Dumaguete Cathedral and statue of Jose Rizal

Dumaguete City, also referred to as “The City of Gentle People” or “The University Town” is extra vigorous and cosmopolitan than your common provincial capital.

It’s additionally turning into one in every of the quickest creating cities in the nation and now additionally being dubbed the “Bonifacio Global City of Negros Oriental”.

But how to get there? We requested proud resident Baloydi Lloydi for recommendation on journey choices from Manila:

The benefit of my metropolis is that it’s accessible by air, land and sea. Here are the choices for visiting my province of Negros Oriental and its capital, Dumaguete City:

Travelling by Air

Of course, that is the most secure, best and quickest way of arriving from Manila. The solely draw back to that is that the ticket costs are a little bit bit steep, starting from two thousand to 4 thousand pesos. However, if you’re versatile and plan forward, typically costs drop to lower than one thousand. On the brighter aspect, flying from Manila to the metropolis’s Sibulan Airport solely take one hour and 20 minutes. There are additionally day by day flights from Cebu.

Travelling Across the Sea

If you like to journey from Manila to Dumaguete by sea, there are three choices you possibly can select from.

First, you possibly can take an affordable flight to Cebu City. As quickly as you arrive at Mactan International Airport, you possibly can hail a taxi to the port and buy a quick craft ticket to Dumaguete City.

The second choice is if you happen to desire a extra adventurous journey. First, take a bus, which takes no less than 5 hours, or drive a automobile from Cebu City to Bato, Santander, or Liloan, Oslob. From there you possibly can catch a ‘roro’ (roll on, roll off) ferry. Both of which can get you to Negros. The solely distinction is that if you happen to trip the roro from Liloan then you definately arrive in Sibulan Port, which is 10-15 minutes nearer to Dumaguete City. From Bato you arrive at Tampi Port which is 20-25 minutes from the metropolis.

The third choice is to purchase a Super Ferry ticket, a direct journey from Manila to Dumaguete. Of course, you might selected a visit that has a stop-over to Tagbilaran or Cebu. This choice takes no less than 23 hours.

Travelling by Land/Sea

Probably the most enjoyable but exhausting way of going to Dumaguete City. An all-out cross-country journey, all you want is a automobile, a tank filled with gasoline, money, meals, water, time, associates and loads of power. It takes no less than 23 hours to journey on the street from Manila to Dumaguete however the expertise and the reminiscences will final you a lifetime.

There are two routes you possibly can take if you want to journey by personal car, each of which, after all, contain a number of sea crossings.

The Eastern Route

From Manila you first drive to Naga City then Legazpi — an excellent place to cease for meals and take footage of the Mayon Volcano. Then, you drive to Sorsogon earlier than crossing to Northern Samar on a roro after which onwards to Tacloban. After Tacloban, you proceed on the street to Leyte and Ormoc earlier than one other roro to Cebu City. From there you drive to the south of the island to catch a ferry, as detailed above.

Another choice for this route is from Legazpi, as an alternative of driving to Sorsogon, you possibly can trip a roro to Masbate after which one other roro to Bogo City in Cebu Island from there you’ll drive for no less than seven hours to the southern ferry ports.

The Western Route

If you take into account taking this route from Manila, then you definately first drive to Batangas. From there you are taking a roro to Mindoro after which take one other to Aklan after which drive down to Iloilo after which take a roro to Negros Island through Bacolod City.

Again, there’s another choice on this route. From Aklan as an alternative of driving to Iloilo, you possibly can drive to Panay then Ajuy and cross with a roro to Victorias in Negros Occidental, from there you’ll drive for no less than 10 hours to Negros Oriental.

Thanks for that helpful recommendation, Baloydi!

Baloydi Lloydi is a software program developer based mostly in Negros Oriental and the founding father of Dumaguete Jobs. He loves to journey, and discover the Central Visayas.

Source: philippineslifestyle