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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Skimboarding in Dahican Beach Resort - Recommended Summer Activity in Mati Davao Oriental

Summer is in the air. Students and even working professionals long to take a break from the stressful life of the city and commune with nature. Summer is a great season for white sands, tan skinned bodies, and adventures - and what better way to fully experience summer than being in the beach!

dahican beach resort mati

As most people flock in well-developed beach resorts for convenience, there is a beach resort in the humble city of Mati, Davao Oriental that boasts marvelous beach sights, powdery white sands and blue waters. Dahican Beach, a 7 kilometer stretch of crescent-shaped coastline, is undeniably one of Davao's to-die-for beaches.

From Davao City, the trip to Mati City is 3-4 hours using private vehicle or air conditioned bus. Once you reach Mati City Bus Transport terminal, just ride a tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Dahican. It is a 25 minute ride from the city.

Dahican's coastline is met with the big waves coming from the Pacific Ocean, making it a perfect place for aqua sports like skim boarding, surfing and kayaking. Lots of locals and tourists come to Dahican with their proper swim wear and surfing boards to practice their sport while playfully wrestling against the waves that seem to devour them every time they fall from their boards. With its giant waves, it is no wonder why Dahican is dubbed as the Siargao version of Davao Oriental.

dahican beach resort mati

The best thing about Dahican is, although it's relatively far from Davao City, you do need not to spend much once you reach there. Dahican beach only has two private resorts, the Botona Dahican Beach Resort and Tropical Kanakbai which are situated far from each other, therefore, the rest of the area are open and public beaches. There are no entrance and cottage fees in its public beaches, so if you are looking for a simple and inexpensive out of town trip with your family and friends, Dahican Beach is the place for you!

Located southeast of Mati City, Dahican is not that popular compared to famed and overcrowded beach resorts in the Philippines, but it definitely possesses the same level of allure and wonder as those expensive beach resorts have to offer.

With its enchanting view of the deep blue waters, Dahican Beach is indeed an ideal place both for adventure and relaxation.

How To Get There

You can hire a trycle or "habal-habal" from the bus terminal of Mati. Approach the driver to take you to Botona. Dahican Beach is about 20-30 minutes away from the town proper.

Dahican Beach Resort Contact Numbers

4 Responses to “Skimboarding in Dahican Beach Resort - Recommended Summer Activity in Mati Davao Oriental”

Tine said...
April 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Great article mark of an explorer. Keep it up. This are the outdoor adventures that I am looking for. Having a great beach experience minus the cost. I would probably go there this june with my friends..:D How was your stay in mati?

pinoytravelpod said...
April 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Yup, skimboarding is a nice water sport, will try that one too sometime.

Thanks for dropping by Tine. :P :)

Ryan Torres said...
June 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I love going to the beach and enjoying the entire day skimboarding. A trip to Dahican beach is the best way to do them both. Find skimboarding articles on this site ( You will find them useful.

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