Burias Islet Sanctuary

Banaybanay, Davao Oriental

Burias Islet and Marine Sanctuary is located in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. A four hectare islet of pure white sand available during low and minimal tide. Ideal place for swimming and sunbathing away from the noise and haste of modern lives. Seashells abound on this place.

Situated in the waters of Davao Gulf, Burias is a marine sanctuary of cultured and endangered Giant Clams loca ...

lly known as Taklobo, Conch Shell more popularly known as Budyong and the different species of starfish.

Burias Islet Marine Sanctuary News

  • 11 PH Vanishing Islands You Should Visit In 2017 Before Theyre Gone Again

    11 PH Vanishing Islands You Should Visit In 2017 Before Theyre Gone Again

    Beauty queen-turned-actress Charlene Gonzales was on point with her memorable answer during the Miss Universe pageant in 1994.

    When asked about the number of islands in the Philippines, Charlene responded with a rhetorical question "High tide or low tide?" before she eventually explained that there are "7107 islands during low tide, and 7,108 during high tide."

    Lo and behold, more than a decade after, here we are with a new set of numbers. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) has recently announced that there are 534 new islands in this archipelagic nation - P ...

  • Top 12 Must-Visit Tourist Destinations In Davao Oriental

    Top 12 Must-Visit Tourist Destinations In Davao Oriental

    In the recent years, Davao Oriental has become a tourist favorite owing to the diverse tourist destinations it offers from ridge to reef which include mountain trekking adventure, white-sand beach lined with pampering resorts for various kinds of vacation goers, immense waterfalls, among others.

    Dahican Beach
    This beach in Mati has recently become one of the best surging and skimming spots to go to in the Philippines for professionals, newbie and curious tourists alike. Along its seven kilometer stretch of white sand beaches are various resorts, all equally beautiful, that offer distinctl ...

  • Banaybanay Island Paradise

    Banaybanay Island Paradise

    Banaybanay in Davao Oriental is not just Mindanao's rice granary it is also one spot for a new island getaway.

    Burias Island in Puntalinao, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental is an 8-hectare protected sand bar. From Bon Homie Leisure and Resort in Puntalinao, one takes an outrigger (banca) for 15 minutes to reach Burias Island.

    Swimming in its clean, clear turquoise water is a must do while snorkeling is a delight. Different corals abound just a few steps from the sand part. Just don't go too far. The Davao Gulf is one big and deep body of water.

    When the lure of the sea wanes and the lure of ...

  • Nine Secluded Beaches Of The Davao Gulf You Must Experience

    Nine Secluded Beaches Of The Davao Gulf You Must Experience

    Without a doubt, some of the country's finest beaches can be found in the coastal waters of Davao Gulf.

    The Gulf has an area of 308,000 hectares that cuts into the island of Mindanao from the Celebes Sea and is surrounded by all four provinces in the Davao Region, and likewise circled by seven cities, namely: Davao, Tagum, Panabo, Samal, Digos, Panabo, and Mati.

    The largest island in the gulf is Samal Island. While Davao City, on the Gulf's west coast, has the largest and busiest port.

    Compostela Valley
    Still undeveloped, the beach has white sands and crystal clear blue waters. Loca ...

  • The Secret Gem of Banaybanay

    The Secret Gem of Banaybanay

    Had I not spent my weekend at Bonhomie Leisure and Resort in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental, I would have missed discovering a secret local haven truly a gem of its own ??" the Burias Islet.

    Not known to many, the town of Banaybanay is home to this 8-hectare marine protected area sometimes called Burias Island. Contrary to the locals' description, Burias Islet is more of a vanishing white sand bar heaving with various untouched corals and rich marine life. Situated in the waters of Davao Gulf, Burias is a marine sanctuary of cultured and endangered Giant Clams locally known as Taklobo, Conch Sh ...

  • Burias Islet Up Close

    When climbers go to the sea...as usual kiat gihapon, dli mutuo ug buyag2,hasta gihapong samuka!hehe