Province of Negros Oriental Travel Guide

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Apo Island

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Zamboanguita

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Mabinay

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Tanjay

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Siaton

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Sibulan

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Valencia

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Amlan

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Bacong

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Lake Balinsasayao

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Manjuyod

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Bayawan

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Dauin

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Apo Island

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Valencia

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Apo Island

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  • Sharp rocks!

    Apo Island Warnings and Dangers

    Plenty of rocks, bigs and small ones, surround Apo Island especially its shore and the beach... So when you go hiking or swimming or snorkeling, watch out of those rocks coz they can scratch!

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  • Snorkeling Galore

    Apo Island Things to Do

    You will appreciate the beauty of Apo Island more if you will take a glimpse of how life is underwater. And yes, the best thing to do there is snorkeling or scuba diving...Since it is a marine sanctuary, the corrals and the fishes are just breath-taking.

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  • Stargazing @ Apo!

    Apo Island Nightlife

    Apo Island doesnt really have the "night life" with all the bars and loud music. Since electricity goes off at 9pm, the best thing we did to enjoy the night was just to sit at the sea shore, talk, laugh with our heart's out (as we recall all the "bloopers" we did from the past), listen to the waves, and do stargazing...We had fun and it was simply...

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Zamboanguita

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  • Now this is impressive.

    Zamboanguita Things to Do

    I have already written my obligatory tip about the standard public market in Zamboanguita which is undoubtedly no surprise to anyone who has read any of my Asian pages. It is no secret that I adore markets on this Continent and frequently write tips about them There is, however, one market that I would thoroughly recommend as being completely...

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  • The obligatory park.

    Zamboanguita Things to Do

    Many of the villages in Negros Oriental follow the same pattern. The are linear, extending along the National Highway and extending to the sea and a small way up the interior hills. They will have a Municipal building, market and park, and this tip deals with the park. It is pleasant, well-tended and completely unremarkable. There are the...

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  • This will be no surprise.

    Zamboanguita Things to Do

    I apologise in advance to regular readers of my pages but here is another town and another market tip.For people who have come upon this tip randomly I should explain. I do not like shopping as a rule but I have a great liking for Asian markets as I find them to be endlessly interesting, not only for the exotic produce on offer but the way they...

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Mabinay

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    Just one of the hundreds of caves in Mabinay... 4 more images

    by luisgllanera Updated Dec 8, 2010

    Mabinay is considered the Cave Capital of the Philippines, it has over 400 hundred caves; 4 of the caves are explorable while others has not yet develop. Other attractions in Mabinay are the "Mabinay Springs", Tirambulo Highland Resort, Bugsok Falls in Barangay Banban, Bungee Jumping in Namangka Bridge, and Water Kayaking in Ilog River.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Eco-Tourism

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Tanjay

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    St. James the Greater church, Tanjay, Philippines. 4 more images

    by planxty Written Mar 3, 2012

    The church of St. James the Greater stands in the centre of Tanjay and is a very imposing structure with it's own convent in the grounds. My ecclesiastical knowledge is limited, to say the least, but a little research indicates that the Saint is believed to have miraculously aided the Spaniards in a battle with the Moors in the 16th century. This probably explains the somewhat martial pose of him on the roof statue. The vent is commemorated every year on 23rd / 24th July when a symbolic re-enactment called a Sinulog, is held.

    The church is large and pleasantly airy although unremarkable. I was particularly taken with the stations of the cross which are wood carved. You can see an example in the attached images.

    The grounds contain a grotto to the Virgin Mary and a statue of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila. He is the pious looking gentleman with the rosary pictured and was the first Philippino saint and the first person to be beatified outside the Vatican. Born in 1600, he was sent as a Christian missionary to Japan in 1636 where persecution of Christians was rife. Tortured for over a year by the Japanese, he and his colleagues were eventually murdered in 1637 in a pretty gruesome manner. Refusing to recant hs faith, Ruiz said, "I will never do it. I am a Catholic and happy to die for God. If I have a thousand lives to offer, I will offer them to God."

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    • Budget Travel
    • Photography

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Siaton

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  • That's what I call a bar.

    Siaton Things to Do

    Like so many tips, I don't quite know where to place this one. A thing to do, certainly. Restaurant, yes. Nightlife, well on occasion. Accomodation, yes again, and so it goes on. This place is somewhat of a legend amongst the expats of Negros Oriental. Getting there is an expedition in itself although well worth it. I'll deal with that first. If...

