Dumaguete, situated in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines, is well-known to be the center of tertiary studies for both Visayas and Mindanao residents. It is most famous for Silliman University and 3 other universities, not to mention the beautiful beaches and the amazing historic landmarks.
Here are 5 great reasons why people should visit the Dumaguete, City.
#1 – Rizal Boulevard: This is one of the oldest historical landmarks of Central Visayas. Enjoy a leisurely walk with your friends, spouse or family here and watch the nice view of the ocean. This relaxing spot offers many bars and restaurants for its local or foreign visitors alike. And if you are feeling sporty, you can jog here in the early morning and just have the thrill of people watching at the same time.
#2 – Scuba and Snorkeling: Register with an agency for an excellent diving and snorkeling experience in Dauin, Apo or Oslob. Enjoy swimming with the turtles, eels, praying mantis shrimp, blue ribbon eel, etc. as you explore this exciting island. Whether you are already an expert or a newbie diver, you’ll surely love this activity in Dumaguete especially in the company of very warm and professional guides and instructors. Let’s take the plunge!
#3 – Pulangbato Falls: Take a day off at Pulangbato Falls, where you can swim, have your packed grilled barbecue and a refreshing drink. You can find this wonderful place from Valencia proper. The water seems reddish in color due probably to its reddish rock formations. But once taken out of the pool, the water turns clear. Cool, isn’t it?
#4 – Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP): The Center for Tropical Studies began as a tree planting project in the 1960s. And later on, in 1990, the Philippine Spotted Deer started to be bred in captivity there for the first time. Consequently, by 1996, this garden housed over 20 other endangered animal and plant species. Go check it out and donate for this conservation institution, located at Silliman University in Dumaguete City.
#5 – Mount Talinis: Seek fun and adventure, doing sight-seeing, trekking, climbing, biking, taking photos, etc. at Mount Talinis. This delightful mountain is also called Horns of Negros, and is about 6, 243 feet above sea level, making it the second highest mountain in Negros Island, next to Mount Kanlaon. Going to this pretty volcano takes 9 km from the southwest of Valencia municipality and 20 km from the capital of the province, which is Dumaguete City.
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