Cotta Beach is located in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. The beach area is where Fort El Triunfo is located. It boasts of its cottages and sea walls and the clear blue sea.
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Several hours to go before it's time for me to board the ferry for Cebu. I took an afternoon bus trip from Pagadian City to Ozamiz and now I'm in a cafe anchored in one of the new hotels in the city. Sipping on ice-blended choco drink, I made a quick plan on what to do and where to go around in the largest city of Misamis Occidental.
Cotta Beach is located just outside Cotta Fort. So, after paying homage to the Virgin of Triumph at the Cotta Shrine, I walked towards the beach area to check things out. The beach has black sand and a narrow shoreline. At one end is a community and at the other is the Port of Ozamiz City. As the fort is very near the sea, a breakwater was built as a protection from the waves which made way for the construction of the Plaza De Los Jesuitas.
When I arrived, there were a lot of locals enjoying their Saturday afternoon. Some are eating at the food kiosks scattered at the plaza, while the other ...
The most visited tourist spot in Ozamiz City, a city strategically located at the mouth of Panguil Bay, and the larger Iligan Bay in Northern Mindanao, is an old Spanish Fort named Fuerte del la Concepcion y del Triunfo, more commonly known as Fort Triunfo.
The main gate of Fort Triunfo, sometimes referred as Fort Santiago, quite confusing since Fort Santiago is mostly identified with Intramuros in Manila.
The National Historical Institute (NHI) Marker states:
Fuerte del la Concepcion y del Triunfo
Made of coral stone, rectangular-shaped with four bulwarks: San Fernando, San Jose, ...