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Dipolog Bucket List: 12 Best Places to Visit in Dipolog City, Philippines

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H ere we go! One of the most complete places to visit in the entire island of Mindanao is a humble city in the province of Zamboanga Del Norte. The city I’m talking about is hailed as the “Gateway to Western Mindanao” and the “Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines.” Interesting, right?

Dipolog City is a 3rd class city of Zamboanga Del Norte. Why did I say that it’s complete? Well, it is simply because of its ideal location! The city is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains and rich and abundant seas. Moreover, the city center is also full of growing establishments that make the city’s overall economy great. Dipolog is also called an “Orchid City,” thanks to the surrounding mountains, which contain numerous species of orchids and other rare plants. So if you’re a plantito or a plantita, you’ll surely love this place!

Oh, and who could even resist the tasty and savory delicacy of Dipolog, the Spanish sardines? Yep, it is also nicknamed the “Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines” for this exact reason. One of the major sardines companies based in Dipolog is Montano, which makes some of the best-tasting Spanish sardines in the country!

Hey, we’re just getting started. Aside from all the things I’ve said earlier, there are still many things to look forward to during your visit here to Dipolog! Tons of natural wonders and hidden gems are scattered all over the city and nearby towns. There are also many destinations where you can admire beautiful creations of culture and architecture. Undoubtedly, your visit here to Dipolog City will be one of your all-time favorites! So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started and find out the 12 Best Things to do in Dipolog City!

Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary by Jimmy A Domingo via Wikipedia CC

First on the list is a place not only because of its astonishing beauty but also its historical significance. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Dipolog City because it is designed by our one and only national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It is said that the church was established sometime in the year 1895 and that Dr. Jose Rizal himself designed the altar.

Hike the 3003 Steps to Linabo Peak

I hope you’re in for an exciting adventure because the next destination will require tons of energy! Linabo Peak in Dipolog City is easily one of the best hiking spots in the entire province of Zamboanga Del Norte. It is popular because of the number of steps you have to hike to reach the top and witness the breathtaking sight you deserve! By walking a total of 3003 Steps, you get to have the scenic view featuring Mt. Talinis, Mt. Kanlaon, and the beautiful landscape of Zamboanga.

During the Holy Week season, Linabo Peak is also a popular destination for pilgrims who want to participate in the annual Stations of the Cross. There are 14 stations throughout the area where several people participate in the “Sacrificial Climb.”

Explore Libuton Cave

Libuton Cave photo via Manuel Resort FB Page

Another challenging experience awaits as you are now set to explore the famous Libuton Cave! This popular spelunking destination consists of a total of 7 caves, but only 3 are open for exploration. Make sure to bring a lot of courage and water, as this could be one of the most challenging yet memorable experiences in your life!

Experience Peace and Serenity at Cogon Eco-Tourism Park

Cogon Eco-Tourism Park photo via FB Page

Ah, after taking and conquering the two challenges earlier, the next thing we should do is just relax and breathe in the cool mountain breeze of Dipolog. At Cogon Eco-Tourism Park, that’s precisely what you’ll get because more than 344 hectares of land covered with forests will surely let you feel the peace and serenity that only nature has.

There are also many exciting spots in the park to take nice pictures with animals and beautiful backgrounds. This one’s perfect for the family, too!

Fall in Love with Dipolog Sunset Boulevard

Dipolog Sunset Boulevard by placeover via Wikipedia CC

Who wouldn’t love to witness the captivating scenery of the setting sun, right? If Manila has the famous Roxas Boulevard, then Dipolog City has the Dipolog Sunset Boulevard! That’s right, and it is directly facing the beautiful Sulu Sea. Yep, you’ll get to enjoy that fresh and clean sea breeze while having a picnic with your special someone!

Explore the Tropical Paradise of Aliguay Island

Sunset in Aliguay Island by rio Ubatay via Wikipedia CC

Ah, since you’re already in Dipolog City, you also shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the famous Aliguay Island! It is a very remote location in Zamboanga Del Norte, offering some of the most exciting and relaxing experiences for tourists! Get to witness the pristine and crystal clear waters of a white sand beach where you can also enjoy some water sports activities and feast on fresh seafood caught by the locals!

Enjoy Nature at Selinog Island Beach

Selinog Island Beach photo via FB Page

If you’re a beach person, then you might as well maximize your experience, right? While you’re at it, you should also visit the famous Selinog Island Beach! It is a tropical paradise featuring a long sandbar where you can casually stroll and enjoy all the scenic views around you. Of course, fresh seafood is always on the table, so if I were you, every day here be a cheat day!

Breathe Fresh Air at the Sicayab Cliffs

Ah, yes, unleash the daredevil in you as you visit one of the most exciting destinations in the entire province of Zamboanga del Norte, the Sicayab Cliffs. Here, you can try engaging in adrenaline-rush activities such as cliff diving, rock climbing, skimboarding, and swimming! Don’t worry; you can also just relax and unwind at the beach as you breathe the fresh air and watch the beautiful sunset while drinking a bottle of your favorite beer!

Hang Out at Magsaysay Park

You should also relax and appreciate the beauty of the city center here at Magsaysay Park. Explore around the city and discover hidden gems such as restaurants, cafes, shops, and all. You could also meet different people and learn more about the city’s rich culture and history!

Go Swimming in Sungkilaw Falls

Sungkilaw Falls photo via Fb Page

Next up is another favorite tourist destination located at the farthest barangay from the city. But don’t worry! I assure you that it’s definitely going to be worth it. Sungkilaw Falls is a 20-foot high waterfall where tourists love to take a dip and even dive too! The water here is clean and cold, so it’s a perfect summer destination for the locals. There are also tons of exciting activities that tourists love to do here, so be sure to drop by!

Visit and Pay Respects to the Sta. Cruz Marker

Santa Cruz Marker, also known as the Punta Corro, Dipolog City by Dastreetfilmer via Wikipedia CC

Located in Dipolog City is the oldest landmark of Christianity. It is also the oldest landmark of the city, situated on one of its oldest streets. It is said that the cross was erected to commemorate the time when Boholanos first landed in the city and called it their home. Hence, the beautiful city of Dipolog was born.

Learn More History at Tulwanan Village

Finally, located about 6 kilometers away from the city center is the “Old Town Site of Dipolog,” the Tulwanan Village. This place is the first settlement of the Subanons, Dipolog’s early inhabitants. Here, you can learn more about the rich culture and history of Dipolog and also be mesmerized by beautiful traditional Subanen Houses.

Searching for the best hotels, resorts, tour packages, and affordable flights in Dipolog City and nearby cities? Check out our list of affordable Dipolog City hotels and resorts via Agoda  and Booking .

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Dipolog City Visitors Guide

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This brief guide to Dipolog City will help you plan your trip. It contains information on what to do, eat, and drink as well as the must-see spots and the best hotels.


Travel Insurance

The capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte , Dipolog City is abundant in natural resources.  Its fishing area is blessed with sardines hence sardine processing is one of the top industries in the city.  The city is even nicknamed as the “Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines” along with the “Gateway to Western Mindanao” due to the Western Nautical Highway or what is popularly called RoRo System.

In addition to beaches and rich marine life, the city boasts of other tourist attractions as well including mountains, caves, and a waterfall.

Dipolog City Location Map

Best Time to Visit

It’s best to visit the Philippines during the dry season .  Dry season in the Philippines spans from November through April .  These are the summer months in this country.

Be aware that temperatures and humidity levels are particularly high in April and May .

The best time to be a beach bum and explore the islands is from March to May.

TIP:  This guide recommends that booking for Dipolog City summer trips should be done as early as possible, at least a month before your travel dates, since resorts get fully booked early.

The period from June to October is the rainy (wet) season and is best avoided due to the high possibility of typhoons. The typhoons can not only be destructive, but most tours and activities are cancelled under such circumstances.  Transportation via plane and boat is also seriously impacted as well.  This happens frequently so beware!

This guide recommends traveling to Dipolog City in April-May or in November-December , just before and just after the rainy season. This will likely bring fewer crowds, yet pleasant weather, and is also a great time to score a travel deal.

Getting Here

There are many ways to get here depending on your starting point. This guide recommends using the following online tools to identify all the available options and cost for each while in Dipolog City:  Rome2Rio and PHBUS . The following are the major ports of entry for this destination.


Dipolog Airport


Bus Terminal

Dipolog City Terminal


Dipolog Seaport

PH Bus

Getting Around

The following are the modes of transportation available in Dipolog City …


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The following is your guide to places to see and activities to enjoy while in Dipolog City.

1 | Relax at Dipolog Boulevard

One of the best spots in the city to catch the stunning sunset, Dipolog Boulevard, also referred to as Foreshore Development and Wellness Center, is a 2.6-kilometer esplanade with basketball courts, playground, commercial buildings, restaurants, bars, and food kiosks.  The area is a great place to hang out with family and friends, watch live bands, and go jogging.

2 | Visit Dipolog Cathedral

For Catholic devotees or fans of Jose Rizal, Dipolog Cathedral, also called the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, is a must-visit spot when in the city.  Constructed in 1894, the historical church has carved ceilings made of hardwood and retablo originally designed by Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero.

3 | Hike at Linabo Peak

Linabo Peak is a popular hiking destination in the city.  It is the highest part of the city at 486 MASL and offers the scenic views of Dipolog, Dapitan , and surrounding areas.  Linabo Peak is known for its 3,003 steps lined with 14 Stations of the Cross.  During the Lenten season, a sacrificial climb referred to as Katkat Sakripisyo is being held to re-enact the death of Jesus Christ.

4 | Do extreme activities at Sicayab Cliffs

To satisfy your cravings for adventure, the best destination for you is the Sicayab Cliffs where you can try rock climbing and cliff diving.  Just four kilometers from it is Sicayab Beach where you can swim, skim-board, or just lounge at the beach on a lazy day.

5 | Enjoy the cool water of Sungkilaw Falls

Had enough of mountains or cliffs?  Head to Sungkilaw Falls and take a dip into its refreshing water.  Its location is secluded and requires a long walk with rough terrain to reach it.  Nevertheless, the trails leading to the falls are covered with dense forest so the hike can be relaxing even to first-timers.

6 | Hang out at Plaza Magsaysay

Plaza Magsaysay is a good spot to take a leisurely stroll, cool down, and relax.  It is within walking distance from Dipolog Cathedral and Dipolog City Hall.

7 | Nearby Attractions

Aliguay Island is part of Dapitan City but it is often a part of someone’s Dipolog itinerary.  Blessed with white sand and pristine waters, the island offers water activities including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and jet skiing in addition to its restaurant which serves fresh seafood.

NOTE: The P’gsalabuk Festival occurs annually in Dipolog City every Saturday of May.



The following is your guide to the flavorful food to enjoy and restaurants to try while in Dipolog City.

1 | UrChoice Bistro Cafe

The top restaurant in Dipolog based on user reviews, UrChoice Bistro Cafe serves authentic Italian foods.  It takes pride in serving flavorful dishes using natural ingredients and its pizza cooked using a stone oven.  Customers are raving about their pizza but they also serve pasta and steaks.

2 | Tonino’s Resto and Wine Bar

Tonino’s Resto and Wine Bar serves various cuisines including International, Asian, and of course Filipino.  It is located in the heart of the city and has a fancy ambience ideal for dates and family dinners.  It has an extensive selection of food as well as wines.  Try their boneless bangus, caramelized spare ribs, and shrimp bisque.

3 | Cucina Italiana

Cucina Italiana is a great place to indulge your cravings for authentic Italian dishes.  Their pizza is great and so is their organic pork steak, both cooked in a wood-fired oven.  The restaurant has a lovely ambience ideal for fine dining with family and friends.  Their price is a bit higher for local standards but the food, ambience, and overall experience make it all worth it.

4 | Umami Room and Olive Tree Bar

Located on the top floor of D’ Hotel, Umami Room and Olive Tree Bar is the best place to go for your Japanese food cravings.  They serve the best sashimi, California maki, and ebi tempura.  The best time to go is around sunset so you’ll be able to catch the breathtaking view from the top floor.

