Tuesday 15 January 2013

Sights: Unwinding at DAKAK PARK And BEACH RESORT

After visiting the dolphins in MOAP, we rode a bus and headed for Dapitan City, Zambaoanga Del Norte. There were different resorts in the area but we chose to go to the most popular, Dakak Park and Beach Resort.

Dakak Park and Beach Resort

Our stay includes entrance to Gloria's Fantasyland, a theme park that serves as one of Dapitan's main attraction. We used our free entrance pass before going to the resort the next day.

Gloria's Fantasyland

Though the theme park is relatively small, it was still nice strolling around the grounds. The theme park had a festive atmosphere.

Different Rides at Gloria's Fantasyland

The next morning we were picked up by a chauffeured van and made our way to the resort. Upon arrival, welcome drinks was served and we were given a printed map of the whole resort. My first impression of the resort was that the whole place was covered in beautiful groomed lawns, plants and trees.

Welcome Drinks and Map

Chinse Themed Banquet Halls 

Motorized carts brought us to our room and the driver told us that they can drive us around if we wanted to check out places within the resort.

"off to our room..."

The rooms looked like kubos or huts, rooms were spaciously separated from each other, it gave a nice sense of privacy.


Inside the room, the furniture and fixtures also followed the 'kubo' theme.

Inside the Room

Living Area


I enjoyed hanging out in the veranda, lounging around while taking in the breeze and view.


Enjoying the Breeze and View

We went around to check out the various activities that the resort offered. The resort has two adult pools and one kiddie pool.

A ten pin and duck pin bowling alleys plus pool tables.

Bowling Alleys

Pool Table

A small spa area but you can always have your massage in your own room.

Spa Area

Dakak boast of now holding the record for Asia'a longest dual zip line, it stretches out to 1.3 kilometers.

1.3 Km Dual Zipline

An Aqua Sports center which offers various water sport activities.

Aqua Sports Center

There was a trekking path going up the hill where one can see the top view of the resort.


Making our way to the Top

View from the Top

Dakak's Cove

There were different restaurants and bars around. Il Patio serves Italian cuisine. The Bamboo Cafe fronting the beach serves different local and international food. The Pirates Disco Bar looked so cool since the whole bar is shaped into a pirate ship.

Il Patio

Bamboo Garden

Dining and Enjoying the view of the Sea

Pirates Disco Bar

We did't get to do much of the activities cause we were there to relax and chill out. And the perfect place to do it was on the beach. The private beach area was so beautiful, the white sand was so smooth and fine. There were no small pebbles or stones, I loved walking around barefoot. The waters were calm and crsytal clear, it felt so refreshing dipping and swimming around. I think I might have spend 70% of my time hanging around the beach for the whole duration of our stay.

Super Fine White Sand and Crystal Clear Calm Waters

Hammock and Beach Chairs on the Shore

The Beautiful Beach Area

I heard people say that Dakak is already debilitated but after being there I beg to disagree. Though there are some areas in the resort that looks kind of old, the resort is well maintained and it still remains beautiful. It was a perfect place to relax and unwind.

Unwinding at Dakak Park and Beach Resort

*for a more detailed information about the resort, just click on the link below

Dakak Park and Beach Resort
Adress: Dapitan, Zamboanga Del Norte
Website: www.dakakresort.com
Mobile numbers: +63915 318 5238 / +63918 803 8403


  1. Yeah, I agree about the facilities looking kinda old. Haven't been to Zamboanga though. Would love to visit. :)


    1. hi michymichymoo! I do hope they renovate and modernize their facilities. The resort has great potential. W would also love to visit Zamboanga again and look at Vintas.