San Ignacio Seawalk

San Ignacio Seawalk in Davao Oriental Gives Beautiful Glimpses of the Pacific

Choose Philippines | July 27, 2020

San Ignacio Seawalk in Davao Oriental Gives Beautiful Glimpses of the Pacific

Choose Philippines
Choose Philippines | July 27, 2020

Story by Berchan Louie Angchay


Photos by Provincial Government of Davao Oriental
 
The rise of the pandemic, COVID-19, have greatly affected people’s lives – ideal weddings cancelled, work operations stopped, leisure activities detoured and others. Yet, one thing remains certain, hope didn’t vanish amidst the agony which the illness brought. The fight for COVID-19 first stepped in the opening of summer. However, for the past months of supposedly summer vacations, ended up locked in our corresponding homes. When quarantine status was slowly going down, the tourism industry also moving up, particularly for the San Ignacio Seawalk in Davao Oriental.

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Davao Oriental, known for white-sand beaches, strong waves and dancing coconut trees were tourists’ targets for leisure. And another hope for the province’s tourism rose. An avenue to have a glimpse of the Pacific. About 1,992 square meters, San Ignacio Seawalk is the new tourist spot situated in Barangay San Ignacio, Manay, Davao Oriental where family, friends, lovers can have a free walk while breathing some fresh air of the east coast, enjoy amenities (basketball half-court, souvenir shops, and picnic areas) and witnessing the rise and fall of the sun.

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It is also safe from strong waves as breakwater structures were installed. The seawalk symbolizes remembrance, unity, and Davao Oriental’s progression according to Ariel Ferrando, sixth grandchild of the donors. The project, which is part of the scenic and development program of the province, eyes helping local government units to establish its tourism image better thus lifting up the lives of the locals which is significant in this time of health crisis, as tourist spots give people hope that they can cling to survive. #ChoosePhilippines  
 
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