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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 .
Dumaguete City is referred to as a university town because of the presence of seven universities and colleges, where students of the province converge to enroll for tertiary education. The city is also a popular educational destination for students of surrounding provinces and cities in Visayas and Mindanao . The city is best known for Silliman University , the first American University outside Manila and the country's first Protestant school. There are also 12 elementary schools and 9 high schools. The city's student population is estimated at 30,000.
The city attracts a considerable number of foreign tourists, particularly Europeans, and Japanese because of the numerous places to go to.
The Area have some of the best dive sites in the world namely Apo Island and Sumilon Island. Having one of most diverse marine ecosystem in the World, divers converge in Apo Island to see the beautiful corals and marine life in this Marine Preserve managed by Silliman University.
Dolphin and whale watching in nearby Bais Bay, Spelunking in Mabinay Cave System, Hiking to the three lakes on top of Mt Talinis are just some of the sights one can visit to make your visit in Dumaguete complete.
Dive several dive sites in our area or learn to dive from our excellent PADI certified Master divers. Rates and packages are listed in the drop down menu at the top, under ACTIVITIES.Kayaking
Enjoy the open water sport of Kayaking. Instructions and rates are located in the drop down menu at the top of page under ACTIVITIESHorse Backriding
Enjoy a peaceful day of site seeing from atop a gentle horse. Especially bred for the climate and terrain. These sturdy animals will amaze you as they transverse the country side Rates and Schedules are located in the drop down menu at the top under ACTIVITIESWelcome to Monarch Sands Beach Resort
Monarch Sands Resort is situated on a secluded cove, located North of the sleepy town of Siaton. Native style cottages made of Nipa, Bamboo and local materials face the blue waters of the Bohol sea. Each cottage has a large porch to watch the local fishermen sail their small Bangka boats out for the nightly catch. The string of a hundred lights fill the horizon as they cast their nets.
Snorkel our scenic cove, Dive Apo island, or feed our pet monkeys with bananas from local banana trees. Sip coconut coolers after a relaxing massage on our large sand beach.
Shelling provides the material for our craft classes, and the local fishermen provide the daily catch for your Filipino cooking lessons.
Tour Dumaguete or watch Carabao plowing local rice paddies or tour waterfalls straight out of Jurassic Park.
Our floating bar provides the refreshments as our cooks devise ways to thrill your palate. Snorkeling, Diving, Beautiful sand beaches all await you at our fantastic dive resort.
April 11, 2006 change by issa