APO ISLAND – A haven for scuba divers. It a wide array of corals and marine life. The Negros Oriental Marine Conservation program in its Marine Park has kept the underwater wonders in excellent condition. Apo Island can be reached from Malatapay, Zamboanguita (27.8 km) by a 35-minute motorized outrigger ride.

CANLAON VOLCANO – Canlaon City, the summer capital of Negros Oriental, is 165.7 kilometers away from Dumaguete City. Canlaon Volcano stands 8,085 ft. above sea level. Its cool atmosphere gives a similar setting to Baguio in Luzon.

TAMBOBO BEACH – In a picture pretty scenic bay, Tambobo Beach in Siaton is ideal for surfing, sailing, sunbathing or just relaxing. Tambobo Beach Club offers native cottages for rent and its restaurant provide varied cuisine. Foreign nationals have found this area a natural harbor for their yachts.

ANTULANG BEACH – Dotted with natural rock formations, this volcanic stretch of beach has enticing cerulean blue waters, an ideal snorkeling area and spectacular sunsets.

CASARORO FALLS – a tall waterfall amid lush virgin forest is a favorite for young and old climbers. It has a bamboo hanging bridge and rock galore.

MT. TALINIS – dubbed “Cuernos de Negros” or Horns of Negros, this mountain can be reached through Valencia or Calungan, Bacong. It has five lakes in the vicinity. It is the object of mountain climbing enthusiasts. This is Negros Oriental’s eco-tourism centerpiece. The mountain stands 1,800 meters above sea level.

LAKES YAGUMYUM AND NAILIG – A half day trek up Mt. Talinis in Valencia brings one to either one of the mirror clear lakes in the Mt. Talinis area where one may camp, swim or catch carp, tilapia and other fish in the lake surrounded by trees.

PULANGBATO FALLS – A large cascade of seemingly reddish water from the main Pulangbato Falls in Pulangbato, Valencia, finds its way into some unique shaped falls all the way down the mountain.

PANDALIHAN AND PANLIGAWAN CAVES – two of the many caves in Mabinay having intricate natural limestone formations and interesting sights. It is only a little distance from the main road, 15 kilometers from the Poblacion.

DOLPHIN/WHALE WATCHING – Frolicking dolphins and whales at the Bais Bay give an exciting experience.

TWIN LAKES BALINSASAYAO AND DANAO – A trekking area for the adventurous. Giant trees, ferns and lush greenery unfold the astoundingly serene lakes with its fish stocks located in Sibulan.

MAPA (OISCA) MODEL FARM – with its terraced rice fields, panoramic stretch of mountain ranges and lakes gives a feeling of infirmity.  A 300-year old Balete tree is home to black and red martinico “talking” birds, and the centerpiece of this vast expanse of natural beauty.


BUCALAN HOT SPRINGS – hot and bubbling spring in the rice paddies is truly an experience where one can virtually steam his food.  The grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes seems to guard this natural wonder. BANICA VALLEY SWIMMING LAGOON – Water gushes from the river to fill the twin pools at the Banica Valley Swimming Lagoon.  The lagoon is ideal for family picnics.


CAYASO CAVE AND UNDERGROUND RIVER – located one kilometer from the Poblacion Municipal Hall, the cave goes down 20 feet into a winding path of stone. A gushing underground river of potable drinking water without a visible outlet.  Stalagmites and stalactites in different chambers glitter.  .


MAPAO WHITE SAND BAR – A seven kilometer stretch of elliptical white sand brings a       refreshing swim in its invitingly clear water.  Its white mantle of sand may unearth some        interesting shells.


TALABONG MANGROVE ISLAND – Through the island gingerly stepping on a bamboo       boardwalk, Talabong Island is home to wild ducks and other migratory birds, surrounded with mangroves on white sand.


CENTROP (Center for Tropical Studies) – A research facility of Silliman University where        endemic trees grow together with endangered species of bats, wild boar and other mammals.  Special feature is the spotted deer found only in the islands of Negros and Panay.


ZOO PARADISE WORLD AND CAMPSITE – Neat rows of Ipil-ipil trees and flowers form       walkways in this large area where animals from different parts of the world can be found. Welcoming colorfully garbed community members are an attraction in itself as well as the        memorabilia and stuffed collection of its founder environmentalist and world peace-loving Fr. Eleuterio Tropa.


VERANDA OF THE WORLD – Mountainside terraces with flowers or rice and an observation deck makes one think he is on top of the world, viewing the majestic Mt. Talinis across.


LAKE BALANAN – This placid lake is located in the center of mountains. Crossing by banca is a pleasant experience.


MALONGCAY HOT SPRING – Two hot springs, in the Dauin and Bacong areas through a      road that is bumped but wildflowers strewn brings you to the area where after a little walk; one finds these hot springs in the middle of the shrubs and trees.





Some widely known museums are the Anthropology Museum and the Herbarium and Zoological Museum at the Marine Laboratory, both in Silliman University.  Their collection is one of the biggest in the world in terms of volume and diversity of species.



Historical Sites in Negros Oriental

Ruined watch-towers can still be seen; one in Buswang, and another at the mouth of the Amlan River. The other two are found near the school building of Ayuquitan and in Barangay Calo in Amlan


Spanish Fortress – Site of the Spanish fortress during the invasion of the Philippines. Located in the shoreline of Tampocon II, Ayungon.


