Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. It is the capital, principal seaport , and largest city of Negros Oriental. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 102,265 people. A person from Dumaguete City is called a “Dumagueteño”. The city is nicknamed The City of Gentle People.
The city attracts a considerable number of foreign tourists, particularly Europeans, because of easy ferry access from Cebu City, the availability of beach resorts and dive sites, and the attraction of the historic Belfry tower and one of the most beautiful and most captivating landmarks in the city, “Rizal Boulevard” some tourists strolle along its beautiful and serene shore.
Located only 8.5 kilometers West from the heart of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, lies Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park, the biggest, newest attraction for relaxation and recreation in the province of Negros Oriental.
Dumaguete City is the home of a beautifully church, known as the St. Catherine Alexandria Cathedral. This is referred to by the people of Dumaguete as the Dumaguete Cathedral. Outside of the church are four stone pillars which hold up the entrance gate; standing atop these pillars are four intricate statues of the Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. On the churches veneer, Saint Peter And Saint Paul have their statues placed as they greet visitors when they enter.
The boulevard’s stretch is immediately visible when coming into the Dumaguete port via any sea vessel. From the white lamp posts lining up the stretch to the stately trees swaying with the sea breeze, Rizal Boulevard holds a big part in the city’s provincial charm and has become a very popular landmark.