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I am considering the area around Dalaguete.  I noticed SonJack2847 used to live here and now in Dumaguete, another place I am considering (actually Dauin 20 min S of Dumaguete.

I am looking for any info about this area, I understand it is 5 degrees cooler than most of Cebu island, wondering why or if it is real windy.

I have been to Cebu island 3 times and trying to decide if i want to move here or Negros... and there are some interesting and enticing qualities to this area.  Any comments from those with experience are appreciated.  

FYI looking to move to the Phills in about 16 months if this covid thing can get out of the way.

Thanks,

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Welcome to the forum Alberta Donuts. :wave:

I moved your question into a new topic in order to better get an accurate answer. The topic you posted in was six years old.

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7 hours ago, Alberta Donuts said:

I understand it is 5 degrees cooler than most of Cebu island

Hi,my wife and i live in Sibonga, 20 miles north of Dalaguete.  From what I have seen the 5 Degrees cooler only comes into play if you head up into the mountain's. Nice view but can be a pain during rainy season.

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12 hours ago, Alberta Donuts said:

I am considering the area around Dalaguete.  I noticed SonJack2847 used to live here and now in Dumaguete, another place I am considering (actually Dauin 20 min S of Dumaguete.

I am looking for any info about this area, I understand it is 5 degrees cooler than most of Cebu island, wondering why or if it is real windy.

I have been to Cebu island 3 times and trying to decide if i want to move here or Negros... and there are some interesting and enticing qualities to this area.  Any comments from those with experience are appreciated.  

FYI looking to move to the Phills in about 16 months if this covid thing can get out of the way.

Thanks,

The place has improved since I lived there. It was nice there but getting things like paperwork done were difficult.

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Thank you Jack.  It seems the weather there is wetter and cooler than most of Cebu.  I am wondering what your comments are regarding weather.  Rain, sunshine, wind and temperature.  I have seen conflicting info on climate tracking sites.  

FYI, I have spend some time in Dumaguette and Dauin, and I am familiar with Valencia.... these are areas I am considering as well so comparing the weather to these places.

Thanks!

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9 hours ago, gbmmbg said:

Hi,my wife and i live in Sibonga, 20 miles north of Dalaguete.  From what I have seen the 5 Degrees cooler only comes into play if you head up into the mountain's. Nice view but can be a pain during rainy season.

Thank you,  I am curious what you mean by "can be a pain during the rainy season".  I see it has been getting a fair bit of rain lately... is it Rain all Day.  or more like Thailand where it dumps buckets for an hour than stops for a couple hours?  

Are you more in the mountains or near the coast... I am thinking for myself closer to the coast.  I am open to different locations but quite firm on either Cebu island, most likely south of Cebu city on E or W coast or in Negros Oriental, again within a few km of the coast.

 

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Cebu Island south of Cebu City has some nice small towns/cities along the coast.

Will you have a SUV or car or a bike?

If you wish for a cooler climate the central mountains of southern Cebu would be cooler. The mountain tops will be remote due to the roads and depending on raining or dry season may be a pain to navigate. Due to traffic the drive from the south end of Cebu to Cebu City can take several hours. South West coast of Cebu is nice but rural in a good way we like that area. It is a long drive to Cebu City though. Best if you visit the area yourself first. 

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Thank you Old55,

I have spent some time there, but not nearly enough... as soon as Covid restrictions end, I will be there for 2 months and hope to figure out where to focus my attention.  Comments like yours help me to plan where I should spend my time.  I know that i may spend a week in each community but maybe the weather is dramatically different in other times of the year and i am looking to people who have a year in a place to guide me with a broader perspective for each location.

I will have a scooter for sure and eventually i will likely have a vehicle.  In the interim, I will rent as needed.  I love driving scooter through the Phills but perhaps less so on the national highway closer to the cities.  Dumaguete and area was fine for scooter driving, as was Moalboal and area.

Again thanks for any advice.  Make it a great day!

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2 hours ago, Alberta Donuts said:

FYI, I have spend some time in Dumaguette and Dauin, and I am familiar with Valencia.

How long ago?  I found that things changed drasticly in the last 10 years.  Way more traffic now.  But maybe traffic does not bother you.

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4 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

How long ago?  I found that things changed drasticly in the last 10 years.  Way more traffic now.  But maybe traffic does not bother you.

It has been three times in the last 5 years.  I would have spent 6 weeks this past winter but of course travel is not allowed.  I am hoping to return in November or December 2021... Really really hoping.

I like Dauin as the traffic is greatly reduced from Valencia or Bacong... distance from Dumaguete really seems to favour less traffic.  I am thinking the same is true on Cebu which is one of the reasons i am interested in Dalaguete.

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