5 | Cafe Isabelle

Cafe Isabelle is a nice place to hang out with family and friends over cakes, pastries, and breads.  It’s a quaint little place with good ambience and a wide selection of foods.

6 | Esquina Deli Food Products

For mouthwatering crispy pata and steaks, there’s no other place to go but Esquina Deli Food Products.  They also serve steaks and other Filipino favorites such as lumpia and fried chicken.

KNOWN FOR: Spanish sardines, a dish where the fish is cooked slowly with oil, bay leaves and pickles.


Where to stay.

There are many different types of accommodations available in this destination ranging from hostels to luxurious resorts. The following is your guide to our top choices for each range in Dipolog City.

1 | Ariana Hotel (Budget)

2 | d’hotel & suites (mid-range), 3 | lodging (luxury | resort).

This guide recommends using the following sites to conduct research online of where to stay in Dipolog City or for a specific destination:

Book your room with these trusted online booking sites.  Booking online in the Philippines almost always guarantees the best price and a room when you arrive.  We use these sites frequently to get the best prices and enjoy convenient bookings. Click each of the buttons below to find the best place for you at the lowest rates:

TIP: D’Hotel & Suites is the best property to experience this destination.

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Suggested Budget

Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily.  Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.

Travel Costs


A bed in a  hostel  dorm costs from 350 PHP ($7 USD), but smaller dorms can cost from 500 PHP ($10 USD).  For a private double, prices start around 700 PHP ($14 USD).

Most  budget hotels  begin at 700 PHP ($14 USD) per night for a double room and usually include free wifi and breakfast.  For  a three-star hotel , prices begin around 1,400 PHP ($28 USD) per night.    AirBnB  is also widespread throughout the country, with private rooms starting from as little as 500 PHP ($10 USD) per night.  For entire apartments, expect to pay at least 1,400 PHP ($28 USD) per night.

Resorts and luxury accommodations  vary greatly from 1,400 PHP ($28 USD) to 5,000+ PHP ($100+ USD).  However, there are some really nice resorts and luxury accommodations which are surprisingly affordable.

We use and recommend booking online to save money using  HostelWorld ,  Agoda , , and  AirBnB . 

Local food is extremely cheap, with street food costing under 50 PHP ($1USD).  For an inexpensive meal at a local restaurant, prices start around 100 PHP ($2 USD).  For a meal at a mid-range restaurant with drinks and table service, expect to pay from 200 PHP ($4 USD).  Knowing that their target customers are primarily tourists, Western food venues can be pricey compared to Filipino food.  Also, some of the ingredients need to be imported, which contributes to the higher cost. Western food (burgers, pizza, pasta, etc.) is much more expensive but is still relatively affordable at around 200 PHP ($4 USD) for a meal and drink.

Fast food like McDonalds will cost around 200 PHP ($4 USD).  A beer at the bar will cost around 50-100 PHP ($1–2 USD).

A week’s worth of groceries will cost between 300-600 PHP ($6-12 USD) per person.  However, food in this country is so inexpensive, and kitchens & refrigerators are hard to come by, I don’t recommend cooking your meals here since there is plenty of delicious street food to eat at very cheap prices. You won’t make it as good as they do and the food is too delicious to miss!


There are many modes of transportation available in the Philippines and each varies greatly. 

Public Transportation is cheap.  Bus services on the islands are inexpensive.  Local buses (called jeepneys) are the most common type of transportation in towns and cities. The fare is usually between 7-25 PHP ($.20–.50 USD).

On islands without a bus system, a taxi or tricycle is the only form of transport with fares starting at 50-500 PHP ($1-$10) USD for short trips. 

Taxis are everywhere, and they’re very cheap.  Most fares shouldn’t cost you more than 500 PHP ($10 USD) around town.  

To get between islands, you’ll need to take a boat or to fly.  There are ferries that connect the island together since they aren’t too far apart but, generally speaking, flights are the most realistic option. 

Flights between islands usually cost about 2,000-3500 PHP ($40-70 USD).  However, this isn’t the cheapest way to travel.  It’s only recommended if you have limited time. 

We recommend booking online to save money using:  Skysca n ner ,  momondo ,  Kayak , .

Attractions & Activities

Most attractions and activities in the Philippines are pretty cheap. Most attractions throughout the area are FREE to enter, though some of the more well known and popular ones cost 5-100 PHP ($.10-$2 USD) to enter. 

Depending on the activity, most day tours only cost around 1,000-1,500 PHP ($20-30 USD), oftentimes less.  You have more bargaining power if you go with a group. If you are expecting to do some climbing, remember to pack some warm layers. It gets cold at the top!  

Other activities such as Island Hopping, scuba diving, helmet diving, swimming with whale sharks, jungle trekking, canyoning, ATVs, jet skis, wakeboarding, cruises, parasailing, horseback riding, cultural experiences, and tours can cost as much as 1,250-5,000+ PHP ($25-100+ USD).

The Philippines is one of the least expensive places to learn how to scuba dive. Learning to scuba dive usually costs about 15,000-20,000 PHP ($300-400 USD), but often includes FREE accommodation for the duration of the course, which lasts three or four days.

Always book your tours and activities when you arrive.  Stick to travel agents who are selling on the ground. If a travel agent won’t negotiate with you, move on to the next until you find one that will.  Booking tours online is almost always more expensive. 

Typical Costs in Dipolog City in 2023 :

  • Hostel Dorm Bed: 250-350 PHP ($5–7 USD) night
  • Budget Hotel:  700 PHP ($14 USD) night
  • Mid-Range Hotel:   1500 PHP ($31 USD) night
  • Street Food: 50-150 PHP ($1–3 USD) meal
  • Restaurant Meals: 200-300 PHP ($4–6 USD) meal
  • Local Beer: 50-100 PHP ($1–2 USD) bottle
  • 1.5L Bottle of Water: 38 PHP ($.75 USD) bottle
  • Jeepney Ride: 7-25 PHP ($.20–.50 USD) ride
  • Tricycle Ride:   20-100 PHP ($.5-2 USD) ride
  • Taxi: 75-500 PHP ($1.50-10 USD) ride – use GrabTaxi app
  • Long-Distance Bus Ride: 400-500 PHP ($8–10 USD) ride
  • Domestic Flight: 2,000-3,500 PHP ($40–70 USD) flight

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The following is some of our best advice on traveling to Dipolog City.  Learn what you need to know BEFORE you go!

Tips & Hacks

he following are our Top 10 Tips when visiting this destination in the Philippines:

  • Be aware that a tourist VISA is only 30 days. You can extend it upon arrival, or within the first 30 days, for an additional 30 days for a fee of approximately 3,000 pesos.
  • Don’t buy into the fear factor. The Philippines has an unjustified reputation of being a dangerous place. It’s true there are security guards everywhere, but that is to deter theft.
  • Manila is NOT the Philippines. Get outside of the cities to see the real Philippines.
  • Don’t over plan. Boats, buses, and even airplane schedules are notoriously unreliable. Be flexible.
  • Check the weather. The weather varies greatly throughout the Philippines daily.
  • Typhoons can have a huge impact on your plans. Account for this when planning your trip.
  • It’s not cool to raise your voice or show outward frustration in public.
  • Be polite at all times. Realize that your country’s sense of humor may be different from Filipino humor and take this into account when interacting with Filipinos and while in public places.
  • Things move at a slower pace. Accept it … don’t get frustrated … but do account for it.
  • Don’t drink the tap water… but stay hydrated! Save money by buying large bottles (6-10 liters) of water and using it to fill your water bottle or hydration bladder in your backpack.

For a complete list of our travel tips & hacks, check out the following guide and be sure to download a FREE copy for yourself.

VIEW & DOWNLOAD : The Ultimate Travel Tips & Hacks Guide for the Philippines

Money Matters

The Philippines has its own currency called the Philippine Peso. Banks, ATMs, and money-changers can be found on the island. If you are exploring the neighboring islands or provinces, make sure to bring enough cash that will last until the next time you get to an ATM or bank since most tours, transportation, and budget accommodations only accept cash.

READ MORE: Money in the Philippines: Everything You Need to Know

Health & Safety

While overall the Philippines is a safe country to visit, as is Dipolog City, you need to use common sense just as you would in any country, especially when traveling, and in a city, town, or area you are unfamiliar with.

Consult your hotel or resort front desk as they are more likely to give you reliable information than a random stranger on the street. Be careful when approaching strangers and selective about who you approach. Always pay attention to your gut feeling and follow it.

READ MORE: How to Avoid Scams & Thieves in the Philippines

There are many things to consider when traveling in order to stay safe … things that we may not be accustomed to during our normal everyday lives. The following are articles about tips on how to stay safe while traveling in the Philippines:

  • 6 Common Accidents to Avoid   
  • How to Beat the Heat in the Philippines
  • Taxi Safety Tips: Dos and Don’ts
  • Motorbike Safety Tips
  • Beach & Ocean Safety Tips
  • Sun Safety Tips   

TIP: The best way to avoid problems and stay safe is to travel with a local resident.

Staying fit & healthy can be challenging when traveling in the Philippines. 

The tropical Philippines climate requires you to prepare for illnesses that you may not normally be accustomed to. 

The following are our Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy while Traveling in the Philippines:

  • Maintain a Balanced Diet
  • Stay Hydrated but Only Drink Bottled Water
  • Get Plenty of Rest
  • Allow Your Body Time to Adjust 
  • Keep Active
  • Sanitize Often 
  • Be Aware of Food Safety Concerns
  • Take Your Vitamins
  • Practice Safe Sex
  • Be Prepared Should You Get Sick

READ MORE: Stay Healthy in the Philippines: How to Avoid Getting Sick

Staying Connected

You need to have a local-based SIM card in order to stay connected when in the Philippines. Network giants such as Globe and Smart have SIM cards you can use to make calls, send text messages, and also to connect to the Internet. A SIM card costs around 50 PHP ($1 USD) and usually comes with a FREE load worth 50 PHP ($1 USD). You can buy a card containing a code you can enter on your phone to replenish your load or buy an electronic load that is available almost anywhere in the city.

While you may not have problems with signal strength when in the city, it is not always the case when on islands or in remote areas of a province.  So when arranging for transportation pick up, say when renting a boat to take you to and pick you up from the island, it would be best that you make it clear what time you need to be picked up before the boatman leaves.

Recommended Travel Apps

Apps for smartphones and tablets can be useful both before you leave and while you’re traveling.  Most are available for iPhones and Android phones.

The following are our Top 10 most useful travel apps on our smartphones when traveling in the Philippines:

  • Grab (taxis/ride shares)
  • Angkas (motorbike ride-hailing)
  • WhatsApp (phone calls)
  • Skyscanner (flights)
  • Rome2Rio (transportation)
  • Agoda (accomodations)
  • (accomodations)
  • AirBnB (accomodations)
  • Traveloka (flights, accomodations, activities)
  • Klook (attractions & activities )

Be certain to download and set up apps BEFORE leaving on your trip to make certain each is installed and working properly.

For our complete list of travel apps that we use and recommend while traveling in the Philippines, checkout our checklist below.  Download a FREE copy for yourself as a PDF.

READ MORE: The Ultimate List of Travel Apps for the Philippines

Trying to decide what to do when traveling to a destination for the first time can be a bit overwhelming given your lack of familiarity with the place along with all of the available options. 

We’ve created the following itinerary to help simplify the process and ensure that you get the most out of your trip.  Although we provide a 7 day itinerary for this destination, it can always be adjusted to fit the length of your trip.

VIEW : Dipolog City 7-Day Travel Itinerary

Packing Checklist

The secret to a successful and stress-free trip is to start by using a packing list.  This will reduce anxiety from the start and ensure that nothing important is forgotten when packing.   To make this process easy for you, we’ve created a detailed packing list.  Click the link below to download it for FREE now. 

