Dakak Park & Beach Resort

Dakak Park & Beach Resort

Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City, Mindanao 7101 Philippines
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#1 of 3 hotels in Dapitan City
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Dakak Park and Beach Resort is the closest place to paradise one could ever experience, with its beauty and serenity. Dakak started operating on 1988, was conveniently positioned in the southern part of the Philippines and surrounded by mountains in its west. Situated at Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Dakak tactfully eludes the typhoon belt, making it an ideal all-season destination for travelers. Dakak is the first five-star resort in Mindanao with "AAA" accreditation from the Department of Tourism, located along a private 750 meter white sand beach. From the original two (2) cottages, it has expanded into 64 cottages with 160 fully-furnished; 64 Bungalows; 98 Deluxe rooms; 2 Executive rooms; 16 Prime Deluxe rooms; 14 Beachfront rooms in native duplex type bungalows with capiz shell window panes; and three (3) Family Pavilions with 30 family rooms and one (1) Presidential Suite. Through the years, Dakak received various recognition locally and internationally among which are the Kalakbay Award for Resort on 1989 from the Philippine Department of Tourism; 16th International Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry on 1991 from the Trade Leaders Club and Editorial Office Madrid, Spain; a certificate of excellence by the Prestigious Resorts of the World on 1992; and has participated in the Dream Incentive Contest theme for the Philippines that has won the "Best Showcase 1997" in the Incentive Travel and Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) last December 1997. Dakak Park and Beach Resort continuously strive to carry out its mission - "an abundance of recreational activities and entertainment, warm Filipino hospitality, and environment friendly ambiance."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Squash
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Parking
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Steam room
Concierge
Shops
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Renzjofferlo wrote a review Apr 2012
Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After having been to several resorts in the country, I would say Dakak Beach Resort was so in efficient when it comes to their services especially if you travel with a large group. We were 120 people in all and we availed of a package tour offered by Fantasyland.I can't believe it! We were at the counter at 2PM for check in but it was almost 4PM that they finally allowed us to go to our room!!!!The reason given to us was that the rooms were not ready yet!! It was so frustrating especially that there were small children who were with us.And we were not the only ones who had the same problem. Another group was also waiting for their accommodation and they were there earlier than us!!! And that was not all, when we checked out...we were hold for 2 hrs because of some problems. We were told to pay more and after some arguments and clarifications, it turned out that we even paid MORE!!!! Over all. I will NOT RECOMMEND Dakak Beach Resort especially if you are availing of the package tour offered by Fantasyland.Terrible!!!
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Date of stay: April 2012
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Benjamin C wrote a review Jan 2012
Manila, Philippines
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had reservations for our company's National Conference being held here...after reading so many bad reviews on Dakak. On arrival, I was expecting the worse, but the worse didn't come.

Alright, so it's not a 5 star over the hill, swanky resort where you'd pay more than what you'd get. But Dakak Park Beach Resort had that ambience where peace, relaxation, and some quiet time alone amidst nature beckoned the tired weary soul.

The plus side was the fact that the staff was attentive to our needs and the food was superb. Added to that were the amenities at the souvenir shops weren't highway robbery. The rooms were of 3 star category, but hey, this is Zamboanga del Norte, a peninsula on the tip of Mindanao in the Philippines! Here, you don't expect a palace, but Dakak was a kingdom nestled in the heart of a beautiful region. The climate was warm and inviting.

While Dipolog is as laid back as it could get, this should be part of anyone's travel agenda when one comes to the Philippines. After all, this country with 7107 islands isn't the archipelago with unique heritage for nothing. Come visit my country - it really is more fun and I should say, more beautiful, in the Philippines
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Date of stay: January 2012
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David O wrote a review Aug 2011
Dipolog, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a disappointing day trip to the resort, the dirt road has now been concreted, however there still is a lot of renovation work being carried out within the resort . We were on a fact finding mission and were amazed to discover the resort even charges an entrance fee, even you are inquiring about facilities for future use.

