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Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines · 3 hotels available
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"Dapitan City has a beautiful mix of history and natural wonders. Breathe in some fresh air at Dapitan City Plaza - planned and developed by National Hero Jose Rizal - then stop by St. James Church. Or hike up Fort De Dapitan on Ilihan Hill, which served as the burial ground of Dapitan's original settlers. Visit the 70-hectare Rizal National Park and get a glimpse of Rizal's life while in exile. Get all beached out at Dakak Beach Resort, then catch the sunset at Sta. Cruz Beach; a monument depicting Rizal's arrival stands there."

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Dakak Park and Beach Resort

Taguilon, Dapitan City
(22 Reviews)
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Foto utama Gratum Beach Resort

Gratum Beach Resort

Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
Located in Dapitan, Gratum Beach Resort is by the sea, within a 15-minute drive of The Rizal Shrine and Dapitan City Plaza. This beach hotel is 8.1 mi (13 km) from Gloria Fantasyland and 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from Dipolog Center Mall.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Travelbee Heritage Inn

Travelbee Heritage Inn

Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
(35 Reviews)
It is affordable and the accommodation is quite comfortable. The staff are polite and accommodating.
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3 Properties
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Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Gratum Beach Resort
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Punto de Dissembarco De Rizal en Dapitan, Jose Rizal Shrine

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Most commonly asked questions in Dapitan City

What are the best areas to visit near Dapitan City?

If you are in Dapitan City, you can also visit Taguilon

Where are the best cities to visit in Dapitan City?

The best cities to visit in Dapitan City are Dipolog City, Kalawit

What are the best hotels and most popular in Dapitan City?

The most popular hotels booked by tourists are Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Gratum Beach Resort, Travelbee Heritage Inn

How many hotels are listed in Dapitan City?

Currently, there are around 3 hotels that you can book in Dapitan City


Nothing can be more exciting for history buffs than seeing their history books come alive—and Dapitan City is one of the best destinations to make it happen! Plus, there are different exciting activities and beautiful spots to add to your to-do list, too.

Dapitan City Hall

Dapitan City is located in the province of Zamboanga del Norte. It has become one of the most visited historical places in the Philippines because Dr. Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, called this home for four years during his exile. Most of the locals speak Cebuano but other dialects like Ilonggo, Subano, Tagalog, Tausug, Ilocano and Chavacano are also used. Don’t worry, though, as the majority of the Dapitanons are at ease with English.


How to Go   

By plane

There are two major airlines that fly to Dipolog Airport — Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air. From Manila, both airlines have daily flights; from Cebu (or Mactan-Cebu International Airport), both airlines operate every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only.

From Dipolog Airport, take a tricycle to the city terminal where you can find mini buses and vans going to Dapitan City. Travel time is 45 minutes and the fare costs around P25.

By boat/ferry

One of the most convenient ways to travel by sea is taking the fast craft services that travel daily from Cebu to Dapitan City (about five hours with a stopover in Tagbilaran and Dumaguete City).


Getting Around

The city is relatively small so biking is easy. There are also tricycles and jeepneys to take you around the city proper.


Tourist Attractions

Rizal National Park

A visit to the island won’t be complete without seeing the powdery white sand beaches of Dakak. It’s known not only for its amazing cove but also as a diving mecca in Mindanao. The city plaza, inspired by Dr. Rizal’s visit to Europe in his earlier days, is also a must-see site. If you want to get more intimate with the hero’s past, then you should spare some time to drop by at the Rizal National Park. Here, you’ll see a 70-hectare property which features the Mi Retiro rock, Castias Hospitales, Casa Cuadrada and his residence.

Saint James Church Dapitan

Other popular spots here are St. James church and the Relief Map of Mindanao. The church was built in 1871 in honor of St. James the Greater, Dapitan’s patron. Meanwhile, the Relief Map was among the many masterpieces that Rizal completed during his exile.

Did you know that Dapitan also has the first world-class amusement park in Mindanao? Fantasy Land at Gloria de Dapitan has tea-cup rides, a carousel, a swinger, and a lot more—perfect for kids and kids at heart.


Top Things to Do

Dakak Beach Resort Dapitan

The city offers a lot of historical sites, beaches, and other natural and man-made wonders. You can relax at the lavish Dakak Beach Resort, visit Rizal Shrine, or join a historical tour. Either way, this city promises a relaxing trip for every kind of traveler.


Where to Eat

If you’re up for a fresh seafood buffet, then go to Kamayan ni Manay Restaurant. Everyone is raving about the food and it’s reasonably priced at less than P400, too. Some of the must-try dishes are Tinolang Isda, Ginataang Alimango, and Sizzling Tanigue.

Pizza Marinara

For staple Italian food, tourists and locals like going to Il Patio. The ambiance is a bit classy so a quiet time with your Quattro Formaggio, Pizza Napolitana, Pizza Margherita, or Pizza Marinara is easily doable.

Another must-try is the Bamboo Cafe at Dakak Beach Resort. Here you can enjoy an awesome view of the beach while you dine. If you’re craving for some midnight snack, your tummy will be satisfied, as the café is also open 24 hours every day so you can go anytime.



There’s not much nightlife in Dapitan City and it’s definitely not as extravagant as those in larger cities like Manila; but you can go to Gloria De Dapitan Beehive if you want to enjoy a bottle or a glass of drink.


Where to Stay

The accommodations in Dapitan are reasonably-priced and all Instagram-worthy. Booking a room for a couple of nights will definitely be exciting and comfortable. You can stay at Hampton Place if you’re looking for a no-fuss room that’s budget-friendly, or choose Dakak Park & Beach Resort for a scenic view of the beach and nearby mountains.

There’s also Bajamunde Pension (about P700/night) located in Sunset Boulevard and just across Dapitan Bay where you can have the best view of the sunset.


Travel Tips  

• Make the most of your vacation by visiting Dapitan City’s twin sister, Dipolog, which is only 15 minutes away.

• There are some residents who offer bed and breakfast inns and pension houses so you can ask around if you want to save some extra money.

• At dusk, a lot of locals and tourists flock at Sunset Boulevard to feast on seafood.
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