Our last full day in Dapitan was spent inside the well-known Dakak Beach Resort. It was raining in the morning of our planned visit. Luckily, it went away later in the day. Funny that after a few decades of hearing its commercial in Eat Bulaga since I was a little girl, I felt kind of giddy to finally having stepped foot in it.
To make the most of our day, my friend and I decided to have our breakfast in the resort. After preparing our things, we went out the still wet street (it was raining cats and dogs the previous night) and hailed a trike to take us to Dakak. However, our trike driver explained to us that tricycles are forbidden now since the route is only suitable for four-wheeled vehicles or for motorbikes which locals refer to as habal-habal. He gladly offered to take us to his cousin who has one. After thanking and paying him, he introduced us to Kuya Edmond before taking off.
We took advantage of the day tour pass priced at only Php 1000 per person. We were only planning to try the ATV or Zipline then spend the rest of our day in the beach. However, an unexpected visitor came and my hormones were whacked up that we only lounged beside one of the pools and tried the promo we saw posted at the gate – 500 pesos for horseback ride and zipline combination.
It turns out that this resort was owned by former politician.
Since our visit was on a weekday, there were not much tourists. The resort was huge and even if the place was packed I am sure that you still can get a cozy spot to yourselves.
Staying here for a number of days is more enjoyable as guests will find everything they need inside. There are several restaurants to choose from, various swimming pools, private huts, and outdoor facilities.
It was also a good choice for a destination wedding. The beach is in a cove, making the waters calm and child-friendly. I was actually curious if its shoreline was naturally white sand. But seeing the rest of shoreline when we zip-lined made me think otherwise.
Day tour is between 8 AM to 6 PM. And from the things we that were able to do in this span of time, I can say that the 1000 peso fee was worth it. We called it a day and we went back to the town proper before night fell.
Itinerary and Expenses
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