The Great Mindanao Adventure: ZamBaSulTa Itinerary and Guide

One of the best backpacking routes in the Philippines is the ZamBaSulTa. ZamBaSulTa refers to the Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces. It typically starts in Zamboanga City, which serves as the gateway to other provinces. This is a great route because it allows you to experience the unique culture, history and food in Mindanao …

Merloquet Falls: Nature Day Trip from Zamboanga City

Merloquet Falls is a popular day trip from Zamboanga City. It’s located about 2 hours away from the city proper, in Barangay Sibulao, near the border of Zamboanga Sibugay. How to get here Merloquet Falls is about 2-3 hours away from the city proper. From the Zamboanga Integrated Bus Terminal, ride a north-bound bus to …

Travel Guide to Zamboanga City, Asia’s Latin City

Zamboanga City is one of the most vibrant cities in the country, with its historical architecture and colorful vintas. Personally it’s one of our favorite cities to visit in the Philippines! Here, you can visit attractions in the city including parks and museums, relax in beaches and even use it as jump-off point to nearby …

Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay: An eco-tourism and bird-watching paradise

There’s a new eco-destination in Zamboanga Sibugay! Siay is a municipality in this province, about 2.5-3 hours from Zamboanga City, boasting with vast wetlands, mangrove forests and diverse wildlife. In fact, this October 2018, Siay hosted the first-ever World Migratory Bird Day in the Philippines! I was invited to be part of this celebration along …

Highlights and colors of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018

A grand burst of color, life and faith — that’s the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, Zamboanga Hermosa Festival is a month-long celebration honoring Nuestra Senora la Virgen del Pilar (Our Lady of Pillar). It is held in Zamboanga City in the province of Zamboanga del Sur …