Day Tour at Dakak Beach Resort
After an early morning walk around the vicinity of my Hotel in Dipolog City, I saw a small bus with a destination sign that says, “Dapitan City.” The first thing that came to my mind is Dakak – a popular beach resort I used to see in TV commercials during my childhood days.
Without any extra preparation, I went back to the hotel to get my camera then proceeded to the bus stop to wait for the next Dapitan City-bound Mini Bus.
It was a scenic 20-minute Bus trip, and I almost didn’t notice that we are already in Dapitan City until I saw everyone getting off the bus… except for the driver, of course:) From the Bus terminal, I took an almost 40-minute exhilarating habal-habal ride to reach the resort.
There are no other means of transportation other than habal-habal if you are not staying guests. One way habal-habal ride will cost you P150, and if the driver agrees, you can request him to tour you around Rizal Shrine.
Upon arrival at the resort’s gate, I was asked to pay a P500 entrance fee inclusive of meals and use of some of the resort facilities.
A day tour in Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Dapitan City is certainly one of the recommended places to visit for people visiting Zamboanga del Norte. This place is a paradise for those people who love to spend time on white-sand beaches.
This beach resort is situated in the southern area of the Philippines bordered by mountains and limestone cliffs.
Facilities in Dakak Park and Beach Resort
Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Dapitan City is sprawled across 15 acres of forest land with a 750-meter private sand beach.
This whole place offers a natural setting with plants and trees, providing a nice place to hang out even on a sunny day. The most striking feature of Dakak beach is its shaped bay along with white sand beaches.
The beach cottages structure in Dakak is in a native style, some along the beach facade, and some are in the mountainside. The cottages are designed to match the natural attractiveness of the place with a modern feel as well.
The Beach Resort is four stars rated, which is a perfect all-season travel destination. The various recreational facilities offered in this resort are boating, diving, golfing, swimming pool, sailing, and water sports.
One can choose to visit the Dakak diving sites having vertical walls, coral thickets, and caves near the beach resort. It will also be a good idea to visit a series of coral gardens, sandy areas, including soft corals.
A day tour in Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Dapitan City offers a combined dining and entertainment experience. Attending cultural shows that happen to be staged 5 times a week, but the show is usually at night.
One can also go to Pirates Disco Bar to enjoy a ballroom dancing experience. Visitors can also take pleasure in seeing the beautiful sunset beside the beach, along with cruising the outrigger boat.
An island tour in Hopping cannot be missed by enjoying the nature’s presence with sights of shining corals, fish, or dolphins. “The Repeater” is one of the top attractions in Dakak Park, which cannot be missed at any cause.
This is simply a viewing deck located on the top of a hill next to a communication tower. After climbing some 315 steps, one can enjoy an eye-catching view of the entire resort.
Food and Dining in Dakak Park and Beach Resort
When it comes to the food and dining experience in this resort are good on behalf of the informal ambiance that it offers.
Port Orient restaurant in Dakak Park and Beach Resort gives in a good dining experience. One can find many delicious, enticing seafood delicacies fresh to its taste. Blue marlin, squid, and prawn seafood dishes are the most popular dishes offered at Port orient.
The dining location of this restaurant is also thrilling, involving a natural dining setting. The Italian restaurant in this resort serves the food included on the P500 entrance fee for day tour visitors.
Fishpond Seafood Restaurant is also a recommended place for those who want to sample freshly cooked seafood dishes.
Dakak Park and Beach Resort
Address: Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City, 7101 Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
Telephone: +63 65 213 6813