How to Get Here
There are direct flights going to Pagadian City via the Pagadian Airport. Located roughly 5 kilometers away from the city, the airport is serving flights to the whole Zamboanga del Sur, as well as the province of Zamboanga Sibugay.
There are 10 flights weekly from Manila to Pagadian and 5 flights from Cebu to Pagadian via the airline company Cebu Pacific. Another airline that offers flights from Manila is Asian Spirit Airline
Taking a bus from Zamboanga City going to Pagadian City is available through Rural Transit that operates from Zamboanga City Bus Terminal. A fare of Php 495.00 for an aircon bus is what you need to shell out. There are also buses from Ozamiz City, CDO, Dipolog and other key cities in Mindanao going to Pagadian.
There are ferry rides from Manila that go to Ozamiz City and from there, one has to take a bus going to Pagadian City.
Best Time to Go
BEST TIME TO GO
The province is constantly warm throughout the year. Pagadian City has an overcast weather, but it is still preferable to wear a sunscreen during the day and a mosquito or bug spray during the night. December to March are cooler months and the best time to explore the province.
Join in the fun in the city’s biggest festival, the Megayon Festival, which is held annually every month of September. Pagadian City hosts this week-long festival that celebrates the unity between the tri-people of the region: the Muslims, the Subanons and the Christians.
When out exploring the city and the rest of the province, it is better to wear long pants so as not to attract public attention.
What to Do
Zamboanga del Sur is a good destination for diving enthusiasts. The province has beautiful and diverse coral formations that will surely excite any divers out there. Some of the province best diving sites are Dao-dao Islands, Bomba Beach and Barangay White Beach.
Indulge in seafood
The province is rich in marine life and restaurants offering seafood dishes abound - shrimps, crabs, curacha – all these and more for a scrummy food trip.
Visit and see the different natural attractions
Zamboanga del Sur possesses remarkable natural wonders for a true blue nature lover. Consider this – the province has 4 bays, 3 rivers and 3 lakes plus a list of other picturesque attractions that’s enough to entice anyone to discover the place.
Tourist attraction entrance fee
Depending on what tourist attraction you would like to see, but entrance fee usually starts with only Php 20. 00
Minimum fare for the city’s famous inclined tricycle is Php 10. 00 per head and can go to as much as Php 800.00 to Php 1, 000.00 when you hire one for a city tour or depending on the tourist sites to visit.
Look for airline promos when planning to visit the province. An airline ticket starts from Php 3, 000.00, depending on an airline and the date of travel. Ferry rides and bus rides depend on your place of origin, but be ready to have at least Php 2, 300.00 for a ferry ride from Manila to Ozamiz City.
Zamboanga del Sur has an ample selection of lodging. A 1-star hotel starts Php 700.00 a night while a 3-star hotel costs around Php 3,500.00 a night.
Php 100.00 to Php 400.00