Mount Puting Bato

Samal City, Davao del Norte

Mount Puting Bato, is the highest peak in Samal Island, stands 1,345 feet above sea level. This is located in Brgy. Guilon, Samal, Davao del Norte. Puting Bato means "white rock" which is a prominent feature of the mountain. The summit can be reached through 2-3 hours hike.

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  • Local Destinations To Visit This Month

    Local Destinations To Visit This Month

    Kadayawan month is here and other than the line-up of the festival related activities, August is also filled with long weekends, which is a perfect time to go on short vacations for that needed rest and relaxation.

    So heres a rundown of local destinations you might want to visit in the coming holidays. Baganga, Davao Oriental.

    Baganga, Davao Oriental

    After a five to six hour ride from Davao City or two hours ride from Mati City, the municipality of Baganga in Davao Oriental is one of the regions secret destinations that you do not want to miss. You can tour the municipalitys notable ...

  • Hiking In Samal Island Davao Del Norte

    Hiking In Samal Island Davao Del Norte

    Samal island in the province of Davao del Norte is known for its beautiful beaches but if you're craving for a refreshing mountain scenery, there's a nice trail going up Puting Bato. At 410 MASL, it is the island's highest peak, offering views of the sea and nearby mountains. Its name, translated to English is White Rock, drawn from a prominent white limestone wall at its peak.

    From Davao City, I took an Island City Express bus to Samal Island. The bus also stops to pick up passengers at Magsaysay Park but to get good seats, I took a cab to the terminal along F. Bangoy Street. Taking a bus ...

  • Falling In Love On Top Of Mt Puting Bato Overlooking 5 Mindanao Provinces And City

    Falling In Love On Top Of Mt Puting Bato Overlooking 5 Mindanao Provinces And City

    It's easy to fall in love when you're on top of the world, looking down and seeing the beauty of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, and Davao City in one sweeping view.

    Having been invited countless times to scale Mt. Puting Bato in Samal and telling me that it was an easy climb, I was sorely tempted a lot of times, too. Mt. Puting Bato at 1,755 feet above sea level is used as a training ground for those who want to climb Mt. Apo and other higher mountains.

    This August, I promised my friend Leo that I would climb Puting Bato with him, Nikola, and my tra ...

  • Samal Island Budget Travel Guide Where To Go Eat And Stay

    Samal Island Budget Travel Guide Where To Go Eat And Stay

    The Island Garden of Samal or simply Samal Island is a small paradise, just roughly 10 minutes away from Sasa Wharf in Davao city. Despite the security issues that faces Samal Island (there are numerous hostage incidents by rebels in the area), we took the risk of exploring it. This is the final part of our #BudgetTrip goes to Mindanao. Hope you enjoy it!


    The easiest way to go to Samal Island is via Davao City. You can book a flight directly to Davao City. From the airport, ride a cab going to Sasa Wharf. If you'll be doing a city tour first (which I recommend), you can r ...

  • The Quickest Day Hike To Mount Puting Bato

    The Quickest Day Hike To Mount Puting Bato

    Located at the highest point of Samal Island, Mount Puting Bato is one of the quickest day hike you can ever take in Davao. Hikers can definitely feel at one with nature as they take on its grassy slopes and narrow trails through woodlands. The summit offers a scenic view of the island. Hikers can see nearby mountain peaks and the city down below. Mount Apo is also visible from this height. Davao Gulf completes the picturesque view that Mount Puting Bato offers. One thing to look out for is the small bahay kubo that sells foodstuff to hikers during weekends. This makes a great place to stop an ...

  • Trek At White Peak Samal Islands Highest Mountain

    Trek At White Peak Samal Islands Highest Mountain

    It is summer once again and there are many activities lined up for this scorching hot season. Most people would prefer to go to the beach to cool down and unwind. But how would you like to go on a short mountain trek and then rest your tired body in the sea? It's like hitting two birds with one stone at the same time. You will not only enjoy the mountain but you will also have time to relax and unwind at the beach. I'm going to tell you about this little paradise in the heart of the Island Garden City of Samal.

    White Peak or more widely known as Puting Bato by the locals of Samal Island in ...