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Information about Rizal Boulevard

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Type
Rivers
Location
Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Distance From City Center
415 m
High Season
Winter
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
5.0
Number of reviews
2

Rizal Boulevard

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. 

 

How to get there

From the airport, the quickest drive is only 15 minutes away. The city center is within walking distance of the boulevard. 

 

Best time to visit

Rizal Boulevard is ideal to visit anytime as it is an all-year round destination. 

Frequently asked questions

Are there any restaurants near Rizal Boulevard?

Yes, many restaurants such as Le Chalet, Shakey's Pizza, Mamia';s, Chin Long, Coco Amigo and Don Atilano are located along the strip.

What are the four major streets connecting the boulevard to the city?

There are four major streets connecting the boulevard to the city; Silliman Avenue, Perdices Street, Locsin Street, and Sta. Cruz Street. Catalina Street – all of which make any business establishment, be it a department store or computer shop, accessible from any point in the Rizal Boulevard.

Is there traffic at Rizal Boulevard?

There’s not much traffic around Rizal Boulevard area except during times of celebration because of the wide road and promenade that allows pedestrians to enjoy the walk right alongside the ocean.

Why is Rizal Boulevard a popular attraction?

Rizal Boulevard is one of the city's most celebrated sites in Dumaguete. It has become a landmark and enjoyed a reputation as a recreational playground.