Rizal Boulevard at night
8am - 10am - Depending on your flight (which will approximately take an hr) you can reach Dumaguete by plane before noon (You can choose via ship but it would take 3 days and your VLs would probably go to waste). Plane tickets range from Php 2000-4000 roundtrip. But, of course, you could wait for seat sale! I have tried Php150 roundtrip last year :)
10am - 12 am - From the airport to your place, you could ride a pedicab which will cost cheaper when you ride from the outside of the airport gates if you are traveling alone. Airport pedicabs: Php 50-100, Outside airport pedicabs: Php 8-10 per head. Find hotel/motel or locate the place where you've reserved already or if you have a place to go to like a friend, relative or so. Unpack and get ready for lunch and the aftie strolling.
12am - 1pm - Lunch with the view of Rizal Boulevard depending on your craving at Mamias Restaurant and Bistro, Casablanca, Why Not Music Box, Don Atilano's Restaurant or Bethel Guest House for Php 150-400 per meal
1pm - 7pm - It's too hot to stroll at the boulevard so skip that until 5:30pm and go to the historical places in the city. Near the boulevard is the Silliman University, you can have your own 'photowalk' in and out the campus including Silliman Church and Silliman Hall (before entering the campus, you may need a visitor's pass). Other places that might interest you would be Provincial Capitol of Negros Oriental near Freedom Park, Cathedral Church and Bell Tower near Quezon Park, and Sidlakang Negros where booths of different municipalities in Negros are built, plus you could also buy some memorabilia there. After that, you can go back to have a stroll at Rizal Boulevard as the sun sets and have merienda with the famous tempurahan stalls or if you want desserts, try some pastries at Sans Rival. You may also want to reserve ahead of time for pasalubong, I'd recommend sans rival cake and silvannas.
7pm - 11pm up - Have dinner and grab some drinks at Hayahay or Lab-as. Party during weekends at El Camino is also an option.
In front of Cathedral Church and the Bell Tower
6pm-7pm - Go back to your place, freshen up!
7pm-9pm up - Grab some dinner at Don Roberto's Bar and Restaurant or Jo's Chicken Inato. You must enjoy the night via local bars in the city since it is your last night :) A chit chat from a friend in town would also be very enjoyable.
There are two flights going back to manila if you are on the morning flight then pack early and sniff goodbye to Dumaguete, if not then pack late and take your lunch at Gabby's Bistro or Mooon Cafe at Robinsons or near Silliman. Aside from Sidlakang Negros, you can buy Dumaguete memorabilia at Handumanan and Lee Super Plaza. And don't forget to get your reserved pasalubong at Sans Rival. :)
|SU Founder's Day|
So here it is, a 3D/2N itinerary for Dumaguete City/Neighboring towns in Negros. I recommend for you to visit the city during Buglasan Festival in October or Silliman Founder's Week in August. I know some bloggers who are planning to go there this year and I am hoping that my first time write-up of an itinerary would be somehow helpful (*crosses fingers*)
HOW TO GO TO DUMAGUETE
From the capital city of the National Capital Region - Manila or from the Visayas' popular Cebu or Mindanao's Davao, you can go to Dumaguete by booking flights from the different local airlines. Tickets usually costs from one thousand to two thousand pesos.
-Looking for a cheap accommodation? Vintage Inn is can offer one of the cheapest with a fan room for single occupant at Php 300 and standard room for single occupant at Php 400.
-Hotel Nicanor is located at the heart of the city. Spacious and elegant for as low as single room of Php 1,000 per night.
Note: This is my first PTB Blog Carnival post which happens to be the first PTB Blog Carnival post of this year. :D
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