Dipolog is a city and the capital of Zamboanga del Norte in the regions of Mindanao, Philippines. In the 2015 census, the city has approximately 130,000 people. The region is surrounded by hills and faces the Sulu Sea to the north. The city is known for its wild orchids and its fishing economy.
The busiest month for tourism in Dipolog is in January, May, and September due to its warm and dry weather. Hence, the rates for flight and hotel might go up during these months. If you plan to travel during this period, be sure to purchase your flight and accommodation in advance to avoid being charged unnecessarily high when you can get them for a cheaper price. The slowest month for tourism is in June due to it being the hottest month of the year so prices for travel during this month will be the cheapest.
Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) - This international airport serves the surrounding areas of Puerto Princesa as well as the regions around Palawan. In 2017, it completed the construction of its new passenger terminal and cargo terminal buildings, sporting newer facilities and cargo bays. The airport can now hold approximately 700 passengers per hour, receiving 2 million passengers annually.
Dipolog Airport (DPL) - Dipolog Airport is the main airport serving the areas of Dipolog and the city of Zamboanga del Norte. It is a domestic airport, however, it is considered to be one of the busiest in the regions of Mindanao. It serves as a hub for Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Royhle Airway. The airport only has one passenger terminal and can handle up to 300 passengers at a time.
Dipolog experiences a tropical monsoon climate with little variation to its annual average temperature. Rain occurs throughout the whole year. However, its warmest months are from April to June, with April being the hottest. The highest average temperature is around 90.6°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77°F (25°C) at night. The months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dipolog are March, April, and then February.
The central region of Dipolog itself is not known for its tourism activities. However, its neighboring town, Dapitan, provides several attractions for tourists to enjoy.