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Once we consider Zamboanga, we consider colours. And we’re not simply speaking concerning the iconic vinta that has grow to be an emblem for this area! From the delicate rosy hues of its Pink Seaside to the scrumptious brilliant orange plates of curacha crabs to the colourful costumes on the Hermosa Pageant, Zamboanga is unquestionably one of the crucial colourful locations within the Philippines.

As Area IX’s main gateway and flagship tourism vacation spot, Zamboanga Metropolis’s journey scene has been growing quick over the previous few years. Excursions have gotten extra organized. Promotion of the town has been relentless, particularly after journey restrictions have eased. Most vacationers flock to the islands and the seashores, however the native meals scene is steadily changing into a pleasant draw, too.

The group has been to Asia’s Latin Metropolis 5 occasions already, however every time we felt like there was nonetheless extra to see and uncover! On our most up-to-date journey, AirAsia, which now flies each day to Zamboanga, toured us across the metropolis and we obtained to go to some points of interest for the primary time!

AirAsia Aircraft in Zamboanga

For those who’re interested in what awaits you there, right here’s a full rundown of the issues to do and locations to go to in Zamboanga Metropolis.


Pink Seaside (Sta. Cruz Grande Island)

Off the coast of Zamboanga Peninsula lies an island that, when kissed by the solar, glows with a pure rosy blush. Hailed by the Nationwide Geographic as one of many World’s 21 Finest Seashores in 2017, Pink Seaside is Zamboanga Metropolis’s hottest vacationer attraction.

Pink Beach Zamboanga

To handle your expectations, the pink hue isn’t vivid or brilliant. From afar, the sandy shore seems like the standard white seashore, however the nearer you get, the pink taint turns into extra obvious. The sand’s pale pink tint is the results of the weathering of the crimson organ-pipe corals (tubipora musica) that had been dropped at the shore by the waves.

Punctuating the southeastern facet of the peninsula, Zamboanga Metropolis’s Paseo del Mar is the principle jump-off level to the island and its Pink Seaside. Guests can rent a tricycle from the town heart to Santa Cruz Island Ferry Terminal in Paseo del Mar. The boat trip takes about 20 minutes.

Santa Cruz Grande Island Pink Beach

As a result of the variety of guests is strictly regulated, it’s essential to register upfront earlier than going. Registration and boat service begin at 7:00 AM. In a single day keep isn’t permitted and solely day excursions are allowed.

Boat price is P1000, good for as much as 10 passengers. In case your group is smaller, you’ll nonetheless must pay the identical quantity.

Leap-off Level: Paseo del Mar (Santa Cruz Island Ferry Terminal)
Day Tour Schedule: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – Sunday); CLOSED (Mondays & Fridays). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: P20 + P5 (Terminal Charge)
Boat Charge: P1000 (good for as much as 10 pax)
Cottage Rental Charge: P100 – P500 (relying on the dimensions)

Mangroves Boat Tour (Sta. Cruz Grande Island)

Whereas Grande Santa Cruz Island allures with its pink radiance, its magnificence goes past appearances. It additionally retains a trove of pure wonders. On the opposite facet of the island is a lagoon totally adorned with mangroves, nourishing wildlife and selling biodiversity.

Santa Cruz Grande Island Lagoon Zamboanga

The lagoon truly dominates the entire island, occupying many of the floor. The easiest way to discover it’s to take a guided boat tour. As your boatman paddles, a information will lead you to various spots to clarify simply how necessary it’s to guard this web site. You’ll be taught concerning the sorts of mangroves and meet upside-down jellyfish. Don’t fear, they’re not harmful in any respect. They’re nearly stingless. However please don’t get them out of the water.

To affix a lagoon boat tour, inform the boatmen that introduced you to Pink Seaside that you simply need to discover the lagoon. They may take you to a small neighborhood close to the doorway to the lagoon. This switch will price you a further P200.

Right here, you’ll be transferring to a smaller “yellow boat.” Rental of every yellow boat prices P300, good for two passengers. Any given boat will likely be accompanied by 2 paddlers, every from a distinct household. (It’s a approach of constructing positive everybody locally advantages from this system.)

Tour information price is P300. A tour information can lead as much as 5 boats max. You’ll be able to group up with different boats so you might cut up the information price.

Vital: you may solely prepare a tour earlier than 12 midday! They received’t be accepting any reserving past that point. Please comply with the principles and laws when exploring. The Grande Santa Cruz Island, along with the smaller Little Santa Cruz Island, is a protected space.

