Dakak : A Beach Revelry
The dramatic rays of the sun peeking from the rolling green hills cast a beautiful luster to the turquoise water. The early morning breeze & the lovely doves frolicking on the velvety white sand are just once in a lifetime chance to behold. This is how breakfast is like in Dakak Park Beach Resort.
Hidden in a cove in Brgy. Taguilon in Dapitan City, the resort is a perfect hideaway for the weekend. Its pristine blue water bordered by its 750-meter stretch of white sand is a vast playground for kayaking, sailing, snorkeling or simply basking under the Zanorte sun. For a calmer treat, wallow on its outdoor whirlpool or take few lapses on its huge swimming pools canopied by coconut trees. But nothing beats gazing on the horizon kissing the sea from its open-air Jacuzzi while you sip ice-cold tropical coolers.
Accommodations at Dakak are set in the midst of a 15-hectare wooded land where crickets & fireflies at night provide the perfect addition to a refreshing ambience. Each cottage is designed in Filipino theme with bamboo, nipa leaves & capiz shell window shutters. The sweet smell of the frangipani & other local blooms create the natural uplifting aromatherapy. On a laid back afternoon, bring a book and curl on the hammock hanging from the trees as low murmurs of the sea provide an ultra-soothing background.
As the light starts to harbor in Dakak, its sky goes wild, creating an unimaginable spectrum of colors holding you on a motionless disbelief. That splendor of sunset never usually seen in bulb-lit cities is one unforgettable experience to enjoy in Dakak. Beach revelry & the joy of solitude are quick stress-busting weekend getaway.
Dakak. It always feels like the first time.
By Sea – The nearest seaport with regular sailing schedules from Siquijor/Dumaguete/Bohol is in the Municipality of Plaridel.
By Land – Drive to Dapitan City. If you’re from somewhere North, South & Central Mindanao, take the Cagayan-Iligan-Ozamis route. Take the barge at Mukas, Lanao del Norte to Ozamis & follow the Ozamis-Zanorte road. If you’re from somewhere Zamboanga del Sur, take the Ipil-Zanorte road. The major highway will lead you to & Dapitan.
By Private Vehicle – From Dapitan City, take the boulevard road. At the farthest stretch towards the Rizal Shrine, turn left. It’s a long way still but the road is paved.
By Public Transport – The best way (I think the only way) is to take the single motorcycle.
Dakak Park Beach Resort has a private shuttle that will bring you to the resort from Gloria de Dapitan. Please make pick-up arrangements upon booking if you’re not bringing your own vehicle.
There are a lot of travel guides who could book you in Dakak, but connection & knowledge of the place, people & other sites to visit are important considerations. I had a happy experience through Claire at 09228931279.