Living in Mati City, Philippines:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

14 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Mati City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 14 people living in Mati City what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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14 comments on “Mati City”

Our city is easy to fall in love with. Nice beaches with fine white sand, amazing line of resources, and having wonderful weather in most time of the year are just some of its charms. But the best thing about our city is the people and their genuine smiles that embraces you like a warm hug on a cold day.

The city of Mati, which is the capital of Davao Oriental and widely known for its pristine beaches and unique biodiversity, is modernizing. There are lots of projects lined-up like the A57 Techno park that is eyed as the future center of Mati City.

My city is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches. With varieties of local delicacies that is a must-try. People here are also very approachable. Renting or buying a property is not so expensive. It is also very helpful if you have your own car to travel to different beaches.

Hilario, says: 2020

Our city has different tourist spots including beaches namely Dahican, Masao, Gregorio and others. Aside from that we have also eco park, house heritage and others that the new neighbours will enjoy. Our city is just considering a small city but this place is considered safe and you can find the respectful people here.

Esperanza, says: 2020

Someone should be adept in speaking our common dialect as it is important in learning our culture, beliefs and have a deeper and wider grasps of our people’s daily lives and practices. This is specifically recommended for foreigners. You should always wear your beautiful smile as it is deemed as a warm gesture to the common folk.

There are a lot things to be considered when moving to our place, we have a lot of tourist spots like beaches in different part of the regions, the incredible view of mountains that really suits for hiking, camping, and trekking. if someone will be moving here they need to choose specific location on where they should reside.

Mati City is surrounded by beaches. You can live in peace due to the tropical breeze. You can also go island-hopping. My city is perfect for a vacation. The people are always hospitable and approachable. Tourists would always come back for the people and the beaches. My city is one of the best places to move in.

Eunice, says: 2020

If you want to move to my city, you should always remember to wear cool clothes because our place is quite hot. Also, do not talk to anyone, some people might take advantage of you. it is all right to speak in English wherever you are in the city because most people understand the language.

Alexandria, says: 2020

Someone moving to Mati City should know the following:
1. Said city is on the first district of Davao Oriental.
2. The next city is about a 3-4 hour bus ride away.
3. The main transaction mode is by tricycle.
4. It has one of the most beautiful bays in the world which is the Pujada Bay.

Eloisa, says: 2020

The city that I live in is not as wealthy as other cities known. We’re in a less fortunate place but live happily and with contentment. If someone wants to move in, almost everything can be bought for cheap prices. In addition addition, my city’s weather is hot so make sure to wear summer outfits or thin clothing.

Mikhail, says: 2020

Our city is known for its beautiful places, nature, and delicious foods. The people here are very accommodating and respectful to tourists. People greet you here with their warm smiles. You can stay here for good if you want.

Jeanne, says: 2020

Mati City has many scenic spots that should be explored by those who want peace, adventure and fun. The people are very accommodating and nice. It is one of the places that holds very promising opportunities, both in business and tourism. Visit the vast and very beautiful beaches that Mati is known for.

Terence, says: 2020

The city that I live in is just a small, yet a breathtaking city. We live near the coastal area so having seafoods in our meals has never been a problem in every family of the city. We also have beautiful beaches: from calm ones where you can relax or do simple water activities (e.g., snorkeling, scuba diving) to the ones facing the Pacific Ocean with bi waves where locals and tourists can enjoy activities like wakeboarding, surfing, riding a jet ski and more.

Michelle, says: 2020

Mati City is a small town surrounded by the southeastern Philippine sea. The main source of income is agriculture, specifically farming and fishing. The local citizens speak bisaya, mandaya, tagalog, and English, among many others. The city has been known to be the native home of indigenous groups in Mindanao.

Sheila, says: 2020

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