Rizal's Landing Place
Rizal's Landing Place
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jblaza
Marikina, Philippines717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Rizal’s Landing Place marks the beach where Jose Rizal landed when he was exiled by the Spanish colonial government to Dapitan. This is a noteworthy site for tourists traveling to the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan. Facing the sea, you can see the Rizal Shrine to your right. Including the Rizal’s Landing Place, Casa Real, Dapitan Park, and St. James Church—all within the Historic Center of Dapitan—to your itinerary will give a more exhaustive picture of how Rizal arrived and lived in Dapitan. These are short but meaningful stops along the way to the shrine.

The monument faces away from the shore and towards the Dapitan City proper, presumably towards the Casa Real, which was the residence and administration building of the Military Governor of Dapitan during the Spanish occupation, where Rizal was brought after he arrived. The monument features Rizal disembarking a boat while accompanied by Captain Delgras and three artillerymen, one of whom is holding Rizal’s luggage and a farol (lamp) de combate.

A National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) marker—then the National Historical Commission—has adorned the site since 1969. (A word of warning though: the historical marker is directly in front of the road and the only way to get a decent photo of the historical marker is to stand on the road itself.)

There is a road that encircles the monument from behind. This is where we parked our car during our visit. There were no other tourists when we were there although there were some locals who were exercising.

Aside from the monument, there is nothing else in the area. No shops, no stores, no food stalls, no facilities. After taking photos and drone shots, we left the site and headed towards the Dapitan City proper.
Written 24 February 2024
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Vic Mayor
Baguio, Philippines1,736 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Spot where Rizal first disembarked in Dapitan is marked by a Monument. Well its not really the Exact, as in Exact spot.
Written 6 December 2019
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Jun Ruaya
Calamba, Philippines52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The oversized statues of Rizal and the guardia civil is commendable, just like Sikatuna's blood compact in Bohol and McArthur's landing in Tacloban because it is visible from a distance.But the surrounding area of the landing site is dirty and needs improvement of even a whitewash would do. I suggest the road leading to the site should be adorned with Spanish-time lampposts not modern to create the right ambiance. Replica of old houses could be built near the site to create the time of Rizal's landing in 1863. Oil lamps of Rizal's time could be displayed on the posts leading to the site.There should be enough souvenir stores for tourists. Because of the lack of restaurants tourists spend only a few minutes on the site. Others just stayed on the vehicles and viewed the site hastily then leave for the shrine or the church plaza.
Aside from the statues, tourists have nothing more to do after having a selfie or two with Rizal as a backdrop. The vicinity needs much improvement. The city government has started to clean up the area by removing old, dilapidated food stalls and widening the road--but that's the only improvement. You cant stay long at the landing site because there's not much to do unless you have to wait for twilight to see the sunset.
Written 5 November 2019
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AGA
Oakley, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Jose Rizal was a part of Philippine History. I would recommend this place to anyone who is first time comers in Dipolog including my self. People keep their place clean & safe. I would go back to see the place again. Thank You
Written 17 June 2019
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lyna576
Fort Worth, United States30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This monument is a sight to behold. Not everyone has been privvy to what did occur during the exile of our national Hero. This gives one an idea of what might have been.
Written 27 February 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan14,997 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
This is the place where Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines, landed. Since there is only few touristic site in Dipolog, this is a major tourist attraction. Although I don’t know about the history of the country, I found this place is very beautiful. It is a good spot to take a picture.
Written 5 December 2018
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irenevff
Dasmarinas City, Philippines5,409 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
you cannot miss this landmark if you’re in dapitan city, particularly if you’re en route to dakak and back. it may appear similar to the sculpture of gen mcarthur landing in leyte. i even mistook it as such.

i never knew about this landmark until i got to visit dapitan and i was not aware of it being a tourist spot. i’m thankful i got to see this and took some pictures for posterity.
Written 28 August 2018
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Jigs J
Negros Island, Philippines69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
its nice that they have this. go there before sunset and it's a nice place to take pictures. great job
Written 16 August 2018
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baban_new
Bayawan City, Philippines31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Nice place for picnic or when your bored. Has great spots for taking images. The also got big rock. Yee
Written 17 July 2018
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essemorcz
Bacolod, Philippines96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This is where the Statue of Rizal and the guards located when they landed in Dapitan where Rizal was exiled in 1800s.
Watching sunset in this place is the best thing to do while sipping a bottle of beer or just munching on something. A nice place to seat with someone dear to you.
Written 11 June 2018
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