Carrying your checklist with you during your travels can be useful when repacking, by helping to ensure that you do not leave anything behind.

VIEW & DOWNLOAD : Our Ultimate Packing Guide & Checklist

Things to Remember

This guide recommends to take note of the following while traveling in Dipolog City or in the Philippines in general.

There is a nationwide ban which prohibits smoking in public places including indoors, the streets, on sidewalks, in restaurants , and on public transportation, requiring smokers to use designated smoking areas.  Selling tobacco to and purchasing from or for minors is also prohibited. Violators are subject to fines (up to 5,000 PHP | $100 USD) and even 4 months in prison.

The minimum legal drinking age is 18.  Alcohol such as beer and hard drinks can easily be bought in grocery and convenience stores.  The most common alcoholic beverage is beer, generally served cold.  Local alcoholic drinks include tuba (coconut wine which is usually very strong) and potent moonshine-like clear liquors made from sugar or fruit.  Imported beer, wine, and name brand hard alcohol are available but expensive.

Drugs are illegal in the Philippines.  Don’t use, buy, or sell any non-prescription drugs while in the Philippines … not even marijuana.  It is considered an especially heinous crime to buy from, for, or sell drugs to children.  The penalties are severe … up to and including death.

Public nudity is illegal in the Philippines and is not tolerated.  Most locals consider it offensive.  There are laws which prohibit provocative and erotic clothing and swimwear, therefore carefully consider your clothings and swimwear choices to make certain they are not too revealing.

Foreigners & Expats

If you are not a Filipino citizen, remember that you are a guest when visiting this country … be certain to act accordingly.  Respect the people, their customs, and the environment and wlidlife. You can be deported and banned … so behave … but have fun and enjoy all that this wonderful destination has to offer.

READ MORE : Practical Information about the Philippines


I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

When it comes to beach footwear, aqua shoes offer exceptional support, breathability, and overall comfort. Well-crafted and sturdy, it provides effective protection against rocky terrain, quick drying for added convenience, and easy maintenance. A must-have for any outdoor enthusiast.


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Dipolog City in the Philippines is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its pristine beaches, rich culture, and stunning landscapes, it is the perfect tropical getaway. Explore the charm of this beautiful city and immerse yourself in its vibrant tourist attractions . From the history and culture of Dipolog City to its breathtaking beaches, this travel guide will help you discover all that Dipolog has to offer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the hidden gem of Dipolog City in the Philippines
  • Experience the pristine beaches, rich culture, and stunning landscapes
  • Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant tourist attractions
  • Explore the history and culture of Dipolog City
  • Enjoy the breathtaking beaches and outdoor activities

A Brief Overview of the City

Dipolog is a quaint city located in the province of Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines . Known as the “Gateway to Western Mindanao ,” Dipolog offers a unique blend of rural charm and modest urban growth. Situated in the heart of nature with its lush landscapes and breathtaking vistas, the city welcomes travelers to explore its hidden gems and immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture.

“Dipolog perfectly captures the essence of the Philippines, combining natural beauty, rich heritage, and warm hospitality.” – Traveler’s Digest

With its historical landmarks, vibrant festivals, and pristine beaches, Dipolog is a destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast seeking adventure or a culture aficionado eager to delve into the local traditions, Dipolog has it all.

Dipolog City: A Cultural Oasis

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Dipolog City. From visiting historical sites like the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary to exploring local museums and art galleries, you’ll discover the city’s deep-rooted traditions and artistic expressions.

Nature’s Wonderland: Zamboanga del Norte

Located in the province of Zamboanga del Norte , Dipolog is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Embark on a scenic journey through the province and be amazed by its cascading waterfalls, serene rivers, and majestic mountains.

Warm Hospitality and Delicious Cuisine

The people of Dipolog are known for their warm and welcoming nature, making visitors feel right at home . Indulge in the local cuisine and savor mouthwatering delicacies that showcase the region’s flavors, influenced by its bountiful land and sea.

Your Adventure Awaits

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures like hiking, island hopping, or zip-lining, or simply looking to relax and soak up the sun on the pristine beaches, Dipolog offers a diverse range of activities for every type of traveler.

Top Attractions in Dipolog

Embark on a journey to Dipolog, Philippines, and uncover the hidden treasures of this captivating city. From its cultural heritage to its natural wonders, Dipolog promises an unforgettable experience for every wanderer.

The Best Time to Visit Dipolog

Planning a trip to Dipolog? The best time to visit this captivating city is during the dry months from December to May. Dipolog experiences balmy weather during these months, making it the perfect time for outdoor activities and exploring the city’s top attractions .

One of the highlights of visiting Dipolog is experiencing the vibrant local festival called Sinulog sa Dipolog . Held in April, Sinulog sa Dipolog is a lively event filled with vibrant street dancing, colorful parades, and cultural performances. It showcases the rich heritage and traditions of the city, bringing it to life in a spectacular way.

“Sinulog sa Dipolog is an absolute must-see for travelers interested in immersing themselves in the local culture and witnessing the city’s vibrant spirit.”

During Sinulog sa Dipolog , the streets come alive with energy and excitement. Locals dressed in traditional attire dance to the beat of drums and chant prayers. Colorful floats adorned with flowers and streamers pass through the city, creating a visual spectacle that shouldn’t be missed.

Visiting Dipolog during Sinulog sa Dipolog allows you to witness the fusion of faith, tradition, and celebration. Take part in the festivities, feast on local delicacies, and soak up the lively atmosphere. It’s an experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for Filipino culture.

So why wait? Plan your visit to Dipolog during Sinulog sa Dipolog and embrace the vibrant culture and festivities that make this city truly special.

Dipolog Boulevard: Coastal Beauty

Nestled along the picturesque bay, Dipolog Boulevard stands as a breathtaking testament to the coastal beauty of the city. This stunning waterfront promenade is a jewel in Dipolog’s crown, offering residents and visitors alike an enchanting experience.

With its luxurious stretch running along the shore, Dipolog Boulevard is a haven for early morning joggers, leisurely evening strolls, and everything in between. As you make your way along the boulevard, the soothing sounds of the waves serve as a gentle background melody, creating a serene atmosphere.

However, it is during the evenings that Dipolog Boulevard truly comes alive. The vibrant colors of the sunset paint the sky, captivating the hearts of both locals and tourists. Join the gathering of individuals eager to witness this natural spectacle, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of dusk.

Not only does Dipolog Boulevard offer a feast for the eyes, but it also satisfies the taste buds. The boulevard is lined with a variety of dining options, each offering delightful culinary experiences. Indulge in scrumptious seafood dishes while reveling in the coastal ambiance, creating memories that will linger long after your visit.

Attractions near Dipolog Boulevard:

  • Rizal Park: Pay tribute to national hero Dr. Jose Rizal at this tranquil park, adorned with statues and well-manicured gardens.
  • Dipolog City Hall: Observe the architectural marvel that houses the seat of government in Dipolog.
  • Dakak Park and Beach Resort : Just a short distance from Dipolog Boulevard, this idyllic resort offers white sandy beaches and various water activities .
  • Dipolog City Sunset Boulevard: Experience another breathtaking sunset view at this neighboring boulevard.

Dipolog Boulevard is truly a gateway to the beauty and charm of Dipolog. It combines the allure of its coastal setting with a wealth of attractions nearby, providing a memorable experience for every visitor .

Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary

The Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary is a magnificent testament to the deep religious and cultural heritage of Dipolog City. As one of the oldest heritage sites in the region, this sacred place holds great significance for both locals and visitors alike.

Constructed during the Spanish colonial era, the cathedral showcases a unique blend of traditional and contemporary architectural elements. Its awe-inspiring design and intricate details are a true testament to the craftsmanship of the time. Each visit to the cathedral offers a glimpse into the rich history and cultural fabric of Dipolog City.

Throughout the year, the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary hosts various religious events and celebrations. These gatherings provide an intimate opportunity for people to come together and experience the vibrant traditions of the local community.

“The Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary stands as a symbol of Dipolog City’s cultural heritage and spiritual significance.”

Whether you are a devout worshipper or simply appreciate architectural wonders, a visit to the Dipolog Cathedral will leave you in awe. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere, admire the stunning craftsmanship, and embrace the cultural richness that defines this remarkable city.

Sicayab Cliffs and Beaches

Looking for an adventure? Sicayab Cliffs in Dipolog is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers. With activities like cliff diving and exploration of the surrounding areas, you’re bound to get your adrenaline pumping.

After the excitement of the cliffs, unwind and relax at the nearby pristine beaches. These beaches in Dipolog are relatively untouched by mass tourism, offering a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, go snorkeling to discover the vibrant marine life, or indulge in thrilling water sports.

Experience the beauty of Dipolog’s marine life and seascape, as you soak in the sun and enjoy the sandy shores. With a variety of outdoor activities available, you’ll find something to suit your taste.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sicayab Cliffs and the nearby beaches. It’s the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers alike.

Cucina Italiana in a Filipino Setting

Dipolog, known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, offers a delightful surprise for food enthusiasts – a taste of Italy in a Filipino setting. The city boasts a selection of restaurants that have mastered the art of Italian cooking, serving up authentic dishes that will transport you to the bustling streets of Rome or the romantic canals of Venice.

In these hidden gems of Dipolog, you can indulge in classic Italian favorites such as pasta, pizza, and risotto. Each dish is crafted with precision and passion, using fresh local ingredients to add a unique Filipino twist. Whether you’re a fan of creamy carbonara, tangy margherita pizza, or hearty bolognese, you’re sure to find a culinary masterpiece that satisfies your cravings.

What sets these dining options apart is not only the delicious food but also the warm and inviting atmosphere they provide. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner or a family gathering, the restaurants in Dipolog ensure a memorable dining experience for all occasions. The attentive and friendly staff will make you feel right at home , while the cozy interiors and charming ambiance create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable meal.

Sample Menu

So, if you’re looking to satisfy your cravings for Italian cuisine in Dipolog , be sure to explore these dining options that offer a perfect blend of Italy and the Philippines. Treat yourself to a culinary journey unlike any other as you savor the rich flavors and culinary traditions of Italy, right in the heart of Dipolog.

Linabo Peak: The 3003 Steps Challenge

Embark on an exhilarating hiking adventure at Linabo Peak , a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Dipolog. Prepare yourself for the ultimate physical and mental challenge as you conquer the 3003 steps leading to the peak’s panoramic summit.

This pilgrimage site not only offers a test of endurance but also provides a spiritual retreat for those seeking solace amidst nature. The journey to the top may be arduous, but the reward is well worth the effort.

Once you reach the summit, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of Dipolog City and its picturesque countryside. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding landscape as you take a well-deserved break from your ascent.

The climb to Linabo Peak requires physical fitness and mental preparedness. Make sure to wear appropriate hiking gear and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the challenging trek.

A visit to Linabo Peak is an opportunity to test your limits, connect with nature, and create unforgettable memories. Don’t miss out on this unique outdoor experience during your trip to Dipolog.

Key Highlights:

  • Challenge yourself with a 3003-step ascent to Linabo Peak.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Dipolog City and its countryside from the summit.
  • Experience a spiritual retreat at this pilgrimage site.
  • Ensure physical fitness and mental preparedness for the climb.

Zip Southern Leyte for an Adrenaline Rush

Experience the thrill of soaring through lush landscapes and feeling the wind rush through your hair with Zip Southern Leyte . This adventure activity in Dipolog City is perfect for adrenaline junkies looking for an unforgettable experience.

Strap on your gear, listen to the safety instructions from trained professionals, and get ready to fly across Dipolog’s stunning natural beauty. As you zip line through the air, you’ll get a unique perspective of the landscape and immerse yourself in the exhilarating adventure that awaits.

Zip Southern Leyte offers a range of zip line courses, catering to both beginners and experienced thrill-seekers. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned adventurer, there’s a zip line experience that will get your heart racing.

As you zip line, take in the breathtaking views of picturesque valleys, verdant forests, and rushing rivers. The lush scenery will captivate your senses and make your adventure even more memorable.

