Skip to content

Things to do in Dumaguete

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
$$
“Closeby Lab-as is Hayahay, means to relax or while away, a treehouse bar and great nightlife experience with week-end live bands.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Has huge grocery, various stalls, restaurants and 5 cinema places. In fact, the only place to watch movies in the city.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Floating restaurant with fresh seafood and overlooking Cebu City and 10,000 Roses”
  • 10 locals recommend
University
“One of the top 5 universities in the Philippines. Founded in 1901 by the retired American business man Dr. Silliman and American missionaries. Wide campus with large acacia trees and broad walkways. Also includes a small museum about ancient Filipino culture.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This super mall is located at the downtown of Dumaguete City. They're prices are affordable and they have a wide range of products to choose from. Groceries, Restaurants/Food court, Clothes, Shoes, School Supplies, etc. Name it, they have it all. :)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sans Rival is a pasalubong or food souvenir place that offers great tasting pastries and cakes. It became famous for both its sans rival and silvannas. House of Silvanas has been specializing in Silvanas for over 30 years and pride themselves in making freshly baked goodies with the best ingredients and care. Aside from Silvanas, they are also known for Sans Rival, Ensaimadas, and their assortment of Pastry Bars.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“Rizal boulevard is considered as the soul of dumaguete city. It has a good panoramic ocean view that captures everyone's heart. From there you can sit and relax , walk and jog around that mostly people do. Near to it the dumaguete ferry port if you want to travel another islands through ferries. Along with the area theres different restaurants that offers good food for both locals and tourists. And during night time clubs starts to rock and moreover you can see local eatery which offers some pilipino delicacies one of it is well known as "Balot" or a developing chicken embryo that is being boiled and eaten from shell. Overall the place is very highly recommended to visit. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
$$
“Western and Local Food are sold. Has big servings and food worth the money. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
$$
“If you miss a western-style breakfast, come here before 10am and ask for Swiss Style breakfast. Hash brown, bacon, eggs are so much better than McBreakfast in town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
“My favorite thing here is the rack of ribs. It is a HUGE portion that will make any man's belly happy. The nice interiors is a bonus. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sans Rival has always been the locals favorite. Now it has gone into an international sensation! A must try! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Highly recommend for their special dish 'Dumaguete Express', best spot for fresh quality seafood!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Closeby Lab-as is Hayahay, means to relax or while away, a treehouse bar and great nightlife experience with week-end live bands.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Floating restaurant with fresh seafood and overlooking Cebu City and 10,000 Roses”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sans Rival is a pasalubong or food souvenir place that offers great tasting pastries and cakes. It became famous for both its sans rival and silvannas. House of Silvanas has been specializing in Silvanas for over 30 years and pride themselves in making freshly baked goodies with the best ingredients and care. Aside from Silvanas, they are also known for Sans Rival, Ensaimadas, and their assortment of Pastry Bars.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Western and Local Food are sold. Has big servings and food worth the money. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“If you miss a western-style breakfast, come here before 10am and ask for Swiss Style breakfast. Hash brown, bacon, eggs are so much better than McBreakfast in town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
“My favorite thing here is the rack of ribs. It is a HUGE portion that will make any man's belly happy. The nice interiors is a bonus. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Highly recommend for their special dish 'Dumaguete Express', best spot for fresh quality seafood!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Get to know Dumaguete

Explore more on Airbnb

Experiences in Dumaguete