Valencia, Negros Oriental’s Little Baguio

Every place has its own beauty, but I can say that Valencia is uniquely formed by nature. Situated 9 kilometers from Dumaguete City, the place is known as the province’s little Baguio.

Fun and adventure is what we expect each time we go out of town. Valencia won’t disappoint you since the town offers more than those two words. All gifts of nature are put together in the area: waterfalls, hot spring, tallest mountain, ravines, and thick forest that will bring you to another height  of thrill and excitement.

View of Cebu City island on top Mt. Talinis, Valencia.

Those who love trekking will have the pleasure of climbing Mt. Talinis, that is considered the tallest mountain of the whole Negros Island. Walking on foot will give you the breathtaking site of Dumaguete City, and the neighboring towns. You will also have the chance to view the body of water that connects the Negros Island and Cebu City. The water is so clear during the day that you will have the pleasure of viewing the floating vessels on the peaceful water.

Pulang Bato, Valencia, waterfalls.

The adventure won’t stop there. You can visit Pulang Bato hot spring that is located near Palimpinon, the main source of electricity in the whole island. You will be greeted with the beauty of smoking mountains and small waterfalls that give life to the plant-less cliffs and ravines, that are stripped off  its luscious green life due to the high sulfur content of the soil. You can also test your tolerance of height by zip-lining in Tierra Alta, Valencia.

Blooming flower farm in Valencia.

Ladies who hate to challenge their strength and stamina can forget about climbing and enjoy watching the blooming flower farms. Your eyes will be satisfied with the lively colors of the flowers, and each can be purchased without hurting your pocket.

If Baguio City is too far for you  visit Valencia. It’s cold, fresh, and green, the reason why it’s Negros Oriental’s little Baguio.


Dumaguete City, The Place Of Gentle People

The changes brought by drastic civilization also affected how humans treat each other. They tend to abandon their softer side and deal with what they call harsh circumstances. That’s not what you will experience in Dumaguete City. It’s still the place of gentle people.

Dumaguete City bay area.

Dumaguete will greet you with smiling, friendly, and caring people. You can knock on any house and ask for a glass of water or shelter if you need one. You will be welcomed with sincere hospitality without expecting for something in return. Asking for direction when  you’re a tourist will be easy. The person will even accompany you to where you want to go in case you will find it hard to do so.

Boulevard area at night.

Lying in the city are different hotels, food houses, and sceneries that you can’t fined elsewhere. The boulevard offers the best sunshine and entertainment. You can sit in the place and enjoy the view of the sea while taking a deep breath on the therapeutic salty breeze of the ocean. And the dining experience is  also one of the reasons why you will keep on coming back.

One of the great foods Dumaguete offers.

Dumaguete City is located at the heart of Negros Oriental so you can go island hopping with ease and comfort. You can also go shopping from different establishments like the famous Robinsons Mall that has everything you need for your stay.

Robinsons Mall Dumaguete.

Most important of all, you can stay in Dumaguete City without worrying about bad people and bad experiences. Everyone in the city are helpful and caring, you can get someone as fast as you need him.