Negros is blessed with beautiful natural scenery, unexplored waterfalls and mountains, crystal clear springs and white sandy beaches like those found at Sipalay on the southwest corner of the island. Negros was once the major sugar producer of the Philippines and its historic buildings are a reminder of this profitable era. These days Negros provides visitors with a chance to discover lush countryside, picturesque forested hill stations, breathtaking caves, magnificent lakes, scenic beaches, world-class marine reserves, alluring dive sites, and even playful dolphins and whales. Here you will find the internationally acclaimed dive site of Apo Island, the Negros Oriental Marine Conservation Park and Canlaon Volcano, one of the tallest peaks in the Visayas, which makes for a fascinating visit. Most travellers will pass through Dumaguete, the provincial capital, which is pleasant city with a good array of accommodation nearby.