Reasons To Visit Pagadian
Pagadian is the capital of Zamboanga del Sur province known for its hilly terrain and stunning natural landscape, while the city also has an interesting heritage which is evident in its range of historical attractions. Most visitors to the city come to enjoy the many outdoor opportunities afforded whether it’s laying back and relaxing on the beach or enjoying some more high-octane adventures like hiking and snorkeling. There are many natural attractions around the city which are worth the expedition like the Ditoray Waterfalls, Kendis Cave and the Lourdes Springs. Pagadian itself is also becoming an increasingly popular travel destination, so you can expect to find many exciting places in the city along with an excellent collection of resorts, restaurants and bars.
Arriving In Pagadian
Pagadian Airport is situated around 5 km from the city center of Pagadian and currently handles a small selection of flights from Manila and Cebu. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Pagadian won’t find any direct flights available, but you can conveniently transfer at both Manila and Cebu which both handle direct flights from the UAE. You can use our guide to find the best time to book your flight tickets from the UAE to Manila or Dubai to Cebu in particular. Also if you're planning a stopover in the Philippine capital, check out our guide to the Top 15 fun attractions and things to do in Manila.
Pagadian Airport is a fairly small airport offering little in terms of places to eat and shop, so it may be best to bring everything you need to the airport with you. However, the airport underwent a significant renovation project which was completed in 2009, so you can expect relatively modern standards. When you have arrived at the airport, getting into the city center is conveniently possible by catching a taxi just outside of the terminal.
Pagadian Travel Information
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If you are a UAE national traveling to the Philippines, you can enter the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 30 days. In Pagadian temperatures stay stable over the course of the year with average highs of 30 to 32 degrees. However, be advised that it rains very frequently in the region with a lengthy rainy season from June until January. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in Pagadian, while the currency you will need in the Philippines is the Philippine peso.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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