Let the incredible speed and height of the zip line fill you with adrenaline as you zip through the air. It’s an exhilarating activity that combines adventure and sightseeing, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty of Dipolog City in a whole new way.

The Thrill of Zip Southern Leyte

“Zip Southern Leyte took my breath away. The rush of zipping through the air while surrounded by stunning landscapes was an experience like no other. It’s a must-try adventure activity for anyone visiting Dipolog!” – Maria Santos

Don’t miss out on this adrenaline-pumping adventure during your visit to Dipolog City. Zip Southern Leyte promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you exhilarated and craving for more.

Dipolog City, Philippines, is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. With its pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage, and stunning landscapes, this city offers a perfect tropical getaway for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path destination. From exploring the scenic charm of Dipolog Boulevard to challenging yourself with the 3003 steps of Linabo Peak, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city.

Immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in delicious cuisine that fuses Italian flavors with a Filipino twist. Dipolog’s warm hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty will create unforgettable memories of your visit. As the gateway to Western Mindanao, Dipolog City invites you to explore its beaches, heritage sites, and adventurous activities , making it an ideal destination for those seeking a unique and authentic experience in the Philippines.

Escape the crowded tourist spots and discover Dipolog City, the hidden gem that showcases the beauty of the Philippines in a truly remarkable way. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure , or cultural immersion, Dipolog has it all. Start planning your trip to this captivating destination and uncover the wonders that await you in Dipolog City, the true hidden gem of the Philippines.

What are the top tourist attractions in Dipolog, Philippines?

Dipolog offers a variety of tourist attractions , including Dipolog Boulevard, the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary, Sicayab Cliffs and Beaches, Linabo Peak, and Zip Southern Leyte .

When is the best time to visit Dipolog?

The best time to visit Dipolog is during the dry months from December to May. This period offers balmy weather, ideal for outdoor activities and exploring the city’s attractions . If you want to experience local festivities, plan your visit during Sinulog sa Dipolog in April.

What is Dipolog Boulevard?

Dipolog Boulevard is a stunning coastal promenade and the crown jewel of the city. It stretches luxuriously along the bay and offers a perfect setting for an early morning jog or a leisurely evening walk. It is known for its breathtaking sunsets and is lined with dining options to enjoy seafood.

What is the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary?

The Cathedral of Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary is a symbol of the city’s deep religious and cultural heritage. It dates back to the Spanish colonial era and features unique architectural design that combines traditional and contemporary elements. It hosts various religious events and celebrations throughout the year.

What can I do at Sicayab Cliffs and Beaches?

Sicayab Cliffs offer adventure activities like cliff diving and exploration of the surrounding areas. After the thrill, you can unwind at the nearby pristine beaches, which are relatively untouched by mass tourism. These beaches offer opportunities for swimming, snorkeling , and water sports.

Where can I find Italian cuisine in Dipolog?

Dipolog surprisingly offers a taste of Italy with its selection of restaurants that have mastered the art of Italian cooking. These eateries serve authentic Italian dishes with a Filipino twist, using fresh local ingredients.

What is Linabo Peak?

Linabo Peak is a challenging trek that involves climbing 3003 steps to reach its panoramic summit. It is a pilgrimage site that attracts fitness enthusiasts and those seeking spiritual solace. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Dipolog and the surrounding countryside.

What is Zip Southern Leyte?

Zip Southern Leyte offers an adrenaline rush with its scenic zip line experience. Soar across lush landscapes and enjoy the thrill of zipping through the air. Trained professionals ensure your safety, and the adventure provides a unique perspective of Dipolog’s natural beauty.

Why should I visit Dipolog?

Dipolog City, Philippines, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage, and stunning landscapes, it offers a perfect tropical getaway. From exploring Dipolog Boulevard to climbing Linabo Peak, there is something for every traveler in this vibrant city.

Where is Dipolog located?

Dipolog is a city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte , Philippines.

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Dipolog City: The Pride of Zamboanga del Norte

Dipolog shared much of its cultural history with the ancient town of Dapitan to which it once belonged. It traces its beginnings long before the Spanish conquistadores set foot on the island of Mindanao. This heritage has carried on to the present and has contributed to Dipolog's colorful and unique culture.

Dipolog City: The Pride of Zamboanga del Norte

Dipolog Beach

Dipolog was previously known as Tulwanan, which means “a settlement by the river.” Its earliest settlers all belonged to the Subanen Tribe called Subanon or river people with an established religion founded in animism. These Austronesian peoples descended from the Malay ethnic group which roamed Mindanao and Southeast Asia via land bridges as early as 30,000 years ago. Later migrations of other tribes were made by water and took place over several thousand years.

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Dipolog Boulevard

Linabo Climb

The 3003 Steps to Linabo Peak offers a panoramic view of the twin cities of Dipolog and Dapitan. It is also the venue for the annual “Katkat Sakripisyo” of Catholic devotees who perform their penitential rites during the Lenten Season.

The Cogon Eco-Park is a 344-hectare reforestation area situated in Barangay Cogon established in 1958. Mature trees are growing wild in the area; species such as Mahogany, Teak, Yemane, Lumbayao, Molave, Acacia, Narra, Mayapis, Lauan, Narig, Tianong, Duguan, Lumbayao, Rattan and Nato. It is also one of the favorite camping sites of different mountaineering groups. Presently under development in the area are the information center, Subanen Valley, picnic cottages, well-landscaped ground at the entrance, parking area, aviary, and different cages for animals.

OISCA Forest Park

Adjacent to Barangay Cogon is Barangay Diwan, part of the eco-tourism complex housing the Organization of International Spiritual and Cultural Advancement or OISCA Forest Park, a joint project of the OISCA of Japan, locally managed by Heroshi Ikeda, and the City Government of Dipolog. It also houses the Dipolog OISCA Children’s Forest Park. The most prominent feature of the park is the Sungkilaw Falls.

The Historical Sta. Cruz – Punta Corro

Sta. Cruz–Punta Corro is the spot where migrating Boholanos from the Visayas landed and established settlement. A cross was erected by the settlers on May 3, 1905 as a thanksgiving altar to God for their safe journey. Roman Catholic mass were likewise celebrated on this area before the Spaniards established a chapel 1.5 kilometers inward along the town center street now known as Rizal Avenue. A Cathedral was later erected by the Spanish friars sometime in 1895 replacing the old church, with Dr. Jose Rizal designing the church altar from a sketch requested by his former professor, Fr. Jose Villaclara, once Dipolog's cura during the Spanish Era.

Dipolog Hall

Dipolog Hall was built on July 1, 1913 under the administration of General John J. Pershing. The corner street houses the monument of three prominent Dipolognons namely Hon. Pascual T. Martinez, the first appointed Mayor of Dipolog in 1913-1918, Rev. Fr. Nicasio Y. Patangan, the first Filipino Diocesan Priest of Mindanao, and Eugenio R. Margate, a farmer for 25 years who introduced the Margate System of Planting Rice.

Dipolog Fountain

Located at Estaka-Turno road junction is the Fountain of Blessings, the statutes represent the tri-people of Mindanao, which symbolize the diverse cultures prevailing in Dipolog. The bowl raised to heavens is a gesture of thanksgiving and offering to God Almighty for the generous outpouring of graces and blessings, bountiful harvests and sustained peace and prosperity.

Dipolog Boholana Handicraft

Located at Gen Luna St. Cor Magsaysay Dipolog City, people sell souvenir products. Tourists are welcome to visit or to watch how the shop's products are made. The souvenir shop is visited by many tourists. The store is owned by Elsa Leones. In late 2010 ,the original S and J is supposed to be located at Bonifacio Street but then transferred.

In Dipolog City, one can experience a quiet and scenic place in the south with a unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary.  There are bargains for fresh tropical fruits such as lanzones, mangosteen, rambutan, marang, manga, and caimito. Bring home famous local products like bottled sardines, uyap, ginamos, home-made corned beef, and Spanish Chorizo.  Gift your friends with delicacies as tinagaktak, bakya and lintoy, or just shop around for Muslim clothing such as the malong and the batik.

How to get there

All sites in Zamboanga del Norte can be accessed via Dipolog City:

• By Air: From Manila, Cebu Pacific Air offers daily flights to Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga Del Norte. Travelling by air takes approximately an hour. • By sea: There are ferries that offer transportation from Manila to Dipolog City. These ferries often take the Port of Pulauan in Dapitan City, and from there one can take public transportation to get to neighboring cities.  The Strong Republic Nautical Highway (RORO) could also be taken. It takes less than 48 hours to get to Dipolog City. • By land: Buses of the Rural Transit and the Evergood Trans Industries, Inc. travel to Dipolog city. From Dipolog Airport, go to the Dipolog Bus terminal. Travel time is 15-20 minutes.

Accommodations • Jardin de La Vina Hotel - 149 Governor Alvarez Avenue, Dipolog / Zamboanga, Philippines 7000 • GV Hotel Dipolog City - Quezon Avenue, Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Dipolog / Zamboanga, Philippines • Top Plaza Hotel - Echavez St.Corner Quezon Avenue, Dipolog / Zamboanga, Philippines 7100


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Getting to Dipolog City

Dipolog city flights schedule.

The flight schedule shown above was updated on November 1, 2022, for the Month of November 2022. Airlines frequently change their schedule without notice, so it is best always to check out the airlines’ official websites.

The different airlines are constantly changing their flight schedules to and from Dipolog in the light of travel restrictions and cancellations brought about by the pandemic. Blank cells mean there are no flights for that particular route to and from Dipolog.

Dipolog Airfare Promos and Seat Sales

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  • Ending November 10, 2022: Cheapest Cebu Pacific Promo Tickets for 2022-2023 Travel For as Low as P88 One Way Base Fare
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To and From Dipolog Ferry Services

Dipolog is accessible by ferry from Cebu, Dumaguete , Manila or Zamboanga via Dipolog City port Port. Fares vary depending on the type of accommodation selected.

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Top Dipolog Tourist Spots

Dipolog City is a charming seaside community in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. It is blessed with natural wonders and stunning tourist spots that attract visitors all year round. Whether you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches, or wanting to explore the natural attractions and heritage sites, Dipolog has something to offer everyone.

Here are some of the top Dipolog tourist spots that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to this amazing city.

Dipolog Sunset Boulevard

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Dipolog Sunset Boulevard

The Dipolog Sunset Boulevard is a lovely and picturesque location where you may unwind and enjoy the natural splendor of Dipolog. The avenue, in addition to being a wonderful place for a romantic evening stroll with your sweetheart, is also an excellent spot for photo opportunities.

The esplanade is a 2.6 kilometers stretch of beachfront that runs from Sta. Cruz de Barangay Central to Purok Bularan de Barangay Miputak. It hosts the “P’gsalabuk Festival,” as well as other similar events, cultural shows and presentations, and athletic activities such as marathons and triathlons.

The Rizal Park and Shrine

Dipolog Tourist Spots - The Rizal Park And Shrine

The Rizal Park and Shrine, also known as the José Rizal Memorial Protected Area, is a protected landscape and monument to the Philippines’ national hero in Dapitan, Mindanao. It protects the farm property in barrio Talisay where José Rizal was exiled for four years from 1892 to 1896 after being accused of sedition and planning the Philippine revolution in Manila by Spanish colonial authorities.

The Rizal National Shrine, designated by Presidential Decree No. 105 in 1973, is part of the protected landscape area. It is a collection of five bamboo and nipa huts that José Rizal originally constructed, as well as other associated facilities.

The Rizal Shrine is also home to several other structures which commemorate different aspects of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s life and works such as the Martyr’s Monument, the Literature Hall, and the historical markers erected by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The shrine also hosts annual commemorative events such as Rizal Day on December 30th and the Dipolognon Festival in January.

The Rizal Shrine is one of Dipolog City’s most popular tourist spots. It is a must-visit for those who want to learn more about Dipolog’s rich history and culture.

