Dumaguete is one of the places I’d love because of their food with the line up of different restaurants most especially in downtown. My favorite places are near Siliman University and in front of the waterfront of Rizal Boulevard.
The Dumaguete City Baywalk is also known as Dumaguete Boulevard is a stretch of walkway and park along the bustling busy Rizal Boulevard.
Jo’s Chicken Inato
The original inato or chicken barbecue restaurant in Dumaguete is called Jo’s Chicken Inato. It is in front of Silliman University. They also serve different Filipino food. I also love the buko halo-halo.
Casablanca is located along Rizal Boulevard. It is a fusion of Western and Filipino style restaurant. It is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Dumaguete.
Sans Rival Cake and Pastries
This has become famous because of the sans rival, silvannas, cakes and pastries. They also offer a different variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Qyosko Café and Espresso Bar
It is located in Sta. Rosa St. which is near Quezon Park and Dumaguete Cathedral. It is a nice go-to place for coffee, drinks and cakes and other merienda food. They also serve rice bowl plates like the crispy adobo rice.
Before you leave Dumaguete, it is also nice to go to Handumanan, where you can buy handcrafted souvenirs from Negros.
Manjuyod is a municipality in Negros Oriental after Bais City. The municipality became famous because of the Manjuyod Sandbar, a must-see attraction in Negros Oriental.
The sandbar is a hidden gem in North Bais Bay. Manjuyod Sandbar became popular and was known as the Maldives of the Philippines.
It is located geographically in Manjuyod along the North Bais Bay in the Tañon Strait. The fine stunning white sandbar is 7 kilometers during low tide. It submerges into deep water during high tide. There are only 4 cottages for accommodations.
It is best to arrive early in the morning to enjoy and explore the 600 hectares of powder-white sand. Most tour operators start in Canibol Wharf in Bais City.
It is a fifteen-minute boat ride to reach the sand bar. The tour also includes dolphin watching.
After the dolphin watching, the boat goes back to the sandbar for the guests to enjoy swimming and after which, a sumptuous lunch awaits the tourist while enjoying the turquoise water and the scorching heat of the sun.
The City of Dumaguete is a major transport hub in the Negros Island going to different provinces in Visayas and Mindanao. It is located on the southeastern tip of the island with Siquijor and Cebu as its neighboring islands. It is also a gateway to the famous Apo Island and going to different destinations anywhere on the large island of Negros. Dumaguete is also known as the “the City of the gentle people” with laid back city life.
One notable destination is the oldest university which is the Siliman University. It occupies almost one-third of Dumaguete City and is also one of the beautiful universities in Asia. It is a university town with luscious acacia lined trees and open field surrounding the school. Silliman is also a home of the Siliman Anthropology Museum, Silliman Hall, Silliman University Church, The Gate of Knowledge, Gate of Opportunity and Silliman University Bell.
A campus tour is also available inside the school for tourists to enjoy the 62-hectare of the historical university. The guided tour is administered by the university’s student ambassador.
Dumaguete Cathedral / St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral
The Dumaguete Cathedral is located at Perdices Street. It is a catholic church with stained-glass windows. Beside the church is the ornate, stone Belfry Tower also known as Campanario de Dumaguete.