Things to do in Dumaguete

Things to do in Dumaguete

The best things to do for an enjoyable stay in Dumaguete

december festivals 2012

Christmas isn’t the only occasion Filipinos celebrate in December. Check out this overflowing list from feasts dedicated to saints to colorful lantern parades for a sample of the many festivals... Read More

24 hours in dumaguete

The name Dumaguete originated from the Tagalog words daggit and dumaguet (“to snatch” and “to swoop” respectively), the former for the city’s frequent pirate attacks and the latter for the... Read More

november festivals and holidays 2012

Colorful costumes and props are necessary for throwing a successful fiesta in the Philippines. Liven up your November by dropping by these provinces to experience the unique culture of the... Read More

the secret beaches of negros oriental

Perhaps by some strange alchemy of the currents, the eastern side of Negros, where Dumaguete is, does not boast of the white sandy beaches of its Visayan neighbors. “Where are... Read More

small feasts

I always have this idea of Dumaguete in a festive dance. Constant, swirling, colorful, packed with secret joy. Once, when I was a boy of perhaps five or six, I... Read More

the world begins at the boulevard

One wonders what sort of gods could have arranged this so: to accommodate in a particular place the relentless and inevitable swings of change, yet at the same time preserve... Read More

the things to do in a small city

What do you do in a small city? Everywhere, you run into someone from somewhere else. Familiarity soon endures for the visitor. The temptation, six months in, is to quickly... Read More

navigating negros oriental

Travelbook.ph correspondent Abet Lagula makes his way around Negros Oriental, where he samples local delights, visits natural and architectural sights, and finds out why Dumaguete is called ‘The City of... Read More