Have you experienced being a tourist in your own country? If so, then, there’s never an experience more satisfying than to immerse yourself in various cultures right within your own “backyard”, so to speak. Man-made or natural attractions, world class accommodations, mountain resorts, white sandy beaches – name it, Davao has it. This is not to mention the mouthwatering delicacies and the local festivals that are held practically every month.
However, if you fantasize a truly island paradise experience, then, Davao can certainly make your tropical fantasies come true. Here’s a look at two of the most popular Philippine tourist attractions of Davao – certified crowd drawers! These destinations never fail the expectations of holiday makers.
- Island Buenavista Resort – A Popular Island Paradise All To Yourself
Fulfill your dream of “owning” an extremely breathtaking island even for just a day. Relish the sun, sea, sand and great food only with your significant other or with the entire family at the exclusive, luxury Island Buenavista Resort.
This 4-hectare privately-owned resort now open to the public can be rented exclusively either for a day or over the weekend, depending on your capacity. It can accommodate around 50 people for a day tour and at most 35 people for overnight stay.
Located at the small Ligid Island off the eastern Gulf of Davao and north of Samal Island, the resort could be reached within an hour from Davao City. What awaits travelers? Just a paradise of white powdery sandy coastline laced with lush tropics and palm trees! The crystal clear blue waters is best for kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and other underwater adventures.
Giving you an ultimate privacy by renting the whole island all to yourself, you’ll surely “feel rich” even for the short time that it’s yours to enjoy. Not only can this place be considered an island paradise – it’s an eco-friendly and marine-protected area as well.
How To Get There
The tour package already includes transfers. From the Davao International Airport, a van will bring you to the Sasa Wharf. From there, take the ferry to Buenavista. Prospective guests are advised to make reservations at least one week in advance.
- Dahican Beach – Splendid Skim Boarding And Surfing Destination
The minute you’ll set foot on this 7-km stretch of powdery white sandy beach, you’ll instantly fall in love with Dahican Beach, a spledid destination that’s certainly “to die for”. Located in Mati City, Davao Oriental, the resort is an incredible mix of natural beauty and pristine beach with sparkling, clear waters, as well as rich marine life.
It is the most famous attraction for adventure aficionados and water sports lovers. Because of its massive waves, Dahican has slowly turned into a word-class surfing and skim-boarding destination.
In the most sought-after secluded beach like this, visitors here will find peace and solace, perfect for communing with nature. Its laid-back setting makes it ideal for a very relaxing holiday getaway. With less crowd, the beach line is safe for an overnight stay. Delight in the day’s fresh catch, as the place is abundant in seafood.
How To Get There
If you’re coming from Davao International Airport, simply walk over to the main highway and catch the bus bound for Mati. Or, from the Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal, ride that same bus or van. It won’t take you more than three hours to get to Mati. From there, get a habal-habal to Dahican.
Once in a while, give yourself a soothing and well-spent break. Explore all the Philippine beach holidays, not only those in Davao but in the entire archipelago as well.