Mati City, Davao Oriental is one of Mindanao’s hidden paradise that’s just three to four hours away from Davao City. The place offers great must-see tourist spots, alluring bays and beaches, amazing islands, a diverse marine life and other man-made natural attractions that can only be seen in Mati.
You could say that it’s a hidden paradise instead of a regular paradise. There are a lot of tourist attractions to see in Mati when you’re planning for a Philippine vacation. There’s a wide range of activities you can do when you’re here.
For instance, you can enjoy an island-hopping experience to see the beaches here, and to do some surfing. Here are some of the other things you can do in Mati City.
Fly High! Try out Ultralight Flying
If you want to see the breathtaking picturesque view of Mati City from up high, you should never miss out on trying the ultralight flying. Just wake up early, head to Mati Airport in Dahican and you get to see the view of the city!
However, before you get overwhelmed, remember to listen to the guidelines and follow safety measure first before soaring high. Your safety is still the main concern here.
Have fun under the sun! Beach Bumming at Dahican Beach
Dahican Beach is considered Mati’s top tourist attraction. Here you can soak in the water, have a dip and swim in its pristine waters. You could also surf the waves of Dahican or ride the shore’s waves through skimboarding.
Don’t forget, you can also relax on the soft white sand of this 7-kilometer beach. Just remember to bring lots of sunscreen.
Have rest and relaxation away from the Crowd! Waniban Island is the go-to place
If you just want to laze around and relax without the crowd bothering you, Waniban Island provides the serenity you need to be completely relaxed. Here, you’re surrounded by the gentle pristine blue waters, the creamy sand and the view of the blue skies. You’ll feel like you’re in heaven once you’re here.
Reflect on your life in a place of prayer! The Carmelite Monastery is the place for that
Once you’re back in Mati’s city proper, don’t forget to take a trek up at the Carmelite Monastery. Here you get the opportunity to commune with nature as you follow the Stations of the Cross. You can even walk while holding a lit candle and say your prayers at the church.
Take a Lovely walk around Mati’s Baywalk
If you want to have a lot of photos that will serve as souvenirs, the Baywalk is the best place to snap a lot of shots. Here, you’ll see a giant “I Love Mati” sign that stands on the area’s seawall. This is a favorite area of tourists, because they can take some shots to help them remember their Mati experience.
The Philippine tourist attractions and all of the activities you can do in Mati are all must-try’s and must-see’s. Remember to make your trip memorable and don’t miss a single second of the Mati experience. Who knows? Maybe you’ll come back after a single visit.