This capital city of Negros Oriental has its own simplicity and charm that one can easily fall in love with.
Its moniker is truly fitting as this serene university town is filled with genteel locals. One can enjoy a leisurely stroll around Silliman University, the oldest American-founded University in Asia.
The St. Catherine Cathedral and the Dumaguete Belfry are picture-perfect sites. Must-visit, too, is Roxas Boulevard, the City’s beachfront promenade where rows of restaurants and coffee shops are aplenty.
The Sandurot Festival and the Buglasan Festival in October and November each year are must-see events.
Less than an hour from Dumaguete is Bais City where one can enjoy dolphin and whale-watching. Also within reach is the world-famous Apo Island. This marine reserve is home to some 650 species of fish and 400 species of corals. With 15 dive sites, it is among the best underwater experiences the Philippines has to offer.
Fiesta Souvenirs truly capture the best features of Dumaguete!