Dumaguete is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines, in the regions of Mindanao. It has approximately 132,000 people. It is also the capital city of the province and the most populated area in the region. The metropolis is home to four of the region’s most notable universities as well as a few other colleges, providing tertiary education to the students in the province and cities surrounding Visayas and Mindanao.
Weather-wise, the driest and coolest months of the year are from March to June. Even so, the region experiences little variation in the average temperature. During the rainy season in October, rainfall is common so if you are traveling, it is best to avoid being caught in the downpour. The busiest month for tourist traffic is in January, May, and September. You will find that flight and hotel prices to be slightly expensive during these months, so be sure to book your travel early to avoid skyrocketing rates.
Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) - This international airport serves the surrounding areas of Puerto Princesa as well as the regions around Palawan. In 2017, it completed the construction of its new passenger terminal and cargo terminal buildings, sporting newer facilities and cargo bays. The airport can now hold approximately 700 passengers per hour, receiving 2 million passengers annually.
Sibulan Airport (DMG) - This is the city’s domestic airport located in the town of Sibulan, which is a neighboring town to Dumaguete. The airport is also known as Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport. It provides daily domestic flights to and from Manila and Cebu. It is the hub for Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and PAL Express.
The region experiences a tropical savannah climate with a bit of influence from the tropical monsoon climate. Hence, it has two different seasons which are the dry and rainy season. The wet season occurs from June to November while its dry season happens from December to May. The average maximum temperature is 34.3 °C and the average minimum temperature is 22.9 °C.