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Explore the Wonders in Dipolog City

Dipolog city is one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations situated in the western part of Mindanao. Described as the “Gateway to Western Mindanao” and commonly known as the “Orchid City” – this place combines an amazing element of archaic and contemporary style to its credit.

Historical Landmarks in Dipolog City
Historical Landmarks in Dipolog City

Dipolog city is popular for various rich fishing areas where in people can enjoy the fresh harvest and delicious spanish sardines – a popular product of Dipolog City.

While planning your tour to Dipolog City, you need to ensure that some of the most popular attractions are not missed. There are different locations such as parks, waterfalls, forest parks, beaches etc to be visited. Some of the most important locations which cannot be missed in Dipolog City are –

• Trial ones fortitude at The Linabo Peak – Located on the top of a mountain, you need to hike around 3,003 steps patiently to reach the peak. This is an apt place for adventure lovers. The sight that one enjoys after testing resilience and reaching top of Linabo Peak is breath taking and spectacular.

Holy Rosary Cathedral in Dipolog City
Holy Rosary Cathedral in Dipolog City

• Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Dipolog City Boulevard – Those who love to watch the sunset moments can experience this beautiful sight by taking a walk around the boulevard and enjoy the immensity of the sea.

• Holy Cross Cathedral – This is a must visit place for people who loves heritage buildings and religious sites.

• Cogon Eco-Park – A good place to rest together by enjoying the natural beauty of various plant species as well as animals. It is also possible to plan open-air activities like mountain climbing and camping. Inside this park there is a traditional style village model too.

Apart from this, there are many other locations that are worth a visit in Dipolog City. Visitors can see different sights of black sand beaches in this coastal town. The Dipolog Rotonda Fountain golden in color is also a sight worth seeing in this city. Those who are crazy about the idea of sport fishing can try Jigging during their visit to Dipolog City.

Rotunda in Dipolog City
Rotunda in Dipolog City

Enjoy the unusual Sea food flavors in Dipolog City

People can experience a good dining experience in Dipolog City by trying out different ethnic and local specialties apart from other cuisines. Since, this city is well known for sardine industry, people love to enjoy the unique sea food delicacies rich in taste and flavor.

Port Orient restaurant in Dakak park and beach resort in this city specializes in blue marlins and prawns dishes. A lot of restaurant chains from Cebu and Davao are now in Dipolog City for locals and tourist to tryout American, Mexican and even local Chicken Inato. Big Joe’s Restaurant in this city is a much loved place among tourists for it offers a magnificent ambience with both local and international food items.

Fresh Fruits in Dipolog
Fresh Fruits in Dipolog

Good Times café is also a favorite hang out place for most of the travelers. Julies Halo-Halo and Refreshment centre is also a worth place to be checked for snacks.

There are different things to explore in Dipolog City, just spend more time for your vacation for you to completely appreciate the place and its simplicity.

AIRPHIL EXPRESS flies to Dipolog City several times a week. For more information, you can visit the AirPhil Express official website. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for promo updates!

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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