Who would have thought that we could reach Dumaguete in no time? It was a quick decision, or perhaps a spur of the moment. Well, it comes with excitement though. I do not have any idea or have researched about the place-where to stay, where to go, and where to eat. We just decided to visit the place when we knew that Oslob is just few minutes away from Dumaguete; so without hesitation we rode a bus going to Liloan port and took the fastcraft( it’s not that fast) going to Sibulan port, a neighbor town of Dumaguete; just 15 to 20 minutes away.
When we arrived in Dumaguete, the first thing we did is to find a place where we could leave our things for safekeeping.
After we left our things, we set foot first to their prestigious Rizal Boulevard.
We took some pictures while walking along the Boulevard.
While walking the road along the boulevard, we were wondering if where we could find the first American University in the Philippines, The Silliman University. But what we saw a few steps away just made our day.
After our walk, we decided to ride a cab going to the Old Bell Tower of Dumaguete.
Our visit in Dumaguete was indeed worthwhile. We saw a lot of motorcycles (maybe because they are the motorcycle capital of the Philippines). The people are friendly and they really are gentle. A visit to Dumaguete is a must to those who want to unwind and relax.
How to get there:
From Cebu: Land trip: Take the 3 to 4 hours bus going to Liloan port in Cebu city south bus terminal. Aircon/nonaircon buses cost about 150 to 170 Php. Take either a fastcraft or pumpboat from Liloan port to Sibulan town for about 20 to 30 minutes which costs around 40 to 70 php. Take a 15- to 20-minute multicab ride from Sibulan to Dumaguete with the damage of only 11 php.
Total max budget one way: 251 Php for roughly 5 hours only.
Boat: There is a daily fastcraft from Cebu to Dumaguete. Take the oceanjet fastcraft. It costs about 500 with travel time for 2-1/2 hours only.
From Manila: You can reach Dumaguete through boat or air travel. Check on your travel agencies.
Where to Eat/Shop:
Dumaguete has two main shopping centres. They are:
Robinsons’ Place Dumaguete
Lee Super Plaza (located in downtown area)
When you are in Dumaguete you should not miss the Dumaguete Express in Lab-As Restaurant.
You should not also miss the Dumaguete homegrown icecream shop, Panda. It is home to the finest Fried Ice Cream. YUMYUM!
So Never miss these things when you visit Dumaguete. It is like you have never really been to Dumaguete if you would miss them.
Where to Stay:
Go Hotels: You can just book through their website or call 0922- GOHOTEL (4646835)
Vintage Inn: Located at the heart of the city, Vintage Hotel offers affordable room rates. For booking, just call (+63-35) 422-0827 landline.
Enjoy your stay and make it worthwhile and don’t forget to bring your smile with you!