Zamboanga del Sur is a province in the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region in Mindanao. Its capital is the city of Pagadian. Zamboanga del Sur is known for its rich heritage and interesting natural attractions such as the Sta Cruz island famed for having pink coralline sand.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has a relatively high mean annual rainfall: 1,599 to 3,500 millimeters (63.0 to 137.8 in). Temperature is relatively warm and constant throughout the year: 22 to 35 °C (72 to 95 °F).
The best time to visit Zamboanga del Sur is in the month of October.
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
Zamboanga del Sur comprises 26 Municipalities, 1 Component City and 1 Independent City
There are 17 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Zamboanga del Sur which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Zamboanga del Sur province:
If you plan to visit the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Zamboanga del Sur throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Zamboanga del Sur province.
Where in the Philippines is Zamboanga del Sur located?
Zamboanga del Sur is located on southern section of the Zamboanga peninsula in western Mindanao.
Is Zamboanga del Sur a city or province?
Zamboanga del Sur is a province.
What is the Capital of Zamboanga del Sur?
The capital of Zamboanga del Sur is Pagadian.
What is Zamboanga del Sur famous or known for?
Zamboanga del Sur is famous or known for Yakan Weaving Village and pink sand in Sta. Cruz Island.
How do I get to Zamboanga del Sur?
There are several ways to get to Zamboanga del Sur, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane | 1.5 hours | $56-$220
- Car ferry | 44 hours | $20-$70
How many islands are in Zamboanga del Sur?
There are 17 islands in the Zamboanga del Sur province.
What does Zamboanga mean?
Zamboanga is a Hispanicized termof the word “samboangan”, a Sinama term for “mooring place”.
How Safe is Traveling in Zamboanga del Sur?
Zamboanga del Sur is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Zamboanga del Sur the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Zamboanga del Sur province is considered tropical with significant amount of rainfall even in the driest month.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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