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Vacation rentals in Dumaguete
Dumaguete is the perfect place for any traveler seeking a laid-back destination filled with a fascinating history, incredible nature, and plenty of opportunities to relax. Set on Negros Island, the city of Dumaguete is situated right on the coastline, offering easy access to beaches right from the downtown area. Visit 19th century buildings, explore enormous untouched parks, try local street food, and enjoy a plethora of water activities. Bring your significant other, friends, or family and savor all of the unique features of this Philippine destination.Finding your perfect Dumaguete vacation rental
Dumaguete offers a vacation rental for every type of traveler, with a wide range of sizes, styles, designs, and locations to choose from. Opt for a rental near the water with a private balcony where you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean. Stay in a rental just steps away from the buzzing action of the city where you can easily explore restaurants, shops, and attractions. Luxurious rentals are available, equipped with modern amenities, sleek furnishings, and upscale decor. If you’re traveling on a budget, there are plenty of rentals available in this price range too.
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The area and getting around
The city of Dumaguete is served by Sibulan Airport. The airport is small, organized, and operates domestic flights only. There are two flights daily which fly directly from the main international airport in Manila to Dumaguete. From the airport, you can easily take a taxi or a bus from the airport to your rental in Dumaguete.A wonderfully walkable destination
One of the best things about Dumaguete is that you can walk everywhere. All the main attractions are reachable on foot, but if you’ll be heading to any attractions outside the city you’ll need to take a taxi. Many of the historic buildings, restaurants, shops, and museums are within walking distance of each other in the downtown district or along Rizal Boulevard.
Travelers and activities
There are plenty of unique activities for couples to enjoy together around Dumaguete. Do a tour of Apo Island. This tiny island can be reached by boat and offers a great opportunity for snorkeling, seeing sea turtles, hiking and enjoying the scenery. Another popular day trip option is to Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, which is set just 9 miles west of Dumaguete. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of two beautiful lakes, rent kayaks, or hike around the walking paths. There are some waterfalls here that are worth a visit too.Dumaguete for families
Dumaguete is the perfect destination for families of all ages. Head to Quezon Park to stroll around with your loved ones and to let your kids enjoy the playground. The green park features a waterfront area, vintage cannons, a gazebo, and a children’s play area. There are 4 universities and several colleges in Dumaguete, with students comprising a large portion of the total city population. Stroll the picturesque Silliman University campus, which is known for its beautiful historic architecture. You can visit the library and museum inside the grounds.
Dumaguete is also known as the “city of gentle people.”
Top 5 travel tips in Dumaguete
Manjuyod Sandbar is a quick and popular day-trip from Dumaguete, around an hour north of the city. This untouched paradise boasts a stretch of ivory-white sands, and many people pair this trip with a dolphin watching tour, which is another popular activity here. The best time to visit the sandbar is during low tide between April and October, where you can see the dolphins dancing and the full stretch of sand.2. Visit the cascading Casaroro Falls
Some of the most spectacular waterfalls on the entire island are Casaroro Falls, which are a quick 20-minute drive from central Dumaguete. The falls are reached by climbing a steep flight of stairs through a lush rainforest. The super high waterfalls feature a swimmable natural pool at the bottom, so be sure to bring your bathing suit along.3. Stroll along Rizal Boulevard
Any visitor to Dumaguete city should make a point to spend some time on Rizal Boulevard. This lively waterfront walkway boasts a variety of attractions and is one of the most visited places in Dumaguete. Sit on the benches and watch the sun rise in the morning, dine at the many restaurants, sample authentic Philliphine dishes from the street vendors, shop at unique shops, and enjoy the tropical seaside scenery. This area comes alive each evening with many bars and nightlife venues where you can enjoy a drink while listening to live music.4. Visit the St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral
One of Dumaguete’s main historic attractions is the St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. The Roman Catholic church was constructed in the late 1700s and stands today as the oldest stone church on the island. Enter the inside of the church to admire all the beautiful historic details.5. Enjoy the serenity of nature in Talabong Mangrove Park
Nature lovers can’t miss out on a visit to Talabong Mangrove Park where you can see a variety of local wildlife and enjoy the natural scenery. Walk along the beautiful long wooden pier which juts out into the mangroves and relax to the calming sounds of the birds.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Dumaguete
How much do the vacation rentals in Dumaguete cost on average?
We can see from last year that Dumaguete had an average price of $79 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the Philippines.
During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Dumaguete?
After analyzing our data from last year, the months at the lowest possible cost in Dumaguete are December, October and August, with average prices of $59, $63, and $64, respectively.
When does the price of vacation rentals in Dumaguete go up the most?
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Dumaguete, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of April (with an average of $98 per night), followed by May ($97), and then November ($96).
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Dumaguete?
Considering the figures observed last year, it is an excellent city for a vacation at the last minute, since it has an average annual availability of 87%, which is relatively high.
What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?
July, August and June are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 92%, 92%, and 92%. The average being 92% during these three months, you will have a wide section to choose from.
When are fewer rentals available in Dumaguete?
According to data from last year, the months with the fewest housing options available in Dumaguete are, in order, January (with 80% of available rentals), December (82%), and February (83%). However, it's not necessary to worry because even during the months with the least availability the average is 82%. So you will have no trouble finding your dream rental no matter the time of year.
How many vacation rentals are there in Dumaguete?
Holidu collaborates with 2 different partners to give you an inventory to choose between 70 vacation rentals we have in Dumaguete.