This administrative region in the Philippines is numerically designated as Region IX. Zamboanga Peninsula consists of three provinces and two cities.
Best Time to Visit
For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.
Area: 17,056.73 km² (6,685.64 mi²)
Regional Center: Pagadian
REGION 9 – Zamboanga Peninsula
|PROVINCE||LAND AREA KM2||POPULATION|
|Zamboanga del Norte||7,301.0||1,011,393|
|Zamboanga del Sur||5,914.2||1,872,473|
Cities: (5) Dapitan; Dipolog; Isabela; Pagadian; Zamboanga City
- Crops (Palay, Corn, Banana, Coconut, Coffee)
- Food Processing
- Mass Transportation Operation
- Minerals – Chromite
The best way to get to Zamboanga Peninsula Region depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.
The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.
Use the following online service to determine the various transportation options available to you based on your point of departure.
The following are the modes of transportation available in this region.
Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily. Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.
SEE & DO
- Fort Pilar
- Gloria de Dapitan and Fantasyland
- P’gsalabuk Circle
- Punto del Desembarco de Rizal en Dapitan
- Rizal Shrine
- Sta. Cruz Islands
EAT & DRINK
- Binaki (Zamboanga del Norte)
- Bottled Sardines (Zamboanga del Norte)
- Bulad (Zamboanga del Norte)
- Callos (All provinces)
- Curacha (All provinces)
- Fresh seafood (Zamboanga Sibugay)
- Jamon (All provinces)
- Kinilaw (Zamboanga del Sur)
- Lokot-lokot (All provinces)
- Lokot-lokot (Zamboanga del Norte)
- Montano Spanish-style Sardines (Zamboanga del Norte)
- Paella (All provinces)
- Pansat (Zamboanga del Sur)
- Satti (All provinces)
- Seafood paella (Zamboanga Sibugay)
- Tropical fruits (Zamboanga Sibugay)
WHERE TO STAY
Where to Stay in Zamboanga Peninsula Region
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EVENTS & FESTIVALS
- Kinabayo Festival
- P’gsalabuk Festival
- Regatta de Zamboanga
- Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
READ MORE: 17 Regions of the Philippines (with map)