Dahican Beach

Barangay Dahican, Mati City, Davao Oriental is a three hour drive away from Davao City.  Roads are paved, don’t worry.  Best to visit this fabulous place on April where they hold an annual skimboarding competition.

The 7km of pure white sand coastline is beautiful…the beach is facing the Pacific, thus, its great waves are perfect for the beach bum looking for an adventure.  It’s glorious day to laze around the beach.  But if you are the type that doesn’t want to camp out in a tent and is used to room service, Dahican may not be for you.  This is a backpacker’s place.  It is not yet developed and no hotels to accommodate the luxury you are accustomed to.

But what the heck, that’s what makes it fun.  You get up in the morning, grill your bbq, and run to the beach, do a bonfire at nigh —->just don’t set your tents on fire.

There are little stalls where you can buy cheap food as well, if you risk poisoning your group because you are a hopeless cook.

Surfing is definitely a must if you pass by Dahican Beach.  Everyone there seems to be carrying a board of sort.  From the beautifully polished to the crude ones.

skim boarding mania in mati!

Glorious day to get a tan!!! and look at the sand…it’s soooo fine!

breathtaking, isn’t it?

thank you kuya Leo Timogan for my photo with the surfer dude ^.^

12 Responses

  1. Richard March 29, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    i like my photo here.. parang surfer lang din ako ah.. :D

    • 13thWiTCH March 29, 2011 / 8:20 pm

      parang lang :P

  2. Tessa March 30, 2011 / 3:23 am

    oh. I like this :) as always ate ley beautiful photos :)
    dagko jud ug balod didto?

    • 13thWiTCH March 30, 2011 / 3:27 am

      oo dako dako pud. facign pacific ocean naman pud. pero if you dont liek the big waves, mati has another beach front that doesnt get any waves at all…taht’s for family outings and such :)

  3. leo March 31, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Great post Leah… and great smile.

    • 13thWiTCH March 31, 2011 / 5:55 pm

      thank you ^.^

  4. DANIEL PANSACALA April 28, 2011 / 9:08 am

    The gorgeous city in mindanao..
    padayon sa pag uswagmati city..

    • 13thWiTCH April 28, 2011 / 2:44 pm

      so true, daniel. mati is very promising :)

  5. Ivy November 7, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Nice pictures, Madam. I’m planning to go to Mati next month, still scouring the Net for accommodations by the Dahican beach. I guess we’ll be stuck in Gregorio or Botona.

    • 13thWiTCH November 8, 2011 / 10:52 pm

      thank ivy. visit dahican. it’s a must :)

  6. Tips 4 Today May 1, 2015 / 10:25 am

    I’ve alway wanted to go to dahican my mom is from davao oriental we always pass mati everytime we go to my mom’s hometown for vacation but we never had the chance to explore area hopefully next time we’Ll be able to stop by and have some overnight stay on some of the best resort in the area.

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