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Flight from Puerto Princesa - Palawan (PPS) to Dumaguete (DGT)

Flight from Puerto Princesa - Palawan (PPS) to Dumaguete (DGT)

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.


Best time to fly from Puerto Princesa - Palawan to Dumaguete

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.


Main airports in Puerto Princesa - Palawan and Dumaguete

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.


Climate pattern in Puerto Princesa - Palawan and Dumaguete

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.


Highlights in Dumaguete

  • Talabong Mangrove Park & Bird Sanctuary - This 400-hectare area protected by the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) is a fun day trip to take from Dumaguete. Here, avid photographers and nature-lovers will find the place irresistible with various species of birds occupying the vast natural reserve around the mangroves. A place where locals dive in fully-clothed to catch fish for dinner, you can dip your toes in the water and watch the fishes swim by. When you’re done, take a walk on the long pier which jets out into the water leaving you feeling like you’re floating in the middle of the sea.
  • Rizal Boulevard - Take a walk along the seaside on Rizal Boulevard. On one side you have the ocean, and on the other, you have shady trees with a large area scattered with benches for people to sit and relax at the park as well as hawker stalls selling all kinds of food. During night time, the Boulevard is a famous place to hang out with its lamp posts and romantic atmosphere. Have a stroll or a seat while you look out onto the water at the large ships and small boats passing by. As night falls, more and more food stalls come out, including the ever-so-popular tempura stands. There are even plastic chairs and tables for you to sit down and enjoy.
  • Malatapay - The Malatapay is an outdoor market selling all kinds of food, beverages, handicrafts, furniture, hats, and many more. This market is opened every day and caters more towards the local buyers, hence foreigners will find this particular place quite entertaining to visit. Wednesday is the biggest day of the week for the Malatapay market with an even wider variety of food choices for food lovers. There is also live animals auction selling pigs, chicken, and cattle to local farmers and butchers.

Airport in Puerto Princesa - Palawan

Airport in Dumaguete

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