Negros Island and Dumaguete Philippines

Dumaguete Philippines beach

Dumaguete Philippines beach

We arrived at Negros Island and Dumaguete Philippines around 12.30 am. We had to wait to take our luggage out of the ferry, we wondered if we’d take a taxi or a triple ticket to the hotel or walk. Quick check-in with the phone showed that our hotel is about 1.5 kilometers away from us and we decided that we do not carry suitcases in the heat, so we traveled with one-third to take us to 50 PHP .

The hotel

Dumaguete Philippines chuch

Dumaguete Philippines chuch

we chose was called Go Hotels Dumaguete, we took it on a promotion from his official website for 33 leva per night without breakfast and for his price was more than decent. Apart from the price, another advantage was that he was at the bus station of the city, which was convenient if we had to catch a bus for the next day’s planned trip.

Dumaguete is a pretty big city and like any Philippine island Negros, there is probably something to be seen, but the only reason we

Dumaguete Philippines monument

Dumaguete Philippines monument

decided to visit it is to use it as a base for our trip to the nearby Apo Island (for which I will write details in the next post).

So, the first thing we had to do after settling down is to find out how it is best for us to get there – organized or excursion. I had an enormous desire to spend the night on Apo Island, but of course we only had 2 nights, that is, only one full day, and then we had a planned whaling swam in Oslof early in the morning on another island, and it had to get there. Or else – we had to make some compromises if we wanted to we include everything in the program.

As I mentioned

Dumaguete Philippines villa

Dumaguete Philippines villa

earlier, our hotel was close to the bus station and jumped first to get to know the buses timetable. From what I read on the Internet, I had the impression that it was much more comfortable, and in fact cheap, to have an organized trip.

I had spotted a diving center that organized daily diving around Apo and honestly I preferred to make things happen, but if something was done, we had to secure the spare option – by bus to Malatapay and then to catch a boat to us he drives to Apo. The Harolds Dive Center was located outside the town center about 2.5 km from our hotel, but we decided to take a walk there.

Dumaguete Philippines park

Dumaguete Philippines park

As a result, we found that walking along a main street in a bustling Filipino city is not one of the most enjoyable things in the world because of all the fumes that come from the many motorbikes, tricycles and other vehicles. We have moved a few dollars for Filipino peso in a mall at a much better rate than on the island of Bohol.

We easily found the diving center, because we did not have to turn in small streets, but just walk along the main road. There we were told that it was not yet clear whether the boat would travel the other day to Apo, apparently waiting for a larger group to gather. They told us to pass at 18.00, then it would be known for sure.

There was nothing left to do but to go around the town and look for a place to eat. One of the strangest meals I’ve ever heard – a balet. It is a glabrous duckling egg, with a germ of two weeks old. The top of the shell is broken, the protein liquid is drunk and it remains to crunch the already formed duckweed. Needless to say, we did not try it.



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