What to do and see in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte: The Best Places and Tips

Dapitan, officially the City of Dapitan, (Subanon: Gembagel G'benwa Dapitan/Bagbenwa Dapitan; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dapitan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Dapitan; Chavacano: Ciudad de Dapitan), or simply referred to as Dapitan City, is a 3rd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 82,418 people.

1. The Rizal Shrine

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
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45%
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

The Rizal Shrine

Reviewed By Nielioan - Bulacan Province, PhilippinesBulacan Province, Philippines

rizal’s legacy

indeed, he should be enshrined. jose rizal helped shaped our history by giving up everything for his motherland. what used to be just a reading material in school was realized when i visited this historical site. his abode was without any fancy furniture

2. Gloria's Fantasyland

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
Excellent
39%
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4 based on 118 reviews

Gloria's Fantasyland

Reviewed By essemorcz - Bacolod, PhilippinesBacolod, Philippines

A Spectacular Night

Entrance fee: For selected rides - P500Unlimited rides - P1000Food price range - P50-200Park hours: 4pm-12mnThe entrance fee of P500 for adults includes 7 kinds of unlimited rides while for kid they have 12 kinds of unlimited rides. The entrance fee of P1

3. Rizal's Landing Place

Sta. Cruz Beach, Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 45 reviews

Rizal's Landing Place

Reviewed By kimitakas - Taichung, TaiwanTaichung, Taiwan

Photo spot

This is the place where Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines, landed. Since there is only few touristic site in Dipolog, this is a major tourist attraction. Although I don’t know about the history of the country, I found this place is very beautiful.

4. Dapitan City Plaza

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines Nature & Parks, State Parks
Excellent
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4 based on 11 reviews

Dapitan City Plaza

Reviewed By 6452 - Davao City, PhilippinesDavao City, Philippines

place where the locals and tourists gather at night

We had our dinner in one of the restaurant that served chicken bar-b-que. There were restaurants lined up in the plaza however all were full as people seemed to flock in the plaza at night. Souvenir shops were all abound, so there is no problem looking fo

5. St James the Greater Church

Dipolog - Oroquieta National Road, Dapitan City, Mindanao 7101, Philippines Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
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3.5 based on 10 reviews

St James the Greater Church

Reviewed By Glentoy - Davao City, PhilippinesDavao City, Philippines

Fantastic ceiling!

St. James Church was built by the Jesuits in 1971 in honor of St. James the Great, the patron saint of Dapitan. It is situated right at the heart of Dapitan City. It's unpainted facade makes it uninteresting from the outside but once you get inside, you'l

6. Ilihan Hill

Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines Sights & Landmarks, Military Bases & Facilities
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Ilihan Hill

Reviewed By TravelBug1469 - Manila, PhilippinesManila, Philippines

Overlooking Dapitan

Obviously, Ilihan Hill had lost its glory, there's no structure left there to remind us how important the hill had served its purpose during the Spanish time except for few stones and concrete slabs which were clear reminders of massive destruction either

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