Zamboanga is a busy port city strategically located on the tip of western Mindanao in the Philippines. Like most places in the Philippines, the locals here too are welcoming and friendly. Famous for its many attractions both natural and human-made, Zamboanga is a perfect destination for a short getaway. This stunning city exhibits low, green hills that border beautifully along the narrow coastal lowlands separating land and sea. Furthermore, you can see some of the city’s unique Spanish-style architecture maintained throughout the years, a fantastic background for your photographs along the streets of Zamboanga City. Hence the reason behind its nickname – Asia’s Latin City.
You will not have to worry too much about the weather conditions when you are planning a trip to Zamboanga. This city is fortunate enough to be located in the typhoon free part of the country. Hence, weather-wise any month would be an ideal time to visit this port city. If your bucket list includes diving deep into the local cultures of Zamboanga, then plan your stay during one of the city’s most celebrated events – the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. This festival celebrated on 1st and 2nd October. The locals go all out displaying vibrant colours in their pageants, parades, street dances, concerts and many more.
Clark International Airport - Serving to the general area of Pampanga with daily domestic and international flights to various cities of the world is the Clark International Airport. The airport terminal is located approximately 98 kilometres south of Manila in Luzon Island. As one of the major airports in the Philippines, many airline carriers choose to operate from the Clark International Airport. It includes Asiana Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Emirates, Jeju Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Philippine Air, Scoot and Qatar Airways.
Zamboanga International Airport - Named after the city itself, the Zamboanga International Airport is only two kilometres away from the main city centre of Zamboanga. Its proximity to the city promises easy access for locals and tourists to reach the terminal. Despite being named as an international airport, the Zamboanga International Airport only caters to domestic flights. Airlines operating from this airport include Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Platinum Skies.
Despite other parts of the country that experiences the typhoon season, Zamboanga is fortunate not to be affected by the typhoon. Located on the tip of western Mindanao, Zamboanga is one of the warmest regions in the Philippines. The temperatures are generally high with high humidity; presenting pleasant weathers all year round. Make sure you lather some extra layers of UV protection and stay hydrated during your trip to Zamboanga.