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Morion's PhotoTravel Diaries| Dakak Beach Resort of Dapitan

Here’s the continuation of my Zamboanga del Norte Escapo...

After more or less two hours of touring and doing PhotoWalk in Rizal Shrine, we then proceed to our main destination for the day- the Dakak Beach Resort.

The beach resort is less than 30 minutes travel from the Rizal Shrine. We paid the 500 pesos (per person) entrance fee -day tour fee ba tawag dun?   Good to know that the payment includes complementary “one meal of your choice” in Il Patio - an Italian Restaurant. Since it’s around 1:00 pm (that time), we decided to avail the complementary meal before exploring and enjoying  the infamous beach resort.


Entrance going to Dakak Beach Resort

complimentary meal at Il Patio- the sauce and noodles? Sarap!

Pizza @ Il Patio
Sino ba naman hindi pamilyar sa Dakak? 1990's TV ad in Eat Bulaga makes me dream of going to this paradise cove in Zamboanga del Norte . Grade 2 or 3 ba ako nun tapos nakikipanood lang ng TV 'pag tanghali hehehe.

Visiting Dakak is really an awesome experience. Beautiful cove and powdery sand beach - Dakak is no longer a dream for me.


PHOTOWALK


introduction 

Baby's Day Out!

Early dinner @ al fresco Port Orient Restaurant

King Crab cooked in wine and spices!

Souvenirs and Pasalubongs!

relaxing nature

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white plus blue = Dakak!

"Kids and the Beach"



ADDITIONAL INFO.
The world class beach resort is complete with amenities for the following recreational activities:
  1. Archery       
  2. Billiards
  3. Boating
  4. Bowling
  5. Children’s play are
  6. Children’s pool
  7. Diving
  8. Golfing
  9. Horse riding
  10. Golfing
  11. Jacuzzi massage
  12. Nature trails
  13. Religious facilities
  14. Sailing
  15. Shops
  16. Sports centre
  17. Swimming pool
  18. Tennis court
So if you want to relax in a paradise cove with pristine white-sand beach and clear blue water plus great pool areas; enjoy good foods;stay in first class accommodation; and play indoor/outdoor sports/ activities of your interest- Dakak is the perfect place for you! May kamahalan pero sulit:) 


48 comments:

  1. ganda! when i was a kid i used to tink na around luzon lang ang dakak dahil everyday nga may advert sa eat bulaga, then again sa mindanao pala siya.

    mukhang yummy ang king crab infer!

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  2. @Blissfullyguro- thanks for dropping here. Tumpak sarap talaga nyang crab na yan:)
    Iba talaga ang ganda ng Dakak:)

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  3. The fusion of the white sands and the blue water is really breath taking. I remember the Dakak Ad back in the 90s. I hope DOT make a new feature about the place.

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  4. @Bro Franc- Indeed! DOT should see the full potential of this worldclass beach resort

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  5. ang ganda talaga ng dakak, and with your photos, mas maganda pa sya lalo. was there late 90's, libre lang because of work, ang hirap na bumalik ulit, ang mahal eh. ;)

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  6. Dakak Beach Resort's such a wonderful blue sea really attract my eyes....

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  7. nabigla ako at bakit naging 500 per person na yung entrance ... before nasa 200 lng at may kasama ng complimentary na foood .. hmmm mahal na ha!

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  8. nabigla ako at bakit naging 500 per person na yung entrance ... before nasa 200 lng at may kasama ng complimentary na foood .. hmmm mahal na ha!

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  9. thanxx for sharing such a lovely beach pics

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  10. I used to think of this place as really expensive kaya wala sa listahan ko, hehe. Mura naman pala pag day tour lang. At ang ganda. Sana mapuntahan ko rin.:)

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  11. how i wish i could also visit this kind of place...

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  12. Your images and words make me want to leave for a visit now !! Its kind of funny how universal pizza has become !! Great images!!




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  13. To what city do you need to fly to go to Dakak? I have heard about it a long time, but I have no idea how to go there.

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  14. @fyhmd- may direct flight from Manila to Dipolog:)
    @Kulapitot- laki nga ng itinaas:) anyway sulit di ba? pero hanggang day tour lang kami mahal ng accommodation jejeje:)

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  15. Thanks Guys for dropping here:) cheers!

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  16. It still looks as nice as it did when I went there in the 90s! Although before wala pa atang mga resorts hehe Would like to go back there, sarap tingnan ng seafood! Very fresh!

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  17. Dahil sa baby pic gusto kong maging bata ulit. Honestly pangarap ko ang nude beach, LOL!

    Isa sa mga dapat kong gawin bago mawala sa mundo, haha.

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  18. Dakak is beautiful place too bad that few only goes there because of high cost

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  19. I've never been to Dakak but now I'm putting it into my list of "to-go places". And yea, that inviting red crab looks sumptuous to eat.

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  20. Running and jumping in the beach is more FUN. As well with the souvenirs shopping. Love it.

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  21. I would have to agree that when you mention 'Dakak', I always associate it or remember its name because of Eat Bulaga. :) I actually was supposed to book a trip there last year. But I've managed to go somewhere else. Then again, I'm sure I'll still be able to visit this beautiful place -- as I haven't been to Zamboanga del Norte yet. :)

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  22. Dakak has been known as a good beach long back then, but now are overpowered with new beaches that are introduced. Though the beach still look the same, hope they can improve their advertising skills for I find it lacking... :D

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  23. @Myk:tama Myk- they should explore the advantage of advertising also in other TV networks. Also, in Social Media just like other private-owned beach resorts are doing.

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  24. Yup, DOT should be more aggressive on promoting Dakak. It's really great of you for promoting Dakak and at least your readers would be entice to visit the place. I am caught wanting to visit Dakak too.

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  25. @Bro EdMar- talaga serious ka bro sa Nude trip na yun??? jejeje
    thanks Aleah, Mai,Lorraine Pal, dimaks,& Chrisair- for dropping here:)

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  26. Beautiful indeed. Napaka-relaxing ng place and the food.. I would like to try the king crab :)

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  27. I can't recall that Pinoy film where Dakak was forst promoted. Yes, noon pa man napakaganda na nito and almost maintains its beauty with the passing of time. I am quite sure that Dakak was promoted ahead of Boracay.

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  28. Isa ito sa mga lugar na gusto ko talagang puntahan. I hope I will have a chance to do that =)

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  29. Gotta love the white sand. Pretty cool place to relax and unwind.

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  30. Dakak has long been in the long list of places I would like to visit but can't. It's good to know that it is still a "must-see" place after all these years.

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  31. yay, this is the place I want to go, not much people, not yet too commercialized, not a megamall by the beach... I hope to experience it before it becomes another congested Boracay...

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  32. First of all, that King Crab looks large enough to kill a shark if it came to that! Haha.

    Second, it's interesting how this place has an archery range. I go to a lot of resorts yearly, but this would be the first one I've heard of that features it prominently. Should be worth a visit :)

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  33. great photos. sobrang relaxing tignan nung place! :)

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  34. hahaha so true... everyday mo sya makikita sa Eat Bulaga... (kasama ng Cy Gabriel Wonder) wait, magkasabay ng campaign period? I'm so 80s.


    it is still as beautiful and the King Crab!!!!! waaah ang sarap!!!

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  35. this is one my dream destination. your photos gave me ideas on what i can do should i decide to pursue my plans next year.

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  36. I had really a good memory in Dakak during my college days (Rizal Class) I think it's getting better and more touristy now. Can't wait to go back there with Sky.

    Summer ^_^

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  37. Oh my... a paradise indeed! Such a serene place. I want to lie down in that hammock and enjoy a good book.

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  38. DAKAK used to be very popular 20 years back, then came BORACAY and other beach destinations that offer impressive recreational activities. Good to see that its beauty can still captivates tourist.

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  39. I can't rmemeber the last time I visited Dakak. But the place is still beautiful. I hope to be able to visit again.

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  40. Food plus beach plus shopping, wow, how awesome is that? I envy you.

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  41. WOW. It's good to see it isn't as commercialized and 'abused' as Boracay, even with the presence of shops and food places.

    The King Crab looks delicious! :D

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  42. wonderful view and great shots! love the shopping you all look good there! want to go there! xx

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  43. looks like a relaxing beach resort area.

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  44. My mom has visited Dakak several times because of her work in the Government. I hope she could take us there soon for some R&R. ^_^

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  45. I've been dreaming to visit DAKAK. Actually kakabanggit lang yan ni Mama a while ago as we are talking about our much-awaited vacation next week to Bohol. She was asking if malapit daw ba dakak doon..hahaha

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  46. Yes, familiar ako sa DAKA dahil sa TV ad nito sa Eat Bulaga airtime during the 90's. Pero di ko alam kung san talaga sya makikita dati, kala ko pa nga malapit lang sa Manila e, sa Mindanao pala. I hope to get there too, soon I hope.

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  47. I've heard about this place but have never gone. Funny, cuz we live in CDO, which is not THAT far away.

    And I'm a beach guy, too...

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  48. what a cozy place, perfect for detoxing our tired body from work hehe :)

    Visions of a Colorblind Photographer

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