You cannot take your car into the resort unless you have a booking, they provide a shuttle van from the entrance, which dumps you in the car park with no explanation of where to go. there are no signpost so you need to wander around and discover things for yourself.

The beach is great and we visited it at the weekend and virtually had it to ourselves, Locals do not like to sun themselves. The water-sports centre has a few personal watercraft, double and sing kayaks and a lone Hobie cat, but the staff did not seem interested to do any business and they sat about in the shade.

The Fresh water swimming pool is for resident guests only. there is a Pirates disco bar for evening entertainment with a salt water swimming pool behind it, but this are is being renovated.

Not sure if I would visit this place again
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Date of stay: August 2011
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hard_traveler214 wrote a review Apr 2012
philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent our Holy Week 2012 in Dakak, we booked a room for four which turned out to be an old cottage. The rooms looked very old, beds and pillows needed replacement, TV was a tiny one, and the toilets still looked like the ones in the 1980's.

But the beach was very nice...clear waters and white sand with mountains in the background.
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Date of stay: April 2012
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AubreyAenea wrote a review Mar 2012
Makati City, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to Dakak Park Beach Resort with my boyfriend for a day trip. For only Php 500, it was really worth the price. The fee includes transfers to and from the resort proper (since the main building is quite far from the resort gate) in an air-conditioned van, free use of some pools, access to the beach and buffet lunch.

The scenic view from the shore made Dakak a bit similar to Boracay, except that it's more private. The place is quiet and relaxing- a perfect vacation away from the city. The white-sand beach's clear water turns light blue from emerald green at noon. The restaurant-bar, which is located a few steps from the beach, serves buffet lunch that ranges from appetizers to main courses, from a variety of soups to a wide selection of beverages and delectable desserts. I would say, the food was G-R-E-A-T!

During our stay, however, there were a number of construction/renovations going on so we didn't get to enjoy some of the resort facilities. A reminder though, make sure to know the inclusions of the day trip fee as the access to the swimming facilities may not include the use of certain pools.
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Date of stay: October 2011
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maria0017 wrote a review Dec 2010
Zamboanga City, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
THEIR FOOD IS EXPENSIVE AND TASTE'S TERRIBLE except for the buffet, T.V has limited channels, the road going to dakak beach resort is full of rocks and a banana boat ride coasts 1900 for just 15 MINUTES!!! their pillows are hard and there were discusting insects on the bed, and the hut(room) is a loooong way to the beach or the pool and they let people not using bathing suits swim, a 12 ounce coke costs 75 pesos.
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Date of stay: December 2010
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Shanon R wrote a review Jan 2012
Cavite City, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As one of the tickboxes in our Christmas holidays itinerary, our family spent a few days in Dapitan City during the last week of December 2011. We took an overnight stay at the Dakak Beach Resort, which looked different from our last visit in 2008.

As usual, the good-old service crew is still the best. People at the boutique, the restaurants, are just really warm and accommodating. The rest rooms are clean and smelled good. Food is still the best - perhaps they still maintain their own farms that grow the very same foods served at the resort. And the bread and pastries --- yummy and smelled so good! Yup, they bake these breads in their very own huge oven right at the back of their kitchen (yes, I did peep). The meals at the beach-side will always be one of the most relaxing munch moments you could experience in Dakak.

The beach was OK. We didn't do as much dipping because the jellyfishes are big enough to scare my son :) We spent most of the time at the now child-friendly pool at the back of the pirates-inspired resto. They now added a diving board, a couple of slides and fountains that I'm sure your little ones can’t wait to take the plunge into the kiddie pool. They also added another small kiddie pool at the expanded area. I personally love the old, serene pool by the bar. However, they have made it stricter and did not allow people to use it if not wearing proper swimwear (surf shorts not allowed). I didn't mind at that time because it was early evening and nobody will notice my stretch marks haha!

