SUN & BEACH

Sarangani Island

If history is your thing, then you should not miss Davao del Sur specifically Sarangani Island. This is different from your Sarangani Bay or Town in Region 12. It is located in the province of Davao Del Sur in Davao Region which is a part of the Mindanao group of Islands.

HOW TO GET THERE
From Davao City take a bus or van going to General Santos City. The port of M/V SONG DOLLY 3 is located at lions Beach and M/V NIEKY 2 and M/V SABHANG Putting Bato wharf

Pasig Islet

Great locations, facilities and leisure activities for beach holiday, match by some of the warmest smiles in the world with its prevailing normal atmospheric condition, Pasig Islet is the place blessed with a good condition. This is the best place to unwind and recharge your, renew your spirit and fortify wellness. The place inspires your imagination and enriches your soul.

HOW TO GET THERE
Motorized bancas (pump boats) are available for coastal trip going to and from Passig Islet Aqua Eco-Tourism Park. Pasig is located at Barangay Bato, Sta. Cruz Davao del Sur.

Kopiat Island

Kopiat Island is a scenic destination in Mabini, Compostela Valley that had virtually remained untouched despite its reputation as one of the tourism attractions in Davao Region. The white sand surrounding the coastline of the pearshaped island sparkles from afar, inviting you even before your banca has touched the shore. Kopiat Island boasts of its unspoiled reefs that have become the home of exotic tropical fish species. You can’t go to Kopiat Island and not be tempted to visit nearby Lunod Island which is a favorite sanctuary for mollusks, crustaceans and other marine creatures because of its lush mangrove forests. Both islands are turtle sanctuaries and great destinations for a firefly tour.

HOW TO GET THERE
Buses bound Compostela Valley leave the Ecoland Terminal several times a day but you cal also take the van stationed either at SM Davao or Gaisano Mall in Bajada. It will take you around 1 hour and 30 minutes to travel by land from Davao City to Mabini. A motorized boat will take you from Mabini to Kopiat Island in just 20 Minutes.

Samal Island

Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Del Norte. Your trip Samal Island will also take you to nearby Talicud Island. However there are smaller islands that are charming in their own ways. Samal is a world-class destination for those who want to get a taste of its unspoiled beaches, rich marine life and culture. Tourists have always been attracted to the white-sandy beaches that seduce people to explore he island’s 118-kilometre coastline. It is home to various resorts, some of them world class like Pearl Farm, while others offer budget accommodations for backpackers. A trip to caves in Babak District will take you to the Monfort Bat Sanctuary which was recognized by the Guinness World Records for having the largest colony of Geoffrey’s Rousette fruit bats. But more than that, it is the opportunity to dive in Samal Island’s tranquil and marine-rich waters that lures its visitors to come back year after year.

HOW TO GET THERE
There are three entry points to Samal Island. Take a 30 to 45-minute motorized banca ride going to Kaputian or Talicud Island Sta. Ana Wharf, which is adjacent to the Magsaysay Park in the downtown area. You can also proceed to the Sasa Wharf km. 11 going to Babak by 10-minutes motor boat cruise. You amy alsoproceed to the Island City Express Bus satellite terminal infront of Magsaysay Park to take the bus and almost 15-minute barge ride from the ferry boat landing in Sasa, km.11.. the last option is tru the private motorboats which you can charter from Peaarl farm Wharf, Waterfront Wharf, Petron Wharf, Sta. Ana Wharfor the Lanang Beach.

Pujada Bay

It is located on the southeastern most part of the Philippine archipelago. It is about 157 km east-southeast of Davao City. It encloses an area of approximately 168 km2. The Bay is Ushaped and opens at the south-eastern portion. At its mouth lie three islands: Pujada Island, the largest at 1.1 km2, and the smaller Oak and Ivy Islands. North of this Island group lies another small island called Juanivan with an area of approximately 0.09 km2. Surrounding landmass on the northern and western portion ranges from hilly to mountainous, while it is generally flat to hilly to the eastern portion. Coconuts dominate the lowland and lower slope while residual forest can be found along the grooves of the mountain slope. The inner portion of the bay is lined by mangrove forest. The eastern portion of the bay, where most good beaches are, is mostly white sand. The area has no dry season and typhoons are infrequent. Rainfall is abundant and evenly distributed throughout the year. Annual temperature ranges from 20- 30°C.

HOW TO GET MATI
Mati is accessible by air, land, sea transportation and Davao City serves as the entry point. It is 165kms. From the Davao International Airport- a leisurely 2.5 hr. ride. Vans for hire are readily available at Gaisano Mall and Victoria Plaza Terminal and commuter buses regularly leaves Davao City Terminal every 30 minutes.

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