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.

Menzi Beach Park and Campsite

Pine trees and coconunt trees live in harmony at Dahican Beach’ coastline.

hammock by the beach

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.

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The tamer side of Dahican Beach is where you can chill and wait for the sunset or tumble with the waves if you want.

a dog chilling at Dahican Beach

Want some company? This sweet dog is eager to be your loyal buddy.

scenic view at dahican beach in mati

I could sit all day here and melt with this view.

dahican beach at mati city

Ready for some action? Let the playing begin!

beach at mati city

Dahican Beach is for everyone, even babies. Here’s one mom teasing her baby with the waves.dahican beach mati city

No umbrella? No problem. Let your surf boards be your shade.

skimboarder at dahican beach

Don’t forget to tie your hair too, sands free.

skimboarding at dahican beach

Run Forrest, run.

less travelled destinations in the philippines

Do you see what I see?

dahican beach famous tub

Dahican Beach has a huge tub!

surf at your own risk

Remember to fly with style.

Let the waves swallow you.

dahican beach in mati

Kids watching over the sea. Not you. The sea. So swim at your own risk. 😆

dahican beach famous tub

Do you have what it takes to skimboard like these kids?

surfinga at dahican

Surfing is a favourite activity here at Dahican Beach.

surfs up at dahican beach

Laughing is a favourite too.

surfing davao philippines

Then there are these Amihan Boys always ready to smile for you…

then skim and look like everything is so easy.

skimboarders at Dahican Beach

Hands down these ladies are awesome skimboarders!

Surf or skim, your choice. Watch and learn from the experts if you must.

surfers of dahican

Loving the friendly vibe at Dahican Beach.

shore break at dahican beach

Always be ready to be swallowed by those foamy waves.

surf boards for rent

Boards for rent.

johnny depp of Mati

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.

less tourist destinations in the philippines

Or perhaps finding locals to go and swim with you too.

waiting for waves at dahican

Here’s a skimboarder patiently waiting for that break.

fall in love with Dahican

Dahican Beach is not really difficult to fall in love with.

sunset at Dahican beach

The pretty sunsets are a stunner too.

breakfast with a view of Mati beach

How about that breakfast with a view?

early mornings in Dahican Mati Davao Oriental

Or morning rays at this beach picket fence greeting you?

Menzi Beach Park And Camp Site

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.

Dahican Beach - Skimboarding Capital Philippines

 

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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This is a travel blog of Doi Domasian. Her nature to explore both new and familiar places and share it with the rest of the world is what keeps this wanderer going and seeking for thrills and adventures. Due to her passion for travelling, she decided to leave the corporate world and started living the life of a nomad.

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