Davao Oriental News
Tucked up in the bosom of mountains hugging the provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley is a hidden paradise of cascading crystal-clear water that will surely draw nature-lovers and backpackers.
Less than an hour's walk from the nearest Mandaya community in Campawan village in Baganga town in Davao Oriental, a 30-meter-high cataract (waterfall), known for its curtain-like drop, is an emerging magnet for tourists. It is aptly called Curtain Falls, its waters gushing several meters wide and tumbling down to an aqua lagoon ideal for taking a dip to beat summer's sweltering heat.
I dreamt of visiting Mindanao long before but I have this fear of setting foot in there. Don't get me wrong, media has taken over our lives these days but I came to this point where fear has been part of my life and the only way to deal with the fear is to actually face it.
What I've learned this past months is the fear of fearing fear itself. It may sound crazy but it is not. In the moment not something that doesn't happened yet.
Moving forward, I bought a ticket to Davao last November of 2015 and my trip will take place in November 2016. Yep. That long wait is worth it. I did every res ...
Pujada Island Mati Awesome Drone Video.
Mati City, Davao Oriental.
After our exhilarating experience in Siargao, we set our eyes and headed to Dahican beach in Mati. From Surigao Port, we rode a van heading to Tagum, Davao (550 php). We were lucky because the van was almost full when we arrived at the terminal and we did not have to wait long. Almost all the passengers got off at Butuan so from Butuan to Tagum, we were the only ones left in the van.
Our van driver kuya Andrew was one of the nicest people I've met in this trip. He had so much to tell and we enjoyed every detail of his stories. I guess that's one of my favorite thing about travelling, the p ...
The heat is on!
While some raised their brows because of the scorching heat of the sun, most people opted to enjoy the sun's warmth instead as evidenced by the thousands of tourists who filled up the seven-kilometer crescent-shaped coastline of Dahican Beach to spend their summer vacation.
The untainted beach, facing the Pacific Ocean, has constantly attracted beach worshippers across the globe chasing after its rural setting and unique fusion of pristine white sand, crystal clear water, adventure haven and marine sanctuary that sets it at par with other distinct beaches in the country. ...
Dahican in Mati City is becoming everyone's favorite as it steals the spotlight from common summer destinations in the Davao Region.
Blessed with the cool blue waters and huge waves, the seven kilometer white sand beach lures tourists, skimboarders, surfers all year round. In fact it already has for the past years and its beauty has been attractive not only to Filipinos but to foreigners as well. Some of them grew closer to the locals as they've been visiting the beach like it's a jeepney-ride away.
It has staged several skimboarding competitions before; thus, dubbed as the Philippine's ...