Dumaguete City can be found in the province of Negros Oriental, located in the southwestern part of Visayas. Being the largest city in the province, Dumaguete is also the main seaport, producing fine ocean produce for the country. Apart from the livelihood, the city is also known as a university town because of the number of universities and schools that are found around Dumaguete, the most famous university being the Silliman University, the Philippines’ first American private university in Asia.
Dumaguete has been dubbed as The City of Gentle People because of the hospitable nature of its dwellers. Considered to be a main tourist spot, Dumaguete is easily accessible from the main land of Cebu, and is also a boat ride away to the islet of Siquijor. For the adventurous, making a stop at Dumaguete to experience the culture, meet the people, and taste the food is a must when going around the Visayan regions.