Giant Clam Sanctuary is located at the white sand islet across from Barangay Adecor, the fishing village beside Pearl Farm Resort in Samal Island, Davao del Norte. The giant clam sanctuary is a community based Eco-Tourism Project managed by the AdeCor United Fisherfolks Organization in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Island Garden City of Samal and is currently under the protection o ...
f Davao del Norte State College. Its aim is to promote biodiversity preservation, education, tourism, and livelihood.
Giant Clam Sanctuary Samal News
I'm not really a big fan of beaches and oceans because of their salty taste and I've thought that I've explored all that Samal Island has to offer from beaches, island hopping, Hagimit falls, seeing dolphins and others. I was so used to Samal that it surprises me when people from other regions would see its white sand and are amazed by it when it's what I've always seen but wait there's more! There's still the rich underwater life of Samal and one way to explore it is through the Taklobo Tours.
What is Taklobo? Taklobo is a local term for Giant Clams. These are one of the most endangered cl ...
Davao is drawing global attention lately as the hometown of the country's president. But Davao has always been one of the key cities to explore when visiting the best of the Philippines. With an apt tourism slogan, "Life is Here," Davao has good infrastructures and offers natural attractions such as breathtaking beaches, lush flora and faun, abundant fruits including its famous durian, and a rich indigenous culture.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo recently revealed her office's development plans (Read related story: DOT to focus on Davao and Mindanao) in the coming years ...
• Boat rental from Brgy Acedor port to the sanctuary - Php 500/head more or less. Option is to just rent a small outrigger boat
Contact person for boat ride: Kuya Robert - 09496579661
• Entrance fee: Php 100.00 inclusive of environmental fee
• Equipment rentals: Php 100 for mask and snorkel, Php 100 for rash guard
• You are not allowed to touch nor step on these Giant Clams.
• Short briefing/introductions is a must to know more about these awesome creatures.
• The park is under the guardianship of Davao del Norte State College, which in turn initiated an eco-tourism ...
This is "Part 3" of our #BecomingFilipino: Your Travel Blog Davao Del Norte Episode...
Here you will see some of my favourite spots in Samal Island, which includes the giant clam sanctuary, bat caves, and hagimit falls. As well, I got caught up in a rain storm swimming... so had some fun making Lucky Me! Lomi :)
An eco-tourism project managed by the AdeCor United Fisherfolks Organization (ACUFOR) in partnership with the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) LGU and Davao del Norte State College (DNSC).
A few hundred meters from shore in Brgy Acedor in Samal island (officially known as the Island Garden City of Samal) is a one of a kind marine sanctuary. A 14-ha area around a shallow reef near the famous Pearl Farm resort was seeded with giant clams (genus Tridacna) some years back and now its home to a few thousand mature giant clams (at least 3000 according to the caretakers).
Samal island is a favorite destination because of its proximity to Davao City (less than 30 minutes to some parts of the island). I've been there quite a number of times before (see related posts on Samal island) b ...