Dakak is now being expanded, if I'm not mistaken, to cater to a wider market. The most exciting thing about the expansion is the dormitory-type room accommodation. With a space big enough for at least 10 people, it’s a great option for barkadahan out-of-towns, or big-family-wise-budget set-ups. These dormitory rooms are located near the new entrance. Since the rooms are little far from the beach and the main lobby, they provided free golf-cart rides for all guests, which our kids enjoy much :) They also offer group packages that include free tickets to the city's own theme park - the Gloria Fantasyland.

A few things, though, that did not tickle me - the Chinese-inspired restaurant building they are currently constructing, and that Italian-theme resto... I don't know; maybe it's just me but, I just find it too cheesy. I loved that the resort is native/Filipino-inspired, with its nice deluxe 'kubo' rooms.

But still, generally, I think the idea of expanding to a wider market is good because this means more jobs for the Dapitanons, and more income for the city.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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Dannie65_95 wrote a review May 2011
Walnut, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here beginning of May 2011. After a long drive from the Dipolog airport, we are starving since we have not eaten since breakfast... it is already past 2pm that this time. We checked in and our first stop after going to our room is their restaurant. We tried to look for the a sit since nobody is there to sit us. Finally found a decent table since most of it are cleaned after a guest. But we have to move to the inside restaurant since the chair of this table is wet! It took 45 mins before we received our order, we received our food cold! We still ate it since we are starving. Got back to our cottage, after we settled, we start seeing all of these cockroaches! We tried to call the front office but the phone is not working and its too long of a walk to go back to the front office. We endured sleeping under the covers, next day we left as soon as we got up. This is the worst place that I've ever stayed in. Its a waste of our time and money!
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Date of stay: May 2011
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Jonathan S wrote a review Oct 2014
Dipolog, Philippines
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I'd been told by others that Dakak was expensive. So I'd avoided visiting, as there are so many other lovely beach resorts in the area. Entrance fee is now Php1,000 per person (aouut US$20 each - rater a lot for this part of the world! Beers were Php100 each - about double the going rate. A small sharing dish of calamares (fried squid rings) was another Php250 etc etc. My advice: Save your cash! Go somewhere else! All beaches in Philippines are actually government property, up to 30 metres from the high tide line, and therefore free!
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Eypee K wrote a review Apr 2015
2.0 of 5 bubbles
When I visited Dakak with my family, i was surprised how nice and clean the white sand beach was. The water sports are a bit more expensive than the ones in Boracay. The pool is mostly full of locals while foreigners prefer the beach. When we asked for ziplining, we had to wait for a whole hour at the reception before we cancelled it due to night fall. The girls at the reception were not able to contact the people who were supposed to bring us to the starting point of the zipline and couldn't handle the situation. Instead, they let us wait a whole hour. Meanwhile, a foreigner was complaining about something not working in his cottage.

The price was not cheap, and i expect at least a working system. But unfortunately i was disappointed about how the resort was being managed. The nature was beautiful though. At least that cheered me up.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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hayleeannh asked a question Aug 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
How are the food options for vegan/vegetarians in and around this resort?
Answer from Menchu B
22 contributions43 helpful votes
You can request them to make vegan meals for you.. there are a lot of fruits and vegetables and pasta. They have Japanese Chinese italian and Filipino cuisine. I am sure they can work something out for you.
Answer from Menchu B
22 contributions43 helpful votes
Yes you can bring your own transpo.
Nathan J wrote a tip Jul 5
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If there are only a few guests, it's regular breakfast service, not buffet, but still complimentary. Makes sense. Trade off - not crowded!"
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Aris J wrote a tip Jun 2024
Mililani, Hawaii1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Villa Angelina side is good."
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Batis wrote a tip May 2024
Los Angeles, USA392 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to bring your hat and sunscreen."
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Oscar C wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit on the weekdays. "
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Navigator16974493431 wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"plans to visit the Gloria's fantasyland using a DAKAK VAN? be informed that you will be paying P2000 about $40USD for 1 way trip. Heads up"
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PRICE RANGE
₱5,606 - ₱6,774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dakak park beach hotel dipolog
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindanaoZamboanga PeninsulaZamboanga del NorteDapitan City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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