Sleeping Dinosaur Island

Sleeping Dinosaur Island, Mati: Address, Sleeping Dinosaur Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Sleeping Dinosaur Island
4.5
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realsheenamae
Davao City, Philippines143 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
From Davao City, we travel for almost 3hours to Mati .On your way you can see this wonderful spot. Should not forget to take a selfie in the site.
Written August 25, 2015
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Aivorry Delgado
Zamboanga City, Philippines8 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Before heading to Mati proper don’t forget to stop over and see for yourself and imagine the Sleeping Dinosaur. And oh not to forget might as well grab the opportunity to take a selfie with the Dino while it's asleep because you’ll never know when it awakes. 😜 Surely, if you’re with kiddos they would agree that it is really a Dino but not quite sure about sleeping maybe they would say it drowned because of the deep water. You know kids have the wildest imagination ever. 😂
Written June 9, 2019
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Humabdos
Salem, OR45 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We stopped here on our way to Mati to enjoy the view and take some photos. The sleeping dinosaur is really cool! It didn’t take much imagination to see it. There was quite a bit of garbage thrown around. Which seems to be the norm here in the Philippines. having said that I do think people are getting better at not littering compared to my first trip in to the PI over 20 years ago.
Written February 17, 2018
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charmaineruizsison
Davao City, Philippines27 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Was really lucky to be able to visit the famous sleeping dinosuar island in Mati City. We hiked on it and it was pretty awesome! The views up there were amazing! I still can't forget how I ran downwards thru sleeping dino's arms!
Written August 6, 2016
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Cecilia J
Geneva, Switzerland181 contributions
Dec 2015
Travelling by land from Davao City to Mati - this is always a nice stop to stretch legs, breathe in the beautiful scenery and marvel at the shape of the land formation which easily translates to a sleeping dinosaur. This was our third visit - and one thing we always do is to stop at the first viewpoint also to eat our packed lunch in a little round hut with benches and a little table and which is kept relatively clean. There is a little eating place besides this which sells limited food and drinks, and we would get the rice from them. The downside here is that the rest-stop is not equipped with any clean comfort room / toilets, and there is no effort to discourage people who come from littering nor to clean it up. Nevertheless, the view of the sleeping monster is still there and that's what you really come for. If so, you can also stop around 150 meters more and find a second view point.
Written April 23, 2016
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Kris E
7 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Its always been a pleasure to witness the beauty of mother natures creations. The sleeping dinosaur land form was a beauty and the main attraction here its very visible along the road going to Mati.
Written March 25, 2017
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claire854
Parañaque, Rizal, Philippines11 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
To get to view the Sleeping Dinosaur island I suggest leaving Davao City early in the morning so you can see the island while it's not too hot outside as you would have to stop at a view point to see the island from above. It's a nice view and good for taking photos.
Written December 23, 2016
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Doris J
128 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Amazing view. Great stop by when going to Mati to take pictures and selfies. It looks a turtle to me than a dinosaur hehe
Written December 23, 2015
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Lester C
107 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Taking a Bus to Mati you will pass by this majestic view on the edge of a Mountain where you can see this little island in the middle of the ocean shaped like a baby dinosaur as the locals call it.
Written October 21, 2015
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WanderLustDavao
Mindanao, Philippines370 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
The peninsula (it's not an island) that's shaped like a sleeping dinosaur (looks like Dino of The Flintstones to me) has become a welcome attraction in Mati City. If it's your first time here (or second or third or....), make sure to make a stop, take a selfie, and post on social media.
Written August 26, 2015
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