Negros Oriental, also called Oriental Negros or Eastern Negros, is a province located in the region of Central Visayas, in the Philippines. Its capital is Dumaguete which is known as the City of Gentle People because of the kind and hospitable inhabitants. The word Dumaguete is derived from the term dumaguit in the local dialect, meaning “to kidnap.”
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
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The climate in this province has a tropical climate. Because of the mountain range running from the north to the south, the province has two types of climatic conditions. The eastern part of the province is characterized by unpronounced maximum rainfall with a short dry season lasting from one to three months. The western half of the province is characterized by a distinct wet season and dry season.
Weather-wise, the best time to visit Dumaguete is from February to March and from May to early June as this is the driest and coolest months of the year. Still, year-round temperatures really don’t vary much in Dumaguete.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Negros Oriental province is divided into 19 Municipalities, 6 Component Cities:
- Amlan (Ayuquitan)
- Bayawan (Tulong)
- Bindoy (Payabon)
- Santa Catalina
- Tayasan 1st
- Valencia (Luzurriaga)
- La Libertad
- San Jose
There are 2 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Negros Oriental which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
- Apo Island
- Olympia Island
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Negros Oriental province:
- Apo Island Marine Reserve
- Apo Island View Deck
- Baslay Hot Spring
- Casaroro Falls
- Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP)
- Dungaw Peak
- Gatxs Art Gallery
- Lake Balanan
- Mabinay Spring
- Malatapay Market
- Manjuyod White Sandbar
- Mount Kanlaon
- Mount Talinis
- Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH)
- Omoyon Bee Farm
- Pagsalsalan Twin Falls
- Pulangbato Falls
- Quezon Park
- Rizal Boulevard
- Sidlakang Negros Village
- Silliman University
- Sisters of St Paul of Chartres Monument
- St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral
- Sudlon Falls
- Talabong Mangrove Park
- Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao & Danao
- World War II Museum
If you plan to visit the Province of Negros Oriental, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Negros Oriental throughout the year:
- Buglasan Festival “The Festivals of Festivals” (October) – Dumaguete City
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Negros Oriental province.
Where in the Philippines is Negros Oriental located?
Negros Oriental is located on Central Visayas.
Is Negros Oriental a city or province?
Negros Oriental is a province.
What is the Capital of Negros Oriental?
The capital of Negros Oriental is Dumaguete.
What is Negros Oriental famous or known for?
Negros Oriental is famous for whale and dolphin watching, Apo Island, and Siliman University.
How do I get to Negros Oriental?
There are several ways to get to Negros Oriental, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane | 1.5 hours | $32-$50
- Car ferry | 26 hours | $26-$60
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How many islands are in Negros Oriental?
There are 2 islands in Negros Oriental province.
What does Negros mean?
Negros got its name from the dark-skinned natives found in the area during the Spanish period.
How Safe is Traveling in Negros Oriental?
Negros Oriental is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Negros Oriental the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Negros Oriental province is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces of the Philippines.
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