Friday, January 21, 2011
Dawis Beach - Digos Davao del Sur
At the eastern rim of Digos City, an affluent suburban city in the province of Davao del Sur, is the leisurely stretch of fine, but dark gray sand. This is Dawis Beach, the city's number one beach strip. This is under the political subdivision of Barangay Dawis, one of Digos' 26 barangays.
It's easy getting to Dawis Beach. Everyone knows where it is so there's hardly any need for an elaborate instruction. You can hail a pedicab (a tricycle), agree on a fare (P30-50 fair one-way should be reasonable), this would take about 30 minutes or so from the city center. Getting away from the beach is also easy although rides get fewer from dusk.
Digos City itself is a burgeoning place with several proposals for huge malls including SM Digos (along the National Highway fronting Nakayama Tech), another much bigger Gaisano Mall (along MacArthur Highway in Tres De Mayo), KCC Mall and NCCC Mall (at the back of the NFA in San Jose), Robinson's Place in Tiguman. Economic prospect is robust, and things are looking up. It is a bit odd though that this city doesn't have a movie theater. If only they start having real taxis instead of the noisy, chaotic tricycles that ply the roads everywhere.
Dawis Beach strip is dotted by several resorts, mostly inexpensive ones. Transportation entrance rate at the main Dawis Beach (from the main road, you turn left at the fork of the road) is as follows:
Truck/Bus - PhP150
Elf - PhP100
Cars/Jeeps - PhP30
Multicab/Vans - PhP30
Pedicab (tricycles) - PhP10
Motorcycle - PhP5
There are small tindahans (stores), but it is wise to bring a take-away meal just to be sure.
Digos City is the capital of Davao del Sur province. It is located in Mindanao, in southern Philippines. To get to Digos, it's a 1 1/2 hour plane ride from Manila, then another 1 hour car ride going south from Davao City.
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Up next: More images from Dawis Beach (Digos City) - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2011/01/innocence-regained-in-dawis-beach-digos.html