The Philippines is one of the famous holiday destinations among the tourist. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines is Dumaguete. Dumaguete is a capital city of Negros Oriental which located in the region of Central Visayas, Philippine. It has a population of 120883 people based on the 2010’s statistics. Dumaguete is known as “The City of Gentle People”. The locals are very polite and helpful. This city is a pit stop for visitors who come from Cebu City and the transport hub for visitors who want to explore around Negros Island. There are also clear waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes and stunning coastline in this city. The visitors can do many activities in this city like diving at Apo Island and whale watching near Bais City.
The climate in Dumaguete is tropical year-round with an average temperature of 29-35 degrees Celsius. Dumaguete or Philippines has only two seasons which is wet and dry seasons where rainfall can be heavy during the wet or monsoon season and humidity during the hotter months can be high. The best time to visit Dumaguete would be between December to February when the weather is warmer with occasional showers. During this season, the sun shines bright resulting clear skies with the winds blow gently suitable for outdoor activities. The off-peak season is between July to September where the climate during that season is unpredictable and typhoons can sometimes occur anytime. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather reports before going to this town. During this season you will find better flight tickets and hotel deals.
1. Bacolod – Silay Airport
It is the main airport that serves the general area of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area. It is just 15 kilometres northeast of Bacolod city. Since it is an international airport, Bacolod – Silay Airport is the busiest airport serving the Negros Island area. The airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines, with the later provide an international route to Seoul, South Korea as its seasonal flights. Bacolod – Silay Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Bacolod – Silay Airport for the visitors.
2. Sibulan Airport
Sibulan Airport serves for Dumaguete city. This airport only handles for domestic flights like Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Cebu Pacific by Cebgo and Royale Air Way Charter. The Royal Air Way Charter has provided a Private Charter flight service in Mindanao and Visayas. There are buses and taxis provided for the visitors at the airport entrance. This airport is located about 3.1 kilometres from the city. Sibulan Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Sibulan Airport for the visitors.
Dumaguete’s climate is under the hot sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with little rains except for typhoon season which the weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains and thunderstorm. The average maximum temperature in Dumaguete is around 27 and 33 degree Celsius while the average minimum is about 20 and 24 degree Celsius. While around December to February will be the peak of seasons because it will be the warm and pleasant season of the year. If you plan to visit Dumaguete during this season make sure you book your flight and hotel early as both fill up quickly.
1. Dumaguete Belfry - Dumaguete Belfry is a famous landmark in Dumaguete. It is one of the oldest building in the city. The age of this building is more than 200 years. You can see the stone walls already worn out from the outside of the building. You can also find the statue of the Virgin Mary by climbing up the cavern. This landmark is also famous for its beautiful sunset view.
2. Rizal Boulevard - If you want to have a walk along the coastline in Dumaguete, the ideal place to visit is Rizal Boulevard. You can see many people playing beach volleyball and kids building sand castles by the seaside. People are sitting under the shady trees while enjoying the breathtaking view of this beach. You can also find food and beverage stalls within this area. You can enjoy the foods while watching the sea view.
3. Quezon Park - Other than Rizal Boulevard, Quezon Park is a perfect destination to have a peaceful walk. It is surrounded by green bushes and big trees. You can see different types of plants that are planted within this area. You can also find a few statues of Maia Clara and Rizal, a cannon and a fire truck from the early days. For kids, they can have some fun playing at children playground.