Right here’s a abstract of the lagoon tour expense.

Boat to entrance: P200 (boat can accommodate as much as 10 pax)
Yellow paddle boat rental: P300 (good for two pax)
Tour information price: P300 (good for as much as 5 boats)

Vinta Rowing

The vinta is the normal outrigger boat that’s frequent in Mindanao, particularly within the areas of southern Mindanao, Sulu archipelago, and the Zamboanga peninsula. It’s well-known for its vividly colourful rhombic sail, including a splash of shade to the waters of Sulu Sea.

Zamboanga Vinta

The vinta performs an necessary position within the livelihood of the locals — economic system, commerce, and transportation. It’s traditionally used as a fishing vessel. Immediately, it additionally serves as a mode of transportation for folks, as a cargo vessel to ship merchandise/items, and as a vacationer attraction.

If you wish to expertise rowing or using a vinta, chances are you’ll constitution one in any of the barangays alongside the town’s coastlines or you are able to do it whenever you go to Grande Santa Cruz Island.

Little Sta Cruz Island & Sandbar

Sitting northwest of Santa Cruz Grande Island, Little Santa Cruz Island is sort of a fast sprint of paradise off the coast of the Zamboanga peninsula. Probably the most recognizable function of the island is the sandbar trailing on the easternmost level.

Little Santa Cruz Island Sandbar Zamboanga

Though the island is fringed with truthful sand, it’s a combination of nice and damaged shells and corals. There are small lagoons, however vacationers are usually not allowed to enterprise past sandbar. The encircling waters are largely deep, sea-grass-covered, and are usually not advisable for leisure swimming.

Guests are solely allowed to remain right here for 10 minutes. However when you actually need to make a cease right here, a detour will price you a further P200.

Leap-off Level: Paseo del Mar (Santa Cruz Island Ferry Terminal)
Further price if making a cease right here: P200

A steadily rising vacationer attraction is As soon as Islas (11 Islands), a string of islands and islets off the japanese coast of Zamboanga Metropolis. Not all islands are open to the general public, however these which can be accessible are nice for swimming, sunbathing, and additional exploring. There are designated snorkeling spots for many who need to take a peek into the underwater scene. Buh-Buh, Bisaya-Bisaya, Baung-Baung, and Sirommon are these which can be accessible to the general public.

The islands are solely open for day journeys. A restrict of 200 guests per day is applied, so advance registration is required. You must guide on-line by [email protected] one week earlier than your deliberate go to. Pointers and steps will likely be emailed upon reserving inquiry. Stroll-ins are usually not entertained.

Once Islas Tour Guide Zamboanga
Fast selfie muna with Sirna, our tour information at As soon as Islas

The soar off level is the Panubigan Ferry Terminal, roughly 1.5 hours from the town heart.

Leap-off Level: Panubigan Ferry Terminal in Barangay Panubigan
Working Hours: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Tuesday – Friday, Saturday – Sunday); CLOSED (Mondays & Fridays). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.
Boat Charges: P1,200 (BiBa or Bisaya-Bisaya and Baung-Baung Route, good for five pax); P2,000 (Island Cruise, good for five pax)
Charges: P100/head (Entrance Charge); P100/head (Environmental Charge); P300 (Information Charge; good for five pax); P150 (Cottage Charge)

Beneath are the accessible islands:

Bisaya-Bisaya Island

Bisaya-Bisaya Island Once Islas Zamboanga

Bisaya-Bisaya Island is a two-faced island, with steep cliffs on one facet however blanketed with nice white sand on the opposite. Its northern face is the place you’ll discover the sandy stretch, fringed with palm bushes. From above, the seashore space resembles a boomerang on patch of grass. In between the bushes are a number of huts the place you might keep and luxuriate in coconut juice, which is on the market on web site.

Not too distant is a smaller islet usually dubbed a toddler of Bisaya-Bisaya. This one’s typically extra rocky and jagged. It contains a small pure pool that will get stuffed by the waves at excessive tide.

Bisaya Bisaya Island Zamboanga

Our information Sirna shared with us a folks story about two fishermen, a Christian and a Muslim, who as soon as stumbled upon the island that blessed them with fish. However the two didn’t agree on how they might divide the ocean bounty — since one in all them caught rather more than the opposite — in order that they determined to go their very own approach. In accordance with our information, “bisaya-bisaya” is the native time period for “kanya-kanya” or not sharing.

