Roads to Mati from Davao City are very good but we were told this was not so a decade ago. We just stayed 2 nights and it is not enough to enjoy it.
The beaches are meant for mild surfing since the waves from the Pacific Ocean are strong. We went to Mati to experience the sunrise which touches the Philippines first from here. Facilities have to be improved for tourists like clean rest rooms and showers in the resorts. We visited two. Also food choices are limited since most guests who are largely locals bring their own food. We will go back to Mati since we were not able to go fishing.