Dumaguete, the capital and the largest city of the Negros Oriental province, is officially called the City of Dumaguete. It is also the main seaport for the area. Dumaguete is known to be a university town due to the city being home to a number of colleges and four universities including Siliman University.
Sibulan Airport, also known as Dumaguete Airport, serves the population of Dumaguete City. It is located in the Sibulan municipality. The airport has flights to and from the cities of Cebu and Manila operated by local airlines, Cebu Pacific and PAL Express by Philippine Airlines.
Dumaguete is also popular among international travelers particularly the Europeans as the city has many beach resorts and dive sites available. It is also popular route for travelers heading to nearby Dais City which is known for dolphin and whale watching.
Dumaguete City is also nearby other popular tourist destinations. So when you are done visiting and spending your holiday in Dumaguete, here are just a few top destinations to go:
Cebu City – Known as the “Queen City of the South”, it is also considered as the “second city” of the Philippines. It is the location of the first Spanish settlement and the oldest city in the country. It popular among tourist for its many beach resorts and excellent diving sites. It is also home to several Filipino-Spanish heritage buildings including the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, Fort San Pedro and Magellan's Cross.
Cagayan de Oro – The capital city of Misamis Oriental, it is a highly urbanized city. Cagayan de Oro is the regional and business hub for Northern Mindanao. It is also popular among tourists for its adventure tourism including whitewater rafting and kayaking activities. Cagayan de Oro also has numerous parks, museums and historical places. Tourists can visit the Mapawa Nature Park for horseback riding, biking and zip lining or drop by the City Archives Museum which is a museum housed in what used to the Old Water Tower that was built in 1922.
Davao City – Located in the southern region of the Philippines called Mindanao, Davao City is the fourth most populous city and the center of Metro Davao. It is also considered to be the largest city in the country by land area. Davao City is also the center of trade and commerce for Mindanao. It is home to the country’s national bird called the Philippine Eagle which is considered to be the largest eagle in the world. Davao City offers its tourists many outdoor activities including river tubing, wakeboarding, white water rafting and mountain trekking, particularly to the peak of Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the country and a potentially active volcano.
Before leaving Dumaguete City, make sure to drop by the Redrock Falls which is a waterfall located at the base of a mountain. The waterfall have red rocks which makes Redrock Falls a beautiful sight. The trip may be a bit out of town but the journey is scenic so it is something everyone would enjoy.
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