Baung-Baung Island

Baung-Baung Island Once Islas Zamboanga

Baung-Baung Island is an nearly rectangular island whose southwestern finish shimmers with its nice white sand. It’s normally the cease proper after Bisaya-Bisaya due to its proximity to it. In reality, Baung-Baung has a trekking path that may lead you to a viewpoint that affords an impressive view of Bisaya-Bisaya and the opposite islets round it. On Google Maps, it’s marked “Baong Island”.

Sirommon Island

Sirommon Island is the standard lunch cease for boat excursions; because of its spacious huts. It additionally has a large strip of white sand and a sand bar, which might be why most vacationers spend probably the most time right here. It’s additionally an important snorkeling cease.

Sirommon Island Once Islas Zamboanga

Sirommon Island Zamboanga

Buh-Buh Island

Buh-Buh Island is greatest recognized for its beachfront mosque. Pre-pandemic, excursions would make a cease right here, however we’re undecided whether or not or not it’s nonetheless the case. We didn’t set foot right here, although.

El Museo de Zamboanga

El Museo de Zamboanga

El Museo de Zamboanga ought to be the primary cease of any metropolis tour. It gives a fast overview of the historical past and heritage of Zamboanga Metropolis, which explains a lot of what you’ll see as you go to extra locations by the day.

It has two galleries — the principle gallery, housing the everlasting exhibition, and one other one for the momentary or seasonal displays. It showcases historic objects and artifacts that narrate the colourful story of the area, its folks, and its wealthy tradition from the pre-colonial interval to the more moderen many years. The museum is nestled within the in depth Pasonanca Park.

Location: Hardin Maria Clara Lobregat Advanced, Pasonanca Park, Pasonanca Street, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Saturday); CLOSED (Sundays). Word that the schedule could change, so examine the official Fb web page for the most recent replace earlier than going.
Entrance Charge: P10 (Adults); P5 (Minors/College students/Seniors)

Pasonanca Park & Camp Limbaga

Opened to the general public within the 1910s, the Pasonanca Park is one other inexperienced area for nature lovers and people who need to have a fast escape from the a lot busier metropolis heart. It homes the Camp Limbaga (Scout Limbaga) with campsites, a conference heart, an amphitheater, an aviary, a floral backyard and butterfly sanctuary, and public swimming swimming pools — a kiddie pool, a pure pool, and an Olympic-size pool.

Pasonanca Park Zamboanga

In all probability probably the most well-known attraction is the Pasonanca Treehouse. Constructed in 1960, it was initially constructed to function the Youth Citizenship Coaching Heart. Immediately, Guests come right here to take pictures, however if you wish to spend extra time right here, you may hire the treehouse too! Make certain to contact the LGU’s admin first to coordinate. You should purchase meals alongside the way in which from the sidestreet eating places, shops, and BBQ stands.

Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM (Each day). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.
Admission Charge: FREE. The park itself is free, however the points of interest impose their very own entrance charges, normally starting from P10 to P25 per head.

Climaco Freedom Park

Previously generally known as Abong-Abong Park, the Climaco Freedom Park is located about seven kilometers north of the town heart. Named after the late Zamboanga Metropolis Mayor Cesar Climaco, an area hero who was assassinated in 1984. The park additionally serves as his last resting place.

Climaco Freedom Park

The liberty park is a well-liked weekend vacation spot for the locals and one of many rising vacationer spots, attracting nature lovers of all ages. It encompasses a backyard, Chrislam Pool, Boy Scouts and Lady Scouts campsite, Heroes Hill, and the Holy Hill, which is the endpoint of the Station of the Cross trek.

A few of the issues to do listed here are swimming, mountain climbing, trekking, biking, having a picnic, and occurring a non secular pilgrimage and retreat.

Location: Climaco Freedom Park (Abong-Abong Park), Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 24/7
Admission Charge: P5-10

Fort Pilar Shrine and Museum

Additionally known as Fortaleza del Pilar, Fort Pilar dates again to the seventeenth century, initially serving as a Spanish army protection put up. Quick ahead to the current, this bastioned fort is a significant historic landmark of the town. Acknowledged as a Nationwide Cultural Treasure in 1973, the fort underwent restorations and is commonly maintained by the town.

Fort Pilar Zamboanga

It cradles an open-air 18th-century Marian shrine — Our Girl of the Pillar — with an altar and stone seating for the devotees who need to pray and mirror. On Sundays, monoblock chairs dot the realm for the common mass.

