Zamboanga, Philippines

Zamboanga del Norte is a very relaxed province situated on the western coast of Mindanao, one that’s filled with unique history and plenty of excellent tourist destinations. The entire province has been slightly under the tourist radar, but that means that everything feels genuine, especially when it comes to the main attractions of Zamboanga del Norte – the cities of Dipolog and Dapitan.

Dipolog City itself serves as a gateway to the rest of the province, meaning there are daily flights coming in from Manila and Cebu. Another option is taking the bus from Ozamis City, or other larger places in Mindanao like Davao or Cagayan de Oro.