Zamboanga is located in the western tip of the island of Mindanao, Philippines. The city is a melting pot of cultures and the modernist cathedrals, temples and grand mosques in the downtown area attest to this. Muslim travelers can see the Fort Pilar, it was originally constructed in the 1600’s. It was later on rebuilt in the 1700’s and was subsequently employed by various occupying powers such as the Americans and Japanese. Muslim travelers visiting the Yakan Weaving Village can experience the products being weaved here like scarves, tablecloths and purses , with the weaver wearing their tribal costumes.
The abundant sunshine, cheap seafood as well as the relaxing pace of life are contributing factors to Zamboanga uniqueness . Besides, it certainly helps that the city is outside the typhoon belt. And, their local dialect Chavacano which Muslim travelers will not encounter anywhere else in the Phillipines. The Pasonanca Natural Park with its lush surroundings and the tall trees are what makes the park perfect for those Muslim travelers seeking comfort from their busy lives. Sta. Cruz Island is for those Muslim travelers who fancy a trip to a lovely island, Sta. Cruz is the ideal place to go. The gorgeous pink-sand island is reachable by boat, and will take only 15 minutes to get there. The experience of being on an island is incomparable to many. So if you are into island-hopping, going to Sta. Cruz is a good option.
The Zamboanga International Airport is the primary airport serving the Zamboanga City in the Philippines, which has forty-four incoming flights scheduled daily to Manila, Cebu, Davao, Dipolog etc. serviced by Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines' Cebu Pacific, and Sea Air for some cities in western Mindanao.
Zamboanga city has the following Halal restaurants , Bay Tal Mal Restaurant caters Halal Moroccan Cuisine and is famous for its spicy and unique taste. The Kim-Rise Restaurant Nuñez, Lantaka Hotel ZC and Complejo Commercial de Zamona are more to name a few.
The most famous mosque in Zamboanga is The Taluksangay Mosque, which was built in 1885 in the Barangay Taluksangay, Zamboanga, the Philippines. It is the oldest mosque in Western Mindanao