Our Lady of the Pillar Zamboanga

The fort additionally homes a regional department of the Nationwide Museum of the Philippines, the bells of the Sanctuary to the Girl of the Pillar, and a fountain. The fort is situated close to Paseo del Mar and Zamboanga State School of Marine Science and Expertise.

Location: N.S. Valderosa Road, Santa Barbara, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: Fort Pilar Shrine 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Each day); Nationwide Museum 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday), CLOSED (Saturdays & Sundays). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.
Admission Charge: FREE

ZSCMST Hen Sanctuary

Tucked throughout the Zamboanga State School of Marine Science and Expertise, only a stone’s throw from Fort Pilar and Paseo del Mar, the hen sanctuary is a haven not just for birds but in addition nature lovers, significantly hen watchers.

Zamboanga Bird Sanctuary

The huge mangrove-fringed pond is a protected space, the place nice white egrets breed and thrive. Different migratory birds additionally frequent the positioning.

Two designated view decks are accessible for many who need to spend a while right here. The perfect time for birdwatching is early morning or late afternoon, whereas the very best months are November to March.

Location: Zamboanga State School of Marine Science and Expertise, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Each day). Word that the visiting hours may change with out prior discover. Test with the ZSCMST administration for the up to date schedule.
Entrance Charge: FREE

Paseo del Mar

Simply throughout Fort Pilar is Paseo del Mar, a waterfront leisure park dealing with the Basilan Strait. Apart from the memento outlets, native meals distributors, and eateries, the newly renovated park added a kids’s playground and a skatepark, making it a favourite haunt place for the locals.

Paseo del Mar Sunset Zamboanga

It caters not simply to households, mates, and {couples} but in addition to those that need to spend their alone time or me-time. A number of tables and chairs are organized for many who prefer to go meals tripping right here. Native dishes, snacks, and road fare can be found. Benches additionally line the boardwalk, the place sundown revelers lounge to look at the daylight paints the sky with a fantastic gradient of colours because the day turns into night time.

Location: N.S. Valderosa Road, Santa Barbara, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 12:30 AM (Each day). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.
Admission Charge: FREE

Canelar Barter Commerce Heart

OK, first issues first, regardless of the title, you want money when purchasing right here so please put down no matter it’s you propose to commerce. 🤣 The title is a nod to the buying and selling system of exchanging items that was extensively practiced on this a part of the world again within the day.

Canelar Barter Trade Center Zamboanga

Immediately, nonetheless, it features identical to another purchasing heart. Time to brush up in your haggling expertise whenever you dive into this purchasing paradise, tempting you with its low cost imported choices from the neighboring international locations Indonesia and Malaysia.

Alongside native merchandise, a big selection of imported items are offered right here — souvenirs, meals, garments, materials, devices, equipment, amongst others. Come up with your favourite Malaysian or Indonesian candies, espresso manufacturers (Previous City Cofee and others), and milk tea (teh tarik) at comparatively cheaper costs. Lastly, don’t overlook to pause and breathe. Good? Okay. Let the second wave of haggling and negotiating start!

Location: Canelar Barter Commerce Heart, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Tuesday – Sunday), 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM (Mondays). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.

Zamboanga Metropolis Corridor

Smack on the very coronary heart of the town heart, the place well-preserved colonial buildings are clustered, the Zamboanga Metropolis Corridor is taken into account one of many necessary heritage websites within the metropolis.

Zamboanga City Hall

Acknowledged as a Nationwide Historic Web site, it was initially used because the official residence of the US Army Governor of the then Moro Province. Afterward, it grew to become the federal government seat of the previous Zamboanga Province. It has been serving as the executive seat of Zamboanga Metropolis since 1937. Rizal Park or Plaza Rizal is simply throughout the town corridor.

Location: N.S. Valderosa Road, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday), 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Saturdays), CLOSED (Sundays). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.

Yakan Weaving Village

Whereas in Zamboanga Metropolis, don’t go up the chance to take house the very best tangible souvenirs you should purchase — merchandise created from the beautiful Yakan material, which takes time to complete, relying on the intricacy of the designs and patterns. The Yakan are the normal inhabitants of Basilan and different areas on this a part of Mindanao.

