Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines

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My hubby and I planned this trip for his 31st Birthday. I’ve seen a lot of pictures from Facebook and they all seem promising and nice.

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It’s about 2-3 hours from Davao City. make sure to take this road -Dalang Maharlika (short-cut).

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We made some stop overs too, to have some snacks and to take pictures.

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At this point, we were in Davao Oriental. This was our first time here in Mati.

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More stop over. We can’t resist not to take pictures.

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Along the way, We came across this Resort – BonHomie Leisure & Resort.

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Another stop over and picture taking.

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Almost there..

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To my surprise, the place wasn’t that nice as i expected. This is the government owned part of the beach. There were open cottages for rent. some of the buildings were still under construction.

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I’ve seen some young people camping.
So, We just decided to have some picnic. We’re kinda hungry from a long drive. It’s better to bring your own food too.. I didn’t see much restaurants from the city proper (Jollibee & some barbeque eatery).

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We were not asked to pay any entrance fee. Just make sure to clean and be responsible with your trash.

Resort Hopping – Since I haven’t booked ahead of time.. Here are some resorts that i have seen there.
– Dahican Surf Resort
– Botona Resort
– Pacific Breeze
– Kubo Resort (kinda remote)

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This is the Kubo Resort. The beach area was not maintained. I don’t see any people swimming. They have a pool but i think its salt water. I saw a water pump from the beach.

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Sad to say, most of the resorts there were fully booked at that time. We decided to go back to Pantukan (still part of Davao Oriental) and to look for a nicer and safer place to stay for the night.

With the help of our GPS, we found Jienos Beach Resort. We were very tired and call it a night but not without blowing the candles of my hubbys cake.

Happy 31st Birthday! We love you very mucho!

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TIPS:
– Booked ahead of time
– Bring your own food
– Always bring Water

Expense:
We spent 2,000 php for our Unleaded Gas from Davao to Mati.