Foreign tourists continue to flock to Davao Oriental beaches


DAVAO CITY, March 13 (PNA) — The beaches of Mati City, Davao Oriental have become a favourite weekend destination for foreign visitors mostly from the United States, Europe, and Japan.

This was disclosed by Tanya Virginia Rabat-Tan, head of the Mati City Local Economic Investments Promotion Office, attributing the influx of tourists to the province’s natural beauty.

She said features or stories about Mati and Davao Oriental attracted the attention of people looking for exciting sites.

Although Tan could not provide statistics yet to back her claims, she said the city had been receiving foreign and domestic tourists since 2013, with the number increasing lately.

This city has become a favourite destination for people interested in skimboarding, which is famous on the beaches of Dahican.

There will be a National Skimboarding Competition and a Frisbee International Tournament on April 21 to 23 in Dahican.

Also part of the Davao Oriental eco-adventure destination is Mt. Hamiguitan, a UNESCO Heritage Park in San Isidro, Davao Oriental.

Tan encouraged tourists to help them maintain and preserve the environment.

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