Visit Isabela City

Isabela City is a 5th class city and the capital of the province of Basilan, Philippines.The city is located on the northern shore of Basilan. Across the Basilan Strait  to the north is Zamboanga City. Zamboanga City is very accessible via ferry boat (lantsa - 1 hour travel time).

Currently Ferry Boat Available Travels Daily ( Zamboanga- Isabela):

  • M/V Stephanie Marie (Aleson Shipping Lines)

Zamboanga- Isabela : 10:45A.M./3:45P.M.

Isabela - Zamboanga: 6:45A.M./ 12:45Noon

  • M/V Estrella Del Mar (Aleson Shipping Lines)

Zamboanga Isabela: 6:45A.M./12:45Noon

Isabela- Zamboanga: 10:45A.M./3:45P.M.

  • M/V Princess Nicole (Ever Lines)

Zamboanga Isabela: 7:00A.M./1:00P.M.

Isabela- Zamboanga: 10:45A.M./3:45P.M.

Public Transport:

Currently if you are in Isabela City you can travel around using the public transportation like Tricycle costing 10.00pesos. Isabela City is accessible to different municipalities in Basilan.


Isabela City telephone area code is 062.


  • Annual Cocowayan Festival - Anniversary of the Cityhood of Isabela, April 25

  • Fiesta Santa Isabel - Annual Feast of St. Elizabeth of Portugal, July 8

Cellular Network Available:

  • Smart/TNT

  • Globe/TM