3033 Steps to Linabo Peak

Linabo Peak is Dipolog City’s highest peak at an elevation of 2,933 meters above sea level. The climb to the summit takes about 3033 steps. The view from the summit is breathtaking, with a panoramic view of Dipolog City and its environs.

The view is especially nice, and the hike is still a good one. It’s not only accessible to tourists because of the existence of a constructed staircase built in the 1990s; it’s also a lovely viewpoint and a popular workout destination for Dipolog citizens.

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Mount Lab

Mount Lab is one of the highest peaks in Dipolog City at 1,332 meters above sea level. It is also the most popular destination for hikers and mountain climbers. The view from the summit is simply breathtaking, with a 360-degree view of Dipolog and the surrounding municipalities.

The mountain’s name is derived from the word “dilaab,” which means “mountain of fire,” and where it got its name, Mt. Lab. Because the mountain is prone to burning easily, especially during the summer.

There are several trails leading up to Mount Lab, but the most popular route is the Ambulong Trail. The hike takes around 3 hours one way, so make sure you bring enough water and snacks. And don’t forget to enjoy the view on your way down!

Cathedral of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Cathedral Of The Our Lady Of The Most Holy Rosary

The Dipolog Cathedral of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is Dipolog City’s most notable religious structure. This is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog.

José Rizal, during his exile in Dapitan, designed the first church altar of Dipolog Cathedral. The church has a wooden ceiling, carved stone bas reliefs of the Four Evangelists, massive adobe stone walls, and a reredos, among other features.

The Dipolog Cathedral is a major pilgrimage site and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Church of St. James Church The Greater

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Church Of St. James Church The Greater

The Church of St. James the Greater is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Dapitan. It is dedicated to James the Greater, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. The church was erected in 1892 by Father Mariano Gómez and it was the first Christian religious structure in Mindanao.

Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, painted the altar background during his exile in Dapitan. The painting was destroyed by fire later on. A monument here marks the position where Rizal usually stood when he heard Mass every Sunday, since he could not approach the altar while attending service because of his ex-communication from the Catholic Church.

The twin square bell towers, with pyramidal roofs and semi-circular arched windows on either side of the main entrance, are framed by a simple Gothic façade with little decoration. The church is a sight to behold inside and out!

Aliguay Island

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Aliguay Island

Dipolog City is teeming with tourist spots and attractions. One of the most popular is Aliguay Island , located in the municipality of Dipolog. It is a small island measuring only around three hectares, but it is well known for its crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches, and lush vegetation.

The island can be reached by boat from Dipolog City in about 15 minutes. The island’s main attraction is its beautiful beach which is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. The coral reefs in the area are also quite impressive and are a popular spot for diving and snorkeling.

The island is an established marine sanctuary.

Sungkilaw Falls

Sungkilaw Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Dipolog City. It’s one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, and for good reason!

Sungkilaw Falls is a 25-foot high waterfall located in the village of Virginia, Barangay Diwan, the farthest Barangay of the City of Dipolog. The beautiful natural gift is nestled in an overgrown forest and requires an adventurous trek down lush vegetation, flora, and wildlife.

The falls are absolutely stunning, and there’s plenty to do and see in the area. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing day out, Sungkilaw Falls is definitely worth a visit.

Situbo Falls

Situbo Falls is one of Dipolog City’s most popular tourist destinations. It is located in Barangay Situbo, about 10 kilometers from the city center. The Waterfall Falls are breathtaking. It is possible that the province’s most magnificent and highest waterfalls are found here. Despite its beauty and majesty, the site retains a distinctive flair.

Situbo Falls has a turquoise cold pool in good weather, deep enough for a dive. However, the pool turns brown and murky during the rainy season.

Malala Falls

Malala Falls is one of the most popular Dipolog tourist spots. It is known for its natural beauty and for being a great place to go swimming. The waterfall is about 60 meters high, and it is surrounded by lush vegetation. There are also several small caves that can be explored near the falls.

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to relax and take in nature’s beauty, Malala Falls is definitely worth a visit. The waterfall is especially spectacular during the rainy season when the water is flowing strong.

Dapitan River Cruise

Dapitan River Cruising

The Dapitan River Cruise is one of the most popular tourist spots and attractions in Dipolog City. The cruise starts at the Dipolog Wharf and goes up to the Dapitan River Bridge. It offers a scenic view of the river and the surrounding mountains.

The Dapitan River Cruise is a great way to explore the river and its surroundings. It’s perfect for tourists who want to see some of the natural beauty of Dipolog City.

Sicayab Cliffs

The Sicayab Cliffs are one of Dipolog’s most breathtaking tourist spots. The cliffs are located just a few kilometers outside of Dipolog City and offer a beautiful view of the city and the ocean. There is a small shrine at the top of the cliffs, which makes for a perfect spot to pray or meditate. The cliffs are also a great place to go for a walk or a jog, and there are several small cafes and restaurants nearby where you can grab a bite to eat.

Libuton Cave

Libuton Cave, Manukan, Zanorte

The Libuton Cave is a limestone cave located in the heart of the city and has a rich history that dates back to the Spanish era. The cave features a number of impressive formations, including stalactites and stalagmites, and is said to be home to a number of bats. Visitors can explore the cave on their own or join one of the guided tours that are offered.

The cave is located in a mountainous barangay called Libuton, which is seven kilometers from the town center. It is said that Libuton cave is composed of seven interconnecting caves yet only three of the caves are accessible for exploration.

The Libuton Cave is a must-see for visitors to Dipolog City and is sure to impress with its natural beauty and historical significance.

Guimputlan White Beach

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Guimputlan White Beach

The Guimputlan White Beach is one of the most popular Dipolog tourist spots. It is located within a resort in the Zamboanga Peninsula, situated east of Tagolo Point, and northeast of Tubud Point. The resort is open to the public in order to accommodate everyone who wants to unwind and enjoy its splendor. One may rent a room, a cottage, or a tent for a very reasonable fee. With an island rock that provides excellent views of the sunrise, you may visit another white sand beach.

It is a serene and beautiful beach that offers stunning views of Dipolog Bay. The white sand and clear waters make it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Dipolog. There are also several restaurants and bars nearby, making it the perfect spot to spend a day or two.

Dakak Beach Resort

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Dakak Beach Resort

Dakak Beach Resort is one of Dipolog’s most popular luxurious tourist destinations. The resort is known for its pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. It offers a variety of activities and amenities, including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, and windsurfing. There are also several restaurants and bars on-site, as well as a sprawling garden that is perfect for picnics.

Magsaysay Park (Plaza Magsaysay)

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Plaza Magsaysay

Magsaysay Park , also known as Plaza Magsaysay , is one of Dipolog City’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a wide-open space located in the heart of the city and is perfect for a relaxing day out. The park is home to a children’s playground, a jogging path, and plenty of open space for picnics and games. Magsaysay Park is also the site of Dipolog’s annual Independence Day celebration, which draws thousands of people to the park each year.

Ilihan Hill

The Ilihan Hill in Dapitan is estimated to be at 60 meters tall. At the foot of the hill was located an ancient burial ground for the Pre-Hispanic Dapitanons. In 1762, “Fort de Dapitan” was built by Spain to defend Dapitan against foreign and pirate attacks. A stone wall was built along its slopes, as well as a guardhouse with gun turrets. Remains of this ancient military fortification may be seen today.

When one goes up the hill, he will be offered a beautiful vista of Dapitan City’s urban areas. A tiny water reservoir is visible and it is used in the event of a water supply disruption in Dapitan. Mahoganies are plentiful in Ilihan’s thick jungle, which includes a small water reservoir.

Gloria’s Fantasy Land

Dipolog Tourist Spots - Glorias Fantasyland

Gloria’s Fantasyland is one of Dipolog’s most popular tourist attractions. It is an amusement park that features a wide variety of rides and attractions, a children’s area, and a variety of thrill rides. The park is open year-round and is a popular destination for families and thrill-seekers alike.

The children’s area at Gloria’s Fantasy Land is perfect for kids of all ages. It features a number of rides and games, as well as a large playground. The area is designed to be family-friendly, and it offers something for kids of all ages.

The thrill rides at Gloria’s Fantasy Land are some of the most popular in the region. They include a number of roller coasters, as well as several other high-adrenaline rides. The park is open late into the night, so visitors can enjoy the thrills long into the evening.

Cogon Eco-Tourism Park

Dipolog Tourist Spots Cogon Eco Tourism Park 1

The Cogon Eco-Tourism Park is Dipolog City’s showcase of nature and culture. The eco-park is located in the hinterlands of Barangay Cogon, Zamboanga del Norte. This environmental rest area park and forest preserve stretches into the neighboring Municipality of Polanco and covers a total land area of 344 hectares.

The eco-park is in Barangay Cogon, Zamboanga del Norte, and covers a 344-hectare landmass that extends into the neighboring Municipality of Polanco.

This park is a great place for nature lovers. The park’s large expanse contains a 40-hectare natural forest that is home to at least ten known uncommon fauna species, including the Philippine Monkey, Pigeon Dove, Philippine Turtle Dove, Monitor Lizard, and fruit bats. And the souvenir shops and food stalls provide a great opportunity to buy local products and try local dishes.

Tulwanan Village

Dipolog City is a place where you can find one of many Dipolog tourist spots. One of these is Tulwanan Village which was formerly the home of the Subanons, who were Dipolog’s first settlers. It is situated around six kilometers from the city center and on or near to the river that the Subanons used for trade in previous days.

The Tulwanan community is likewise rich in culture. The City Government built replicas of Subanen homes at the site to preserve its historical significance and allow the younger generation to see and reflect on their cultural history. If you want to get a taste of Dipolog City’s culture, Tulwanan Village is the place to go.

These are just some of the top Dipolog tourist spots that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to this amazing city. Whether you’re looking for stunning views, amazing food, or a chance to explore Philippine culture, Dipolog has something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Dipolog today!

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Dipolog Travel Guide

One of the fast-developing cities in the southern part of the Philippines, Dipolog City plays home to numerous natural and manmade tourist attractions. Aside from these spots, many people visit the city for its interesting and attractive festivals. Hence, for travelers who have interest in visiting the place, there are Dipolog travel guides that can help them be informed and knowledgeable about the city. Additionally, these guides also offer information on places to stay, dine, and visit in Dipolog City, Philippines.


When it comes to accommodations, most Dipolog travel guides offer sections on hotels, lodges, and inns that people can find when they visit Dipolog City, Philippines. For those who are in search for places where they can have a luxurious stay, they can always take a look at the facilities of some famous hospitality service providers in the area such as Top Plaza Hotel, Hotel Camila, and Elizabeth Hotel. Meanwhile, for those who are in tight budget, they can make advance reservations at any of the lodges and inns that provide affordable accommodations, including West End Court Inn, CL Inn, and Rodriguez Inn. Above all, Dipolog travel guides also feature pension houses where travelers can experience the comfort of being in their own homes.

In terms of dining ,

Anot Dipolog travel guides feature restaurants that offer delectable and sumptuous meals to everyone. For those who crave for Filipino dishes, they can always check the menu of some dining places in Dipolog City, Philippines, which include CL Fastfood, Chip’n Lechon Manok, and Morgia’s BBQ and Lechon Manok. Hence, those who prefer to have a wonderful dining experience, they can always visit Roadside Café and Restaurant, Seafoods Park and Restaurant, as well as Seven Treasures. For the convenience of all travelers, Dipolog travel guides include the location of restaurants that they feature in Dipolog City, Philippines.

Tourist Destinationsher significant feature of Dipolog travel guides is the section that features tourist destinations in Dipolog City, Philippines. Some of the natural attractions in the place are Villaester Hot Spring, New Castle Mountain Range, and Ads Hot Spring. Meanwhile, for those who like to visit manmade attractions in the city, they can look at Patriot Monument, Linabo 3002 Steps, and Cogon Eco Park.

