The wonders of Cape San Agustin, Davao Oriental

The wind can be your worst enemy up there, aside from the intimidating height which is a problem for those who have acrophobia like I do.  But with such a commanding view of the Cape, it feels like you’re the king or queen of the world even just for a while. (READ: From Davao City, make the trip to these 8 beautiful beaches)

If the height intimidates you, you can just laze around below through makeshift swings attached to snag trees existing in the cape. It’s a perfect place for relaxation, to break free, to read a book, to meditate, catch up with friends—with the sound of clashing waves as your background. You seriously don’t need Spotify in this place. Mother Nature provides it for you.


A commanding view of the vast sea is a perfect background for chitchatting with friends

Aside from the lighthouses, once could also walk in the pinkish sand of the Parola Beach, just a 3-minute walk from the trio parola. 

Here, the roaring sound of waves masquerades as the sound of happiness, mixing elegantly with the quaintness of the place. A 20-minute walk along the beach, where your feet sink into the soft sand with every step, can lead to an altar-shaped rock wall where St. Francis Xavier is believed to have commenced his mission to spread Christianity in this part of Mindanao in 1500s. 


Create your own footprints on the sand with friends as you walk to your destination

The good thing about Cape San Agustin is its raw appeal. With a vast view of the sea, it's a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Whether atop the lighthouse or in the comfort of the shoreline of the Parola Beach, Cape San Agustin offers many wonders. It’s just waiting for you to explore it. And it’s totally free! 


Waves can be dangerous here sometimes, but on any given beautiful day, the Parola Beach is also a perfect place for a swim

How to get there:

From Davao City, one may take either public utility buses or L300 vans to reach Governor Generoso. Public utility buses coming from Ecoland Terminal in Davao City travel to the town of Governor Generoso daily, with one-hour interval. Travel time: less than 4 hours. –