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The Beauty of Mati City, Davao Oriental, the Philippines

 

A Beautiful Silhouette Image of Masau, Mati Bay
A Beautiful Silhouette Image of Masau on the bay of Mati City

 

Mati City has had a long standing place in my heart. Not only did this quaint little town make me feel right at home on my first trip, today it is a place I enjoy returning to time and time again.

 

I lived in the Philippines for 4 years before going to Mati and like the first adventure, I found little places to enjoy that many may never see or even find.

 

From the mountaintops headed to Maragusan to the hidden spots south of Dahican Beach, the beauty of this region is like nothing I’ve seen in or around Mindanao. Even before reaching the city proper the trip over the hilltops leads you to a stunning bay where islands look like dinosaurs and fishing villages adorn the waters everywhere.

 

My trips to Masau and the beauty of Mati Bay and the nights sitting near the baywalk on my favorite rooftop restaurant are just a few of my special little hot spots.

 

 

Baywalk at Night, Mati City (image by Joji Alcantara)
Beautiful night time image: Baywalk at Night, Mati City (image by Joji Alcantara)

 

 

There is so much to discover in Mati, from the American Sports bar by the Provincial Capital building to the log cabin bar just up the hill from the same area, there is simply some unique hidden treasures that can be lost forever if you don’t take the time.

 

If adventure is more your style then hike the mountains above Mati and see the beauty of cascading waterfalls and rushing streams that lead to beautiful lagoons.

 

Mati and the surrounding regions are not just filled with white sand beaches, adventurous islands and deep aquatic bays, it’s full of peace, beauty and a place of nature like no other.

 

Setting Sail, Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental (Image by Joji Alcantara)
Setting Sail, Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental (Image by Joji Alcantara)

 

Mati, on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean and encased by the Davao Bay inlets and a few hours trip from Davao City and Tagum City alike. I’ve sent many people to Mati City to see for themselves, take the venture and I’m sure you’ll agree that Mati City is for you.

 

Sunset Over Dahican Beach; Catching the Last wave (Image by Joji Alcantara)
Sunset Over Dahican Beach; Catching the Last wave (Image by Joji Alcantara)
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