Unique Places in Zamboanga City

  • Speed Boat to Sta Cruz Island
    Speed Boat to Sta Cruz Island
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  • Military Escort
    Military Escort
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  • Crushed Pink Corals dot the beach
    Crushed Pink Corals dot the beach
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    STA CRUZ ISLAND

    by DanCerdena Updated May 7, 2007

    If you have time, visit this almost deserted (due to security threats maybe) island with crushed pink corals making it glow pinkish from afar. Pass by the Department of Tourism office near the Lantaka Hotel to register as they will provide you with security escorts. We were told that it is now a standard procedure to give security escorts to tourist to avoid untoward incidents like kidnapping. It is better to play it safe though. Just give a little token to the security escort (mostly likely 2) at the end of your visit to the island.

    Speed Boat to Sta Cruz Island Military Escort Crushed Pink Corals dot the beach Good Catch or Good Buy? One Final Shot before heading back
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    • Beaches

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    ARMM Satellite Office

    by bike_packer Written Feb 23, 2006

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    The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) satellite office is located in Barangay Cabatangan at an elevated ground giving a wide panoramic view of the city center and the coastline. Ironically, Zamboanga City is not a part of ARMM.

    The big mosque dome and other architectural designsof the building define it as a Muslim building. This was the ARMM office until the short-lived revolt of former ARMM Governor Nur Misuari and is now presently the headquarters of the Phil. Marines.

    Permission in taking pictures here should be approved by the stationed Marine guards.

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    • Arts and Culture

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    going to Sandakan

    by MTrue Updated Apr 24, 2005

    You can travel from Zamboanga City to Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia by plane.
    To Sandakan you can take a boat as well.
    In Sepolok next to Sandakan you can visit the world's largest
    Orang -Utan Sanctuary and do some Jungle Tours as well.
    Zamboanga City is also the Gateway to famous Dakak Beach Park in Zamboanga del Norte.

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    • Beaches
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Visiting the Villages around Zamboanga City

    by MTrue Written Jul 3, 2005

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    You can visit some of the Villages around Zamboanga City, the people are very friendly .
    They are happy to talk to you.

    Village around Zamboanga
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    • Mountain Climbing

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    outside Zamboanga

    by MTrue Updated Apr 24, 2005

    You can drive along the coast of Zamboanga City
    on one side the ocean on the other side ricepaddys and Mountains.
    The roads are nice to ride a Motorcycle on or even a Bicyle

    outside Zamboanga
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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Beaches

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Zamboanga City Hotels

  • Garden Orchid Hotel

    Gov. Camins Avenue, Zamboanga, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Lantaka Hotel

    We booked two standard rooms with the price per room is 2,212 Phil. pesos per night. The room we...

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  • Dapitan City Resort Hotel

    Sunset Blvd., Dapitan City, Zamboanga, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

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