Dumaguete City – the capital of Negros Oriental – is known as the City of Gentle People and University town. Located in region 18, Negros Island Region, the charming city became one of the hot-spots for tourists from all over the world. It is a vibrant city which makes its way into the heart of each visitor immediately. While diving is since may years the main attraction of the region, the City government put much effort into promoting the land-based tourist attractions of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental.
Dumaguete is subdivided into 30 Barangays, the smallest political division in a Philippine city. (Info about all Barangays in Dumaguete)
Dumaguete Hotels, Inns and Guest Houses
With the growing numbers of tourists and business traveler coming to Dumaguete, new Hotels, Guest Houses and apartment complexes grew throughout the city. There is accommodation for each wallet, Back-packers will find their Bed ‘n Breakfast and business traveler get a Hotel in the center of Dumaguete where all banks and office buildings are just a stone throw away. (Info about Hotels, Inns and Guest Houses in Dumaguete)
Restaurants in Dumaguete
One thing visitors should never become in Dumaguete is: hungry! Uncountable food-stalls, BBQ-stands and bakeries are open 24/7. Some of the famous fast-food chains have multiple outlets in Dumaguete. Local snacks are sold everywhere and culinary international delights are available as well as fresh sea food along the waterfront of Rizal Boulevard and beyond (Info about restaurants in Dumaguete)
Tourist Spots in Dumaguete
Many people use Dumaguete City as a jump-off to the more know tourist spots of Negros Oriental like the underwater paradise of Apo Island or dolphin watching in Bais. Visitors should not miss the points of interest in the City itself. The rich history can be recognized in the whole architecture of the city. Take one day or two to discover the secrets of Dumaguete. It is worth it. (Info about Tourist Spots in Dumaguete)
How to get to Dumaguete
The city can be reached via air, land and sea. Multiple daily flights are departing from Manila and take passengers in just over an hour to the capital of Negros Oriental. Cebu Pacific also offers an flight from Cebu. The propeller machine takes a scenic route with a lower altitude along the coastline and reaches the city of gentle people in less than 30 minutes. The Dumaguete Airport is actually located in the neighboring municipality of Sibulan just north of the city limit. From there it takes 10-15 minutes to the city-center or 30 minutes to the beach resorts in Dauin.
Ferry to Dumaguete
Taking a ferry from Cebu City is another option to get to Negros Oriental. Some ferry lines go directly to the Sea Port in Dumaguete, while others run via the port of Tagbilaran on Bohol. There are more ferry connections from Dumaguete to and from the northern towns in Mindanao. Also Siquijor is multiple times daily connected via ferries of different companies.
Useful Contacts in Dumaguete City
Dumaguete City Hall : (035) 422 2511
Dumaguete City Hall Address: Santa Catalina Street Dumaguete City Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Dumaguete City Mayor: Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo Office: (035) 225 0690 or 225 3775
Dumaguete Tourism Head Officer: (035) 422 3561
Dumaguete Tourism Office: Santa Catalina Street, Quezon Park, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Dumaguete Tourism Contacts: (035) 422 3561,225-0549 or 422-9409
Dumaguete Public Information: Syril Repe: (035) 422 – 8341
Dumaguete Health Center: (035) 422- 8115, 225- 2535
Dumaguete City Hospitals:
Provincial Hospital (035) 225- 9285,225 9286
Silliman Medical Center (035) 225- 3917
Holy Child Hospital (035) 225- 0247
Dumaguete Fire Station address: Colon Street, Dumaguete City, Negros oriental, Philippines.
Dumaguete City Fire Hotline:(035) 225 3445 , 422- 9672
Dumaguete Fire Station Chinese Volunteers: 0922 8250 991 , 0905 3428 855
Rescue Team:(035) 225 9110, 422 9110 One Rescue
Dumaguete Disaster Risk Reduction Management or (DRRM): Hotline: 348, 0r (035) 226 3483
Dumaguete Police Station address:Corner Cervantes and Locsin Street Dumaguete City Negros Oriental, Philippines
Dumaguete Police Hotline: (035) 225 1766 or 422 8106
Dumaguete Police Mobile: 0917 933 0022
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