Before Ozamiz is known as the city it is today. It was part of Misamis, developed because of the presence of the Spanish garrison stationed at the stone fort named Nuestra Señora de la Conception del Triunfo. In 1948, Misamis was renamed Ozamiz to honor a WW-II hero José Ozámiz who hailed from the province of Misamis Occidental and who at one time also served as its governor. Ozamiz City is agricultural by resources, but it has become the center for Commerce, Health, Transportation and Education in this part of Mindanao, considering its strategic location and its peaceful atmosphere.
July and December are considered as the best times to visit Ozamiz City as two of their major festivals are held during these months. The feast of Our Lady of Triumph at Cotta Shrine is celebrated every July 16 which is also the Charter City’s anniversary. Sibayan Keg Subanon festival is also held on the same day. The Cotta entertainment area has free live band concerts and other musical variety shows each weekend. Fireworks displays are held at Cotta during Fiesta and holidays. It can be seen across Panguil bay as far as Lanao del Norte. The feast of Immaculate Conception is celebrated every December 8 while every 4th Sunday of January is the Sr. Sto. Niño Fluvial Parade held at Panguil Bay. The Balanghoy Festival is held annually at Cotta area.
Laoag International Airport (LAO) - Laoag International Airport (LAO) is the main airport serving the general area of Laoag, the capital city of the province of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. It is the only airport in Ilocos Norte and is the northernmost international airport in the Philippines by geographical location. The airport is a popular charter destination for tourists from China. It has one 2,420-meter runway and is designated as a secondary/alternate international airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.
Ozamiz-Labo Airport (OZC) - The Ozamiz-Labo Airport is also known as Ozamiz Airport, is an airport serving the general area of the city of Ozamiz in the Philippines. It is the only airport in the province of Misamis Occidental. The airport takes its name from its location, the barangay of Labo in Ozamiz. Ozamiz-Labo Airport also serves the cities of Oroquieta and Tangub, some municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and some parts of Lanao del Sur. The airlines serving this airport are Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
In terms of climate, the best time to visit Ozamiz would be from February to April. The average temperature in February to April would be around 25 °C to 27 °C. Average temperatures will increase from April to November as these months are considered as the dry season whereas the rainy season is usually from October to November.