It’s nice to be back!

After 2.5hrs of butt-numbing van ride (P200) from Gaisano Davao to Mati city finally, DAHICAN BEACH! Achop bai!

This place is among the best-kept secrets of Mindanao or even the Philippines! Most people think that going to Mindanao is dangerous that traveling here is an absolute no-no! You’re missing a lot if you haven’t been to Mindanao especially Dahican! Shootout to my friends at Surf Village Hostel (Harry, Unad, Vincent, Dan-dan, Jeb-jeb & Jon-jon)!

If you are on a budget you can stay at Surf Village Hostel – Click here (http://surf-village.ph/joomla31/) For sure you’ll have a blast! They offer surfing lessons too!

From Mati city terminal you can ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) going to Dahican beach. It will cost you around P50-P80 depending on your haggling skills. The ride is just around 10-15 mins (5-7kms).

 

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Habal-habal ride

After checking-in at Surf Village hostel, I went straight to Menzi beach to grab something to eat (15-minute walk). There is no entrance fee at Menzi Beach, it is clean and well maintained public beach. Kudos to Mati city LGU!

 

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Menzi Life Guard on duty

 

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Menzi beach

 

 

 

Day 2 – I got an internship as a fisherman!

I was like a kid on Christmas morning! Super excited! I had my long fins, snorkel, mask & camera ready as early as 5 AM! 2 hours on the job I gave up! It was tiring, imagine I had my long fins, snorkel and mask on and these guys only had homemade goggles! Respect to these guys!

 

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Fishermen of Mati

 

 

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Fishing is more fun in Mati

 

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In the afternoon, Vincent and I went to their post-graduation party at Menzi. I was welcomed by his colleagues (Policemen) they even offered me to drink and party with them. This is what I like about Mati, people are very welcoming and friendly! After a few beers, I went back to the hostel and rest because the next day will be a long day (Cateel-Bislig).

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Salamat po!

 

There are lots of things you can do in Mati other than swimming and surfing.Skim board with the No. 1 skimboarder in the country (Bayogyog), conquer the skies at Mindanao Saga flying school, visit Subangang Museum, look for the sleeping dinosaur, catch a breathtaking sunrise at Menzi, etc.  #ItsmorefuninDAHICAN

Check out their website below:

Surf Village Hostel – http://surf-village.ph/joomla31/

Mindanao Saga Flying School – https://www.facebook.com/MindanaoSagaFlyingClub/

Here are my expenses:

3D/2N
Day 1 Gaisano Mall to Mati city  ₱               200.00
Mati to Dahican (Surf Village)  ₱                  60.00
Late lunch at Menzi (Cup noodles and Coke)  ₱                  35.00
Dinner  (La-ne’s Kalapyanhan)  ₱               100.00
Accomodation  c/o Boss Harry
Day 2 Breakfast (La-ne’s Kalapyanhan)  ₱                  80.00
Lunch (La-ne’s Kalapyanhan) I ate 2 lunch meals 🙂  ₱               200.00
Dinner  (La-ne’s Kalapyanhan)  ₱                  80.00
Accomodation  c/o Boss Harry
 Day 3  OMW to Cateel (Aliwagwag Falls)
Total  ₱               755.00

Soon – Part 3: Tour de Mindanao (Cateel-Hinatuan)

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