Thursday, April 28, 2011

Experience Summer at Botona Dahican Beach Resort at Mati Davao Oriental

Summer is the time of the year wherein sun perks out at its maximum height. And what better way to enjoy summer and the sun is to go to the beach and commune with nature.

Our Team in the company where we are working was lucky enough to be invited in a wedding anniversary celebration of our colleague from Australia. The reception was held at the Botona, Dahican, Beach Resort at Mati, Davao Oriental. I have no idea how long or how far Mati is from Davao City, so I gave it a go. The thought of the beaches and the surfboard triggered me to try Dahican Beach Resort. Of course, I did not set aside the idea that I was there to attend an event as a priority.

So on April 23, 2011 at 3:30 AM, all 6 of us assembled at the Ecoland terminal. Our goal is to take the first trip to Mati which is scheduled at 4:15 AM. So we still have roughly about 30 minutes to fill in our stomach and prepare for a long trip. Good thing there are a lot of stalls open 24/7 around Ecoland terminal.



At 4:15 AM, we are all on board the bus bound to Mati:


It was a whooping more than 5 hours travel by bus. But you will never get bored because you will see a lot of great and green scenery along the way. You can sleep if you want, but you will never miss a single scene on the road.

At past 8:00 AM, we already arrived at the portal of Davao Oriental. You will know it's Davao Oriental if all you can see are green mountains and blue seas.



I was just a little bit sleepy that time, but when I saw the sea, I feel like alive again.


And yes, I have witnessed also the sleeping dragon that they are talking about. It is a small island that looks like a dragon sleeping.






Now, how can you afford to go to sleep on travel if all you can see is nature at it's best all over?

We arrived at Mati, Davao Oriental at around 10:10 AM.

We stayed at Mati terminal for a while. We realized we haven't brought anything to eat with us. So we decided to go to their marketplace to buy some foods and stuffs before heading off to the beach. They have a neat marketplace and very organize. The people are nice and accommodating too.


Then we've waited some more because somebody will fetch us to Dahican Beach Resort.


At around 11:00 AM, we finally reached the great Botona Dahican Beach Resort.


The long hours of travel is nothing compared to the inviting calmness of the sea. Well, nothing's really special about the beach, except for the big waves ideal for surfing.

So at 12:00 PM, we had our lunch courtesy of the event that we had attended.






Actually, all the foods, accommodations and everything had been sponsored by the celebrator. So thank you so much to Matt and Leng for inviting us over.


The party has ended at around 3 PM, so we still had the whole afternoon and the whole night to enjoy the sea.

This is what Dahican Beach Resort can offer you:

White Sand


Cozy Place to chill


Great Wave for Surfing


Friendly tiny creatures on the seaside


Surf board


Cool Ambiance


Sexy Chiks

DISCLAIMER: This is not prostitution....lol


Smiling faces


Perfect Sunset


And most of all....

The Beach itself:



And we are there to make a perfect summer experience.



A lot of celebrities and other surf enthusiasts are eyeing Dahican Beach resort as their next destination because the waves promised so much excitement and fun. No wonder a famous singer like Wency Cornejo visited the place to chill and relax.


Yes, that's Wency Cornejo, believe me. Sorry for the not so clear photo of his back. My bad.

So what are you waiting for? Spend your summer at Botona Dahican Beach Resort at Davao Oriental.

Thank you Captck Full (Dale Agustin) for the pictures.

2 comments:

  1. Oki, thanks for another place i wanna see, like i didn't have enough! Just kidding, loved it and especially panorama over oceanbay with sleeping dragon, great shot!

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  2. I should ask apology for that shot because I took the shot while the vehicle is moving and I am using a 1.3 megapixel cellphone camera. But thanks for appreciating anyway.

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