Mati - Sleeping Dinousaur

East Mindanao Discovery Vacation (6) – Davao to Mati

Today a long road laid right before us.  185 km to Mati and then a 25 km checking out ride on the vacation resort peninsula. Through today’s journey we found numerous destinations the place we could have stopped for a evening or so, but our target was Mati.

From Davao to Mati
The initially 12 kilometers we drove along Davao’s port. Left and ideal container Mountains piled on. Visitors was robust and many gradual semitrailer essential generally 2 or far more tracks of the 4 – 6 lane freeway.

The highway continues past by the Holcim cement manufacturing unit and a big Holcim quarry.

Holcim factory in Davao
This graphic is not from me. Supply:

Following that very hectic extend, the street became more quiet and was in a quite superior state. The freeway to Tagum Metropolis is in outstanding issue. We have noticed tricycles on this route, which thundered with 100 km/h on the highway. Soon in advance of Tagum Metropolis we turned correct on the Surigao – Davao Coastal Road.
 Coastal road
Until eventually immediately after Pantukan this road is largely straight and 1 is progressing pretty fast. Remaining and right of the highway extend from enormous banana plantations.
Banana plantation
On the sea facet you can see the interior transport cableway for the fruits.
 Banana plantation

On the landward aspect pile up on the hills in the morning, the cumulus clouds up.

Along this sandy coast there are also several beach locations and resorts. The significant time is in December and January. This is why the beach locations have been empty and a lot of resorts ended up shut in July.

 Beach near Pantukan

The seashore is all flat. I also had my nose was continue to air when going for walks 300 meters out in the sea. We decided to enjoy our lunch in a person of the few open resorts.

  Magnaga Waters Beach Resort
The Magnaga Waters Beach Resort left a clear and nicely-kept perception. Through our stop by it was, on the other hand, a “One Lady Show”. Our fairy took care of reception, bar, kitchen, provider and our leisure. Sadly, the resort has just a Fb page.

The food items was excellent and the beer delightfully great. The vacation resort would have been good as a stopover, but we had Mati in our heads. So we will continue to be there next time. Listed here are some impressions:

 Magnaga Waters Beach Resort
The reception and cafe in background
 Magnaga Waters Beach Resort
The beach front with bungalows less than palm trees. The seashore consists of sand and gravel strips.
  Magnaga Waters Beach Resort

The island in the track record is the rear side of Samal, which is situated in the Bay of Davao.

Following lunch and a recovering siesta we ongoing southward. The highway was in really good point out. Our upcoming cease was at Piso Issue, about 30 km south of Mabini. In this article are some impressions:

 Piso Point
 Piso Point

Remaining the Governor Generoso peninsula and proper the island of Samal

 Piso Point
Piso Point

Earlier mentioned image to show the great condition of the street.

In this region we saw the initially compact mosques and some females with reasonably loose headband. From burka and chador there was no trace. And of program, the INC had * placed their pseudo-gothic church buildings also in this article in each village. (* = INC Iglesia ni Cristo).  From listed here to the crossing of Governor Generoso peninsula, we drove again 22 km.

Turbo witch
A turbo witch in San Isidro.

The region in Badas at Balete Bay was very pleasant. The really winding highway was outstanding with only a brief construction web page. No traffic – possibly a automobile every single 10 minutes.

Badas - Balete Bay

Badas - Balete Bay

The famous SLeeping Dinosaur
The popular Sleeping Dinosaur. We did uncover the name of this peninsula right after having returned from our journey.

Mati in the background

 On the horizon one can already see our place – Mati

Considering that I arrived currently at 20 images, I separate the 5th day also in two sections. About Mati I will hence report tomorrow.

Summary of the 5th working day – Element 1:

Landscape: Initially flat, then steep coast among Pantukan and Banaybanay, then flat yet again right until the crossing of Governor Generoso peninsula. Then cliffs with bays and islands to Mati
Exciting: Various landscape, banana plantations
Avenue: Really superior situation couple, limited building websites. At the beginning heavy city targeted visitors, then almost no traffic
Length: 185 km to Mati
Driving time: 3 – 4 hrs

Tomorrow we go to Mati and the peninsula.

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