Travel guides will surely help tourists have a great and memorable vacation and trip to Dipolog City, Philippines. With the special features on accommodations, dining and tourist destinations, people will not experience hassles and problems during their stay in the place.

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Dipolog: A Tourist's Paradise

Welcome to Dipolog, a city located in the northern part of the Zamboanga Peninsula and the gateway to the province of Zamboanga del Norte. Dipolog is a small city that boasts a wealth of beauty and culture. The city is known for its natural attractions, historical sites, and delectable cuisine. In this tour guide, we will take you on a journey to discover the hidden gems of Dipolog.

Natural Attractions

3003 steps linabo peak.

A must-visit destination for adventure-seekers. Located in Barangay Diwan, 3003 Steps Linabo Peak offers a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the mountain. To reach the peak, you must climb 3,003 steps, which are made of cement. The climb is challenging, but the view at the top is worth the effort. URL:

Walkway Dipolog Boulevard

Take a stroll along Dipolog Sunset Boulevard, also known as Walkway Dipolog Boulevard. This leisurely walk is a perfect place to watch the sunset while enjoying the sea breeze. Along the walkway, there are restaurants and cafes that offer local cuisines. URL:

Ocean Animals Wall Art

Located in North Baybay, Ocean Animals Wall Art showcases a mural of underwater creatures. The wall art is an Instagram-worthy destination for travelers who love art and photography. URL:

Galas Beach

Galas Beach is the perfect destination for those who love to swim in crystal clear waters. The beach offers white sand and clear water, making it a perfect place to relax. URL:

Cogon Eco-Tourism Park

If you want to experience nature at its finest, visit Cogon Eco-Tourism Park. The park offers lush greenery and a wide variety of flora and fauna. You can also enjoy outdoor activities like zip-lining and horseback riding. URL:

Historical Sites

Our lady of the most holy rosary cathedral.

Located in Dipolog City's downtown is Our Lady Of The Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. The cathedral's architecture reflects the Spanish Colonial era. The cathedral is devoted to the patron saint of the city. URL:

Sta. Cruz Marker

The Sta. Cruz Marker is a historical marker that commemorates the arrival of the Spanish to the city. The marker is located in Rizal Avenue, a bustling street in Dipolog. URL:

Punto de Dissembarco De Rizal en Dapitan

This historical site is located in Dapitan, a neighboring city of Dipolog. The site commemorates the arrival of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. The site offers a glimpse into the hero's life through exhibits and displays. URL:

Rizal Park and Shrine Dapitan

Located in Dapitan is Rizal Park and Shrine. This park is dedicated to the Philippine National Hero. The park offers a serene atmosphere and is a perfect place to reflect and learn about the hero's life. URL:

Casa Bernedo

Casa Bernedo is a historical landmark that was built in the early 1900s. The house is a symbol of Dipolog's progress during the Spanish Colonial era. The house is located in Arellano Street in Dipolog. URL:

Theme Parks and Entertainment

Gloria's fantasyland.

For a fun-filled day with family and friends, visit Gloria's Fantasyland. The park offers thrilling rides, live entertainment, and parades. The park also has a shopping center and a food court that serves local and international cuisines. URL:

Fantasyland snow world

Experience winter in the tropics by visiting Fantasyland Snow World. The park offers a winter wonderland experience with snow and ice. The park is perfect for people of all ages who love the cold weather and winter activities. URL:

Miscellaneous Attractions

Dipolog rotonda.

Located in Dapitan Road, the Dipolog Rotonda is a landmark that reflects the city's progress. The Rotonda is surrounded by commercial establishments like banks and restaurants. URL:

Boardh, located in Dipolog City, offers a wide array of international cuisine. It is a perfect place for food enthusiasts to discover new flavors. URL:

Plaza Magsaysay

Plaza Magsaysay is a parkland that offers a serene atmosphere. The park is surrounded by trees and benches where travelers can relax. URL:

North Zamboanga Gardens

Located in Conacon, North Zamboanga Gardens offers a wide variety of plants and flowers. The garden is perfect for nature enthusiasts and travelers who love taking pictures of natural scenery. URL:

Heavens Corner - Seven Eleven

For those who want to shop, visit Heavens Corner - Seven Eleven. The store offers various souvenir items, local delicacies, and commercial goods. URL:

Mt. Lab is a mountain that is located in Barangay Olingan. The mountain offers a magnificent view of Dipolog City and the surrounding areas. Adventurers can climb the mountain to experience the stunning scenery. URL:

Dipolog City offers a wide range of attractions for travelers to discover. The city's natural beauty, historical sites, and amusement parks are sure to provide a memorable experience. Dipolog City is a destination that should be on every traveler's itinerary.

What is famous in Dipolog?

Dipolog, a charming city in the Philippines, is famous for its natural attractions and thriving sardine industry. Visitors can witness the beauty of wild orchids that are abundant in the area. Additionally, the city boasts of a rich fishing ground that fuelled its sardine industry, earning it the title "Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines." Dipolog is also known as the gateway to Western Mindanao, offering travellers convenient access through the Western Nautical Highway. Make sure to visit Dipolog on your next trip to the Philippines!

What's special about Dipolog City that makes it worth visiting?

Welcome to Dipolog City, where nature and adventure meet! One of the must-visit spots in the province of Zamboanga Del Norte is Linabo Peak. This magnificent hiking destination showcases an awe-inspiring view of Mount Dipolog and the surrounding areas. It's definitely worth every step you'll take as you climb 3003 stairs to reach the top. Once you get there, brace yourself for a breathtaking and picturesque sight you will never forget! So, gear up, bring your camera, and embark on a memorable journey in Dipolog City!

What's the best souvenir in Dipolog?

When visiting Dipolog, it is a must to take home some of their famous bottled-Spanish Sardines as pasalubong. These are a specialty of the city and are a delicious souvenir. Another item to bring home are the banana and cassava chips from neighboring towns such as Manukan, Polanco, and Dapitan City. These snacks are a tasty and unique way to share your travel experiences with friends and family. Don't leave Dipolog without these pasalubong items!

What is the language spoken in Dipolog City?

Welcome to Dipolog City, Philippines! With a population of over 120,000 residents, the city is mainly known for its scenic views and attractions. If you're wondering what language is spoken in Dipolog, the answer is Cebuano/Visayan. English and Filipino (Tagalog) are also widely spoken, so communication won't be a problem during your stay. Additionally, the original Subanon dialect is used in the highlands, adding to the city's cultural diversity. Enjoy your visit to Dipolog City!

Do people know Dipolog for its sardines?

Welcome to Dipolog, also known as the "Orchid City" for its warm hospitality and friendly locals. But that's not all! Dipolog is also famous for being the Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines. Our Spanish-style sardines, made by some Spanish families for their own consumption and as gifts to friends, eventually became a popular product in Dipolog. So, while you're here, make sure to taste our delicious bottled sardines and bring some home as souvenirs!

What do people in Dipolog City usually do as a tradition?

As you visit Dipolog City, you may witness a unique tradition during their fiesta. Locals hold a religious procession around the city's main roads, which concludes at the church patio. Here, devotees dance in front of the image of St. Vincent Ferrer, the patron saint, to the sound of drum beats. It's an enchanting and unforgettable experience that showcases the strong faith and culture of the Dipolog people.

What is the best month to visit Dipolog?

If you're planning a trip to Dipolog City in the Philippines and wondering when the best time to visit is, January and May are the months to keep in mind. January is the peak of tourism in Dipolog because of the Sinulog sa Dipolog Festival, which takes place every third Saturday of the month. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the city's culture and festivities. In May, Dipolog celebrates the Pagsalabuk Festival, which is another great time to visit. So, if you're looking to experience Dipolog's vibrant culture, plan your trip for January or May.

What makes Dapitan city well-known?

Dapitan city, located in Dipolog, Philippines, is a famous destination for many reasons. One of the most notable is the "Punto de Disembarco", where Dr. Jose P. Rizal disembarked and began his exile in the area. As a tribute to the Philippines' rich history, visitors can view the original Relief Map of Mindanao, which was constructed by Rizal during his stay in Dapitan. Thus, if you're planning a trip to the Philippines, a visit to Dapitan city should definitely be on your itinerary!

Are Dipolog and Dapitan identical?

Dipolog, a charming city located in the northern part of the Philippines, has a twin sister city called Dapitan, which is just 11 kilometers away. Dapitan is a historically rich city and is famously known as the "exile city" of national hero Jose Rizal, who called it his second home. So, if you're visiting Dipolog and interested in exploring historical sites, a quick trip to Dapitan is highly recommended.

Which Spanish sardines are the best in Dipolog?

For foodies and souvenir hunters, the must-try Spanish sardines in Dipolog City is Montaño Sardines. This local favorite has gained popularity for its unique blend of olive or corn oil, salt, peppercorns, pickles, and carrots. Be sure to grab a few packs of Montaño Sardines as a pasalubong for your loved ones back home.

What can I purchase in the Philippines?

When in the city of Dipolog in the Philippines, make sure to check out the top items to buy. The 7 best things to purchase include antiques, handwoven baskets, brassware, embroidery, jewelry, mats, and woodcarving. These items showcase the Filipino culture and craftsmanship. Take home a piece of Dipolog to remember your trip by.

What is the price of Spanish sardines in Dipolog?

If you're looking for Spanish sardines in Dipolog, expect to pay around 60-70 pesos per bottle of 228 grams or 8.05 oz. Prices may vary depending on where you purchase them. Enjoy sampling this local delicacy during your visit to the city.

What was Dipolog City called before?

Welcome to Dipolog City! Did you know that this city wasn't always called "Dipolog"? Back in the day, when a Padre arrived here, he named the place "Dipag" with the help of his young assistant, Antonio Subido. Over time, the name evolved to what we now know as "Dipolog" due to the mixing of Visayan and Subano languages. So, as you explore this beautiful city, keep in mind its rich history and heritage!

Where is Dipolog's capital located?

Welcome to Dipolog city, one of the vibrant tourist destinations in the Philippines. Dipolog is the capital city of Zamboanga del Norte province, located in the northern part of Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao island. As a tourist, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery, exotic cultures, and the warm hospitality of the locals. Come and explore Dipolog, the gateway to endless adventures in the Philippines.

Does Dipolog belong to Cebu?

Welcome to Dipolog City, located in the province of Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines! Dipolog is a beautiful city known for its pristine beaches, unique landmarks, and rich culture. However, it is important to note that Dipolog is not a part of Cebu. So if you're planning to visit Cebu, you'll need to make a separate travel arrangement to visit Dipolog. We hope this information helps you plan an unforgettable trip to Dipolog!

What's the best place for sardines?

If you're a fan of sardines and happen to be visiting Dipolog, Philippines, you might be wondering where to find the best ones in the world. While there are many delicious sardines out there, the consensus among foodies is that the best canned sardines come from Portugal. Whether you prefer them big or small, filleted or whole, in tomato sauce or olive oil, sardines are a versatile and tasty ingredient that's easy to love. So, be sure to try some Portuguese sardines on your next culinary adventure!

Which sardines are from the Philippines?

When you're in Dipolog, Philippines and looking to try some local sardines, be sure to look for the Number 1 Sardines Brand in the country. This top brand is a must-try for any seafood lover visiting the area. So, make sure you keep an eye out for it when you're out exploring the city!

What does Dipolog mean?

Dipolog is a charming coastal city in the Philippines known for its thriving fishing and interisland shipping industry. Visitors can also take advantage of the city's commercial airport, making it a convenient destination to explore. Dipolog was officially declared a city in 1969, but has a rich history dating back to its time as a municipality since 1913. It was once considered an outer adjunct of the bustling port of Dapitan on Dapitan Bay, located just a short distance away. With its picturesque location and bustling industry, Dipolog is a must-visit destination in the Philippines.

What festival is popular in Dipolog?

