With a population of approximately 130, 759 people, Dipolog or the City of Dipolog is surrounded by rolling hills on the southeast and the Sulu Sea on the north. Dipolog is also known for its wild orchid and sardine industry. Dipolog was even called the “Bottled Sardines Capital” of the Philippines.
If you are looking to avoid the rain, the best month to visit Dipolog would be in February. Do try to avoid the months of May, June, July, August, September, October and November if you are trying to avoid the rainy season. November is when it gets the wettest in Dipolog. September. However, it is relatively more chill if you don't mind enjoying the cool climate with a bit of rain.
Laguindingan Airport (CGY) – Located 46 kilometers away from Cagayan de Oro, the Laguindingan Airport is the main airport that serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao. The airport opened in June 2013 replacing both Lumbia Airport and Maria Cristina Airport. Laguindingan airport is the sixth busiest airport in the Philippines. There are various ways to get to and from Cagayan de Oro city from Laguindingan Airport. The cheapest and most common way to get to the airport is by van. The van offers travelers comfort, convenience, safety and a quick route of only around 45 minutes to the airport. The fare to and from the airport is only PHP199 per person, per trip. The second option to getting to and from the airport if via metered taxi. A journey from Cagayan de Oro to the airport will cost around PHP 400 to PHP 450. There are also Jeepneys and busses to the airport but are not as recommended due to the unpredictable timing and also the hassle of having to catch a connecting shuttle to get to the airport.
Dipolog Airport (DPL) – Dipolog airport services the general area of Dipolog, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte. The airport is located approximately 14 km from Dipolog city. There are 3.airlines operating flights to and from Dipolog which are Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and the Royal Air Way Charter. Dipolog airport is a small airport without many facilities. There are no conveyor belts, meaning you will have to pick up your luggage from a cart at the arrival gate. As it may be hard to get any transport to and from Dipolog airport, prior transportation arrangements to and from the airport should be discussed with the people in charge of your accommodation.
Located approximately 300 kilometers east of Cagayan de Oro, both Dipolog and Cagayan de Oro share the same climate type, tropical. Dipolog receives a substantial amount of rain compared to Cagayan de Oro, with an annual average precipitation of 2462mm per year compared to Cagayan de Oro's annual average rainfall of only 1771mm per year. Sharing the same climate, the average temperature of both cities also do not vary much with Dipolog having an average temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius and Cagayan de Oro at 26.7 degrees Celsius.