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A Day in Samal Island, Davao

Posted in samal island with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by abigstesoro

Samal Island, Davao… Island Garden City of Samal… IGaCoS… an island, a garden, a city… Davao’s new adventure destination… ideal for snorkeling, sailing, scuba-diving, island-hopping, biking, hiking and nature-tripping. The island has natural springs, waterfalls, numerous caves, mountain ranges and white-sand beaches.

To get to Samal Ilsand, one can fly direct to Davao City or via Cagayan de Oro and take a bus ride to Davao. One can also get on a passenger boat bound from davao from Manila or Cebu. From Davao City, you can ride a jeepney or taxi to take you to Sta. Ana Wharf or Sasa Km 11 Wharf and take a ferry to take you to the island. Numerous beach resorts abound the coast of Samal Island like the world-class Pearl Farm Resort and Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort among the few. Some of these resorts even give you island-tour packages .

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at Paradise Ilsand Park and Beach Resort

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walking around the resort

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outside the cave

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Samal Island Bat Caves

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fell in love with this native resthouse… just a few meters away from the Bat Caves

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Hagimit Falls

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the old Moncado Ancestral House or locally known as the “Old White House”… home of Hilario Camino Moncado, the founder and leader of the Moncadistas… a group whose adult male members sported long hair and beards originally thought to shadow the face of God and are noted for eating only raw and uncooked food.

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at the entrance of the old house

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second floor of the old house… after a few attempts, the pictures still remian blurry… guess something mysterious is going on in the old ancestral house

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view of Mt. Apo from theveranda of the Moncado House

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