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Traveler’s Insights     Posted on Apr 10 | 65 Comments

When you think of Dapitan City, you think of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, who spent the last four (4) of his most fruitful years in exile prior to his execution. So, just 3 hours away by boat from my homeland Dumaguete City, I decided to go on a visit and look into what Dapitan has now to offer as I heard many good things about this place. I had no prepared itinerary as I simply wanted to explore the land and enjoy some solitude.  To my delight, entering the streets of Dapitan City was a welcome respite for me. Except for a few tricycles and motor vehicles, the city was serene and the people I met were warm and friendly.  The warm sea breeze as you walk through the Sunset Boulevard with its picturesque view of the golden sunset and clear blue skies is just truly refreshing.  It makes you want to simply sit back and relax and just get yourself mesmerized with the sight. After lingering on the shores of the boulevard, I then headed to my first stop in mind, the 15- hectare Rizal Shrine as this is one of the most historic places in our country.  Walking through its pathways and listening to the stories of the in-house guide enriched my little knowledge of what I learned in history and in my Rizal class in college. It made me become even more proud of being a Filipino. My next stop? How could I resist going to the most popular resort in this place. They say, your visit to Dapitan is never complete without going to this first triple A resort in Mindanao, that is Dakak Park and Beach Resort. Without hesitation, I rode a “habal-habal,” a local term for a motorbike here used to commute passengers from the remote barangays to the heart of the city. I was surprised to see how Dakak has turned out to be.  There was a dramatic twist to what it has to offer.  From a beautiful natural attraction of its white-sand 750-meter beach shoreline that are being complemented with native duplex bungalows to an offering of both Asian and Italian cuisine and an array of modern amenities. It was love at first sight when I saw the clear blue waters of Dakak! It was for me like paradise as I went around seeing the greenish hill sides adjacent to the glittering beach that reflects the summer sunlight. Dakak prides itself as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. I opted to stay for the night as I can’t get enough of what I saw. I also realize that there is so much to do while in Dakak.  There were three choices of pools, a bowling alley, three tennis courts, bars, various restos to choose from and aqua activities like jet-skiing,fishing, banana boat riding, cove hopping, diving and even aerial adventures by taking on their latest craze, the Dakak Helicopter Adventures where you get to see a birds eye-view of not just Dakak but the city as well. Another welcome surprise for me after I checked in was a complimentary “All-Rides” Ticket to Fantasyland, which they say is another must-see place for any tourist at that.  I found out that it will only cost you 500 pesos to go for unlimited rides inside Fantasyland.  We were provided with a free tourist bus shuttle that gave us such a comfortable ride to the theme park. Entering Fantasyland is like witnessing a world of fancy characters surrounded with fun and exciting rides. I’d say it’s our very own version of Disneyland in the Philippines!  The stage shows were equally entertaining. I had to sit straight for two hours to watch one show after another and realized how talented the local folks are.  I had the chance to check out 5D Cinema and the Horror House as they say it was two of the most sought after attractions inside and I definitely agree to that!  Two thumps up indeed! What an unforgettable experience! It’s definitely more fun in Dapitan, Philippines!    

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