Our summer destination for 2014 was Negros Oriental and Cebu, our home-base during the trip was Dumaguete.
We met a lot of interesting people and made friends with beautiful creatures –
Dolphins in Bais Bay
We were happy to see one!
And then there were about 30 dolphins!!!
Surreal! They were swimming right by our boat!
Whale Sharks in Oslob
Where to eat in Oslob:
Right by the shore and beside the Whale Shark briefing center –
Grilled Rockfish from Sunrise Grill Haus
Turtles in Apo Island
Noelle with Mr. Turtle
Theresa with Mr. Turtle
Claudine with Mr. Turtle
It’s more fun in the Philippines –
Dumaguete and its eats
The famous Rizal Boulevard – stretches 780 meters long and is considered the “the show window of Dumaguete City”
Fish and squid balls along the Boulevard!
Silliman University – First private American Protestant University in Asia
The best sans rival and sylvanas we’ve tasted!
Panda’s fried ice cream! Another must eat!
Beat the heat with a Pina Colada from Coco Amigos!
Great food presentation in Kri Restaurant, really good food too!
Paco Salad of Kri Restaurant
Mooon cafe for Mexican! Order the chile con carne!
Dumaguete Express with Bagnet from Lab-as!
Manjuyod sand bar and Apo Island and its clear waters
High tide in Manjuyod Sand Bar
Noelle, Theresa and Claudine in Manjuyod Sand Bar
Have lunch on the boat! Buy food in the Swiss Deli in Dumaguete!
Turtles in the clear waters of Apo Island
Apo Island Resort
Tumalog falls and its enchanted nature
This is the road that leads to the falls, you have to ride a habal habal to get there.
Theresa, Noelle and Claudine in Tumalog Falls
Where to stay in Dumaguete:
La Residencia Almar is a small but cozy hotel by the Boulevard
Sunrise! Pick the room with a view!
Sunset view from our hotel room!
Van rental – eats and sights along the way:
Mang Robert took care of us and booked our pump boats from Dumaguete to Bais / Majuyod and Apo Island. He also brought us to Oslob, Cebu via RORO.
Mang Robert’s in-van entertainment, Karaoke! His Jose Mari Chan (who is from Dumaguete) songs were a hit to us!
RORO ride to Oslob Cebu
Bodbod sa Tanjay from this Manong on the way to Bais/Majuyod!
Must visit on the way to dolphin watching: Central Azucarera de Bais – Negros Oriental’s industry pioneer, established in 1918 by the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas (Tabacalera) as its first sugar mill.
- Suggest you take the 9/10:30AM ferry to Oslob, Cebu from Dumaguete (30 min ride) and 3PM ferry back.
- Both Whale Watching and Tumalog Falls are in Oslob, Cebu
- Van Rental in Dumaguete: Robert Placencia +63926 876 6873
- It’s only up to 12nn so plan your trip for the morning
- Bring a wet bag for your valuables if you are going to need them on the boat; and soap, shampoo and towel so you can shower in the rinse area
- Best to bring your own snorkeling gear and fins
- Entrance is P20 per person
- Habal habal ride is P50 roud trip per person, P100 if from the highway
- Bamboo raft / barge is P100
- Bring snacks and towel
Best to bring your own snorkeling gear and booties
Check out the LDL Summer 2014 video too!