Ranked 9th in the Most Beautiful Bays In The World, Mati City is surely making it to our summer bucket list.

The City of Mati has three main bays known as the Pujada Bay, Mayo Bay, and the Balete Bay. In 2020, the city was awarded as one of the “Most Beautiful Bays In The World” by the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World. All three bays were acknowledged and included in the list successfully especially due to its pristine conditions.

So, if you plan to visit Mati, then here’s your guide as you’re welcomed by the breathtaking views of its bays and tropical wonders:

Enjoy the White Powdery Sands of Pujada Island

Pujada Island has stunning turquoise blue waters and white powdery sand beaches, making it a true paradise. Although the island isn’t very large, it offers nearby beach resorts where you can relax and enjoy the serene beauty. For an unforgettable adventure, you can hire local boatmen who will take you on a delightful island day tour. Whether you want to sunbathe, swim, or explore, Pujada Island promises a memorable experience.

Camp by the Beach at Lianna David’s Campsite

Beach camping is the best type of vacation; be it with your family or friends! You can enjoy the wonderful views of the sunset, the fresh breeze of the beach, and also witness the skies change colors as the night comes. So, if you need a venue for your adventurous mermaid soul, then head to Lianna David’s Campsite where you can lay your beach towels down and pitch your tent up in serenity!

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

RATES

*Rates may change without notice.

  • Cottage with Room & Own CR – Php 4,000.00, good for 10 pax
  • Open Cottage – Php 1,000.00 to Php 1,200.00, depending on the size
  • Open Table – Php 200.00 to Php 300.00

OTHER INFORMATION

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Brgy. Lanca, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Mindanao — approx. 234 kilometers from Davao City

  • BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Lianna David’s Campsite” in Mati City. Parking space is available upon arrival. It is just a few kilometers away from Camp Bernardino de Lavigan.

Surf at La-Ne’s Kalapyahan Resort

The beaches at Mati offer more than just clear waters and corals, they also bring in amazing waves great for surfers and skimboarders. So, if you are looking for challenging waves, then the best place to go would be the beaches nearby La-Ne’s Kalapyahan Resort! But, aside from the surfing scene, the resort also holds an annual Summer Frolic which is a grand party for beachgoers.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

RATES

OTHER INFORMATION

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Dahican Beach,Mati City, Davao Oriental, Mindanao

  • By Commute: Take the bus bound to Mati City (via Panabo City) at the Ecoland Terminal then hire a tricycle to La-Ne’s Kalapyahan Resort.
  • By Car: Navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin “La-Ne’s Kalapyahan Resort” as your destination.

Dip in the Natural Springs Lagoon of Mayo

Known as the coolest area in Mati City, the Mayo Bay Park and Beach Resort is a great place to chill with your family and friends, especially when the summer heat strikes. The lagoon faces the turbulent waters and waves of the Mayo beach which also kisses the seas as its waters spill towards it. There are cottages and tables nearby that you can rent out for your family dinners by the lagoon.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Mayo Beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Mindanao

  • By Commute: Take the bus bound to Mati City (via Panabo City) at the Ecoland Terminal then hire a tricycle to Mayo Beach.
  • By Car: Navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin “Mayo Beach/ Bay” as your destination.

And when you’re done wandering through the gorgeous waters and bays of Mati City, you can go and discover all the other #Davao destinations this summer. Share to us your experiences in the comments below, and let us know where to go next!


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