Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Dumaguete

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant

Loud and lively, this Dumaguete institution has expanded from a small seafood restaurant in 1988 to a diverse culinary, drinking and entertainment complex that includes Hayahay and Taco Surf (you can order from any …
Top Choice Street in Dumaguete

Rizal Boulevard

While Filipino cities aren't generally known for their beauty or charm, Dumaguete's waterfront promenade along Rizal Blvd is an exception to the rule. Constructed in 1916, this scenic quarter-mile lined with old-fas…
Top Choice Cafe in Dumaguete

Coffee & Books

You could while away several hours at this student hang-out lined with bookshelves and mini alcoves (inaccessible to anyone over 6ft). Espresso drinks, Filipino snacks and beer help pass the time while playing board…
Top Choice Bar in Dumaguete

Hayahay Treehouse Bar

Cosy up to the bar or grab a plastic chair at this two-storey pavilion made of driftwood and nipa roof, part of a complex of bars and restaurants on the waterfront 2km north of the town centre. Known for delicious f…
Top Choice International in Dumaguete

Kri

This chic contemporary restaurant, where the chef works in a glass cube, offers sophisticated dining at affordable prices. The highly international fusion menu defies easy synopsis, but don't worry, there's somethin…
Top Choice Korean in Dumaguete

Two Story Kitchen

The upstairs teahouse is the draw, with elevated floor seating in semi-private stalls cushioned by cosy floor pillows. The menu is double-sided: standard cafe fare (sandwiches, pasta, pizza etc) on one side and Kore…
National Park in Dumaguete

Twin Lakes National Park

About 20km northwest of Dumaguete, the twin crater lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao offer some wonderfully scenic hiking. The area is virgin forest and full of wildlife, including monkeys and birds; if you're lucky y…
International in Dumaguete

Sans Rival Bistro

Much of the menu of burgers, sandwiches, seafood and Filipino standards is ordinary and relatively pricey, however it's worth a visit for the style and ambience of the dining room housed in an attractive colonial-st…
European in Dumaguete

Casablanca

Casablanca is known primarily for its hearty Austrian dishes such as succulent roast pork and Wiener schnitzel, and as an outdoor hang-out spot for old-timer expats. Sit on the patio as the unappealing dining room h…
Zoo in Dumaguete

Centrop

Opposite the hospital is this small zoo and research centre housing 16 species of indigenous mammals, reptiles and birds, including the critically endangered Negros bleeding-heart pigeon, Philippine spotted deer (on…