A glimpse of the sparkling pitch blue water of the majestic Sulu Sea, the seemingly endless horizon, the reverberation of the babbling sea waves as they splash, roll, and come back again in the bay, the nippy sea breeze, the breathtaking golden sunset and sunrise, the healthy noise coming from groups of people talking and passing to and fro from a distance, and the serenity, the slowness of life —all this you can find in Dipolog Boulevard.
Everything in Dipolog Boulevard would spell C-H-I-L-L all in bold letters. Dipolog Boulevard is a detachment from the hustle bustle of a city life. An escape haven for all those who wants a break from the busy-hurry-fast pace of a city life, just a minute of walk away from the center of Dipolog’s business district.
Started as a Foreshore Development Project by the City Government, it aims to protect the shorelines and environs in coastal areas of the city, but today, it is considered to be the major tourist attraction, being the longest boulevard in Mindanao and an impeccable spot in the city for relaxation and enjoyment.
The Dipolog Boulevard is the perfect place to hang out, chill, people watch, eat, rest, watch sunsets, date, exercise like walking or jogging, play beach sports, food trip, pleasure trip, soul search, or even boy/girl hunt and vice versa.
The boulevard is filled with basic amenities such as benches, restrooms, functional stage suitable for holding events, and a kiddie playground. Physical fitness activities such as Taebo and Zumba are also held every morning and night, which any health-conscious individuals are free to join.
Being a place where crowds usually gather, Dipolog Boulevard is the city’s center for different kinds of street foods sold in carts like chicken skin, chicken proven, tempura, kikiam, balut, taho, name it, you’ll find it; snack stalls that range from pizzerias, bakeries to siomai stalls, refreshment areas that housed the best halo-halo in the city and the locally known Mcduko-duko wherein the cheapest yet good tasting grilled foods are available.
Today, the newly built commercial building that will soon open are one of the things most awaited by Dipolognons and dwellers from nearby towns.
Good place to stay and great food to eat, what’s there to ask for? Dipolog Boulevard is the place where friends hang out, lovers meet and families unites. A place where strangers transform into friends and remain as one.