Dipolog City is home to several exciting festivals that you won't want to miss! One of the most popular is the Feast in Honor of St. Vincent Ferrer, which takes place on the 3rd Saturday of May. Another must-see event is the Dipolog P'gsalabuk Festival, which starts on the 3rd week of April. For a lively celebration in June, check out Adlaw sa Dipolog, and for a colorful display of local culture in September, be sure to experience the Dahunog sa Dipolog festival which starts on the last week of the month. As a tourist, you're in for a treat when you visit Dipolog during any of these festive occasions!

What are the 3,000 steps in Dipolog City?

Welcome to Dipolog City! One of the must-visit tourist spots here is the Linabo Peak, located in Brgy. Lugdungan. Its summit stands at an impressive height of 486 meters or 1,594 feet, and can be reached through a challenging 3,003-step climb. But don't worry, the stunning views and breathtaking scenery make the ascent more than worth it. Make sure to include a visit to Linabo Peak in your itinerary and experience the thrill of conquering its 3,000 steps.

What makes Dipolog the Orchid City?

Welcome to Dipolog, a city located in the province of Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines. You may have heard of Dipolog being referred to as "The Orchid City". This nickname was given to the city in the early 80s after a contest was conducted and won by Mrs. Victoria A. Jimenez from the Department of Education Culture & Sports (DECS). While it may be true that the people of Dipolog have a green thumb and grow a lot of orchids in their homes, the nickname is more symbolic in nature. It represents the beauty and elegance of the city, just like how orchids are known for their delicate and attractive appearance. So if you're planning on visiting Dipolog, don't forget to take a stroll and appreciate the city's natural charm.

When is the best time to visit the Philippines?

If you're planning to visit Dipolog Philippines, the best time to go would be in the dry season which is from January to April. During this time, the weather is hot but comfortable with less humidity than during the summer months. So if you want to avoid the heat and humidity, plan your trip to Dipolog during these months.

When is the Philippines' best time of the year?

If you're planning a trip to Dipolog, Philippines, the best time to visit is during the months of December to February. During this time, the temperature is comfortable and rainfall is minimal. However, from March to May, it can get quite hot and humid, which can make exploring the city uncomfortable. So, if you want to make the most of your trip to Dipolog, aim for the cooler months to enjoy your sightseeing without any hassle.

What is the hottest month in the Philippines?

When visiting the beautiful city of Dipolog in the Philippines, it's important to be aware of the weather. The average annual temperature in the Philippines, excluding Baguio, is 26.6o C. January is the coolest month with a mean temperature of 25.5oC, while May is the warmest with a mean temperature of 28.3oC. So, if you're planning a trip to Dipolog, make sure to pack accordingly for the warm weather in May!

What is the best thing to do on a day trip in Dapitan City?

If you're planning a day trip to Dapitan City in the Philippines, there are a few must-see attractions that you shouldn't miss. These include the Rizal Shrine, which is a museum dedicated to the life and work of national hero Jose Rizal. Another popular spot is Gloria's Fantasyland, a theme park with rides and entertainment for all ages. History buffs will want to visit Rizal's Landing Place, where Rizal first arrived in the city, and the Dapitan City Plaza, a picturesque public park with a gazebo and fountains. Finally, don't forget to stop by St James the Greater Church, a historic Catholic church with beautiful architecture and interesting cultural significance.

What occurred in Dapitan?

Welcome to Dipolog, Philippines! Have you heard of the neighboring city of Dapitan? It is a significant historical site as it was where Dr. Jose Rizal, a Filipino nationalist, was exiled by the Spanish government in 1892. Rizal spent four years in Dapitan before leaving in 1896. Unfortunately, he was executed five months later upon his return to Manila. As a tourist, visiting Dapitan is a great opportunity to learn about the country's struggle for independence and the role that Rizal played in it.

What religion do people follow in Dapitan City?

If you're visiting Dapitan City in the Philippines and are curious about the predominant religion in the area, you'll be interested to know that more than 95% of the locals follow Roman Catholicism. In fact, Dapitan is known as one of the bastions of Christianity in the country. So, whether you're a devout Catholic or simply interested in exploring the city's religious heritage, you're sure to find plenty to see and learn in Dapitan.

What is the distance between Dapitan City and Dipolog City?

If you're planning to visit Dipolog in the Philippines, you might want to take a trip to Dapitan as well. The distance between the two cities is only 14 km, so it's a quick and easy journey. If you don't have a car, the best option is to take a bus which will take around 30 minutes and cost ?20. Make sure to add Dapitan to your itinerary for a chance to explore another beautiful city in the Philippines!

Does Dipolog City have an airport?

Welcome to Dipolog City! As a tourist, you might be wondering if there is an airport in the area. Well, good news for travelers like you! Dipolog Airport, also known as Tugpahanan sa Dipolog in Cebuano and Paliparan ng Dipolog in Filipino, is the main airport that serves this beautiful city. It is located in Zamboanga del Norte and is considered one of the busiest airports in Mindanao. So, you won't have to worry about finding alternative modes of transportation as you can easily take a flight to Dipolog. Enjoy your trip!

What is the name of the people in Dapitan?

When visiting the city of Dipolog in the Philippines, it's interesting to know that the earliest inhabitants of nearby Dapitan were the Subanens. This nomadic tribe of Austronesian origin settled along the riverbanks and their present-day tribal identity stemmed from this. As a tourist, it's fascinating to learn about the rich cultural history of the area and the indigenous people who call it home.

What is famous about Zamboanga del Norte?

When visiting Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines, make sure to stop by Dapitan. This historic city was once home to the celebrated Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal, in his final years of exile. You can explore the many sites that hold great significance to Rizal's life and the history of the country. Take in the stories and tales of this remarkable figure and immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of this area.

What is the reason behind the name Dipolog?

When the town of Dipolog was founded, the Padre who led the expedition was accompanied by a young Tagalog boy named Antonio Subido. Together, they made their way downriver until they reached the site where Dipolog now stands. Upon reaching this location, the Padre decided to name it "Dipag". However, over time, the name was altered as local languages and dialects merged, eventually settling on the name "Dipolog". As a visitor to Dipolog, you may be interested to know the fascinating history behind the city's name and how it has evolved over time.

What is the famous Spanish sardine product of Dipolog City?

If you're visiting Dipolog City in the Philippines, don't miss out on trying Montaño's Spanish Style Sardines! They are famous for being the home of the best Spanish sardines in the city. These delectable sardines are cooked in vegetable oil (either olive or corn) with a blend of flavorful ingredients such as salt, peppercorns, pickles, and carrots. You can find them bottled in clear glass jars, making them a perfect souvenir to bring home as a tasty reminder of your trip to Dipolog.

What food is Zamboanga del Norte known for?

If you're planning a visit to Zamboanga del Norte, you're in for a treat because this province is home to some of the most delicious and well-loved dishes in the Philippines. One of the top must-try dishes is Knickerbocker, a colorful and fruity dessert that's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Another popular dish is Satti, which is a type of spicy grilled meat skewer that's often served with a flavorful peanut sauce. For a unique and crunchy snack, try Lokot-lokot, a fried delicacy made from cassava starch. Pianono from Tsokolate is a perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee, while Chicalang is a savory and spicy soup that's perfect for chilly weather. For something sweet, don't miss out on the Sulu/Tausug Native Pastries, which are made from rice flour and coconut milk. Saging Prito is a popular street food snack that's made from deep-fried bananas, while Curacha in Alavar Sauce is a must-try seafood dish that's prepared with a spicy and creamy sauce made from coconut milk. Make sure to add these delicious dishes to your foodie itinerary when you visit Zamboanga del Norte!

What is a well-known food in Zamboanga del Norte?

If you're visiting Dipolog Philippines, make sure to try out their famous delicacy, curacha. This mouth-watering dish is a blend of crab and lobster boiled in plain water, and served with a spicy sauce made from coconut milk, chili, and other spices. You cannot miss experiencing this dish during your trip. Apart from curacha, you must also try out Zambo rolls (also known as lokot-lokot) which is another popular delicacy of the region.

What makes Zamboanga del Norte worth visiting?

Welcome to Zamboanga del Norte! This city, located in the beautiful Zamboanga Peninsula of the Philippines, is a must-visit destination for any traveler. With a variety of popular attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're looking to experience the magic and wonder of Gloria's Fantasyland or take a stroll along the picturesque Dipolog Sunset Boulevard, you're sure to find plenty of things to see and do here. One of the most iconic landmarks of Zamboanga del Norte is St. James the Greater Church, a stunning place of worship that dates back many years. With its impressive architecture and rich history, it's a must-visit for anyone who appreciates religious landmarks and cultural heritage. Overall, whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or just looking to relax and take in the sights and sounds of a beautiful city, Zamboanga del Norte has everything you need to create an unforgettable travel experience.

Is Dipolog City a safe place for tourists?

If you're planning a trip to Dipolog, you'll be glad to know that it's generally considered a safe city for tourists. While you may encounter some beggars and touts, these issues are relatively mild compared to other cities in Asia. You'll also notice that the police are quite visible, especially along Dipolog Boulevard, which should give you added peace of mind. Locals seem to take security seriously, so you can feel confident exploring Dipolog at your own pace.

What is the plane distance between Manila and Dipolog?

If you're planning to travel from Manila to Dipolog in the Philippines, you'll need to take a plane as it's too far to travel by land. The distance between the two cities by air is around 703 kilometers. You can easily find the cheapest return flight options from Dipolog to Manila by searching online with Cleartrip. The shortest flight time between these two cities is just 1 hour and 25 minutes, making it a convenient and quick way to travel. Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, make sure to check out the various attractions that Dipolog has to offer.

Which brand of sardines is the most popular in the Philippines?

As you explore the city of Dipolog in the Philippines, be sure to try out the local favorite - Mega Sardines! It is the number one sardines brand in the country, known for its delicious taste and quality. Don't miss out on this culinary delight during your visit to Dipolog.

Can I eat Spanish sardines every day?

When visiting Dipolog, tourists may want to try the local Spanish sardines, which can be safely consumed regularly as part of a healthy diet. However, those taking anticoagulant medications may need to control their intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Sardines provide a quick and nutritious meal and can be enjoyed fresh or canned. So, don't hesitate to sample this local delicacy during your stay in Dipolog!

How many people live in Dipolog City?

Dipolog City, located in Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines, has a population of approximately 130,800 people as of 2015. This makes up only 0.13% of the total population in the Philippines. If the population growth rate continues at its current rate of 1.65% per year, it is estimated that the population of Dipolog City will reach 149,100 by the year 2023.

What are the popular drinks in Zamboanga?

If you find yourself in Zamboanga City in the Philippines, make sure to sample the famous drink of the locals: Zamboanga White. This delicious shake is a blend of cream and lychee, and can be found in popular eateries such as Alavar's Seafood Restaurant and Garden Orchid Hotel. It's a must-try for any tourist looking to experience the unique flavors of this region. So be sure to add it to your itinerary and tickle your taste buds with the refreshing taste of Zamboanga White.

What is the well-known item in Zamboanga del Norte?

Zamboanga del Norte is a province in the Philippines that boasts a diverse range of agricultural products. Visitors can look forward to a variety of crops such as coconut, corn, palay, banana, cassava, rubber, and vegetables. The province also has an abundance of mineral deposits including gold, chromite, manganese, asbestos, and silica. Don't miss out on experiencing the vibrant agriculture scene in Zamboanga del Norte during your visit.

What's the popular dessert in Zamboanga?

If you're looking for a sweet treat to try in Zamboanga, you won't want to miss the famous knickerbocker. This delicious dessert is made up of a mix of fresh fruits like mango, banana, apple, and watermelon, combined with gelatin, shaved ice, and sweet milk. To top it all off, a scoop of ice cream is added for the perfect finishing touch. So whether you're a foodie or just looking for a tasty snack, be sure to add the knickerbocker to your list of must-try treats while visiting Zamboanga.

What sauce is famous in Zamboanga?

