Go to Dumaguete and from there you can travel and see other spots such as Siquijor, Bacolod, Cebu, Tagbilaran.
A nice and clean city with friendly people. Don't forget to bring home silvanas for your family and friends which is popular there.
The city is also the passage to both Apo Island and Siquijor province.
Sandwiched between a big mountain and the sea, Dumaguete is a unique small city in the Philippines. There is a seafront boulevard that is clean and gives lovely views over the harbor.
The Plaza is lovely with large trees and the cathedral and bell tower take up most of one side of the square. Lots of restaurants around due to tourism and a big student population. A lot of activites nearby like diving or waterfalls and lakes. A very very nice destination in the Philippines
It is definitely the land of Gentle People. The boulevard is clean and i hope they keep it that way. Love the small-town vibe this town offers.
Very good choice in eateries, from budget to more upscale. Cleaner air than most cities because there are almost no filthy jeepney's.
Boulevard is great. Very active port with ferry service to many places. Watch for beggars, especially the little ones, they can be a nuisance.
It's quite a nice city by the shore. Lots of places to eat and people are nice. It's mainly a place for people who go scuba diving.
Other than that, it might get boring.
Very overcrowded 3rd world city. Traffic was a continual logjam, with too many pedicabs, motor cycles cars trucks et al.
There is no driving license test in the Philippines or vehicle road safety record so its an odd mix of welded self made objects on wheels. This is common throughout the Philippines. The islands are overpopulated and there is much poverty and begging. The seafront is refreshing on a nice day and the restaurant 'Casablanca' is a real gem producing fine food and draught beer with a good sea view. There is no peace and quiet anywhere so if that's what you seek, you're in the wrong place. Good luck
Dumaguete is a small city, it has decent shopping, dining is good lots to choose from. be careful of tricycle drivers they may charge you too much.
Pasalubong is another must here try to visit Sans Rival Store.
People are very friendly. Amenities in the city plus the pace of life make this the best retirement place in all of the Philippines.
Hope the city does not grow too fast for it to lose its beautiful ambiance.
A sleepy town,ideal place to relax for a couple of days.There is a little nightlife,but some pleasant restaurants,particularly near the boulevard.
They have a lot of different sight-seeing places to visit around town. I am very impressed with the City of Dumaguete.
Their Port for ferry's is very great and clean with Air-con enjoyable place to wait for the ferry's arrival.
A college town, that is easily walkable. Excellent local food, as well as mexican, chinese, cuisine.
Plenty of good bars and good, outdoor street food. Many people walk and jog the BOULEVARD OR BOARDWALK... at sunrise and after sunset. Very safe and friendly. Great outdoor/indoor public market and even the big Robinson mall is walkable. Foodnet is excellent & very affordable, although they can get extremely busy. Happy people, many working very hard to keep there fine city smoke free, drug free, and safe. Easy place to relax and enjoy lots of inexpensive, good food and drinks. What is super sweet, is that kindness takes you a long way here and asking for things NOT ON THE MENU, like FRESH MANGO PITCHER OF MARGARITAS. SUPER YUMMY... THE BEST EVER !
I liked the city. its not so poor on account of its retired foreigner population. it also has great restaurants and easy traffic.
i spent a fair amount of my time shopping for property there. Im seriously considering moving to the area for good
Ideal place from which to explore the island. Everything on hand - ferry ports, airport, tours, diving etc.
Very busy, dusty and noisy. Some good markets. head futher out for a quieter holiday.
Really peaceful and quiet and convenient. You can go anywhere in 5 to 10 mins and there is no traffic.
Lovely little city with lots of history and plenty of greenspace and tree-lined streets. Lots of activities to engage in like diving, hiking, beaches, snorkelling etc great value food and accommodation options and nice just to walk around thr city getting a feel for the local culture.
Tour the city - it will only take half a day! Try their famous street food (aka "tempura") near the boulevard, you'll see a lot if people hanging out in this area.
I can honestly say you won't find a safer place to stay on the entire planet. I come from a small town in Minnesota, USA and this city of 120k people is every bit as safe as my little village in the Us.
They take great pride in being friendly and especially so to "foreigners" as they call us. There are so many beautiful places to see, both on the beach and up in the mountains and it is very nice to know that no matter where you go, the people will love seeing you and interacting with you. Nearly all of the locals speak fluent English and are more than willing to help in anyway they can. So, visit Dumaguete and get out there and explore!
Public transport is accessible by foot from the airport. Much cheaper. Manjuyod sand bar is great during liw tide.
Overnight stay is possible in one of the houses on stilts
dumaguete is a small and quiet place. if you just want to relax and still experience a somewhat city life minus the traffic and busy streets, then this is the place for you.
Dumaguete is more like a big country town than a city. It has a very nice water front and a lot of good eating places and bars there.
Out side of town there are some great things to see like the falls, twin lakes and diving trips to Apo Island. A pleasant place to stay for a few days.
Attracts tourist due to easy access of transportation. peaceful city with gentle people. Great night life and beautiful beaches.
its nice city friendley peopel, with some night life clubs and many resturants with nice food, have long walk on the side bay walk at night or early morning before getting to hot, they have lots of vendors in some area for lots of diffrents goods , cloth , and gifts and toys with good prices.
the food is nice and great prices. you can use the ferry to travel to lots of diffrent citys
Dumaguete has great city life and natural attractions. It is still very cheap and not super touristy yet.
a lot of outdoor activities that can be easily arranged - dive trip to apo, dolphin watching at bais, whale shark watching at oslob, etc
Just a lovely place. Good steady pace. Nice massage places. Good food wherever you wanted to eat and whatever you wanted to eat.
Cheap. Bars Good, especially Coco Amigos, great cocktails.... awesome place to visit.
Westernized to the degree of many cities in the Philippines. You can get nearly anything you want there.
quiet and peaceful place. the people are very accomodating and the places you want to see is easy to locate.