City of Mati Destinations
Mati City destinations shot both from above and below along its coastline
City of Mati is 3 hours ride from Davao City via the Mabini-Pantucan-BanayBanay coastal road. I’ve explored some of Mati’s well known destinations back in 2015. I learned basic surfing from the mentor of “Amihans Boys” at Amihan sa Dahican, partied at Dahican Surf House, flew on board an ultralight at Mindanao Sage Flying Club, watch the Sleeping Dinosaur at the highway view deck and went inside Subangan Museum. It took me 3 years to go back with friends to Mati City!
This time I had more opportunities to shoot landscapes during the “golden hour” (scenes before and after sunrise/sunsets) thanks to superb weather and Butch! I am totally mesmerised by the beauty of Mati. It is blessed with mountains, islands and coastal waters making sunrises and sunsets totally spectacular!
Here are my Mati 2018 trip in photos!
Sleeping Dinosaur Sunrise View at Brgy Badas Mati City
A thirty minute early morning trek from the highway’s view deck to the Badas Ridge Point yielded an astounding view of “Sleeping Dinosaur”.
Balete Bay on the east of this ridge also unfolded in full colours at sunrise below!
We played around with silhouettes in another ridge.
This explosion of color’s really unique for this trip!
White Sands of Dahican Beach
The site of Mati City’s “Summer Frolic”. The long stretch of white sands and blue crystal clear waters is one of the best I’ve seen. This is also the famous surfing and skimboarding site synonymous with Mati City.
This one of those island beach Mati has to offer. Raw, pristine, serene and filled with thriving fauna. My lens is shooting a different scene however.
The port bridge, above.
Brgy. Tamisan Coastal Road.
This mini port area with mangroves exploded with great scenery during sunset. I got busy.
Mangroove + Sunset
Miniport + Sunset
I have tons of photos from Mati, an affirmation to its beauty and allure. Butch told me there were still other very nice places to explore other than its beaches. Well, I promised I’d just have to go back to Mati soon!