Pantukan: Home of Arancon Beach Resort

Have you seen a beach resort in a mangrove swamp? Me? Yes, I do!

On our way back to Davao from our One Fine Roadtrip Day, the town of Pantukan, Compostela Valley invited us to experience a hidden resort that nestled in an amazing mangrove swamp. The signage going to the place was just too tiny to be noticed but the place offered us a different sight of a hidden paradise situated in a little swampy mangrove forest.

These mangroves definitely added beauty to the place. It made the place calm and serene. I felt it was like a solace for a weary heart. So calm and so tender. I remember the words i said when i stepped on its white sand. I said: "Nature, after all, are all beauties in different shapes, structures and places. So many beautiful words to describe! Just stunning!"


These mangroves (generally) are trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics. These trees grow only in salty water.
My friends and I enjoyed the whole Roadtrip. The sidetrip visit to Arancon Beach Resort was the highlight of the trip. Moreso, of course the place is the ideal venue for a great photo shoot. Different poses and different angles. One has to perfect the art of picture-perfect because the place itself is a picture-perfect!

Maricar climbed a huge old magrove tree trying to project a perfect pose. Anna felt it was where she belonged. She seemed to be at home. Wendel just wanted not to miss the perfect view of the old huts behind him. Philip was awed by the scenic view making them all the ideal place to his signature smile.

And this blogger on the other hand can't simply resist the calling of this gigantic roots that looked like beautiful art of nature.

Generally, the road trip was truly a great getaway. And the Arancon Beach Resort is simply an irresistible place to explore and savor a different kind of beach experience.

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June 18, 2008 at 4:03 PM delete

galing! kitang kita ang quality ng white sand. ganda ng arancon! dami pala talagang puwedeng puntahan. bihira kasi yan pinopromote.

mangroves symbolizes a healthy environment!

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June 18, 2008 at 6:23 PM delete

wow! you really go places most of us mortals haven't even thought of.

nice blog! more, more!

ayo-ayo from the tuna capital of the phils!

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June 19, 2008 at 10:33 AM delete

i have been to a couple of mangroves before but i have never seen one like that. ang puti ng buhangin. ang galing.

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June 19, 2008 at 11:19 AM delete

@ dong - yes Dong, kakabiba ang place na to kasi amidst these white powdery sands lies a vast array of beautifully shaped mangroves. it was just so beautiful and peaceful. sabi ko nga, it was like a hidden paradise...

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June 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM delete

@ bariles - yes... these are places that i myself never thought it exist. and when i got there, i can't simply resist admiring and praising the place.

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June 19, 2008 at 11:25 AM delete

@ lawstude - ei bro, this mangrove sanctuary is indeed diferrent from the ones i've been to before. just imagine the powdery white sand where these huge and vast variety of mangroves grow. super galing tlga!

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wendel
June 20, 2008 at 7:13 PM delete

watch out for our mati trip this weekend..

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June 21, 2008 at 3:26 AM delete

bakit ang daya mo? bakit ikaw nakapunta na dyan? bakit ako hnde pa? bakit?

hehehe. ^_^

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June 22, 2008 at 12:37 AM delete

nature has its beauty of its own that speaks more of a thousand words.

great shots!

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Ely
June 24, 2008 at 12:53 AM delete

ganda naman, never been to the south and never been to any place with mangroves. :P

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June 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM delete

Thank you for sharing to us.there are many person searching about that now they will find enough resources by your post.

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