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  • Hike and Swim

    Siaton Things to Do

    Balanan Lake is about 15 km hike from the national highway of Siaton, right after the bridge from the town, going South. Beautiful place to swim with lots of shaded portion. The lake is lined with centruy old trees tha provide the shade. There boating and cottages for hire. You can also use there floating cottage to pull your self to the other...

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Sibulan

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  • Hard to get to but well worth it.

    Sibulan Off The Beaten Path

    Much as I love the Negros Oriental region, and I really do, there is not actually a huge amount in the way of natural attractions but this tip refers to one of the beautiful places you can find if you look around a bit. Everyone had told me I should visit the Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao. Although the natural park containing the lakes actually...

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  • Casa Margaritha

    Sibulan Hotels

    4652 Cangmating Beach Road Sibulan, Dumaguete 6200 Negros Oriental Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Don't try this alone.

    Sibulan Things to Do

    It is rarely that I will write a tip about something and tell you not to do it, or at least not without caveats but this is one of these occasions. It concerns a place locally known as Coco Village and you really do not want to go there unless you are with someone who is known there. So why am I including it? Well, firstly because it will give the...

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Valencia

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  • Where the ground stinks and steams.

    Valencia Off The Beaten Path

    Firstly, let me explain the positioning of this tip on VT. I am putting it on the Valencia page as the place I am writing about is in the Municipality of Valencia, although it is much more easily accessed from Dumaguete but I am a little odd about putting things in the right places here. OK, call me weird but that is the way I am.My friend, a long...

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  • I don't understand this.

    Valencia Restaurants

    I was in Valencia one day and fancied a quick bite of lunch so I thought a small pizza might fit the bill. I had seen Dexter's pizza and went in there where I was greeted by friendly staff. The menu on the wall (no table menus) looked quite extensive and there qwere some interesting options I had not tried before and was just getting the old...

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  • Coffee and cakes.

    Valencia Restaurants

    It seems strange to be writing a "restaurant" tip about what is effectively a little shack in the middle of a busy market but it serves food and drink and that is suffiient definition for me.I discovered this place whilst taking shelter from an unseasonal and very heavy rainstorm. I thought it rude not to order something and it was not yet beer...

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Amlan

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    Amlan Paradise restaurant, Negros, Philippines. 3 more images

    by planxty Written Feb 29, 2012

    If you have not read the introduction on my Amlanpage, I should explain that the time I visited this reataurant was less than two hours after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake close by which eventually transpired to have led to large loss of life, so any impression must be taken in context.

    Amlan Resort is one of a string of fairly upmarket resorts alng the beachfront in this area, and I picked it merely at random. When I entered, the place was just about deserted although I don't believe this was to do with the earthquake. Averyone in Negros Oriental is reporting the quietest season they can remember. Indeed, the waiter confirmed to me that they had only a couple of guests staying at the time.

    I enquired if I could dine (it was about 1300) and was offered a choice of the inside air-con restaurant or the outside verandah, bot of which are pictured. I chose the outside so I could have a smoke. A beer was quickly brought and I settled down to peruse the menu. It is slightly odd trying to study a menu and simultaneously work out your escape route should the ground suddenly decide to move again.

    The menu offers the usual resort mix of local and Western food and is not overpriced considering the surroundings and type of establishment it is. I generally prefer to eat local food when I travel, so I opted for the pochero. If you don't know, pochero is either a very hearty soup or a slightly watery stew. Recipes vary greatly from chef to chef but the standard feature is that it features large chunks of beef on the bone.

    The order was taken quickly enough although the meal did take a little while to arive. I suppose they had to fire the kitchen up, and it was worth waiting for. I large plate of very good pochero eventually arrived, nicely seasoned and with plenty of meat and veg. The meat was extremely tender and literally fell off the bone which was handy as a spoon was the only cutlery provided. I presume they knew how tender their beef was.

    Favorite Dish: I have only eaten here once but the beef pochero was excellent.

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    • Beer Tasting

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Bacong

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  • Best breakfast in town and a whole lot...

    Bacong Restaurants

    Update, 31st May, 2012.I am a little unsure as to whether to keep updating these tips or just delete the whole thing and start from scratch. I think, on reflection, I'll go with updates as it will a) provide me with a nice reminder of a nice place and b) stand as a record of how a place came from not even wanting to serve food to being the eating...

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  • A great bakeshop.

    Bacong Shopping

    It never ceases to amaze me that a relatively small place like Bacong bosts not one but three excellent bakeries. Furthermore and even more remarkably, two of them operate 24 hours a day and are situated literally within a stone's throw of each other, realistically about 40 yards. Well, I can throw a stone that far!The third one, which I will deal...

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  • A great bakeshop.