Watch Tower – Served as a look-out for invaders with bells to warn the townfolk. That is how Bacong got its name.  A town crier would call “Bacon”, meaning get up and fight. – Bacong


Bacong Church and Pipe Organ – Built in 1865, Bacong church has the oldest altar and a century old pipe built in Zaragosa, Spain in 1894 through the efforts of Bacong’s first priest Rev. Joaquin Soriano. – Bacong


Sangki Coves – The landing site of the US Navy Submarine during World War II, carrying assistance, war materials and supplies for the guerrilla forces. It was the landing site of Col. Jesus Villamor and party by personal direction of Gen. Douglas Mc Arthur from Australia. – Basay


Bindoy – The only old ruins visible today are the remains of an old watch tower situated at the mouth of the river.


Moro Towers (Fortress) – These two ancient dome-shaped watch towers were once used to warn against marauding pirates is located in the  Poblacion, near the beach and old church. – Dauin


Provincial Capitol – Built in 1924, it houses the Office of the Governor and other provincial government offices. – Dumaguete


Dumaguete City Bell tower – Built in 1811, it served as a watch tower and a belfry, to forewarn townsfolk against piratical raids. – Dumaguete


Channon Hall – was the Kempetai or the torture chamber of the Japanese.- Silliman University Campus, Dumaguete City


Guy Hall – The Japanese military headquarters. – Silliman University Campus, Dumaguete City


Rizal Boulevard – on his way to his exile in Dapitan, Dr. Jose Rizal stopped at Dumaguete to eat breakfast in the house of the parents of Dr. Jose Longa along the Boulevard. – Dumaguete City


Barrio Bankal – the seat of the 7th District Government during World War II. – Jimalalud


Pamplona – “Sherwood Forces” in Mamburao, Pamplona was the site of the guerrilla headquarters of the Tanjay, Amlan-Bais Sector.

Danao is a fertile slope of a hill where a big lake was found on top. When the strong earthquake of May 5, 1925 shook in terrible fury, the sides of the lake cracked and a deluge came over the sitio killing all the inhabitants. – Siaton


Barrio Casala-an – The seat of the 6th District Civil Government during World War II. – Siaton


Bonbonon Point –  During WW II on February 7, 1942, the PC Coastal Patrol suffered its first casualty when their patrol was shelled and sunk by a Japanese destroyer in these deep waters. – Siaton


Lo-oc Beach – where the American Liberation Forces landed in April 26, 1945 under the command of Col. W.V. Mahoney. – Sibulan


Barangay Lo-oc – Site of the first Fil-Jap battle in Oriental Negros. This took place on October 11, 1942, where independent partisan guerrilla groups were united. Prominent enemy death casualty was Comdr. Tzuda of the Japanese Forces. – Sibulan


Lake Danao and Balinsasayao – discovered by Don Miguel Patero in 1885. Evacuation place of Mr. Bell and Dr. Carson. The meeting to unite the guerrilla forces was held here.- Sibulan


Sta. Catalina – Remnants of the walls of the convent and the old casa tribunal was destroyed during the Philippine Revolution.


Fil-Jap-Am Shrine – This tri-sidal shrine representing the three forces is the object of a yearly pilgrimage of Japanese and Filipino war veterans. Located in Barrio Sagbang was the site of a fierce battle during WWII where many soldiers died. – Valencia


Guinsoan Bridge Area. The Japanese under Col. Satosi Oie surrendered formally to the 503rd U.S. Airborn Division on September 19, 1945. – Zamboanguita



Other Tourist Attractions




Forest Camp


Scenic hillside resort with river-fed pool and water-slide, hanging bridge, tree house and campsite.

Flight Resort 2000


Hangars of airplane museum, kid’s play center and hot spring pool, snacks in reassembled plane.

Cathedral Belfry

Dumaguete City

Landmark watchtower, ca 1811, centerpiece of the Quezon Park complex which embraces a children’s playground and flower market.


Dumaguete City

Research and breeding of spotted deer found only in Negros and Panay Islands amid endemic trees, viewing boardwalk.



Seafood and flea market, beachside lunches beside livestock auctions, Wednesday only.

Nariyah Gallery Bar, Restaurant & Pension House

Dumaguete City

Art and artifacts, elegant dining, oriental garden setting.

Pamplona Plantation Golf & Tourism Estate


Leisure estate, 18 holes, nature lovers’ fairways and swimming pools, clubhouse, elegant amenities, area set aside for upscale residences.


Dumaguete City

Handlooms, weave pineapple and sinamay (abaca) fiber into cloth, souvenir items.

Rizal Boulevard

Dumaguete City

Beachfront boulevard with promenade and some of the city’s historic houses, nightlife.

Negros Oriental Pasalubong Center

Dumaguete City

One-stop shop of Negros Oriental’s crafts, souvenir and novelties.

Zoo Paradise World


Varied animals, nature museum memorabilla of nature conservationist Fr. Eleuterio Tropa

Mt. Talinis, Mt. Canlaon

Valencia; Canlaon

Cuernos de Negros