When the weight of every day’s busy events get into you, all you would like to do is relax and vanish to a faraway place. A place where you can forget all your worries and just have a quiet time for yourself. That sounds exciting, right? But where? Well, if you’re looking for a perfect getaway minus the hassle of being in overcrowded and commonly-visited places then why not travel to Dipolog City.
Located in the Western Mindanao region, Dipolog City is the center of the Zamboanga del Norte province and the City Orchid of the Philippines. It is a spot not yet known to many tourists, but is as equally exceptional as those other famous places across the country. So be one of the few to discover its alluring beauty!
Do you love the thrill of hiking?
Then, you must try to take a climb to the 3003 Steps to Linabo Peak. Situated at Sitio Dinginan, Barangay Lugdungan, you will find one of Dipolog’s pride. Enjoy a 1 to 2 hour hike to the highest elevation in the city and feel as if you are on top of the world as you get to see the breath-taking view of the Dipolog and its nearby towns.
Cogon Eco Park
Also a must-see place in this city is the Cogon Eco Park. Established in 1958, this is a 344-hectare environmental park and preserved forest. Aside from seeing the spectacular view of trees and other wildlife, there is also an aviary wherein you can take a glimpse of the exotic birds that are dwelling in this area. Another feature inside the park is the replica of Subanen Village, built to preserve the cultural heritage of Subanens.
Subanens are also called the River People and are believed to be the first settlers in this city. When you travel to Dipolog City you will experience the culture of the River People as you sway along to their traditional dance and observe their everyday activities.
Can’t get enough of nature tripping yet? Here’s more! Visit the splendid Sungkilaw Falls. It just takes a 40-minute travel from the city proper to Sitio Virginia, Barangay Diwan to locate this magnificent beauty. In the midst of a thick forest, you will have to take approximately 400 descending steps to unleash refreshing water of the falls. You not only can swim in the crystal clear water, but also go rappelling and rock climbing. How adventurous!
For the outdoor enthusiasts, Dipolog City is also known as the only Sport-fishing destination in Western Mindanao. So why not venture into the blue ocean and try your luck in catching some deliciously-looking fish.
After a fun-filled day, savor the city’s local cuisines along Dipolog Boulevard, while adoring the stunning sunset sea view. Furthermore, bring along with you some Bottled Spanish Sardines, a delicacy Dipolog is famous for.
Dipolog City is a worthwhile destination for thrill seekers looking forward to spend a vacation with nature and with a touch of local taste. There are still so many things yet to be discovered. This place has much more to offer for travelers and more surprises are still around for you. Travel to Dipolog City and see for yourself.