municipality of the Philippines in the province of Negros Oriental

Zamboanguita is a small (about 25,000) seaside town south of Dumaguete in Negros Oriental. It has a number of diving resorts and is a jumping-off spot for boat trips to nearby Apo Island.



Get inEdit

There is a coastal highway from Dumaguete with buses and jeepneys running along it.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Zamboanguita




  • 1 Malatapay Market (3 km north, along the National Highway). Open on Wednesdays. The farmer’s market is equally welcoming to townspeople, shoppers, tourists, and visitors. Specialties include: Handcrafted goods, woven bags and purses, woven floor/beach mats, tools, fruits & vegetables, fish (fresh & dried), Filipino "Good Will" clothing, bamboo furniture, housewares, prepared food, and restaurants with seafood, lechon baboy, cold beer and soft drinks. As you walk past the stalls and towards the ocean, you will enter an area with a livestock market/auction as well as sit-down restaurants, as well as the port where the boats to Apo island depart.




  • Wellbeach Dive Resort, Mojon, Zamboanguita, +63 917-300 46 74, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Comfortable rooms, ocean views, garden views, fully equipped resort, equipment rentals, dive shop, large dive boat, daily trips to and from Apo Island. Resort-amenities include fully equipped dive shop, compressor room, fully equipped dive boat, outside rinse-off areas, showers, and drying closets for the equipment. Staff handle nearly all the details. From ₱2,000.
  • 1 Kav's Beach Resort (Old Spanish road), +63 927 755 8486. Pool and restaurant. Dorm beds 450, rooms 2200, bungalow 3500.


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