Philippine Beaches: Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Is A Wild Pacific Mati Beach

Swim At Your Own Risk on this Wild Pacific Mati Beach, Philippine Beaches - taken in Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao
This Mati Philippine beach, which faces the Pacific Ocean, will challenge swimmers.

Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao is Pacific Ocean beach surprise gem among many Philippine beaches we have been to.

We were not expecting a beach like this existed. It had shallow reefy areas great for experiencing calmer waters.  We featured that on a blog post here

However, on this post will be a video of the wild side of Dahican Beach Mati. You will see the deep areas have waves with heights over a meter on the other side of the beach.

Highs and lows.

There is so much on this beach that caters to different types of Thalassophile* (whoa, new and big word for us).

Without further ado, here is one more for the best beaches in the Philippines some of you may have never been to.

I know of only one way to get to Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao.
  • by land:
    • 2+ from Tagum City to Mati
    • 3+ from Davao City to Mati
    • 8+ hours from Cagayan de Oro to Mati via Malaybalay City and Tagum City
    • 10+ hours from Cagayan de Oro to Mati via Valencia and Davao City
Technically, there is Mati Airport (MXI), but as of the time I'm writing this, it only caters to small privately owned planes. Going to Mati by ferry or ship is still not possible, but the closest port is SASA Pier of Davao City. If you discover other ways of getting to Mati, tell do share on the comments section below.

Travel tip: When in Dahican, Mati, Davao

There are motorcabs in neighboring municipalities of Dahican, Mati.  We only saw one or two in the area.

They are not the same as Cagayan de Oro's motorela although closer to Medina's motorsikad.

I did not notice any taxis and jeepneys around Dahican, Mati.  However, we have been told that habal-habal can be hired.  These are motorbikes that take passengers.  we have not gone on one in Dahican though.

Therefore, we would recommend that you bring a car or hire a van when in Dahican, Mati.

Swim at your own risk. Waves can get to 2 meters in height.






Simple. ;)

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That's it for now.
So what do you think?  Do you want to know more about other Philippine beaches?  Do you want to know about where to stay in Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao?
For your questions, just mention them in the comment section below.

If we had convinced you to visit Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao, don't hesitate to tag me #munchtrip in your posts so we can see them.

Catch you later!  See you on my next munchtrip.
Philippine Beaches: Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Is A Wild Pacific Mati Beach Philippine Beaches: Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Is A Wild Pacific Mati Beach Reviewed by Shoni MunchTrip on May 02, 2018 Rating: 5


  1. This sounds like a great beach! I've always been a fan of relaxing near water. I'm going to the beach this summer!

  2. I love the sound of this beach! I love your list of things to do there - I would definitely be taking advantage of the seafood, sun & sunbathe!

  3. I need a beach trip ASAP! There is nothing better than relaxing in the sun! Thanks for the suggestions!

  4. I hope to be able to visit one day because these beaches look so beautiful.

  5. What a gorgeous beach!! I hope I get to visit some day!

  6. I'm not super into swimming in the ocean (I like wading more) so this beach sounds a-ok to me. I will keep this in mind if I ever get to visit the Philippines!

  7. Looks like an amazing place. The beaches are stunning. Would love to go kayaking there.

  8. This beach looks gorgeous. I want to visit the Philippines and may be going next year on a scuba vacation. I hope all of the beaches are as amazing as this one. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I miss the beach, to feeling of sand between your feet fingers, the shells you can collect and so more. I don't like to sun bathe but I like to take long walks. Hope one day I will make it to Philippines and go to a beach there.

  10. i grew up near the beach and this is the first time i am actually not near any beach haha. i live in the dessert and looking and reading this post has def sparked me missing the tropics and the beach.

  11. I have a love affair with the ocean, this place sounds wonderful. If I ever make it to the Philippines I will check out these beaches for sure!

  12. I love swimming in the ocean - it feels totally different than in a pool! I would love to visit the beaches in Philippine sometime.

  13. What a beautiful beach! I will definitely have to visit when I visit the Philippines. :) Thanks for the share.

  14. 2m high waves? Sounds like some good surf to me

  15. I would love to travel to the Phillipines. It is definitely on my bucketlist but these beaaches are beautiful!

  16. Phillipines... ahhhhh. Looks like a lovely beach, this post is sending me into a dream world

  17. Beaches always amaze me. They can really invite people to go near them and even let them stay there for hours. DAHICAN beach is one of the places I would always love to revisit.

  18. The Philippines have a lot of beautiful beaches! If only it wasn't too far to travel to

  19. While I'm somewhat knowledgeable about the Philippines, I have to say that I've never heard of this beach. It sounds beautiful.

  20. Sounds like a wonderful beach! I'd love to visit, beaches are always fun but this one seems very relaxing--and that I like. Thanks for sharing. :)

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