Zamboanga International Airport is located in Zamboanga City, Philippines. It is the third-busiest airport in Mindanao, one of the three island groups and the southernmost major island in the Philippines. While it is officially classified as an international airport, it only serves domestic routes to and from Manila, Cebu, Davao, Tawi-Tawi and Jolo operated by Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines through PAL Express.
Zamboanga has many sights and attractions so before you book your flight departing Zamboanga, make sure you’ve visited as many as you can. Some tourist attractions to check off your list are Fort Pilar, Sta. Cruz Islands, Serenity Falls and more. One that should not be missed is Fort Pilar, officially known as the Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza or the Royal Fort of Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza. It is a 17th-century military defense fortress built by the Spanish colonial government. Fort Pilar is one of the major landmarks in the city and a symbol of Zamboanga’s cultural heritage. The fort now houses National Museum of the Philippines’ regional museum and is an outdoor Roman Catholic Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar, the patroness of Zamboanga City.
For ideas on your next journey from Zamboanga, here are some of our recommendations:
Cagayan de Oro – Only 334 kilometers away, Cagayan de Oro is one of the major cities in the Philippines nearest to Zamboanga City. Cagayan de Oro is the capital city of the Misamis Oriental province in Mindanao. It is known for Cagayan de Oro River and the kayaking and whitewater rafting activities along with it. Cagayan de Oro River or simply Cagayan River’s mouth is located in Cagayan de Oro after a 90-kilometer course from the Bukidnon Mountains and discharges its load to the Macajalar Bay. Whitewater rafting, kayaking and river trekking is heavily promoted in the city and has been steadily gaining popularity. It is easily accessible with the jump-off point at Barangay Mambuaya which is a 30 to 40 minute ride from the center of the city.
Ho Chi Minh – Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is the largest city in Vietnam. The city is very charming and an attraction to many visitors thanks to some elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings still standing. Most of these historic areas and buildings can be found in District 1 and clustered around so it should be a short walk from each other. Not to miss is the Reunification Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral. The city is also home to several museums namely the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, the Ben Duoc Relic of Underground Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum and many more. For a more authentic stay in the city, try booking a room at one of the historic hotels such as Hotel Majestic which dates back from the French Colonial era.
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