March 12, 2008


Silliman University.

Dumaguete was our home base as my friends Angela, Imee, and I visited Sumilon, Dauin, and Apo to dive. We fell in love with Dumaguete. It is charming and it speaks of simplicity and gentleness.

The Boulevard.

How to get there: Both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to Dumaguete daily. Weesam Express and Ocean Jet travels to Dumaguete from Bohol and Cebu.

Weesam Fare Rates:
Cebu-Dumaguete (and vice versa)
P780(first class) P500 (children)
P620 (economy) P400 (children)

Weesam Cebu Ticket Office
Pier 4 (Beside former
Water Jet Terminal)
Tel No.: (032) 412-9562 / 231-7737
email address:

Ocean Jet Fare Rates:
Cebu-Dumaguete (and vice versa)
P800 (Regular fare) P400 (3-11 years old)
P680 (Students) P640 (Senior Citizens)

Ocean Jet Contact Info
Telephone no. 255-7560
Fax no. 255-0115

Accomodations in Dumaguete: My friends and I stayed at Hotel Palwa, a charming little hotel in the middle of the city. It is new, very clean, and the service is quite efficient. The rate is reasonable.

Hotel Palwa Room Rates:
Matrimonial/Twin (free breakfast for 2) : P949
Single (free breakfast for 1) : P749
Family (with ref and free breakfast for 2) : P1699

Hotel Palwa
Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City, 6200 Neg. Or., Philippines
Tel. Nos.: (035) 422-8995/9595 (035) 226-2775
Mobile No.: +63917-720-1081

Check this SITE for more hotel listings.

Transportation: Traveling around the city is easy. Just hail a tricycle! You can rent motorycles, too.

The Cathedral at the background -- Ai (ako) and Anj.

Things to do:
Take a walk at the Boulevard
Visit the Cathedral and the bell tower
Explore Silliman University
Try local cuisine
Spend time with friends over silvannas at Sans Rival Cafe (my fave little cafe in Dumaguete).

Dive, dive, dive at nearby Dauin, Sumilon, DuCoMi, and the famous Apo Island. Contact Dive Worx for your diving needs!

One more thing: Sans Rival serves lunch and dinner, too. Yummy food at affordable price. =)

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