Dumaguete is a laid-back coastal city known by locals as the “City of Gentle People” in homage to its serene and friendly vibes. The natural beauty of the Philippines permeates through Dumaguete, where the tree-lined promenades and beaches blend with lively restaurants and bars.
Things to do
Take a stroll down the Rizal Boulevard by the sea and soak up the warm sunshine and pleasant coastal views. Many of Dumaguete’s best restaurants are found here, while the nightlife scene stays lively throughout the night. Nature lovers can venture a little further outside of the city to the imposing Casaroro Falls waterfall and take a dip in the rock pools to cool off. Dumaguete also boasts its fair share of historic sites, including the Bell Tower, the city’s oldest remnant of its Spanish colonial past.
Tricycles are the most popular way to get around Dumaguete, while motorcycle rentals are also available. The city is served by Sibulan Airport, while international travelers will find it best to land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and catch a connecting flight.