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Zamboanga del Norte > Dipolog
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Dipolog is the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

Get in

By plane

Flying to Dipolog is a good way to get to Mindanao. Cebu Pacific flies from Manila and Cebu daily. while Philippine Airlines has daily flights to and from Manila.

By bus

To visit other cities you can take a bus to Ozamiz , Iligan , Zamboanga or Cagayan de Oro. Rural Transit Bus (RTMI) is the main company they have air conditioned and non-aircon (De Luxe buses). Air conditioned bus fares are 20% more than non-A/C bus fares.

Get around

The best way to get around are tricycle, habal-habal (Single motorcycle), & multicabs.


The center of Dipolog at night during Christmas. It is a truly wonderful sight, the decorations and the small stall and the sounds of people. It is truly captivating. As a Brit, I thought our towns were well decorated at Christmas, but boy you have not seen anything until you have gone to Dipolog.

We stayed with Pastor Simbran in Filkids, Uppper Turno. For three weeks we experienced the wonders of this Orchid City. The people a so friendly and helpful, it was a real joy to visit.

Duncan Murray, Gloucestershire England.

  • The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. Visit the 105 year old church in the city proper.


By morning: You can go to the bay walk to exercise for some energy around 4:00-6:00 a.m. Then,go shopping by which the locals call Okay Okay.

By afternoon: You can get around by walking to Plaza Magsaysay, Bay walk, go swimming in the beach or just go shopping at Lee Plaza, Dipolog Mall, Vallecer or Friendly Mart. Or you can eat snacks from restaurants.

By evening: Dipolog is sparkling when the night comes. You can go to bay walk which has so many events like concerts. Or go some disco clubs like FatCat or Zpol.

  • Alvenda Hilander Farm. Hilander Farm is a new tourist destination in Dipolog City. It takes 2-3 hours by multicab to reach the place, its kinda rough road when you reach Center place in Mutia, going to the said place. The place have nice native and antique style of the house, swimming pool for kids and for adults with nice and cool overflowing water. They also have Zipline for extreme adventurers.


Shopping Malls & Supermarkets

  • Lee Plaza mall, Quezon avenue., +63 65-212-5055. 9am-8pm. Three-floor shopping mall with a Chow King.


  • JO's. Try their BBQ with unlimited rice, Chicken Tinola in Coconut Shell, and Halu-halo in Coconut Shell.
  • Jollibee, J P Rizal street, +63 65-212-2419. 7am-10pm. Has breakfasts from 7am till 11am.



  • Camella Hotel.
  • Top Plaza Pensionne, Malvar street. corner Quezon aveune., +63 65-2128650. a/c dormitory type. fan standard double with out side bathroom. a/c superior double with own bathroom. a/c de Luxe Double. a/c suite. php150/280/560/630/1235.
  • Casa Jose pension house., Riverside estaka., +63 65-212-4240. fan rooms with Cable TV. php300.
  • GV Hotel, Quezon avenue, +63 65-908-0684. a/c single and double rooms all with own bathrooms and Cable TV. the GV Hotel in Dipolog has 58 rooms. p440/595/620/735.
  • Pepics Lodge, cor Herrera and Malvar street, +63 65-2125781. fan rooms with own bathrooms. p300.
  • Bamboo Garden Business Inn, 26 Burgos street and Bonifacio street, +63 65-2123536. fan rooms with own bathrooms. from p200.

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