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Pagadian City, known as the "Little Hong Kong of the South" for its mountainous terrain, is the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Sur and the regional center of the Zamboanga Peninsula.


This city has a fishing industry. The bus terminal is accessed easily and finding the right bus is easy.


Cebuano/Bisaya and English are the languages spoken in Pagadian City and the Province of Zamboanga del Sur.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Pagadian can be reached from neighboring cities such as Dipolog, Ipil, Zamboanga, Ozamiz, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro by Rural Transit buses.

  • Pagadian Integrated Transport Terminal, North Diversion Road.

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Pagadian Airport (PAG  IATA). Cebu Pacific and Philippines airlines has daily flights from Manila. Cebu Pacific has flights from Cebu. Pagadian Airport (Q644133) on Wikidata Pagadian Airport on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

Pagadian is along Asian Highway 26, and is a 6-hour drive from either Zamboanga City or Cagayan de Oro.

Get around[edit]

Most local transportation within Pagadian is on tricycle. Pagadian tricycles are distinctive for having sidecars with an exaggerated height designed for the city's hilly terrain, though as of 2022, gasoline or CNG-powered Bajaj auto rickshaws are increasingly displacing them. You can get a tricycle from the airport for ₱50.


  • Plaza Luz and Pagadian Boulevard.
  • Pagadian Rotonda (A few meters away from the bus terminal). It is a park within a large roundabout between two of the city's major streets. Every night, the park has dancing fountains which are accompanied by music, and during the Christmas season, it hosts illuminated Christmas displays, with themes that change annually.



Shopping malls & supermarkets[edit]


Searching for good food at an affordable price is easy in Pagadian. Here's the list of budget friendly diners: 1. Kamayan sa Pagadian (Chicken Ati-atihan) is good for chicken addict. 2. Penong's 3. Zambo Sabor 4. JB's Inato Grill 5. Fast food chains including Jollibee main which is located at the heart of the city. Gaisano Capital is also the place where you can find a lot of fast food stores. Food courts in malls are also a good choice (Peoples Plaza & Best Emporium). 6. Night Market with many BBQ choices is located near Plaza Luz.



  • Mardale Hotel and Convention Center, Cabrera St, +63-62-2154366. Check-out: noon. Hotel and convention center. ₱700, ₱998.
  • Lexx Pensionne, corner Datoc street and Rizal aveune, +63 62 2154485. A/C double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. ₱500.
  • JRC Grand Hotel and Restaurant, new Tudela san Pedro District (Behide the Gaisano Mall), +63 62-9250921. A/C double with own bathroom for 12 hours. A/C double with own bathroom for 24 hours. Has 36 rooms. Cable TV in all rooms. Free Wi-Fi. ₱250/450.
  • GV Hotel, Rizal avenue, +63 62-310-0834. A/C single and double rooms all with own bathrooms and cable TV. The GV Pagadian has 50 rooms. There is also a GV Hotel in Ipil which has 33 rooms and rates from ₱450 a night. ₱450/590/620/750.
  • Napsally Pension House, Cabrera Street, +63 62-2213079. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. A/C double room with own bathroom and cable TV. ₱499.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Pagadian
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