The Municipality of Plaridel is situated at the northern portion of the Province of Misamis Occidental. It is bounded by three municipalities: Baliangao to the north, Lopez Jaena to the south and Calamba to the west. The Mindanao Sea cradles Plaridel to the east. It is composed of thirty-three (33) barangays with a total area of 8,000 hectares.
It is located between the major cities of Ozamis (67 km) and Dipolog (68 km) of Zamboanga del Norte. Plaridel can be reached from Manila or Cebu by plane through these cities. It can also be reached by boat from Manila or Cebu to Ozamis, Dipolog or even direct to Plaridel. It also has a harbor in Looc that is very well sheltered from strong winds. A passenger boat (Lite Shipping) travels to Cebu City everyday, with stops in Siquijor and Tagbilaran, Bohol. Daily boat service to Cebu is also available in the port of Ozamiz City about 67 kilometres (42 mi) to the south.
Lite Ferry has a total of five trips from Cebu to Plaridel and Plaridel to Cebu every week. There are three trips from Cebu and two from Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.
Lite Ferry is a roro/slow boat and can accommodate both passengers and vehicles. The trip from Cebu departs every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 1:00PM. The trip from Plaridel departs every Tuesday, Thursday at 12:00NN.
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