of town. In short, it's an enjoyable stopover during a trip to the Philippines.

Tours and travel ideas Dumaguete

  • Off the beaten track
Birdwatching and nature escape
Length 9 days Approx. $2,130
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