Top things to do in Zamboanga City

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…
Top Choice Seafood in Zamboanga City

Alavar Seafood House

Seafood, of course, is the speciality here – choose the species, size and cooking method from a menu of delicacies. What sets Alavar apart is the beautiful trellis-covered backyard. Enjoy a lantern-lit dinner serena…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Zamboanga City

Yakan Weaving Village

About 7km out of Zamboanga City, heading west, the Yakan Weaving Village is really no more than a collection of six or seven stalls selling some high-quality Yakan weavings, such as table runners and place mats; a l…
Filipino in Zamboanga City

Mano-Mano na Greenfield

About 1km north of the Edwin Andrews Air Base, and housed in a large, flashy version of the native-style outdoor pavilion, Mano-Mano specialises in grilled pork spareribs and baby back ribs. Its Paseo del Mar locati…
Filipino in Zamboanga City

La Vista Del Mar

One of the more pleasant places to eat is this outdoor restaurant, inside the resort of the same name, just past the Yakan Weaving Village (taxi P100), west of the city. An American military outpost is next door.
Religious in Zamboanga City

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar

Although a Christian festival, it's a time for parades, dances, markets and food fairs enjoyed by the whole community. A big regatta brings vintas (traditional boats) out onto the water.
Landmark in Zamboanga City

City Hall

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

Paseo del Mar

The most happening nighttime spot for restaurants and general lounging.
International in Zamboanga City

KCC Mall

This mall opened in 2015 and is the largest in the city.