Dumaguete and surrounding areas are a joy for anyone interested in enjoying the outdoors, traveling and adventure. This is part of the reason why Dumaguete is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the best places in the world to retire. Dumaguete’s location is significant as a departure point to do island hopping or travel in groups to diverse parts of the Visayas. If you want to be more active, you could be snorkeling in Dauin in the morning, and in the afternoon, be hiking along the many trials to be found. Boredom here is an impossibility!
Excursions & Activities
You have the option of considering an excursion and activity that would take a morning, or all day long, perhaps two or more days. Dumaguete is blessed with an abundance of choices to fit everyone’s needs. For a morning excursion, you could go to Casarora Falls and bring picnic with you. A day long activities could find you hiking to and from the Filipino-American-Japanese Amity Shrine. Its wise to take food and much liquids because of the three to three and a half hike each way. Or you could spend two days enjoying Mount Talinas while camping overnight up there.
Travel & Accommodation
It all depends on your comfort level regarding what accommodation is correct for you. There are a variety of choices from the basic back packer style to medium level hotels. Prices vary from 800 pesos per night to approximately three thousand five hundred. You will find comfortable, but not exclusive accommodation, in Dumaguete, and in cities throughout Negros Oriental.
Travel is good throughout the main roads in the island. Getting around Dumaguete is easy. Just pay ten pesos to travel anywhere within the city. You can rent a scooter for four hundred pesos daily, less weekly, rent a car, or use Ceres bus line to travel longer distances
Groups & Community
Dumaguete is the center for arts and culture in Negros Oriental. The city has a history of attracting artists for a long time, partly because of the from the city having four universities. There are many groups you can associate with. If you want to join a running group, they offer regular workouts from mild to strenuous. If you want a rigorous, fun work out with good people, try the early morning Zumba dancing on Rizal Boulevard. Go for coffee and conversations afterwards with your new friends.