Lantawanan Beach Resort: A quest to unwind

The stress is on. It is difficult for you to reconcile. You then try to imagine the common fever – face mask here, face shield there, and what-not! Stressful to think, you cannot just yell on top of your lungs or even post some foul language and expression on social media. Once you do, you can be penalized. So, you try to zephyr your mouth and begin to think – why not just go somewhere.

Now, you are here at Purok 5 Sitio Magkot, Barangay Lanca, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines. It is fun. You travel so far away to unwind and even spend two or three days in Davao to remove hassle and stress. You can think now if lodging houses, inns, or hotels are open. Perhaps, you think to spend swimming overnight. Well, you do not want to think about it now. As long as step on your feet on the sand and in the water, you cannot complain. It feels magic that you cannot say a word.

The water is inviting. It fascinates you. Of course, you can tell if you visit there. To tell you based on other people’s experiences, the beach water captivates their hearts. So, none can complain or they are even under the hypnotic surroundings of Lantawanan Beach Resort.

Now, you want to go there with friends. Pack your bags including your snacks, swimming apparel, and what-not. Oh, did you say the entrance fee?

Well, there is no entrance fee. But, you can donate any amount. According to Mindanao Recreational Hub on its FB page, kamo na daw bahala kung pila ihatag ninyo sa management sa resort. In other words, your generosity matters at this point. However, it is fine. The management does not demand anything, only to maintain the cleanliness of the area.

Do not fret. You cannot find any cottages there. There isn’t one either if you try to find it even harder. Nevertheless, the beach water always calls you to take a plunge. When you go there, you feel like you are in Siargao.

The resort is clean. It has fine white sand. The crystal clear water truly enthralls you to dive and swim. As the wind gets cold and refreshing, you feel something fresh and comforting. Sabi nga nila – makatanggal daw sa stress. Well, that is so fantastic and pretty amazing remarks.

A nice visit to Lantawanan Beach Resort at Purok 5 Sitio Magkot, Barangay Lanca, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines

Therefore, we have to go there now. We just take extra precautionary measures to consider the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Oh, you have to be careful of the rocks on the beach. Some friends of Misamis Oriental Journal say that you can slither on it if you do not pay attention.

At this point, we need to think about how to get there. Please follow some instructions to get to the tourist attraction in Davao:

    • From Davao City, take buses or rental vans to Barangay Lavigan, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. You just need 4-5 hours of travel.
    • From Tagum City, you can use your vehicle and take 3-4 hours of travel.
    • From Barangay Lavigan, you take 5-10 minutes to reach Camp Bernardino Resort. Then, turn left. Go straight ahead.
    • Just ask the locals to go there, but the tourism office can help.
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Amihan Sa Dahican: A stirring journey to make

One strange night came. You felt dizzy. Now, you stood in a little while. You tried to find your balance. As you moved your head toward the clock on the wall, you felt certain that something was bizarre. You just checked your watch. It was 8 P.M., but your muscle and nerve grew numb. You could not move a muscle and you did not feel anything. So, you tried to walk slowly and go to bed. Right there, you lied in bed flat and motionless. So, you closed your eyes. After a few minutes, you heard a commotion outside. People were shouting. So, you stood up slowly. You walked toward the window to see where the noise came. You opened the window and saw raging flames scattered from all directions. You thought the fire could reach you in minutes. You were just a block away. Now, you could not move. You turned your head slowly to your bed. You could not decide whether you went back to bed or you got ready to escape from the fire. Then, you walked slowly to your bed. Surprisingly, you saw yourself lying. “What happened?” You asked. You asked yourself why you were lying. You knew you stood there all along. “Am I dead?” You thought. This time you were trembling. You got closer to your body and tried to wake yourself up. However, you failed. You remained asleep. Now, you cried. You thought you were dead. “Ouch!” You shouted. “It is 8: 00 A.M. Try to water the weeds. If you want hot chocolate, you can have it. It is on the table. I just boiled the water.” My mother said.

Bend or crisscross your legs while posing like a pro… We are at Amihan sa Dahican!

And yes, I was dreaming. I thanked the Almighty Being for giving me another day to see the world. Like me, you might just wake one early morning, feel worried, and remember your nightmares. You just probably dreamed of bad events because of stress and the pandemic. So, you should think of new, pleasant, and wonderful life experiences. You could play a yuletide song and listen to it. Perhaps, you could divert your attention to listening to your favorite, hypnotic, and magnetic voice of Jose Mari Chan’s Silent night, Perfect Christmas, A Wish on Christmas Night, and more. With this holiday season, we could find ways to cheer ourselves up. Instead of losing our grip to hope for a good life ahead, we should explore some places like Amihan Sa Dahican to celebrate life once more.

Before the end of 2020, we have to take some trips to our favorite locations. We just need to set our plans and enjoy ourselves going to the beach, cold springs, and other resorts. We have to do this to show that despite the odds in life, we still have the power to see the light in the darkness. As the Christmas celebration is fast approaching, get your bucket list and write this up to celebrate life. Well, if you have not seen any places yet, please try to visit Amihan Sa Dahican. The location of the tourist spot is at Dahican, Mati City, Davao Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines.

Backflip if you want like a surfer whose invisible wings flutter like an eagle…

So, pack your bags now. Go now, hop in, and dive!

NO ENTRANCE FEE

HOW TO GET THERE?

From Davao City or Tagum City, you just have to pull over or stop at Barangay Dawan ahead of the arc signage “Welcome to Mati City.” It is just 5 kilometers away. Then, go straight ahead to Amihan sa Dahican.

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