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  • Samal Island Tour Davao Travel Guide

    We may have set foot on this island but what I regret is we didn't get a chance to see the beach Samal is known for.

    I really do hope that I get to fly to Davao for the third time just to catch a glimpse of the famous Kaputian Beach.

    I have a feeling that will make my Davao experience complete. Well, that's just my take.


    From Manila, the fastest way to get to Davao is by plane. Cebu Pacific flies directly to Davao and it will only take less than 2 hours to get there.

    But since we were in Talicud Island the day before, we just took a passenger pump boat from Isla R ...

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Ways To Spend A Day On The Samal Islands

    Set your sights on the Samal Islands – an off-shore oasis located mere moments from Davao. Only a 10-minute ferry ride from the mainland, this small collection of islets offers a blissful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, whether you want to brave the towering heights of Mount Puting Bato or discover life below sea level at the Mansud Wall.

    Trek to the Top of Mount Puting Bato

    Standing guard over the Samal Islands at a staggering 410 metres above sea level, this impressive summit is a popular attraction for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Test yourself on the ...

  • Davao Del Norte Monfort Bat Sanctuary The Worlds Largest Geoffreys Rousette Fruit Bats Population In A Cave

    Philippines is definitely a beautiful country with a lot of tourists' spots for visitors all over the world. Mostly, they visit spots such as lakes, beaches and other water bodies where Philippine's nature is truly rich at. Other than that, there are more natural richness Philippines have. One of those is the Monfort Bat Cave. It is now a designated key eco-tourism site of the region.

    The Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte is home to around 90,000 people- and millions of bats. The world's largest known population of Geoffrey's Rousette fruit bats is found in the Monfort Bat Cave ...

  • To The Monfort Bat Cave

    Although I've been to Davao City many times, I've never actually made the trip across the strait to the Island Garden City of Samal. Probably because I've always been to Davao on business or as jump off point heading off to somewhere else in Mindanao. This last time though, we had a free day after arriving from our Mati adventure and before heading back to Manila and I finally got to go.

    Of course one of the places on my list to visit (aside from the beach!), was the Monfort Bat Sanctuary in Barangay Tambo. This private establishment holds the world's largest known population of Geoffroy's ...

  • The Waters Of Dulyan Flow Free

    The anticipation was high as we prepared ourselves for an international solidarity mission last July 17 to the community of Sitio Dulyan, in the town of Talaingod in Davao del Norte province. On this humble village stands the first Learning Center of the Salupongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon people's organization, an indigenous Lumad school made for and by the Lumad themselves.

    It took us a three-hour bus travel from Davao City to get to the gym of Sto. Niño village, Talaingod, where we held the final preparations and briefing before taking off into the mountains on habal-habal (skylab motorcycle) ...