Archive for September, 2009


Dayang Beach Resort

We should have climbed Apo at this point in time but a family friend invited us to go with them at Dayang Beach Resort at Samal Island. My sisters and I didn’t realize that this would be our last get away together since one left for an opportunity abroad.

Dayang Beach Resort is only a 1 hr. boat ride from Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City. Though there are cottages for rent during night tour, we preferred to use our tents because we want to experience natural living.

Even though many local and foreign tourists are already visiting this place, the owner still preserved and maintained the natural setting of the place. An ideal place to spend a peaceful and a romantic vacation.


Summer Climb

At 2954 meters, Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines. This majestic peak is one of the country’s most popular climbing destinations.

Several trails lead to the summit, coming from North Cotabato and Davao provinces. An average hike requires 2-4 days. Various sights include Lake Venado, one of the highest lakes in the Philippines, and the old crater of Mt. Apo near its summit.  The mountain may be climbed year-round. Some trails are very easy that’s why some climbers bring their children with them.

We started climbing Mount Apo with our daughter in the year 2003 when she was still 4 years old.