I went to Dipolog just last month to purposely have my Lakbay Rizal Passport stamped. Honestly, I was a little scared about getting in and around Mindanao.But my hunger for curiousity was there so i packed my bag and dragged myself to Dipolog.
I have been traveling for quite a while but I am still scared of flying on a plane. I am always terrified of flying. Once the plane hits the runway that’s when i can breathe with a sigh of relief .
I recently gone through some of the photos and my trip about my experiences in Dipolog City. Hidden in the center of the province I have come across with hotels within the main town but I chose to stay at Antonios Pension house.
Aside from a very simple yet beautiful setting , an extraordinary accommodation . I got a little perk of getting to meet the humble owner. Very welcoming and friendly which is such an adorable factor .
I NOTICED A LONG EMPTY STRETCH OF THE BOULEVARD DURING THE DAY . BUT EXPECT A HUGE CROWN IN LATE AFTERNOON.
At the rooftop , you can see the longest boulevard in the province of Mindanao fronting the beachfront. The best time to get around is late in the afternoon so you can capture the sunset. Grab a mango or chicharon with soft drinks and enjoy the view of the longest boulevard.
So if you are looking for an IDEAL and interesting day adventure packed with splendid sights, visit Dipolog Cathedral.
Enjoying the city tour by day would be a great activity for everyone. Check out the Dipolog rotonda , the city hall , The Magsaysay and Roxas Park , the provincial capitol , and the Museum in convention Center.
Habalhabal or bicycle with sidecars costs Php7 .
Honestly, you WILL always be hungry since there are so many temptation to eat every corner and everywhere. You can never resist your cravings from coffee shops, cafeteria and some snack bars . Dipolog has it everywhere.
They say spending a three days and two nights in a vibrant city of Dipolog is way too short . So you really have to maximize your time and effort to see the most of beautiful places in the province . So like some people and other budget travelers I personally know. I usually pass through some of the best places in Dipolog and since I am on a very tight budget , I cut my trip shorter. City tour can be done in a day or even half of the day. Dipolog is just a small province but with a large population of friendly people.so with only a short trip , find out why it’s more fun in Dipolog ? Here are the snapshots and suggestions how your trip can make a memorable one.DAY 1
- Sunset at the Dipolog Boulevard
Grab your camera and take a photo of the modern Dipolog Cathedral . It is just a walking distance from the provincial capitol.
The fountain of blessings represents the tri-people of Mindanao, which symbolize the diverse cultures prevailing in Dipolog.
Visit the 3003 steps to Linabo Peak. Dipolog’s highest elevation point – 486 meters above sea level. It has fourteen stations of the cross and a community chapel at the peak. SUNGKILAW FALLS which can be found inside the OISCA Forest Park. Take a dip of the cold spring.
I will blog a separate post for all of these soon.
If you travel to Dipolog, please take time to share us about what you saw in the province. Would love to hear feedback and stories from you. So come and visit to the Orchids City of Zamboanga Del Norte.
It makes me feel very sad that Mindanao does not get the tourism it deserves. There are so many place to see in Mindanao. Wonderful beaches, breathtaking landscapes and majestic waterfalls . Rich culture and so many other things a tourist loves and desires.
Mindanao is blessed with so much beauty and therefore must be used to make our lives better specially for all the Filipino people.
I hope you include Dipolog and Dapitan to explore the wonders that it offers to its visitors. Experience a great high mixing and mingling with the locals and allow yourself to be part of Dipolognon Life.
It was such a great weekend getaway , so many great things and activities to enjoy, to discover , to eat but still the people is the best. There is really more to Dipolog than a bottle of sardines ..
Dipolog rocked my world!
Dipolog City is accessible by land , sea and air.
Fly from Manila – Dipolog |vice versa daily by Cebu pacific and Philippine Airlines.
It can also be reached via roro and Ferry trips are also available daily to and from Dumaguete and Cebu Cities.
This is about my personal journey to Dipolog City in Mindanao and how this particular journey changed my outlook about “The Promise Land”.