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Dumaguete City

(3.3/5 based on 1,500+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, nature, adventure

City of Gentle People

The city of Dumaguete enjoys a reputation as forward-thinking, tourist-friendly, and vibrant--partly owing to its four universities and youthful, educated population. Tourism in Dumaguete has developed in a manner sensitive to its natural charms. Most activity centers around the waterfront area, with its cluster of restaurants, bars, and street food stalls, as well as departures for diving trips, and dolphin- and whale-watching tours. Make Dumaguete City central to your Philippines travel plans using our Philippines itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Dumaguete City

The welcoming university town of Dumaguete has a number of accommodations to suit its many visitors, primarily located close to the sea. In the built-up waterfront area, luxury hotels form a major part of the modern commercial and entertainment developments, with coastal views and good access to the most upmarket eateries and watering holes. Look inland for plenty of guesthouses and rental accommodations in the student-heavy residential areas; here, these budget-friendly lodgings will still put you pretty close to the waterfront attractions.
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