Attraction Island Garden City of Samal Davao del Norte Philippin Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Samal Island is special ?
What to explore at Samal Island?
Samal extreme sports -Mountain Climbing
Mountain Climbing has become the favorite sport especially by extreme sports lovers. Young and old from the neighboring towns usually stay overnight at its summit known as Puting Bato.
Samal Sports -Cycling
The island’s unusual road terrain cutting across hills of varied altitudes makes mountain biking an activity one would relish to experience. Cycling within the traffic free main roads of Babak going to Kaputian is one wholesome activity to sweat out with family and friends.
Samal Sports -Motocross
Motocross competition are regularly held in the island. Its terrains offer the best venue for motorcross competitions.
Samal Sports -Chess
Chess Tournament is an all time sport enjoyed by Samaleños of all ages.
Samal Sports -Diving
Diving at Samal is a whole year round activity done particularly around Talicud Island. Its unspoiled dive spots have attracted hordes of divers coming from different places in the country.
Samal Sports -Rapelling
Rapelling is the reason why extreme sports lovers flock to Bito Depression to experience the nerve wracking craze that has recently envaded the island.
Samal Sports -Beach Volleyball
The beach plus volleyball plus babes equals beach volleyball.
Water Sports -Jet ski
Water sports is offered by beach resorts.
Bigiw Regatta Festival
Bigiw Regatta is always one of the special highlights during the Araw ng Samal. This is an event where local fisherfolks compete to show their athleticism, skill and paddling speed using sailboats known as locally known as “bangka”.
Caracoles, a sundown to sunrise festival of shells celebrated every last week of April.
Kabasan it is a celebration commemorating the foundation of the municipality of Babak District held every 28th day of May.
Regatta it is a fluvial parade in the sea followed by a boat sailing competition annually celebrated on the month of March
White Nights Festival
White Nights, a sunrise to sunset celebration of the founding day of the municipality of Kaputian District, every 18th of June.
Samal Island Festival
Samal Festival is an annual celebration of the founding of the city, March 1-7.
Pangapog Festival is a festival of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and overflowing of blessings.
How to get to Samal Island?
For International Visitors, you can fly direct to Davao City, Philippines via Cebu Pacific Airlines or SilkAir from Singapore. Or if you’re entering the Philippines via the capital city of Manila, take a domestic flight to Davao City. The domestic flight to Davao City from Manila is serviced by four(4) major airlines with a combined frequency of fourteen(14) flights daily. More flights are expected as another airline is slated to open its domestic route in Davao City.
In going to the Island from Davao City, there are three established entry points:
(near Magsaysay Park, downtown area) Where motorboats are available to ferry passengers directly to Kaputian and Talikud Island.
Where motorboats are available to ferry passengers direct to Babak wharf.
Where passengers will be riding the Island City Express Bus from R. Castillo and Cabaguio St. (satellite terminal) and be transported by a ferryboat to the Brgy. Caliclic, Babak District.
- Beautiful island
- Great outdoor activities
- Ideal for sport lovers
- Thrilling experience
- A relaxing day
Island Garden City of Samal Davao del Norte Philippin
Tips for you
It was my first time to visit this beautiful island. Riding habal-habal and going to different beautiful tourist spot in here. Like the bat cave which was also recorded at the Guinness with the largest population of bat in a cave, about 2.5M+ estimated population. Next is the Hagimit Falls and the Maxima Aqua Fun. It was a real adventure for me.