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Dapitan City| Day-tour DIY Itinerary

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Dapitan City is very famous to Filipinos because this is where our National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal was exiled during his time. Today, Dapitan City is a favorite destination for many because of its historical and adventure destinations. A lot of tour guiding companies and travel agencies have excellent packages for Dapitan City, and it's famous beach resort, the Dakak Beach Resort. However, if you are like my family, who's traveling with a tight budget, you can tour around Dapitan City without having to spend on entrance fees.
Since we visited Dapitan City unplanned, our budget was quite limited. So we prioritized to visit sites that don't have entry fees that you might also be interested in following;
THE DESTINATIONS:St. James Parish Church Address: Ipil-Dipolog Hwy, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte Relief Map of Mindanao 

Facts about this map: [source] It had an area of more or less 900 square meters in size and located in front of the Saint James Church. Rizal made this …

Dapitan City | Gloria's Fantasy Land

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Gloria's Fantasyland is an amusement park located inside Gloria de Dapitan in Dapitan City Zamboanga del Norte. It's a 5-6 hour travel from Iligan City via Mukas if traffic permits. However, if it is peak season it may take longer because of the queue at Mukas port to cross Ozamis City. 
Even if I'm from Mindanao, it is my first time to experience Gloria's Fantasyland. The last time I was in Dapitan was a side trip from Hudyaka Zanorte Festival in Dipolog City, which is just 15 minutes away from Dapitan. 
The birth of Gloria de Dapitan and Gloria's Fantasyland helped the tourism industry of Dapitan City a lot. Professional Travel Agencies has been including Gloria's Fantasyland in their tour packages with side trips to the historical destinations of Dapitan and an accommodation at the Dakak Beach Resort. We arrived Gloria's Fantasyland around 4 PM and the promo rate for all-rides-pass is only until 7 PM. We tried to ride all rides we can. Zimerman (roller c…
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