"Destination: Dumaguete" Dumaguete City by ayn_g

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Dumaguete is for people who are looking for diverse activities while on vacation. It is not just a university city or one of Dr. Jose Rizal's stopovers (Note: Dr. Rizal is the Philippines' national hero). It is laden with natural treasures -- falls, lakes, beaches, etc.

Day 1: June 6, Friday

7am ETD for Dumaguete (Terminal fee PHP 200)
815am ETA in Dumaguete (fare from Airport to Hibbard Ave. - 50)
check in Harold's Mansion Guest House (PHP 250/head, dorm type or the family fan room @ 668 + tax)
Hibbard Ave. Dumaguete City
Tel #: (035) 225-8000/422-4961
930am ETD for Sibulan
Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao
sa Balinsasayao na maglunch (packed lunch)
4pm head back to city
dinner @ Jo's inato.

Day 2: June 7, Saturday
7am - call time
- ETD for Malapatay (PHP 20)
- ETD for Apo island
PHP 1500/3 = PHP 500
150 - entrance per person

Day 3:June 9, Sunday
5am call time
6am Bais City (100)
Manjuyod Sand Bar (2,500/3= 840)
lunch onboard
3pm ETD for Dumaguete City
430pm ETA Dumaguete City
6pm Ferry to Siquijor (montenegro lines, PHP 119/head)
8pm ETA in Larena port
8:30pm ETA in Sandugan, Islander's Paradise Beach Resort (PHP 650 a night, fan room, good for three) http://www.islandersparadisebeach.com/Aboutus.html

Day 4: Monday, June 9
7am call time
8am breakfast
9am start Siquijor Tour on tricycle
- cangisok House in Enrique Villanueva
- Salagdoong Beach in Maria
- Church in Maria
- Lazi Convent and Church
- Cambugahay Falls
- 400-year-old Balete Tree
- Capilay Spring Park in San Juan
- Siquijor Church and Belfry

(if you have time, include Cantabon Cave and Mt Bandilaan)
7pm - back in Sandugan

Day 4: June 10, Tuesday
930am - ETD for Siquijor POrt
10am - Siquijor POrt
12nn - ETD on Delta Fast Craft to Dumaguete City (PHP 130/head + 15 Terminal fee)
1pm - ETA in Dumaguete
- lunch @ Cafe Antonio
- pasalubong bought at Sans Rival shop (must buy: Silvanas @ 95 and Bucayo @ 115)
2pm - Silliman Anthropology Museum visit
3pm - airport (20)
425pm - ETD for Manila
530pm - ETA Manila

twin lakes of balinsasayao

Sibulan (15 minutes away from Dumaguete City) is home of the famous Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao -- Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao. There's a view deck where you can view the two lakes. The view deck is over 100 meters away from the entrance of the big lake (Lake Balinsasayao).

Apo Island

A 45-minute ferry ride from Malatapay market in Zamboanguita. Apo island is a divers' haven.

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:diverse activities await tourists
  • In a nutshell:not just silliman university
  • Last visit to Dumaguete City: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2008
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