One simply can not miss Magnaga Waters Beach Resort in Compostela Valley, owned by Tagum City mayor Rey Uy because it is located just along the highway a few kilometers before reaching the municipality of Pantukan.This summer, take time to pack an overnight (or a whole weekend) bag and take your loved-ones for a dip in the sea or simply enjoy frolicking along the long white sands of Magnaga Waters.
The sprawling 13-hectare resort is well suited for families, providing a wide playground of soft white sand where kids can ran around barefoot or build sandcastles. The shoreline is fringed with talisay trees offering plenty of shade to tourists.Without doubt, the resort is an ideal place to just relax, enjoy and unwind with nothing to do but live in the sand, sun and water for the moment.
Sunsets at Magnaga, according to Ate Lily (the resort incharge) are just superb. I was unfortunate not to have witnessed the sunset in Magnaga when I went there as my buddy and I arrived there very late after a series of 'mishaps'. (I haven't included in my schedule a flat bus tire that had to be changed while we waited, not to mention nearly spraining my legs when just a few minutes away from our destination, everybody scrambled for the bus door to get out when some connecting wires at the bus' rear end caught fire).
Guests can spend the night in one of the resort's luxurious cottages, dormitory, in a tent by the sea or at the bungsod (cottage at the sea). Room rates range from a dormitory good for 16 persons at P250 per person, cottages at P800 to P1,200 good for two, tent rental from P250-P350, or the bungsod, which could accomodate 50 for a rate of P300 per person.The resortt offers access to various activities like kayaking, fishing, boat rentals, billiard and pingpong, beach volleyball, and diving facilities.
It also offers amenities like a restaurant/fastfood, convention halls for meetings and conferences, lodge and cottages, open area for catering, videoke machines, catering services, souvenir shop, and a grocery store.For inquiries and reservations, feel free to contact Sammy or Nita at the following numbers: 0918-5754229, 084-218-1216, fax: 370-1986.Getting there:An hour and a half ride in a Mati-bound bus from Davao City can transport guests straight to Magnaga Waters resort.