20+ Zamboanga Del Sur Tourist Spots (UPDATED): Best Places

Here is a comprehensive list of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots you should not miss!

Zamboanga Del Sur is slowly hitting the ecotourism spotlight, thanks to its many hidden natural wonders. Cascading waterfalls, jaw-dropping mountain views, primeval forests, and pristine beaches are among the must-see attractions here.

But there is more to these. The province is also rich in culture and history. You’ll learn a lot about the different indigenous groups whose culture remains despite pressures of modernization.

If you’re planning to visit, here are the must-see attractions in Zamboanga Del Sur.

Behold Zamboanga Del Sur Tourist Spots

1. Pulacan Falls

Pulacan Falls is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
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Pulacan falls is one of the best Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots. Tucked on a forested landscape, the waterfall cascades gently for 30 meters. Locals love to come here to escape the simmering midday heat.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Upper, Labangan

2. Merloquet Falls

Merloquet Falls is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
Image Source: Rick Regaspi

Merloquet Falls is among the popular Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots. It looks like rice terraces where white waters gently cascade. It has a naturally-built pool where you can have an invigorating swim. You can also climb on one of the layers and let the waters give you a caressing massage.

  • Location/Jump-off: Zamboanga City

3. Puting Balas Sandbar

Puting  is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
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Yes, you’ll find a sandbar in this province. Putting Balas Sandbar is your ultimate getaway for tropical beaches. Similar to Boracay, it also boasts of powdery white sands.

Plus, the surrounding waters teem with abundant marine life. That makes snorkeling and diving favorite activities here.

  • Location/Jump-off: Pagadian City

4. Once Islas

Once Islas is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
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Once Islas is one of the most preserved Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots. It remains mostly untouched by commercialization and hoping it remains that way.

It consists of islets and islands which are mostly uninhabited. Here, you’ll find powdery, white sand beaches with crystal-clear waters. It’s a good place to visit if you into less touristy destinations.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. Panubigan and Brgy. Dita

5. Kendis Cave

If you’re a spelunking junkie, check out Kendis Cave, one of the several caves found in the province. Inside, you’ll find stunning limestone rock formations. It also has a shallow subterranean river but it’s still worth it coming here and marveling on the sights.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Dagatan, Pagadian City

6. Guipos Cave

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Guipos Cave offers a more challenging spelunking experience. Expect to crawl pretty low, clamber your way across narrow tunnels, and wade on pools as you go deeper and explore the sights. But don’t worry. These are nothing once you glimpse of the stalactite and stalagmite rock formations inside.

  • Location/Jump-off: Guipos

7. Baong-Baong Island

Aside from its white beach, another highlight here is trekking. There is a rocky hill where you can have a panoramic view of the surrounding islets.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Panubigan, Curuan
  • Habal-Habal Fare: Php 10 per head

8. Sirommon Island

Sirommon Island is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
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Sirommon Island is one of the underrated Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots as a result of the Moro insurgency in the 1970s. It boasts of pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters that will certainly blow you away.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Panubigan, Curuan
  • Habal-Habal Fare: Php 10 per head
  • Boating Time: 15 minutes

9. Bisaya Bisaya Island

Bisaya Bisaya Island is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
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Bisaya Bisaya Island also features a long and super white sandy beach with crystal-clear waters. It is one of the most scenic yet off-beaten islands in the province.

Stunning rock formations add to the beauty of the island. There are a few cottages serving fresh coconut juice. Because of the rich marine life, you can go for snorkeling around the island.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Panubigan, Curuan
  • Habal-Habal Fare: Php 10 per head

10. Sta. Cruz Island

Sta Cruz Island is one of Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots
Image Source: Pink Sand Beach, Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga FB Page

Sta. Cruz Island is one of the top Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots. It is known for its pinkish beach, a rare sight indeed! What gives it the color are the pink corals left on the beach by waves. Tropical forests add to the rustic view of the beach.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sta. Cruz, Zamboanga City

11. Siogan Falls

Siogan Falls is one of the newly-discovered Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots. It has a height of more than 20 meters and cascades lazily amidst lush vegetation.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Siogan, Brgy Camp Blessing, Bayog

12. Fort Pilar

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If you’re into ancient remains, check out Fort Pilar. It was built in the 17th century as a military garrison for the Spaniards.

Surely, you’ll appreciate the Spanish architecture and touring the place will make you feel like you’ve gone back in times. It’s one of the historical Zamboanga Del Sur tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sta. Barbara St, Zamboanga City

13. Agro-Tourism and Heritage Complex

Looking for the most authentic and locally-processed souvenir in town? Visit the Agro-Tourism and Heritage Complex.

Here, you’ll find a variety of local produce such as fruits and vegetables, handicrafts, and hand-woven textiles. Products here are only displayed during December.

  • Location/Jump-off: Pagadian City

14. Yakan Weaving Village

Want to learn about the rich culture of the Yakan indigenous people? Check out Yakan Weaving Village. Both locals and tourists love to come here to learn or observe how traditional weaving is done.

You’ll be surprised at how the Yakan creates colorful textiles via using a traditional weaving implement.

15. Pasonanca Park

Image Source: Blaze Beth Cantaros

Also touted as the Baguio of the South, Pasonanca Park is an ideal destination for cooling off. It has lush vegetation and a chilly breeze. It’s a perfect respite from the hustles and bustles of city life.

  • Location/Jump-off: Zamboanga City

16. Dulian Falls

Image Source: Images of Zamboanga City FB Page

Dulian Falls may not be as high as the other waterfalls but it has its own charm to offer. It cascades for about 15 feet like drizzles towards a circular pool. It’s a good place to unwind and appreciate nature at its best.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Upper Bungiao, Zamboanga City

17. Rotonda Park

If you’re a first-timer in Pagadian, this is a good spot to start with. Nestled at the foot of Bulatoc Hill, the park offers entrancing views of Pajares Avenue and the surrounding landscapes.

A favorite activity here is horseback riding. You can do that for as low as Php 20 every 3 rounds.

  • Location/Jump-off: Pagadian City

Other Zamboanga Del Sur Tourist Spots

18. Buguis Island Beach

19. Pryce Gardens Pagadian

20. Buenavista Grassland

21. Parola de Labuan

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