The moment I saw Dahican Beach, I immediately fell in love. I have heard about how wonderful this beach is and have planned to visit this place for the longest time. Thanks to an unexpected invitation from AirAisa during the recent launch of their latest inflight meal – the Roasted Chicken Dalandan with Pimiento Sauce, I finally got the chance to visit Mati City and see its crown jewel – the Dahican Beach.
Dahican Beach, found in Mati City, is a 7-km stretch of beach that has a crescent-shaped coastline. The beach is surrounded by tall coconut trees and pine trees. The presence of pine trees in the area reminded me of the famous Anawangin Cove in Zambales. This awesome beach destination in Davao Oriental has fine white sands.
What sets this beach apart is its powerful waves. Some say that there are days that the waves are tamer but on the day we visited the place, the waves were too strong you’d fancy bringing your dirty laundry with you and let those washing-machine like waves clean it for you. Those who are not good swimmers (like me) might consider it best to just stay near the shore but for adrenaline junkies out there, surfing and skimboarding are the top things to do at Dahican Beach.
Not convinced yet why you should visit Dahican Beach?
Here are 35 photos that will make you fall in love with Dahican Beach.
Pine trees and coconunt trees live in harmony at Dahican Beach’ coastline.
Need to unwind and relax? Here’s a hammock at the Pacific Breeze Resort waiting for you.
Want to sleep but having a hard time? Maybe count some coconut trees instead of sheep.
The tamer side of Dahican Beach is where you can chill and wait for the sunset or tumble with the waves if you want.
Want some company? This sweet dog is eager to be your loyal buddy.
I could sit all day here and melt with this view.
Ready for some action? Let the playing begin!
Dahican Beach is for everyone, even babies. Here’s one mom teasing her baby with the waves.
No umbrella? No problem. Let your surf boards be your shade.
Don’t forget to tie your hair too, sands free.
Run Forrest, run.
Do you see what I see?
Dahican Beach has a huge tub!
Remember to fly with style.
Let the waves swallow you.
Kids watching over the sea. Not you. The sea. So swim at your own risk. 😆
Do you have what it takes to skimboard like these kids?
Surfing is a favourite activity here at Dahican Beach.
Laughing is a favourite too.
Then there are these Amihan Boys always ready to smile for you…
then skim and look like everything is so easy.
Hands down these ladies are awesome skimboarders!
Surf or skim, your choice. Watch and learn from the experts if you must.
Loving the friendly vibe at Dahican Beach.
Always be ready to be swallowed by those foamy waves.
Boards for rent.
Want to learn how to skimboard or surf? Look for Dahican Beach’ very own Johnny Depp.
If surfing or skimboarding is not your style, maybe walking this 7-km beach will do.
Or perhaps finding locals to go and swim with you too.
Here’s a skimboarder patiently waiting for that break.
Dahican Beach is not really difficult to fall in love with.
The pretty sunsets are a stunner too.
How about that breakfast with a view?
Or morning rays at this beach picket fence greeting you?
It’s so easy to love Dahican Beach.
Just remember to pack an ounce of adventure, a spoonful of courage, and a sprinkle of happiness when you head over to Mati City.
And then. Chill. Play. Love.
How to Get to Mati City
AirAsia flies to Davao City from Manila, Clark, Cebu and Kuala Lumpur. Book your tickets at http://www.airasia.com.
From Davao City, you can either ride a Van or a Bus from Ecoland Terminal. Travel time could take 3-6 hours depending on your mode of transportation. Once you reach Mati City, hire a habal-habal (motorcycle) or a tricyce (tuk-tuk) to take you to Dahican Beach. Travel time is around 15-20 minutes.
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