Rizal Boulevard

Top choice in Dumaguete

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-fashioned street lamps is a peaceful spot to stroll, attracting families on picnics, power walkers and those content to sit on benches gazing out to sea. Nearby is a good selection of restaurants, bars and food stalls.

Nearby Dumaguete attractions

1. Bell Tower

0.25 MILES

An imposing landmark, this coral-stone tower was built between 1754–76, with the top layer or campanario (the part with the bell) added in 1867. Locals…

4. Centrop

0.93 MILES

Opposite the hospital is this small zoo and research centre housing 16 species of indigenous mammals, reptiles and birds, including the critically…

5. Cata-al War Memorabilia Museum

4.59 MILES

Homespun and eccentric, a reflection of the museum's owner, this collection of WWII-era relics is housed in a private residence on the outskirts of town…

6. Pulangbato Falls

7.98 MILES

The water flowing away and around the edges of the pool at the base of the falls is coloured red from the river's rocks. It's a developed site with a…

7. Casaroro Falls

7.99 MILES

These glorious 30m-high falls, 4km from Valencia, are most refreshing after the challenging trek to reach them. After climbing down the 335 steps, the…

8. Baslay Hot Springs

9.46 MILES

The sulphur Baslay hot springs are accessed along a bumpy road 10km off the main highway, best accessed by motorcycle or habal-habal (motorcycle taxi).