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“Lovely spot for a picnic lunch and a swim” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dako Island

Dako Island
Mindanao, Philippines
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Manila, Philippines
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“Lovely spot for a picnic lunch and a swim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Really nice white sandy beach; picturesque village and fishing boats nearby. We did a day trip from Dedon Island resort - great day; well organised, good food, lots of fun

Visited July 2013
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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I liked that you can take a dip in the sea water whether the tide is high or low! If you bring raw foods the locals will cook them for you for minimal charge usually around 150-200 peso. The kubo rate is 200 peso. There is a volleyball court on the beach!

Visited June 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Paradise Found!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

To put it bluntly, I didn't want to leave. I was this close to asking around if the 3G signal there was strong because I was seriously thinking about living there (and I need internet for work!). My family and I took a boat near Dako, snorkeled around, then swam to the island.

We had the whole place practically to ourselves - and it was a Sunday! There's barely any trash around, which made the place extra beautiful. The fine white sand could almost rival Boracay's. A lot of times I just sat down and spent a good half hour just staring at the shore because I couldn't believe how beautiful this place was. The second we left, I was already thinking about when I would come back. This is definitely one of the best islands among the 7,107 in the Philippines.

Also, the coral reef by the island is gorgeous! Be careful not to step on any corals!

Visited May 2013
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City of Butuan, Butuan, Philippines
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“awesome Siargao!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

im really amazed to the beauty and serenity of the place. i particularly appreciate the residents of Siargao that they maintain the cleanliness No Plastic/garbage in the beach shores and even the boulevard of GL , its really inviting to swim
bec. of the white sand and very clean surroundings KUDOS to all!!!!

Visited April 2013
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“GORGEOUS!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This island is amazing. The sand is fine. The beach is big. Seaweeds are non-existent. The fresh coconuts are yummy. Best among the three most popular islands (Dako, Naked and Guyam). Trip to each island costs PHP 500. Worth it!!

Visited April 2013
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