Dumaguete is a small charming progressive coastal town in Negros Oriental. Cafes and restaurants line the famous Boulevard Boardwalk. Lifestyle is laid back and peaceful. They claim to be the expat capital of the Philippines - and that says a lot about the place (lower cost of living, peace and order, acceptance of foreigners, urban amenities). It is also the gateway for many touristy offerings and sumptuous regional culinary delights (budbud cabog, sikwate, humba, Neva's Pizza).
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Dumaguete >> Lazi, Siquijor by boat
Dumaguete to Lazi, Siquijor route by Kho Shipping was just opened up in early September 2023. Before, going to Lazi meant going to Siquijor Proper first, then catching the 2pm jeep to Lazi (last trip), adding 1 hour on the trip. Now, Siquijor Proper can be completely bypassed.
Dumaguete Port - take Kho Shipping to Lazi, Tu-F-Sun, 3 hours, Dumaguete departure 1 am, arrival in Lazi Port 4 am, economy P300, tourist P500.
Dumaguete ItineraryThings to Eat in Dumaguete:
Eat at Neva's Pizza. They have a wood-burning stove and make the best pizza in Dumaguete
Eat the local version of Tempura, fish ball, balut at Tempurahan, an adhoc outdoor section by the City Port entrance.
Eat Paklay, a local delicacy made of pork inards. Popular in Dumaguete's roadside eating places
These are the nearest popular destinations from Dumaguete by boat
Bohol - Bohol is an island northeast Dumaguete. Tourist attractions are Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Monkey, Loboc River Cruise, Beaches of Panglao, whale sharks (recent offering), freediving (recent offering)
Cebu - Cebu City is the usual gateway into the Visayas. But in Cebu Island itself, there are many offerings - Whale Sharks of Oslob, sardine run at Moalboal,Thresher Shark of Malapascua