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.