Rizal Boulevard was named after the great Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, attesting to the historical significance of the area.
It has been said that he had made a brief visit and took a stroll here before departing to the neighboring island of Dapitan, Dipolog City where he was exiled for four years following the Spanish authorities' suspicion that he was about to lead a revolution.
The boulevard's visible stretch of asphalt is immediately present upon entering the port of Dumaguete from the sea. The white lamp posts lined up on either side of the street and the stately trees swaying in the wind combine to make Rizal Boulevard a popular city landmark.
Many individuals enjoy going out for coffee in the late afternoon, and also visiting bars and restaurants along the boulevard. It is also the perfect place to experience the sunrise and the sunset either while sipping a refreshing drink or just sitting and staring out into the horizon like having no cares in the world.
From the airport, the quickest drive is only 15 minutes away. The city center is within walking distance of the boulevard.
Rizal Boulevard is ideal to visit anytime as it is an all-year round destination.