Cheap Flights to Dumaguete Airport
Dumaguete Airport (DGT), also known as Sibulan Airport is a public air facility located in Sibulan, a municipality that lies 5.5 kilometres to the north-east of Dumaguete City, Philippines. It is one of three airports serving the Central Visayas region, which comprises the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Sequijor. Flying into this airport allows travellers to avoid passing through the region's busiest air facility, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB).
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Best Time to Fly to Dumaguete Airport
Dumaguete's peak tourism season runs from December through February, when rainfall is minimal and daytime temperatures range from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius. Flight and hotel prices are at their highest during these months. The summer months (June through August) generally offer the best deals on airfares and accommodation, but they also happen to be the months with the most rainfall. This time of year is also characterized by extremely high daytime temperatures, which can make outdoor sightseeing a challenge.
A good time for budget-conscious travellers to visit Dumaguete is during the spring months, which run from March through May. Great deals on flights and hotels can be booked at this time of year, and the weather is typically warm and dry. Once you've decided on a travel date, you can use Skyscanner's Price Alert tool to monitor any changes in air ticket prices. Detailed information about setting alerts can be found on this page.
Airlines That Fly to Dumaguete Airport
There are no airlines offering direct service from Canada to Dumaguete Airport. The only way to reach this airport is to book a connecting flight from Manila or Cebu City. Daily connecting flights are offered by Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. More information about airlines flying to Dumaguete Airport can be found here.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Dumaguete Airport consists of one small, yet efficient, passenger terminal. The facility is conveniently situated along Negros South Road, which connects to central Dumaguete in around 15 minutes by car. The airport is not served by any public transit lines, but there are metered taxis available outside of the terminal that provide the fastest and most convenient method of travelling to the city centre. Other ground transportation options for getting from Dumaguete airport to downtown Dumaguete are hotel shuttles, jeepneys, and public tricycles.
Damaguete Airport is a very basic facility with limited services and amenities for arriving visitors. There are no restaurants, bars, or cafés at the airport, but there is a small snack bar that serves sans rival cakes and a few other local dishes. You won't find any duty-free shops or retail stores at Dumaguete Airport, so be sure to stock up on any items you need before boarding your connecting flight in Cebu or Manila. Free WiFi at Dumaguete Airport is supplied by Globe Telecom and available throughout the terminal.
What to See and Do in Dumaguete City
A good place to begin exploring Dumaguete is at Campanario de Dumaguete, the oldest surviving bell tower in the Visayas region. The structure, which dates back as far as the mid-18th century, was used as a watchtower during Spain's occupation of Negros Island. Other must-see attractions to add to your itinerary are St. Catherine of Alexandria, the oldest church in all of Negros Oriental, and the Marine Laboratory Museum, which houses one of the most extensive collections of whale bones in the world.