The Rizal Landing Site in Dapitan


Rizal Landing Site is one of the latest developed monuments in honor of the Philippines’ National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Rizal Landing Site is situated in Sta. Cruz beach where Jose Rizal landed at 7:00 pm on July 17, 1892 to begin his expatriation life in Dapitan. Together with Captain Delgras and three artillery men, they walked through Sta. Cruz Street with a “farol de combate” or lantern going to the Casa Real. He was submitted to Don Ricardo Carnicero, a Spanish Military governor of Dapitan during that time. Later on his exile, Rizal made the Relief Map of Mindanao and the City Plaza Square. He attended Sunday Mass at the nearby St. James Church during his stay.

The Rizal Landing Site is visible when you’re in any part of Sta. Cruz Beach in Sunset Boulevard. Because of its bright lights, it becomes eye-catching at night. A big cross stands in the middle of the perpendicular road fronting the monument. The Rizal Landing Site is a conventional 15 minutes walk from Gloria Fantasyland.

Rizal Landing Site

Rizal Landing Site

On December 28, 2009, a sail-boat parade titled as “Manlalayag” or The Sailor that culminated at the recently completed Rizal Landing Site in the village of Sta. Cruz preceded the unveiling ceremony of the Monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s Site of Arrival on its shores.

Cross near Rizal Park

Cross near Rizal Park

Back view of Rizal Landing Site

Back view of Rizal Landing Site

Rizal Landing Site Marker

Rizal Landing Site Marker

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Landing Site from afar

Landing Site from afar


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  1. kathy uy says:

    hello. what was your mode of transportation in dapitan?

    • Mark Maranga says:

      Kathy,

      Main transport in Dapitan are tricycles (motorcycles with sidecar) and “habal-habal” (motorcycle). Minimum fare is P7.00.

      Regards,

      Mark M.

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