    Bacong Shopping

    It never ceases to amaze me that a relatively small place like Bacong bosts not one but three excellent bakeries. Furthermore and even more remarkably, two of them operate 24 hours a day and are situated literally within a stone's throw of each other., realistically about 40 yards. Well, I can throw a stone that far!The third one, which I will deal...

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Manjuyod

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    Freaky Coconut Tree 2 more images

    by bike_packer Written Aug 8, 2006

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    Feeling a little bit sleepy when driving by Manjuyod, Negros Oriental on our road trip, a sight of a coconut tree with 2 crowns on the window to my right road as we pass by a canefield awoke me that I have to take a 2nd look and confirm that what I saw is no illusion. Unbelievably excited on what I saw, I immediately asked the driver to stop and told to drive back and double check this amazing discovery.

    Got down and walked to get near just a few meters away from this freak coconut tree trying to find any trick on the "hows and whys" of such dubious growth. But much to my amazement it was for REAL!!! Have seen maybe a million of coconut trees in my whole life and this is the first of its kind I saw. One local I talked to said that like me, they also wonder how it happened. And I was just one of the travellers passing by the place that took notice and amazed by this One-in-a-million kind of coconut tree.

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Bayawan

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    by marktqm Written Aug 29, 2005

    Most travelers take the Ceres Bus to Bayawan from Dumaguete. Airconditioned bus fare is about P 100 one way, leaving every half hour. The bus terminal can be pretty crowded if there's a town fiesta somewhere along the route, or if it's a public holiday. No seat reservations, so first come first served. Some people, in desperation, enter the buses through the windows just to get a seat!

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Dauin

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  • Another pleasant resort.

    Dauin Things to Do

    The whole beach stretch between Bacong and zamboanguita is completely littered with resorts whi8ch at time of writing 9April 2012) are suffering their worst season for many years. As you might expect, some are considerably better than others. Purely for the purposes of VT tips, I am trying to visit as many of them as I can. It is obviously nothing...

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  • Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

    Dauin Hotels

    Washington Street, District 3, DAUIN, Philippines,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Boy racers.

    Dauin Warnings and Dangers

    I shall write at greater length about the simply abysmal driving conditions in the Philippines in a general Philippines tip at a later date, assuming I survive the roads that long, but this is a tip specific to Bacong / Dauin and the National Highway there.The local youth have a practice of racing small but very souped-up motorbikes along a...

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Apo Island

See all 9 Apo Island Tips
  • Sharp rocks!

    Apo Island Warnings and Dangers

    Plenty of rocks, bigs and small ones, surround Apo Island especially its shore and the beach... So when you go hiking or swimming or snorkeling, watch out of those rocks coz they can scratch!

    more
  • Snorkeling Galore

    Apo Island Things to Do

    You will appreciate the beauty of Apo Island more if you will take a glimpse of how life is underwater. And yes, the best thing to do there is snorkeling or scuba diving...Since it is a marine sanctuary, the corrals and the fishes are just breath-taking.

    more
  • Stargazing @ Apo!

    Apo Island Nightlife

    Apo Island doesnt really have the "night life" with all the bars and loud music. Since electricity goes off at 9pm, the best thing we did to enjoy the night was just to sit at the sea shore, talk, laugh with our heart's out (as we recall all the "bloopers" we did from the past), listen to the waves, and do stargazing...We had fun and it was simply...

    more

Valencia

See all 3 Valencia Tips
  • Where the ground stinks and steams.

    Valencia Off The Beaten Path

    Firstly, let me explain the positioning of this tip on VT. I am putting it on the Valencia page as the place I am writing about is in the Municipality of Valencia, although it is much more easily accessed from Dumaguete but I am a little odd about putting things in the right places here. OK, call me weird but that is the way I am.My friend, a long...

    more
  • I don't understand this.

    Valencia Restaurants

    I was in Valencia one day and fancied a quick bite of lunch so I thought a small pizza might fit the bill. I had seen Dexter's pizza and went in there where I was greeted by friendly staff. The menu on the wall (no table menus) looked quite extensive and there qwere some interesting options I had not tried before and was just getting the old...

    more
  • Coffee and cakes.

    Valencia Restaurants

    It seems strange to be writing a "restaurant" tip about what is effectively a little shack in the middle of a busy market but it serves food and drink and that is suffiient definition for me.I discovered this place whilst taking shelter from an unseasonal and very heavy rainstorm. I thought it rude not to order something and it was not yet beer...

    more

Top Province of Negros Oriental Hotels

Manjuyod Hotels
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Amlan Hotels
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Valencia Hotels
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Apo Island Hotels
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Sibulan Hotels
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