I spent 9 days in Zamboanga City. I visited my girlfriend’s hometown and also toured the area in the process. I was a little worried in the beginning because I left on the day that Typhoon Pablo entered the Philippines. However, Zamboanga was one of the few destinations where scheduled flights still pushed through.
For the sake of having a new blog post, here are a few highlights about this trip. I’ll be writing more detailed accounts about these places soon.
Zamboanga City Highlights: Things to Do, Places to Visit
December 2-10, 2012
Zamboanga International Airport
Sta. Cruz Pink Island
I read about the Sta. Cruz Island (also known as Pink Island of Zamboanga) through Chyng’s blog post. The island is called such because of the crushed red corals that have sort of “mixed” with the white sand. We were also escorted by an armed soldier for security purposes.
Blog post here: Picnic at Sta. Cruz Island aka Pink Island
Gorgeous Merloquet Falls
I learned about this gorgeous falls when I dropped by Kara’s blog. After seeing the photos, I knew I wanted to visit the place. The cascading water on the rocks looked stunning that the time spent relaxing there didn’t seem enough.
Guide: Couple Benson & Susette
Contact Number: 09082495107
Blog Post here: Gorgeous Merloquet Falls
Food Trip in Zamboanga
Curacha Crab Alavar Sauce, Jimmy’s Satti Snack, Cakes at Myrna’s Bake House, and Knicker Bocker Delight at Paseo Del Mar. Don’t miss out on these items when you drop by Zamboanga!
Blog post here: Zamboanga City Food Trip
Historic Fort Pilar Shrine
An open air mass ceremony is held in this outdoor shrine.
Cool Pasonanca Park
Strolled around Pasonanca Park. It was a cool place to spend the afternoon and to beat the heat of Zamboanga City.
Boy Scouts Teepees Pasonanca Park
The things I did and the places I visited may not be as many considering that I was in this city for nine days. But I like the fact that I didn’t have to rush going to as many tourist spots.
How nice is it that I used to read blogs about Zamboanga and I’ve been able to experience being in these places that other bloggers have written about. Thanks Chyng, Mervz, and Kara! Thanks as well to Jana for being a personal tour guide who mostly arranged the trips since I’m not very fond of planning. hehe
This trip was made possible by Airphil Express. Airphil Express flies from Cebu to Zamboanga every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Airphil Express also flies to Zamboanga from Manila, Davao, Jolo, and Tawi-Tawi.
Check out my other Zamboanga articles here:
- Zamboanga Trip: Things to Do, Places to Visit
- Zamboanga Trip: Gorgeous Merloquet Falls
- Zamboanga Trip: Picnic at Sta. Cruz Island aka Pink Island
- Zamboanga City Food Trip
- Zamboanga Trip: Pasonanca Tour, Fort Pilar, Paseo del Mar and City Hall
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