Samal Island

Samal City, Davao del Norte

Samal Island is a part of the Metropolitan Davao area and is located two kilometers away from Davao City. To reach the island, transportation is available via a barge/ferry service or passenger boats along the Sasa Wharf. The modes of transportation on the island are tricycles or trikes, bus and private car services offered by resorts.

Fishing is also a growing business sector in th ...

is city, because since the city was situated on the island, it cannot fully complement the demand for meat products imported from other parts of the country, especially in nearby Davao City.  Wiki

Samal Island News

  • The Buried Treasure East Of Samal Island

    The Buried Treasure East Of Samal Island

    The island always never cease to amaze me.. It keeps on telling me how magnificent it was when it comes to white sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, abundant marine life and of course a perfect crystal clear water of the beach. The scenic views and shoreline is really perfect comes with a very quiet waves. The island is dotted with so many scenic spots, breathtaking views and for any water activities. Samal is just a minute away in Davao City proper and 24/7 barge transfer from Davao Samal and vise versa.

  • Samal Island Is Home Of Vegetarian Moncadistas

    Samal Island Is Home Of Vegetarian Moncadistas

    There is a group of people living in Samal Island in Davao del Norte who consider a site in their village as sacred ground.

    The Moncadistas or Moncadians reside for free in the site. It is land they communally own, adjacent to their holy place where the White House of Moncado stands. The house is their house of worship, ?the reincarnation of Diyos Amahan [God the Father].?

    No one in the village slaughters animals. Eating pigs, cows or goats is a complete taboo to all Moncadistas. They only eat vegetables?fresh salad or cooked; they are vegetarians. The village the Moncadistas consider th ...

  • Byaheng Dabaw, Davao Philippines

    Byaheng Dabaw, Davao Philippines

    There's no place like home this adage is so true. I was born in Davao, but I grew up in Manila; and for some reasons, I've never had a chance to come back to my home town (Panabo) and meet my relatives for many years, until I luckily booked a cheap flight for Davao.

  • Fun By The Sea

    Fun By The Sea

    Samal Island will always be a summer destination to consider.

    When in Samal, formally known as Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos), it is always a challenge to decide which beach resort to choose. True, there may be a lot of resorts in the island, but Cavanicoil Mare always stands out.

    Why? Just take a look at the photos, you'll already know why. No wonder why the resort's photos went viral when it opened last 2015.

    The eight-hectare resort is located at Camudmud, Babak, Igacos in Davao del Norte. Just a background, Cavanico was formerly known as Pacific Heights resort in 2014.

    E ...

  • Sun, Sand And Fun In Samal

    Sun, Sand And Fun In Samal

    The Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) took to the blue waters of the Davao Gulf and the white sand beaches of Samal last May 7 as the Island Garden City of Samal hosted back-to-back activities.

    The day started bright and early as beautifully decorated non-motorised sailboats called paraw lined up at the Villarica dock in Babak to join the Bigiw Regetta. After a quick send off ceremony, the sixteen participants were off, making their way south slowly along the western coast of Samal eventually ending at the public white sand beach of Kaputian.

    Going home with the victory was RMPC Beach Resort a ...

  • Day Off Diaries Conquering Puting Bato Samals Highest Peak

    Day Off Diaries Conquering Puting Bato Samals Highest Peak

    Last month, my travel buddy and I decided to go for another weekend adventure just right before our busy week began. This time we have chosen some nature tripping and went to a hiking adventure in Samal.

    So with a pocket money of P500 pesos, we have managed to explore two places in Samal Island plus a bonus of extra experiences gained. Getting curious now? Read on!

    First stop: Putting Bato via Tayapok Trail

    Claudette and I woke up extra early that day and arrived in Samal Island from Sasa Wharf at around 7 in the morning. From Samal Port, we then rode a motorcycle going to the start ...