A.) Dumaguete Boulevard
C.) Dumaguete Belfry Tower
D.) Apo Island Marine Sanctuary
E.) Bais Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sandbar
F.) Lake Balinsasayao
G.) Casaroro Falls
The Dumaguete Boulevard or the Rizal Boulevard was named after the Philippine’s National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Dr. Jose Rizal while on his way to his exile in Dapitan, passed by Dumaguete City and strolled along its beautiful and serene shores. This is one of the most beautiful and most captivating landmarks in the city.
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2.) Silliman Portals – The portals are the official insignia of the university. There are a lot of portals within the campus which represent different gateways to life. Some of them are: a.) the Gates of Opportunity; b.) the Gates of Knoweldge; and c.) the Gates of Service.
3.) Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium – this 900-seater auditorium is the bastion for Culture and the Arts in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Its architectural marvel is acknowledged all over the Philippines and also around the world. The Luce Auditorium is also dubbed as the "CCP of the South".
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According to legend, "Dumaguete" was coined from the word "Daguit", meaning "to snatch". This term was given because of the frequent marauding attacks of Muslim pirates on the coastal town. It was said that the pirates not only would siege and rob the town but they too would snatch the beautiful women from its shores. Thus, the Dumaguete belfry was built in 1811 to warn the locals of incoming attacks. Today, the belfry still stands proud amidst the modern buildings surrounding it. It is a remnant of Dumaguete's past to remind today's generation of how Dumaguete stands at present with the help of the tower.
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Apo Island Marine Sanctuary is considered to be one of the best dive spots in the world. It is the home of more than two-thirds of the worlds known coral species. Because of the vastness of its marine resources, Apo island has been protected as a fish sanctuary since 1982.
Only a 30-minute "bangka" (small boat in the Philippines) ride from Zamboangita, a town approximately 20Km south of Dumaguete.
Forty-five km from Dumaguete City is Bais City. An approximated 45-minute drive going north will bring you to Capiñahan Wharf, the jump-off point for the motor boat ride to Tañon strait. Tañon strait is the home of a number of dolphin species including the famous spinner dolphins and occasionally some whale species (melon-headed whales).
The trip may end at the Manjuyod Sandbar, a crescent strip of white sand that appears when the tide is low.
There are 15 and 20-seater motor boats that are available at the wharf. You will have to make reservations before proceeding with your trip.
Lake Balinsasayao and Lake Danao.