Yakan Weaving Village Zamboanga

Right here in Zamboanga Metropolis, you’ll discover the Yakan Weaving Village, which harbors native outlets promoting conventional merchandise and sensible equipment together with baggage, purses, pencil instances, and even yards of Yakan materials. It’s also possible to watch (or attempt for your self!) the normal strategy of Yakan weaving.

Location: Higher Calarian, Labuan – Limpapa Nationwide Street, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Each day). Word that the schedule may change with out prior discover, so examine first earlier than going.

Curacha (Spanner Crabs)

Nope. We aren’t speaking concerning the Filipino femme fatale film character performed by Rossana Roces nor precise cockroaches! Curacha means cockroach within the Chavacano language, however — earlier than you lose your urge for food — we’re not asking you to go full Concern Issue right here. As an alternative, we’re inviting you to have a style of probably the most mouth-watering crustaceans that Zamboanga has to supply — spanner crabs! (It obtained its title due to its spiky look.)

Curacha with Alavar Sauce

So what’s it precisely? We’re speaking about Zamboanga’s gastronomic gem. Trying like a cross between an enormous crab and a furry lobster, curacha thrives within the bosom of the Sulu Sea. Identified for its constant crimson look, whether or not uncooked or cooked, it’s wanted as a result of it’s meatier than different crabs and packs extra taste.

Your journey received’t be full with out making an attempt a dish or two. Alavar’s Seafood and Restaurant is legendary for its curacha dish cooked in its equally fashionable specialty sauce.

If you wish to take some house, head over to Aderes Flea Market in Guiwan, the place you should buy contemporary contemporary, raw curacha at a cheaper price. Lobsters are additionally out there!

Curacha Aderes Flea Market Guiwan Zamboanga

Moro Delicacies

The Filipino Muslims, also called the Moros, take satisfaction of their distinct delicacies. Though sharing some similarities with different components of the nation when it comes to seasonings and components like garlic, onions, chilis, and ginger, what make Moro delicacies totally different are different spices like turmeric, lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime — that are extra generally utilized by our ASEAN neighbors. It additionally makes use of burnt or blackened coconut meat in some dishes.

Bay Tal Mal's Latal Moro Cuisine

A few of the Moro dishes are beef randang, piaparan, bakas, hen pyanggang, pater, dodol, and lukatis. If you wish to pattern a number of dishes in a single sitting, the latal is your most suitable option. It’s a platter of some native delicacies and different dishes of the area.

Each Bay Tal Mal (at SM Mindpro) and Dennis Espresso Backyard (close to the airport) have latal on their menu.


After a luxurious native Moro meals fest, finish it “sweetly” with a tall serving of Zamboanga’s iconic dessert — the knickerbocker.

Knickerbocker at Palmeras Zamboanga

A what? A hybrid of fruit salad and halo-halo, Zamboanga’s knickerbocker normally combines slices of fruits, gelatin, and shaved ice. It’s then doused in milk and topped with a scoop of ice cream.

The Palmeras, also called Hacienda de Palmeras, is alleged to be the house of the unique knickerbocker and is credited for inventing this refreshing dessert.

Satti and Road Meals

After all! Any TPT journey isn’t full with out delving into the road meals scene! These on a regular basis accessible munchies inform quite a bit concerning the place, its folks, and its tradition. You could find road meals anyplace, particularly in busy areas like the general public market and across the metropolis corridor.

Paseo del Mar has its share of road grubs and snacks. R.T. Lim Boulevard additionally hosts various road meals peddlers. A few of the streetfood decisions are satay or “ihaw-ihaw”, pastil, sicalang, and lokot-lokot. However our favourite is mi goreng!

Satti Zamboanga

However maybe probably the most iconic of all is satti, a breakfast favourite amongst locals. Satti is normally skewered beef or hen, grilled after which served half-dipped in a bowl of spicy sauce with rice formed into cubes!

Once we requested the locals the place to search out the very best satti within the metropolis, all fingers pointed at Jimmy’s Satti. Sadly, we weren’t capable of attempt it, however we had our serving to from Dennis Espresso Backyard, which additionally serves satti.

Zamboanga Hermosa Pageant

Town’s annual celebration of the Zamboanga Hermosa Pageant is devoted to its patron saint La Virgen Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza. It’s a month-long festivity that takes place in October; the primary two weeks of that are normally filled with actions, peaking within the second week, significantly on the feast day of the patron saint, which is on the twelfth day of October.

One of many foremost occasions is the Regatta de Zamboanga, a vinta race participated by a whole bunch of vinta house owners and operators. All of the individuals are residents of Zamboanga.

