Sandurot Festival is a happy and colorful celebration of Dumaguete City held usually every third week of November. It celebrates Dumaguete's innate hospitality and openness to live with people of different cultural beliefs, race and religion in peace and harmony.
Sandurot means "fellowship and reaching out."
It is an annual commemoration to Dumaguete City's tradition since the pre-Hispanic period. It is the convergence of foreign (Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, etc.) peoples and the adaptation of diverse cultures into her shores. The people of Dumaguete are known to welcome strangers coming from different places and around the world up to now. This is the innate trait of Dumagueteños celebrated by the Sandurot Festival.
Sandurot Festival is held at the Rizal Boulevard every November. It reenacts how the natives welcomed these foreign visitors with dance and songs.
Sandurot provides a very significant understanding into the religious-cultural origins of this university-city: the veneration of Dumaguete City's patroness, St. Catherine de Alexandria (Patroness Saint of the Philosophers.) Dumaguete City is a lodestar today. Not only is she known as the "city of gentle people," but a city of knowledge.
Dumaguete City is a blend of artists, scholars, students and professionals.
How to Get There:
From Manila, you can fly to Dumaguete (estimated cost of Php4,000++, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes).
Where to Stay:
Bethel Guest House is just along Rizal Boulevard. It offers 8 studio rooms, 12 double rooms, 2 double deluxe rooms, 24 twin rooms, 8 twin deluxe rooms, 8 family rooms, 5 family deluxe rooms and 2 suite rooms. All rooms are equipped with hot/cold shower, IDD/NDD telephone, air-con and cable TV. Bethel Guest House is a non-smoking and non-liquor hotel. Pets or animals of any kind are not allowed in the rooms. Call (035) 225-2000, (035)422-8000 or (+63) 906-555-9796 for reservations or inquires.
Coco Grande Hotel is located at Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. For reservations you can contact them at the following numbers: (035) 422-0746, (035) 225-0833 or TeleFax (035) 422-1328; you can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Room rates below are subject to change without prior notice.
• Executive Room (2 pax) Php1,344
• Superior Room (2 pax) Php1,624
• Executive Special (2 pax) Php1,792
• Family Executive (4 pax) Php2,072
• Family Superior (4 pax) Php2,576
• Studio (3 or 2 pax) Php1,232
• Studio 1 & 2 (minimum 5 people) 400 per person
• Presidential Suite Room (2 pax) Php4,200
Additional of Php400 for extra person. Rates include full complimentary breakfast (maximum of two registered guests only). Rooms are fully air-conditioned with private bathroom, hot & cold shower, intercom telephone and mini-bar. Hotel facilities include: coffee shop, restaurant, piano bar, function room and free Wi-Fi.
With contributions from The Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism