About 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Dumaguete City, Zamboanguita is at the southern tip of the province of Negros Oriental and across from the island province of Siquijor. To the west of Zamboanguita is the municipality of Siaton, and to the north/east is the municipality of Dauin.
Zamboanguita (meaning "little Zamboanga") acquired its name from its neighbor down south across the sea, Zamboanga City. Zamboanguita was established in 1866. Modest compared to the 6th largest city in the Philippines with 98 barangays, Zamboanguita has only 10 barangays.
Every Wednesday - Malatapay: Open market, fresh seafood, vendors compete to give you the best service and the best food. Not just food, it is a flea market too. It's a feast with authentic native cuisine. People come from all over to enjoy the scenery and the beautiful seaside extravaganza.