Western Mindanao & Zamboanga Peninsula attractions

Top Choice Museum in Zamboanga City

Fort Pilar Museum

At the southeastern end of town near the waterfront is this solid and squat building, partially restored to maintain its historic character. Inside is a museum with several impressive and recently renovated gallerie…
Island in Zamboanga City

Santa Cruz Island

Great Santa Cruz Island is around 7km off the Zamboanga City waterfront, and is home to only a few dozen families from the Samal tribe. Visitors come to see the pinkish 2km-long beach, coloured from finely crushed r…
Waterfall in Western Mindanao & Zamboanga Peninsula

Tinago Falls

Hidden deep in a mountain, Tinago Falls is the most spectacular of Iligan’s waterfalls; you can drive to the start of the very steep stairway (365 steps) down. During the wet season, it’s a loud violent cascade, but…
Waterfall in Western Mindanao & Zamboanga Peninsula

Maria Cristina Falls

Even though the twin Maria Cristina Falls are being harnessed for their hydroelectric power, you can climb to the top of an observation tower for excellent views (you'll find a small zipline, an eatery and a crocodi…
Notable Building in Western Mindanao & Zamboanga Peninsula

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Childhood Summer Home

Directly in front of Timoga Springs, along the main highway, this is only really interesting to political buffs. Perhaps most curious are the family photos documenting Macapagal-Arroyo from child to adult.
Landmark in Zamboanga City

City Hall

Completed in 1907 and originally the seat of the United States' governor of the Moro province.