Daring in Dakak

Not far from Dipolog – the capital city of the province of Zamboanga del Norte in Mindanao – lies a hidden paradise called Dakak Park and Beach Resort. Like a secret treasure snuck in an obscure, remote place, Dakak stands out for its opulence amid the surrounding wilderness.

Dakak Park and Beach Resort

It’s close to a 45 – minute ride from Dipolog, thru the historic town of Dapitan. As you pass through Dapitan, you must drop by Rizal’s place of exile, another nice-to-see tour spot. It is a fascinating find, if you’re a Philippine history buff, plus it has a museum chronicling Rizal’s life, to include records of his genius, pictures of relatives, and the many loves of his life. But that in itself is another story.

The road to Dakak is concrete all the way, and there is no traffic at all. Hence, the trip for us was as pleasant as one could wish for. Dakak is owned by the powerful Jalosjos clan, a traditional political family who have governed Zamboanga Norte for decades. It is no wonder then that the road to Dakak is first class.

After going through miles of forest and third world rural environment,we were greeted by a pompous gate that woke us from our travel slumber. From hereon, it would be simple elegance personified. At the front office, a nice glass of pina colada awaited us.

the restaurantResto has a beautiful view of the baya view of one of the pools near the resto

Dakak’s allure lies in the fact that it has first-class facilities to offer in a place that is so remote. Dakak is situated in a huge estate that boasts of 15 hectares of wooded land, with a natural reservoir for plants and wildlife, plus a beachfront with 750 meters of fine white sand. It has a golf course; an Adventure Zone which has facilities for zip-lining, horseback-riding, rappelling, biking, etc; some good dive spots, plus a beach so serene and quiet for lovebirds to enjoy. The picturesque bay has magical tranquil blue waters, and there are protected coral reefs to explore within distance. The cottages, while complete with air-conditioning and other modern courtesies, have a distinctively native look. Indeed, its recreational and entertainment facilities are worth it all.

So if you plan on taking a brief respite away from the maddening crowd, try Dakak. Here you’ll get Boracay’s best amenities minus the noise, the crowd, and the inquisitive eyes. For more on Dakak, try: Dakak Park and Beach Resort.

20130310-181945.jpgPristine white sandserene bay, cool waterto the cottagesthe cottagessunset by the baydare to bare in dakakas the sun setsevening offering at Dakakdakak entertainsexploring yet another poolthis one's for the kids



One comment

  1. Reblogged this on charly's blog and commented:

    It’s summer and the Lenten Week is upon us. For the next few days, allow me to reblog some suggestions for the family. Today, we’ll take a look at a quaint place in the south where you can have some privacy plus great amenities. For golf afficionados, Greg ‘The Shark’ Norman was there recently and it looks like he’s set to upgrade the golf course soon.


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