Slideshow: Viva Zamboanga!

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Viva! La Hermosa Zamboanga!
Images from Asia’s Latin City

Greater Sta. Cruz Island
A view of greater Sta. Cruz Island from Zamboanga City.
Greater Sta. Cruz Island
Dubbed as the "Pink Beach" of Zamboanga because of the crushed red corals that blend with the white.
Greater Sta. Cruz Island
Unspoiled and unexploited island beach. The surrounding water is also great for scuba diving.
Greater Sta. Cruz Island
Expect to be escorted by armed police when visiting the island.
Greater Sta. Cruz Island
Situated in Basilan Strait, just off the coast of the city proper and around four kilometers or merely 20 minutes boat ride from Paseo del Mar.
Fort Pilar
Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza or Royal Fort of Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza or shortly known as Fort Pilar is a 17th-century military defense fortress built by the Spaniards.
Fort Pilar
A shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar, the patroness of the city.
Fort Pilar
Outside Fort Pilar are stores and souvenir shops.
Fort Pilar
The fort is now a regional museum of the National Museum of the Philippines.
Zamboanga City Hall
This colonial-era building serves as the seat of the local government of Zamboanga City.

Make your way to Zamboanga City and experience the warm welcome and extraordinary charm of Asia’s Latin City! Viva Zamboanga!

Situated at the southernmost tip of Zamboanga Peninsula, overlooking the island province of Basilan, the city serves as the economic and cultural hub of the region. It is a melting pot of diverse cultures and multi-ethnic societies, a fusion of complex components that make the city delicately yet beautifully unique.

An armed conflict of 2013 tarnished the city but like a phoenix rising from its own ashes, Zamboanga is back on its feet, ready to wow everyone with its classic and natural beauty.

Spend a day in Pink Sand Beach of Sta. Cruz Islands and dive on its rich underwater world; visit the city’s attractions such as Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City Hall, Rizal Park, Petit Barracks, Pasonanca Park, Camps Susana, and Plaza Pershing among others; learn to speak Chavacano; see the different species of orchids; hike the Lanzuran Mountains; ride the colorful vintas in Paeo del Mar; go shopping in the barter markets; and explore more of the city’s offering.

Zamboanga City is best experienced than described. Experience the city and find your own reason to fall in love with la hermosa Zamboanga!

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