Pageant Date: Month of October

Taluksangay Mosque

For those who hint the roots of Islam in Zamboanga, they’ll almost certainly lead you to the coastal village of Taluksangay on the southeast coast of the town. Right here, simply subsequent to the barangay corridor, stands a historic mosque. It’s believed that it’s right here that Islam started to unfold within the peninsula.

Taluksangay Mosque

Constructed in 1885 by Hadji Abdullah Maas Nuno, the Taluksangay Mosque is alleged to be the oldest in Western Mindanao and the primary in Zamboanga Peninsula. The mosque’s most recognizable options are the 2 minarets.

This off-route vacation spot is generally visited by Muslims and historical past buffs.

Location: Taluksungay Mosque, Barangay Taluksungay, Zamboanga Metropolis
Opening Hours: Guests can enter the mosque anytime EXCEPT throughout prayer occasions, which occur 5 occasions a day. It’s greatest to drop by the barangay corridor, which is situated simply beside the mosque. Please observe visiting guidelines and protocols.

Merloquet Falls

Positioned about two hours away from the town heart, close to the boundary with Zamboanga Sibugay within the north and Zamboanga del Norte within the west, the magnificent two-tiered Merloquet Falls is thought to be one of the crucial lovely not solely within the area however within the nation. Probably the most photographed is the huge terraced drop, creating magical, intricate textured cascades as a substitute of only a easy straight drop.

The trail resulting in the falls is sort of developed with concrete roads and a delegated parking space for autos. On foot, the trek to the falls entails many cemented pathways and steps. Nonetheless, this will nonetheless be fairly troublesome for many who are bodily challenged.

There are a number of swimming areas, however thoughts your steps as a result of some components are slippery. The perfect time to go to is within the moist/wet season.

Location: Merloquet Falls Street, Barangay Sibulao, Zamboanga Metropolis
Admission Charge: FREE
Parking Charge: P20

Study Chavacano

Zamboanga is usually known as Asia’s Latin Metropolis due to the heavy Hispanic influences. And it’s most obvious in its most dominant language — Chavacano (or Chabacano), the one Spanish-based creole in Asia. It’s just like the “love baby” of Spanish and native languages, and it’s fairly fascinating!

Why not be taught Chavacano whereas in Zamboanga? Begin from the fundamentals akin to greetings and helpful phrases that you should utilize whereas within the metropolis. It is usually a great way to work together with the locals and be taught extra about their tradition.

  • Welcome! = Bienvenidos!
  • Thanks very a lot. = Muchisimas Gracias.
  • Good morning! = Buenas Dias!
  • Good afternoon! = Buenas Tardes!
  • Good night! = Buenas Noches!
  • I’m sorry. – Perdona mi.
  • How a lot is that this? – Cuanto esté?


AirAsia flies each day to Zamboanga Metropolis from Manila and gives a number of the most budget-friendly fares. Every reserving comes with a complimentary 7kg carry-on baggage allowance.

AirAsia Aircraft

For a worry-free and extra snug journey, you can even add a Worth Pack, which incorporates 20kg check-in baggage allowance, customary choice, a meal, and Tune Shield insurance coverage (for luggage delay & 1 hour on-time assure safety). In the meantime, their Premium Flex choice permits you to change the date and time of your flight as much as two occasions.

AirAsia Value Pack

AirAsia Premium Flex

For those who’re coming from Manila, AirAsia’s Zamboanga flights function from NAIA Terminal 4.

Lodging in Zamboanga is rather more inexpensive than in different extremely urbanized cities within the Philippines. Common fee for a double or twin room at a enterprise lodge ought to play inside P1500-P1800 per night time. However you’ll find a room for lower than PhP 1500, even decrease when there are ongoing promos.

Ever O Business Hotel Zamboanga
Twin Room at Ever O Enterprise Lodge, Zamboanga Metropolis

Now we have tried three totally different motels in Zamboanga and all of them had been respectable and nice:

When you have a much bigger price range, you may additionally try these different properties within the space:

Phrases by: Asta Alvarez
Further phrases by: Yosh Dimen
Pictures by: Yosh Dimen & Vins Carlos

Disc: Elements of our journey (significantly El Museo de Zamboanga, Zamboanga Metropolis Corridor, Taluksangay Mosque and As soon as Islas) had been made attainable by AirAsia by a media tour.


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