The Philippines is one of the famous holiday destinations among the tourist. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines is Ozamiz. Ozamiz located in an archipelagic province of the Misamis Occidental, Philippines in Northern Mindanao region. Ozamiz is a small province surrounded with many heritage-rich and naturally charming cities with charming townships, regional produce and outdoor adventures. Known as a vibrant and tranquil destination, most of the tourist visit this city to relax and escape from the bustling big cities. The main forms of livelihood in Ozamiz are farming and fishing. Hence, you can see many plantations and fishing village along the road in this town. Showers with almost of sun throughout a year, this province is the best choice for tourist to visit and do a lot of outdoor activities whether a leisure stroll along with the beautiful gardens or something more adventurous on boats, bikes and hiking. There are many attractions to explore in this province. If this is your first time visiting Ozamiz, do not worry as you can learn more about the city in the Visitor Information Centre.
The climate in Ozamiz is tropical year-round with an average temperature of 29-35 degrees Celsius. Ozamiz or Philippines has only two seasons which is wet and dry seasons where rainfall can be heavy during the wet or monsoon season and humidity during the hotter months can be high. The best time to visit Ozamiz would be between December to February when the weather is warmer with occasional showers. During this season, the sun shines bright resulting clear skies with the winds blow gently suitable for outdoor activities. The off-peak season is between July to September where the climate during that season is unpredictable and typhoons can sometimes occur anytime. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather reports before going to this town. During this season you will find better flight tickets and hotel deals.
1. Bacolod – Silay Airport
It is the main airport that serves the general area of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area. It is just 15 kilometres northeast of Bacolod city. Since it is an international airport, Bacolod – Silay Airport is the busiest airport serving the Negros Island area. The airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines, with the later provide an international route to Seoul, South Korea as its seasonal flights. Bacolod – Silay Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Bacolod – Silay Airport for the visitors.
2. Labo Airport
Labo Airport is an airport located in Labo, Ozamiz. It is also known as Ozamiz Airport among the locals and got its name from the area where it is located. It is the only airport in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines and serves the general area of the city of Ozamiz including the nearest cities like Oroquieta and Tangub. Labo Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Labo Airport for the visitors.
Ozamiz’s climate is under the hot sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with little rains except for typhoon season which the weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains and thunderstorm. The average maximum temperature in Ozamiz is around 27 and 33 degree Celsius while the average minimum is about 20 and 24 degree Celsius. While around December to February will be the peak of seasons because it will be the warm and pleasant season of the year. If you plan to visit Ozamiz during this season make sure you book your flight and hotel early as both fill up quickly.
1. Mount Malindang Range Natural Park – Mount Malindang Range Natural Park is home to several endangered species of animals in the Philippines. It is located in Mount Malidang. Mount Malindang Range Natural Park is surrounded with almost 53,262 hectares of forest and mountains. Mount Malindang is an extinct volcano which is a volcano that not had an eruption for at least 10,000 years and is not expected to erupt again in a comparable time scale of the future. If you like bird watching activity, you can do this activity in this natural park as this park is also home for many bird species in the Philippines. Another attraction in this natural park is the Cobra Falls. To reach Cobra Falls, you need to walk through the challenging trails first. The moments after you reach the falls is truly rewarding as you can see the beautiful waterfalls and naturally round pool surrounded by the bedrocks and green forest. In addition, this park has been declared by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2011.
2. Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park – Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park is located in the municipality of Tudela. The local government developed it to create a sustainable aquatic environment for the fisherfolk by creating a breeding ground for fishes through its mangrove forest and fish hatcheries. Those that are grown in the hatcheries and nurseries will eventually be released into the wild. Aside from aquatic life, the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park also has a mini-zoo, where you can find different kinds of monkeys, birds, and reptiles. There are also some turtles in the sanctuary.
3. Dolphin Island – Dolphin Island is also located in the municipality of Tudela. It is another popular attraction located near Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park. Dolphin Island is not a real Island. It is a manmade structure which provides a sanctuary and a rehabilitation facility for injured dolphins. In this island, visitors will learn more about the dolphin and the best part, visitors also can feed and swim with the dolphins there. If you love snorkeling, this island is the best spot for you to do it. This island is home to more than 100 different species of fish and sea creatures. You can rent floating vest and snorkeling gear from the facility at a reasonable price.