Dreaming of Dakak

We went to Dakak with a different level of excitement. It was one of the places I didn’t expect to reach when I was still a child. For me, it was an unapproachable chalet high in the mountains that only the filthy rich can afford. Thanks to internet research, we found out that for 500 php, Dakak offers Day Tour with a free dining at their Italian restaurant.

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A Hero’s Exile

Our first itinerary in Dapitan was to visit the 16- hectare land area in Talisay once owned by Jose Rizal during his exile in 1982 , now known as the Rizal National Park, this piece of land is the city’s major tourist attraction.

As we were about to hail a trike to the shrine, we were enthralled by the waves dancing along Sunset Boulevard’s irregular coastlines. It wasn’t a familiar attraction hence we can’t help but walk along its shores.

Our accommodation was just across these crystal blue waters.

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A Hero's Exile

Our first itinerary in Dapitan was to visit the 16- hectare land area in Talisay once owned by Jose Rizal during his exile in 1982 , now known as the Rizal National Park, this piece of land is the city’s major tourist attraction.

As we were about to hail a trike to the shrine, we were enthralled by the waves dancing along Sunset Boulevard’s irregular coastlines. It wasn’t a familiar attraction hence we can’t help but walk along its shores.

Our accommodation was just across these crystal blue waters.

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The Shrine City of Dapitan

Dapitan has been one of the places my seemingly wandering mind has always been curious about. Being the place where the country’s national hero has been exiled before he was put to firing squad, Dapitan has been famous in Philippine history books. Movies depicting the life of our national hero has been made on set this third class city. Aside from being a shrine city, Dapitan boasts of Dakak, a stunning piece of paradise along a kilometer- long white sand beach.

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