Zamboanga is located in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. The city sits on the southernmost part of the Zamboanga peninsula and is closer to Malaysia and Indonesia than it is to Manila. It is one of the most important and busiest port cities in the Philippines.
Attractions in Zamboanga include Fort Pilar, a former Spanish garrison which now houses a museum with numerous paintings, ethnic costumes, marine life exhibits, indigenous tribes' memorabilia, and some artifacts from a sunken galleon. Pasonanca Park is also a popular attraction, boasting trees, flowers, shrubs, orchids, ferns, and a river. It also has three natural swimming pools (its water comes from the mountains), a flower garden, an aviary, and a butterfly farm.
Things to See & Do
* Fort Pilar
* Pasonanca Park
* Metropolitan Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
* Sta. Cruz Island
* Cawa-Cawa Boulevard
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Peso (PHP)
Language - English, Tagalog
Population - 950,000 approx
Land Area - 10.32 kmÂ²
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 63
Port Location - Ships dock at Zamboanga Port, located at the city's southern tip, approximately 1km from the city centre.
Travel Links - Zamboanga City International Airport has daily flights to/from Manila by Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, flights to/from Sandakan by Asian Spirit and South East Asian Airlines(SEAIR). Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights to Manila, Cebu, & Davao and vice versa.
Super Ferry boats are available 2 days a week for sailing from Cebu City, Davao, and Manila and vice versa. Ferries are also available to and from Sandakan.