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Dumaguete, Negros Oriental : Writing An Itinerary For The First Time


 



As a newbie to the blogging world, I have no idea how many groups you could actually join and how many new blogger friends you could actually meet. Some of those new found friends are travel bloggers and together with that, I will now experience how to write or plan an itinerary of a trip for the first time! And since I am also new to traveling I would like to choose the place closest to my heart ---Dumaguete City. So come, take a tour at the place known as the University Town and what Rizal quoted as "The City of Gentle People" :)




Rizal Boulevard at night



Silliman Campus

Day 1: Stroll around the city

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


Silliman Campus
Day 2: Hike/ Falls/ Beach/ Dive



8am-6pm - Depending on your taste you can have either of the ff: hike at the Fil-Am Jap Amity Shrine in Valencia, be awed by the tall Casaroro Falls in Valencia, watch the dolphins and enjoy the White Sand Bar in Bais, visit the beautiful Antulang Beach Resort in Siaton (where Ryan proposed to Judy Ann, if that matters), have fun at Bahura Beach Resort, try the zipline and chill at Tierra Alta or snorkel/dive at Apo Island in Zamboanguita. If you are planning to stay longer, you can visit Siquijor's finest beaches via pump boat.

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.





Rizal Boulevard

Silliman Campus
Day 3: Last look and smile

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

-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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Theme: 3 Days 2 Nights



 




Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at elal.lasola@gmail.com, or visit her portfolio.

36 comments:

Markyramone said...

Timely, I'll use this IT in February -plus sana makagawa ka ren IT ng Siquijor haha.

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Cool. I hope this helps! :) Will look forward for your post. Hmmmm Siquijor? haha Di pa ako nakakapag beach bum don at gala sa ibang places dito. Sad. :))

Simurgh said...

I'm kind of interested with how Siliman University looks like..
Being sister school of my alma mater Central Philippine University..
They almost feel the same in your picture, that it brought me flood of memories. hay!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Yay. That's cool to hear. Never been to Ilo-ilo though. But I would like to visit soooooon. Can't even cross the boarder between Orntal and Occdental because of my motion sickness. So plane ride nalang? Hehe

Bino / Frameless World said...

This would be very helpful for those who want to visit Dumaguete like me... Napa-WOW ako sa ganda ng pictures ng Negros Oriental. Galing!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Thanks Bino! Happy to help :) I'd love to explore Negros more when I go back home.

chino said...

I will definitely use this when i come back to dumaguete.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Good job with the IT Elal. This will definitely be useful to travelers. I myself actually, ain't good in constructing detailed itineraries. Haha.

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Chino: Weee. I hope you'd be able to visit majority of the list in day2 :)

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Gay: Thank you! This is a make or break IT. Hehe Coz if it turns out bad, then I'd dismiss the idea of making one again :p Haha

Pinoy Adventurista said...

this is a great IT! sayang wala pa 'to when I went to Dumaguete last year... ^_^

Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

I've been to Dumaguete several times and I always find it a pleasure to be there. Next time (around May), I'll make sure to go to Apo Reef and dive!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Pinoy Adventurista: Thank you. Sana sa visit mo nalang don ulit. hehe

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Aleah: Wow. That's great to hear. Enjoy your vacay this May :)

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Hmm.. I'd have to do that day 2 next time :)

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Weee. If you would, I'd look forward for your fascinating set of pics! :)

violy said...

I just started blogging too, actually not even 2 months into this.. hehe.. I've never been to Negros oriental, what i have visited is Negros Occidental. Our country is so beautiful we should be able to tour all of these beautiful places! It's really more fun in the Philippines! I've heard a lot about Dumaguete, will sure read your post again before I go there, thanks for the tips!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Nice to know you Miss Violy. And thanks for dropping by:)Indeed, it is more fun in ph. Cheers!

Eileen/ PossiblyPinay said...

Elal, thanks sa pagsali sa blog carnival ko ha! Naenjjoy ko naman ang dumags sayo kaso parang habang binabasa ko, may voice over ni inday garutay! kelangan mameet kita ulit sans the paos paos (kasi nagsayaw --di ko talaga magets yun, hahaha) para mabago yung voice over ng utak ko! :P

Sumi Go said...

Wow! I haven't been to Dumaguete yet and this is really helpful for someone like me who wants to visit the place.. :) Thanks for sharing this and love the awesome photos btw.

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Sumi: I hope you'd be able to visit the place in the future. Happy to share :) Thanks for dropping by!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Possibly Pinay: Miss Eileen, Congrats bigtime! Ikaw na. grabeh si extremely raspy voice ha? hehe we need to meet soon at nang malaman mo ang totoo ko na boses. :D I'm happy to be part of this blog carnival na ikaw po yung host :D

Karenskie said...

This is nice! I will be traveling to Dumaguete by March so this is really useful! Thanks! :)

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

@Karenskie: That's great to hear! Will wait for your feedback on that trip! :)

Mitch said...

Nakakabusog ang itinerary mo. Jampacked! sana makapunta ko dito..Nice yung shot sa Rizal Boulevard. Seems 3d2n is just enough and worth the tour!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Actually, I didn't make it jampacked pa nga eh. Hehe Maluwag pa to na IT. Thank you so much. I hope you'd be able to visit Dgte!

Boris said...

Your Day 2 8am-6pm has a lot of choices XD Pictures from your Silliman Campus is sweet! The trees is rich! But wait, the entire campus or just a portion?

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

I know. So, if you're planning to stay longer, you can try all the choices :) It's just a portion of course, I don't feel capturing the bldgs when I was taking those pics :)

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Pupunta ako ng Dumaguete this March. Nakapunta na ako dati by 'accident' (naiwan ng plane lol) so sapilitan na nakapag-overnight :P panalo talaga yung sans rival :D will use this itinerary kasi tamang-tama kasama ko yung friend ko na may work pa. Thanks for this one :D

Elal Jane Lasola said...

Must try sweets talaga sa sans rival. Try the other resto's too, Mica. I hope you'll have a great time there! :)

Chyng said...

will use this IT, bet ko magsolo trip dito sa luar nyo on my bday =)

Elal Jane Lasola said...

weee. will wait for ur post bout it. nagsolo trip na si marky last feb dito din. hehe

Miguel Garcia said...

will use this for my solo trip this oct..thanks for sharing!

Elal Jane Lasola said...

Happy to help, Miguel! :D

joan | the backpack chronicles said...

Thanks to your post, nadagdagan ang pupuntahan ko dito sa Dumaguete! Wah meron palang mga dolphins at whales sa Bais at Manjuyod! Pupuntahan ko talaga yun! Hehehe

Elal Jane Lasola said...

Weee. Sana makita mo girl. Di ko pa din nalibot yan eh. Hahaha

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