Dipolog Photo: Jay A.

Dipolog

Dipolog is the capital of the Zamboanga del Norte Province. It is a popular area known for being the Gateway to Western Mindanao, via the Western Nautical Highway. Dipolog is abundant in natural resources, particularly wild orchids and sardines.

There is no room for boredom in Dipolog City due to its several natural, historical and commercial areas.

Those who are up for an adventure may want to explore Linabo Peak, Sungkilaw Falls and the eco parks. Linabo Peak offers a scenic view of the twin cities of Dapitan and Dipolog from its vantage point. Sungkilaw Falls in Barangay Diwan is being co-maintained by the Subanen people, a tribe indigenous to the Zamboanga Peninsula area.

There are also areas set aside for reforestation, like the Cogon Eco Park and the OISCA Forest Park. These places are popular for camping and different community activities.

For those who prefer the sun, sand and surf, the Galas Dark Gray Beach is highly accessible. It is a public beach only 5 kilometers from downtown Dipolog, with manganese gray sands. People often come here to swim, sunbathe and picnic.

Historical sites include the Casa Bernedo, a house open to tourists as a historical venue. There is also the Japanese Memorial Park in Barangay Dicayas which commemorates the Filipino and Japanese soldiers who perished during WWII.

For those looking to do some shopping, you can get local fare at the Dipolog Center Mall and Central Public Market. Another popular place to go gift shopping is the Dipolog Boholana Handicrafts and Pasalubong (formerly S and J), a popular area for tourists to get their souvenirs.

Top Rated Restaurants in Dipolog Browse All

  1. Umami Room
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    4 Reviews View
  2. UrChoice Bistro Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Italian
    3 Reviews View
  3. Mang Inasal
    5.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View
  4. Big Joe's Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  5. Grandma's Best
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  6. Tonino's Resto and Wine Bar
    4.0 Stars
    Mediterranean
    4 Reviews View
  7. Cafe Isabelle
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  8. Esquina Deli
    4.0 Stars
    Deli
    2 Reviews View
  9. Tablea Chocolate Cafe
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    1 Review View
  10. Chloe's Bistro
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Dipolog Browse All

  1. Umami Room
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    4 Reviews View
  2. UrChoice Bistro Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Italian
    3 Reviews View
  3. Mang Inasal
    5.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View
  4. Big Joe's Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  5. Grandma's Best
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  6. Tonino's Resto and Wine Bar
    4.0 Stars
    Mediterranean
    4 Reviews View
  7. The Greenhouse Hair & Nail Lounge
    5.0 Stars
    Hair Salon
    1 Review View
  8. Songhits Family KTV
    5.0 Stars
    Karaoke Bar
    1 Review View
  9. Tapas & Beer Restaurant Bar
    4.0 Stars
    Bar
    2 Reviews View
  10. Cafe Isabelle
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View