Coming to Dumaguete is not complete without visiting the prestigious Siliman University. I remember the first time that I stepped into the portals of this big university, I was astonished with the towering trees, the enormous buildings and the cool students. A perfect picture of a university that hones independence, maturity and holistic development. Being a small city, everything seems walkable. You can take a walk in the streets and enjoy the rich architecture of old and new buildings. One thing I appreciate in the city is the affordable accommodation. Here you find an airconditioned room, w/ cable, free breakfast for two for only 900++ pesos or even less. However, transportation here is expensive, mininum fare is 8.50 pesos(higher than Cebu). Also watch out for some drivers who takes advantage and ask for a higher fare especially if they find out you're new to their place.
How to get there
Ocean Jet travels Cebu-Dumaguete route for 950.00 one way. There are also domestic flights by airline carriers that will bring you to Dumaguete City. From Cebu City, the most affordable is via land trip. You will have to ride a bus from South Bus Terminal to Liloan Port, Santander. From Liloan Port, take a 15-25 fast craft to Sibulan, Negros. From Sibulan, a short tricycle ride for 15-20 minutes will already bring you to Dumaguete City.
Liloan Port, Santander, CebuFares:
South Bus Terminal-Liloan Port - Php 169.00
Liloan Port-Sibulan - 62.00
Sibulan-Dumaguete - 11.00