If you're visiting Zamboanga City in the Philippines, you won't want to miss out on trying the famous Alavar sauce. This delectable sauce is made using a secret blend of coconut milk, taba ng talangka (crab roe paste), and a range of spices, and is a regional specialty of the area. The sauce was first created by Maria Teresa Camins Alavar and is still served at the Alavar Seafood Restaurant in the city. So whether you're a foodie or just looking to experience the local cuisine, be sure to sample this flavorful sauce during your visit to Zamboanga.

What is Zamboanga known for?

Welcome to Zamboanga, the city famous for its heavy Hispanic influences! Known as Asia's Latin City, it's most apparent in its most dominant language, Chavacano (or Chabacano), the only Spanish-based creole in Asia. It's like a combination of Spanish and local languages, making it quite fascinating to experience. As a tourist, be sure to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history that makes Zamboanga a unique and unforgettable destination.

What fruit is famous in Zamboanga?

If you're visiting Zamboanga, make sure to try the Jolo durian - it's a local specialty and one of my personal favorites. This type of durian is unlike any other variety, and is only available in season. Don't miss the opportunity to try it when you're in town!

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  • Relax at the Luxurious Dakak Beach Resort in Dapitan City
  • Visit Rizal Shrine in Dapitan City
  • Do a Historical Walking Tour in Dapitan City
  • Bring Home some Montaño Spanish Style Sardines, the Best Pasalubong from Dipolog City
  • Visit the Century-old Dipolog City Cathedral
  • Dipolog Cathedral
  • Sta. Cruz Marker
  • City Hall Building
  • Dipolog's Three Prominent Pioneers Statue
  • Sitio Tulwanan (Old Town Site of Dipolog)
  • 3003 Steps to Linabo Peak
  • Plaza Magsaysay
  • Goodtimes Café & Art Gallery
  • Pagsalabuk Circle/Rotunda
  • Dipolog Boulevard (Seawall & Foreshore Dev't.)
  • OISCA Pamansalan Forest Park
  • Dipolog Beach
  • Eco-Tourism Complex
  • Cogon EcoTourism Park
  • Sungkilaw Falls
  • Rizal Shrine
  • Dakak Beach Resort
  • Gloria de Dapitan
  • Gloria's Fantasy Land
  • Ilihan Hill
  • Our Lourdes of Grotto
  • Rizal Disembarkation Site
  • Saint James Church
  • Old City Hall
  • Relief Map of Mindanao
  • Parochial School
  • Old Rizal Memorial District Hospital
  • Liboran and Dapitan Rivers
  • Taguilon Bay and Port
  • Tag-ulo Point Lighthouse
  • Waterfalls in Barangay Ba-ao and Kauswagan
  • Balut Island in Barangay Burgos
  • Cave in Barangay Ma. Uray
  • Aliguay and Selinog Islands


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  • 08:00 AM - Depart for Diplog City from Manila
  • 10:00 AM - Arrive in Dipolog City
  • 12:00 NN - Check-in
  • 01:00 PM - Walk around the city
  • 01:30 PM - Visit the Cathedral and other interesting places
  • 05:00 PM - Eat at the boulevard
  • 08:00 PM - Go back to the hotel
  • 09:00 PM - Sleep
  • 07:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 08:00 AM - Depart for Dapitan City
  • 09:00 AM - Arrive at the Dakak Beach Resort, explore, have lunch
  • 12:00 NN - Depart for Rizal Shrine
  • 12:30 PM - Arrive at Rizal Shrine, explore
  • 02:30 PM - Depart for Dapitan City proper
  • 03:00 PM - Walking tour around the city
  • 05:00 PM - Depart for Dipolog City
  • 06:00 PM - Arrive in Dipolog City
  • 07:00 PM - Dinner
  • 08:00 AM - Depart for Montaño Sardines Factory, buy some for pasalubong
  • 10:00 AM - Go back to the hotel, check out
  • 11:00 AM - Depart for Dipolog City Airport or wherever your next destination may be.

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  • 2 nights accommodation at Pepics Lodge - 460.00 pesos
  • Van from Dipolog to Dapitan - 25 pesos
  • Habal-habal (single motorcycle) from Dapitan proper to Dakak - 100 pesos/way
  • Dakak Beach Resort Day Tour - 500 pesos
  • Habal-habal (single motorcycle) from Dakak to Rizal Shrine - 100 pesos/way
  • Tricycle from Rizal Shrine to Dapitan City proper - 20 pesos/way
  • Van or mini bus from Dapitan to Dipolog - 25 pesos/way
  • Food (3 days) - 800.00 / person
  • Additional tranportation cost, going around the city - 100.00 / person
  • Tricycle to Airport - 25 pesos

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Very helpful post! I wanna visit Dapitan and Diplog soon!

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Thank you for this info! I'm visiting both Dapitan and Dipolog next month!

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Thanks... sooo helpful

Very helpful info. Thanks.

I will be going to dipolog-dapitan this feb 2016. I will take note of your itinerary. Though the rates and fares are not updated, guess i just have to adjust it through research. Thanks for the info.

very helpfull :)

Thanks for the info. Planning to visit Sipolog and Dapitan this coming month of July. I am just wondering of the safety of local tourist on these places.

you never mentioned taxis.. no taxi cabs?

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Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Dipolog City.

Dipolog City may not be as popular as other cities in Philippines, but don’t let that fool you. Dipolog City is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Dipolog City.

If you have plans to visit Philippines and are not sure if Dipolog City should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Dipolog City and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

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My Lovely Apartment

My Lovely Apartment is set in Dipolog. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi. The accommodation offers full-day security, and luggage storage for guests. The apartment comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with quiet street views. This apartment is allergy-free and non-smoking.

Rainbow Pension House

Rainbow Pension House features accommodation in Dipolog. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Certain rooms at the property have a balcony with a garden view.

My Humble Home

Featuring a terrace, My Humble Home provides accommodation in Dipolog. This holiday home features free private parking, full-day security and free WiFi. This 1-bedroom holiday home will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a living room. The accommodation is non-smoking.

Happytelle features accommodation in Dipolog. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The nearest airport is Dipolog Airport, 1 km from the hotel.

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The hotel near to Seaside Boulevard

Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn

Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn is offering accommodation in Dipolog. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi. At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All guest rooms at Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.

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Staff was great as always. I stay here every year and always returning. Holiday in Dipolog is not holiday without Bamboo Garden and its great and friendly staff. Good value for money!

Antonio's Pension House

Situated in Dipolog, Antonio's Pension House offers accommodation with seating area. There is an in-house restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests.

I like all except that door knob.

GV Hotel - Dipolog

Strategically located, GV Hotel – Dipolog offers basic and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access in its public areas. It operates a 24-hour front desk and provides complimentary parking on site.

Room was good value for the money

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D'Hotel & Suites

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Villa Marii

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Casa Darcera

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Gwandalan House

Gwandalan House features a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in Dipolog. This 4-star hotel offers a bar.

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and clean!

B&S pension house

Featuring a garden, B&S pension house is located in Dipolog. The property has room service and a 24-hour front desk for guests. At the inn, each room includes a closet.

Really clean and nice room, The staff was excellent for the service I would definitely come back here to stay for the night..

Villa Marii

Offering a garden, Villa Marii provides accommodations in Dipolog. This property offers access to a balcony, darts, free private parking, and free Wifi.

designed and well built and good amenities Very picturesque

D'Hotel & Suites

D'Hotel & Suites provides a free return airport shuttle to Dipolog Airport, located a 5-minute drive away and modern rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi.

it was really in the city and it was not hard to find

B&S Orchids suites hotel

B&S Orchids suites hotel is located in Dipolog and features a garden. There's a terrace and guests can use free WiFi and free private parking.

It's very clean, and very close to the airport

Casa De Rosa

Casa De Rosa

This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking, and free Wifi. The property offers bike rental and features a garden and sun terrace.

I like the service and being on the beach. It exceeded all of my expectations. I recommend this place to stay if you are tired of staying in hotels.

Casa dela Playa (House by the Beach)

Casa dela Playa (House by the Beach)

Offering an open-air bath, Casa dela Playa (House by the Beach) offers accommodations in Dipolog. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking, and free Wifi.

Complete amenities. Clean & quiet surroundings.

Ariana Hotel

Operating a 24-hour front desk, Ariana Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Dipolog Domestic Airport, which is conveniently 656 feet away.

Absolutely clean and the staff was more than friendly.

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JSB Suites

JSB Suites is offering accommodations in Dipolog. This condo hotel provides free private parking, a 24-hour front desk, and free Wifi.

room come with a living room and kitchen quite location

Casa Darcera

Featuring a garden, Casa Darcera features accommodations in Dipolog. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

Gengs Apartment and Nmax Rentals

Gengs Apartment and Nmax Rentals

This apartment offers free private parking, free shuttle service, and free Wifi. The accommodation provides full-day security and private check-in and check-out for guests.

Rainbow Pension House

Rainbow Pension House has accommodations in Dipolog. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.

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C Villa

C Villa features both Wifi and private parking free of charge. The vacation home is composed of 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and 3 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is available.

My Lovely Apartment

This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking, and free Wifi. The accommodation offers full-day security and luggage storage for guests.

My Humble Home

Featuring a terrace, My Humble Home provides accommodations in Dipolog. This vacation home features free private parking, full-day security, and free Wifi.

Powers Holiday vacations

Powers Holiday vacations provides air-conditioned accommodations in Dipolog. This guest house offers free private parking, free shuttle service, and free Wifi.

Everything. The owner and family members were wonderful


Happytelle is offering accommodations in Dipolog. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn

Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn is offering accommodations in Dipolog. The property has a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

The property is amazing.. the service is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

GV Hotel - Dipolog

Strategically located, GV Hotel – Dipolog offers basic and comfortable accommodations with free WiFi access in its public areas.

Antonio's Pension House

Antonio's Pension House

Antonio's Pension House offers accommodations in Dipolog. The bed and breakfast features rooms with air conditioning, free private parking, and free Wifi.

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    Explore Dipolog! A comprehensive travel guide. Top sights and tourist attractions (Casa Bernedo, Port of Dipolog, The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Saint Vincent's College).

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    Dipolog: A Tourist's Paradise. Welcome to Dipolog, a city located in the northern part of the Zamboanga Peninsula and the gateway to the province of Zamboanga del Norte. Dipolog is a small city that boasts a wealth of beauty and culture. The city is known for its natural attractions, historical sites, and delectable cuisine.

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    Tourist Spots and Attractions in Dipolog City. Dipolog Cathedral; Sta. Cruz Marker ; City Hall Building; Dipolog's Three Prominent Pioneers Statue; ... City Government of Dipolog - Tourism Office Telephone Number: (065) 212 2485 E-mail Address: [email protected] Dapitan City Tourism Office

  17. Dipolog Tourism

    Dipolog Tourism, Dipolog, Dipolog, Philippines. 10,005 likes · 912 talking about this · 116 were here. Dipolog Tourism is an official page of the Tourism Office of Dipolog City.

  18. Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions Holy Rosary Cathedral Erected by the Spanish friars sometime in 1895, records show that the original altar was designed by Dr. Jose Rlzal, the sketch of the altar was patterned after that of San Ignacio Church in Manila. ... Dipolog City's premier ecological destination and a favorite site of visiting local and foreign ...

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    Dipolog Airport (IATA: DPL, ICAO: RPMD) is an airport serving Dipolog City, the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines. It is located in the barangay of Dicayas, about 5 kilometers from the city center. The airport is classified as a Class 1 principal airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body o...

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    3. 3003 Steps to Linabo Peak. 7. Hiking Trails • Religious Sites. By viajerolokal1925. From the peak you have a 360-degree view of the twin cities. I suggest you start your climb early morning, around 6 am... 4. Tulwanan Village. Historic Sites.

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    No tourism organised. Can see the sights of Dipolog in one day. Not pleasant walking around the town as many roads and footpaths are dug up. Main form of transport is Tuk Tuks which are fine. They are extremely limited as to where they can take you. Difficult to travel outside city area into country. Tourists would not be attracted to products ...

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    Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn. Dipolog. Bamboo Garden Bussiness Inn is offering accommodation in Dipolog. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi. At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels.