Monday, August 01, 2011


Got the chance to visit the famous Dakak Park and Beach Resort found in Taguilon, Dapitan City when a classmate of mine celebrated his silver anniversary to the priesthood in Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte last October 2010. The tour after the anniversary included the Cathedral church of Dipolog, the Dapitan church and the Rizal monument and park in Dapitan where Rizal spent his four-year exile.

About twenty kilometers away from Dapitan, passing through some mountains, the road to Dakak is about ninety percent cemented already. One can just imagine how it was some years back when the road was still rough. The resort sits on a cove which has a 750 meter private beach with powdery white sand. The cottages are native style some by the mountainside and others at the beachfront. Natural spring water and tumbling waterfalls feed the resort's two swimming pools. Water sports are also available, as well as a tennis court. Since we just stayed there for the day, we did not get to see the rooms which I heard have already passed their prime. After all the hype I have heard about the resort, I was a bit disappointed. Although the sand was powdery white but the sea was not that clear. But this did not hinder me from taking to the sea.
When we were there we noticed an unusual number of young people around. We just heard that these were youth from the different towns of Zamboanga del Norte who were being treated or “secluded” for a few days by different political parties as the election for the Sangguniang Kabataan was slated during that week.
Entrance to the park was 200 pesos per person, the half of which was consumable at the restaurant. Contact numbers: 0919-7959416/ 0915-3185238. Tel. 065-2136813. Email:

The Cathedral of Dipolog

Inside the Cathedral of Dipolog.

The Rizal Monument in Dapitan depicting his arrival to start his four-year exile.

A replica of the house of Rizal in Dapitan

The place where Rizal spent his four-year exile in Dapitan.

The parish church of Dapitan.

In front of the church is a map of Mindanao that Rizal made.

Church altar of Dapitan

From the entrance gate one has to take a ride provided by the resort to reach the resort itself.

The cottages are sprawled all over the place. Some are on the mountain side while the rest are by the sea.

Cottages by the sea.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why did you stop posting, what happened to you