Philippine Beaches: Samal, Davao City

Thanks to Byahilo’s DiscOVIry contest that forced me to explore the depths of my photo library for photos of Philippine Beaches. I’ll be posting in the coming days a few of the 7, 107 beach destinations in our country. I have always dreamed of visiting all of these but for now, let’s enjoy few of my lakwatsas (trips).

Angel Cove, Samal, Davao City

For the first photo, I present to you the Angel Cove in Samal, Davao City. This little paradise is among the hottest snorkeling and diving destinations in Samal Island. The last time I went there was during our December 2007 island hopping in Davao (Samal).  Whole day boat rental usually ranges from 5000 to 7000 pesos. It’s worth it especially if you share the expense with a group.

Samal Island, Davao City

One of the sceneries during our Island Hopping in Samal, Davao

Babu Santa, Samal, Davao City

The photo above is from Babu Santa in Samal, one of the drop-offs during our Island Hopping. I’ve only been here a couple of times and I fell in-love with this place. It’s an undeveloped white-sand beach resort. We have used this place before for our photo shoot. A few nipa cottages are available for rent for guests who wish to stay during the day.

Photoshoot at Babu Santa, Samal, Davao City

Fran during our photoshoot in Babu Santa

These are just a few of the beaches that can be seen in Samal, Davao City. Unlike in most places in the Philippines, the weather in Davao is typhoon-free with occasional  rain-showers at night. Thus, you can beach-hop all year round.

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Pinoy Lakwatsero is a mid twenties professional from Makati, Philippines who occasionally takes a break from his work and travel the Philippines and the neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. His goal is to travel Europe and West Asia. Pinoy Lakwatsero also blogs for the Philippine Travel Blog


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9 Responses to “Philippine Beaches: Samal, Davao City”

  1. November 7, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    You’re right about Davao being a typhoon-free city. I can’t remember the last time we had one here.

    Nice post.

  2. Glen Knight
    January 14, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    Indeed, Davao is a great place to live, even for foreigners like my family and me. Speaking of island hopping, I own the only live-aboard trawler yacht in Davao City…M/Y Nativa. She’s a good boat for diving in the farthest reaches of the Gulf of Davao. If you like the diving and snorkling around Samal and Talikud Islands, you should try it farther out!

  3. February 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Samal ang Talikud Islands are beautiful places. We had a blast there last year during our super budget 3 nights and 4 days trip.

  4. February 26, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    Hey, I want to go there this May! Let’s go, please? Say yes hahaha :P

    • land lady
      September 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

      lets go there!!!!!!!!!!wanna have fun / / / /

  5. daisy
    February 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    When in Davao don’t miss to visit Canibad in Samal. Stay in a 2 story beachfront vacation house and enjoy the pristine beach. Contact 09228607688/09228883533 for details.

  6. angel rodriguez
    December 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    thank you for the info, can i ask for landline/contact number of the boat rental?

  7. April 20, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    pls contact us: 300-0272

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