Reasons To Visit Ozamis City
Ozamis City is a popular city offering travelers a wealth of exciting things to see and do from its many beautiful historic landmarks to its vibrant festivals. You will want to set aside at least a couple of days to fully explore the city’s rich past, with one of the most famous attractions in the city at the top of your list - the Cotta Shrine. Another excellent idea is to take the walk up Bukagan Hill on a clear day to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the city and coast below. Undoubtedly the busiest day in the calendar year in Ozamis City is the 16 July Our Lady of Triumph festival which transforms the city into a vibrant place of festivities.
Arriving In Ozamis City
Ozamis City Airport is located around 10 km from Ozamis City and currently handles domestic flights to and from Manila and Cebu. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Ozamis City you won’t be able to make the journey directly, but it is easy to transfer at Manila or Cebu before continuing your journey to Ozamis City.
Ozamis City Airport is a relatively small domestic airport that recently underwent renovation work which improved its capacity and facilities, so you will be able to find everything you would need at the airport. Along with a few different cafés and eateries to satisfy your appetite, you will find a couple of shops available if you need to pick up some gifts or travel basics. When your flight has arrived at the airport you can find autorickshaws available just outside of the terminal to take you into the city, with the journey taking around 20 minutes.
Ozamis City Travel Information
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If you are a UAE national traveling to the Philippines, you are entitled to enter the country on a visa free basis for up to 30 days at a time. In Ozamis City temperatures are relatively stable over the course of the year, although there is a lengthy rainy season which begins in April and continues until December. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in Ozamis City, while prices in the city for things like accommodation, travel and eating out are generally cheaper compared to prices in the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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