A recent FamTour to Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Dapitan City organized by the Philippine Tourism Office (PTO) based in Shanghai, China and the Department of Tourism China Team, has deeply impressed Chinese media and travel agents from Shanghai, China.
In an email correspondence with the Tourism Attache for East and Western China Gerry Panga said, "All very happy and deeply impressed!"
The twelve-member delegation headed by Consul General Charles C. Jose of the Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai along with top producing travel agents from Shanghai and the media personalities from East China Tourism news and Shanghai Daily inspected Dakak Park and Beach Resort and experienced the various tours that Dapitan City has to offer with only five to 30 minutes travel time, from river cruising to firefly watching to Aliguay island tour, from aqua sports activities to adventures at the mountain top like zipping, horseback riding and rappelling, from bar hopping in Dakak to rides and shows at Gloria’s Fantasyland and bowling in Gloria de Dapitan; this four-day Famtour that started last November 20, ended with a city historical tour highlighting our national hero’s legacy during his exile in Dapitan City.
Consul General Jose expressed confidence that the Chinese tourists will definitely want to visit Dapitan City not just because of what it can offer but also the great service and the warmth of hospitality that Dapitanons exude from travel to tours saying: “That was an unbelievably good time that I had last week in Dakak!"
The Chinese delegation and DOT China Team was met by Vice Mayor Ruben Cad, Councilors Apple Marie Agolong and Rosalina “Nene” Jalosjos Johnson, DOT Regional Director Mary June Bugante, Chief Operations Officer of the Jalosjos Group of Companies (JGC) Maria Consuelo Locop at the Dipolog City Airport along with CAAP Manager Erlinda Delos Reyes.
The group took Cebu Pacific Airlines from Shanghai to Dapitan via Manila and was billeted at the majestic Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City which is known for its 750-meter stretch of white sand and the recently launched Dakak Adventure Zone that houses the longest zipline in Asia.
According to the COO of JGC, Ms. Consuelo Locop, one of the delegates, Mr. Gao Jian Jun, Director of Direction Travel and Tours has reportedly committed to send his first group of tourists come this Chinese New Year. The management of Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Ms. Rosinni Montecalvo, is optimistic that this will be the beginning of a good business relationship with Chinese travel agents.
With the positive feedback gained from this recent Famtour to Dakak, Dapitan City, DOT Team China Head Ms. Arlene Alipio expressed full support to make Dapitan City as among the top tour destinations in the Philippines for the Chinese market.
Indeed, it is more fun in the Philippines!
Dakak Park Beach resort is about half an hour's drive from the Dipolog airport. We liked the place because it's so exclusive. The resort has complete amenities and several restaurants to choose from and the prices are quite affordable. There are a number of activities that one can do from swimming in any one of their 3 pools, kayaking, snorkeling, island hopping or touring the nearby city of Dapitan. The cottages are nice and well-maintained.
For nature lovers, Dakak Park will not disappoint. The beach is well kept, there are hiking trails and the place is surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Great breakfast buffet and food. Very private and clean.
Great food. Wonderful cultural shows during weekends.
Villa Pilar is located along Dapitan City's Sunset Boulevard. The boulevard in itself is a very scenic stretch of road, lined with restaurants and resorts on one side, and the sea on the other.
Commuting from Villa Pilar is very easy. Tricycles are readily accessible from Villa Pilar, and for a mere P5.00 fare, you can go to almost any part of the city.
The whole compound itself is fairly spacious. The rooms are also spacious, clean, airconditioned, and with its own shower/comfort room. For an extra hundred pesos, you can get a cable TV in your own room (the TV is quite small for me, though.)
the room we got was only P950/night (two double beds, good for four, with cable TV).
i would really recommend this place. it offers real value for your money--the rates are cheap and reasonable.
if you want to take a stroll, Sunset Boulevard and the Gloria Entertainment Center are just nearby.
oh, and a full moon looks really exotic and romantic as you stroll along the boulevard..
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