Central Visayas is not only about Cebu, Bohol, or Siquijor. It is also about Negros Oriental, a province famed for its unexploited beauty. There are countless attractions to explore, and they are barely commercial, giving you a glimpse of the real thing about natural beauty.

The fun starts at the province’s capital city of Dumaguete. But once you are done visiting the landmarks like Rizal Boulevard and the Belfry Tower at Dumaguete Cathedral, you should start heading to the more exciting spots. The first stop is Apo Island, a secluded beach with a small-town feel. Then, there’s Balinsasayao Twin Lakes in Sibulan, offering a range of activities including trekking, camping, kayaking, and boat riding.

Here’s a list of beautiful places to visit in Dumaguete including top things to do & the best Dumaguete tourist spots.

To make your trip planning easy, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app. Seeing all your saved locations on the map will help you get started on planning your Dumaguete itinerary and know the best areas to stay, near places you want to go.

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1. Dumaguete Boulevard

Location: Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City. Save on Google Maps.

Half Day Dumaguete City Heritage Tour

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2. Dumaguete Cathedral / St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

Location: Perdices Street. Save on Google Maps.

3. Belfry Tower

Location: Perdices Street. Beside Dumaguete Cathedral. Save on Google Maps.

4. Silliman Hall, Silliman University

Location: Corner Silliman-Flores Avenue, Silliman University Main Campus. Save on Google Maps.

5. Dumaguete Food Trip

Where to eat in Dumaguete

Sans Rival — The city’s famous dessert shop and cafe. Don’t leave without a taste of their signature Silvanas and Sans Rival.Location: Corner San Jose Street, Rizal Boulevard. Save on Google Maps.

Jo’s Inato — Juicy native-style grilled chicken.Location: Silliman Avenue. Save on Google Maps.

Tierra Alta Clubhouse — Built on a hillside, this restaurant offers good food and the best view overlooking Dumaguete and the sea.Location: Tierra Alta Residential Resort, Palinpinon, Valencia. Save on Google Maps.

6. Sidlakang Negros Village

Location: E.J. Blanco Drive. Save on Google Maps.

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7. Apo Island

Location: Dauin, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

8. Siquijor

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Siquijor day tour package from Dumaguete

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9. Twin Lakes Balinsasayao

Location: Sibulan, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Twin Lakes tour package

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Manjuyod Sandbar and Twin Lakes Tour

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10. Casaroro Falls

Location: Valencia, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

11. Manjuyod White Sand Bar & Dolphin Watching

Location: Bais, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

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Manjuyod Sandbar and Twin Lakes Tour

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Quezon Park

Location: Perdices Street. In front of Dumaguete Cathedral. Save on Google Maps.

Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol & Freedom Park

Location: Kagawasan Avenue / National Highway. Save on Google Maps.

Silliman University Marine Laboratory & Marine Mammal Museum

Location: Hibbard Avenue. Save on Google Maps.

Other places to visit

Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres MonumentLocation: Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete. Save on Google Maps.

Bell Church, DumagueteLocation: Rizal Boulevard. Save on Google Maps.

Bacong Church / San Agustin Parish ChurchLocation: Bacong, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Japanese ShrineLocation: Valencia, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Pulang Bato FallsLocation: Valencia, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Tabalong Mangrove Park & Bird SanctuaryLocation: Bais City, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Malatapay MarketLocation: Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Lake Balanan

Makawiwili RidgeLocation: Siaton, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Bulwang CavesLocation: Mabinay, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Mount KanlaonLocation: Negros Island. Save on Google Maps.

Mount TalinisLocation: Valencia, Negros Oriental. Save on Google Maps.

Places to visit beyond Negros Oriental

Cebu

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Sipalay

Location: Negros Occidental. Save on Google Maps.

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Bacolod & Silay

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Bohol

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What places have you added to your bucketlist? Have you been to beautiful places in Dumaguete that should be on this list? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Places to visit in Dumaguete

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