Bogser's By The Sea and Emars Resort Revamp Times Beach

Times beach shoreline. Photo taken by Michael Sinjin Pineda ( Beach was once known as the premier vacation spot for Dabawenyos and tourists. After all, who doesn’t like to stroll by the beach and take a plunge in the natural sea?

Unfortunately, in the early 90’s, Times Beach took a major downturn when health officials declared the beach unfit for recreational use.

While the beach itself may be unsanitary, it still calls for a great scenic view.

It was a welcome surprise when I recently visited the Times Beach area this year. A lot of restaurants and eateries are currently lined up across the whole strip, making Times Beach tourist-friendly again.

Two establishments caught my eye during my recent visit…

Bogser’s By The Sea Seafood Restaurant & Tiki Bar

Bogser's By The Sea Seafood Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Times Beach, Davao City

Its unassuming (and jologs) name might make you think that this is just another local eatery. But no, this is an entirely unique concept of a restaurant. I haven’t been able to access all of its amenities, but I was impressed by the vast number of seat / table choices available for patrons.

Enjoy listening to live music at Bogser's By The SeaEnjoy your favorite San Miguel beers at Bogser's By The Sea

You may dine inside their walled-in restaurant, outside in the al fresco area, or on cement tables by the beachline. I can’t wait to visit Bogser’s again!

Emars Hotel, Restaurant & Beach Resort

Emars Wavepool at Emars Hotel, Restaurant and Beach Resort in Times Beach, Davao City

It’s another mouthful of a name for an establishment, but it is what it is: an all-in-one vacation destination. You may waddle in the sea, enjoy dinner in their in-house restaurant, and check in the hotel for a relaxing rest.

What really caught my eye was the Emars Wavepool, which is a massive pool with fountains and machine-generated waves. The entrance fee is a bit pricey at P200 per adult, but I’m sure it will be worth it.


This newly revamped Times Beach area gives Dabawenyos and visitors another reason to love Davao City. 🙂

Bogser’s By The Sea Seafood Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Phone (082) 304-0942
Visit the official website of Bogser’s

Emars Hotel, Restaurant & Beach Resort
Phone (082) 299-1731, (082) 297-4053, (082) 302-9455

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  1. Oi, thumbs up for these two places at times beach area. We usually just go to one of the common restaurants there.. forgot the name. It was almost a year ago na din for me. hehe.

    I’ll surely visit the wavepool when i go home.

  2. wow, ka nindot sa dagat and ka nindot sa blog. 🙂
    seriously though, great blog, clean and informative. makes me proud to be Davaoeno. Keep it up Davao Base

  3. @ Monique: You should. The place is really nice. When ang next uwi mo?

    @splitzapper: Super thanks for the nice compliment. Go Davao!

  4. i’ve been to bogser’s.. food is really nice and the ambiance is very relaxing plus beautiful music …a great way to spend your night with friends 🙂

  5. ive been to emars. a bit expensive pro sulit:)

    te dom join ako ha after na ng saranggani escapade natin:D

  6. may i know the rates entrance fee,cottages and etc?

  7. I want to go to the beautiful beaches across our country. I’m from Leyte, so Davao is not that far from me. But I have not yet been into Mindanao area. If ever, I will surely visit first Davao. Thanks for posting such a nice place.

  8. @Vic: Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    @monsteralt: You may enter The Emars compound free of charge. However, the Emars Wavepool has an entrance fee of P200 per adult and P150 per child. Meanwhile, cottage fees are P500 and P800, depending on the size.

  9. Hi,

    Can I ask the website of Emars Hotel? Also if you have cellphone number?

    Thanks a lot

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