The Philippines is really endowed with so much beauty. It is blessed with one of the best untouched and unexplored beaches in the world awaiting for tourists to seize them. In Mindanao, Davao to be exact, is where the Island Garden City of Samal can be found. It is located in Davao del Norte but is now considered part of Metropolitan Davao. It has a total population of around 82,600 people and it considered a 2nd class city.
To reach Samal Island, one can take the daily flights going to Davao City. There are four airlines operating with Davao City bound flights. And from Davao, one can go to Samal Island thru ferry boats from three different wharfs: Sta. Ana wharf, Sasa wharf, and Sasa ferryboat landing. Samal island, being a tourist destination, has a good number of hotels and accommodations that are very much affordable. Most resorts are located in the Western coast of the island. For those, adventure-seekers or traveling on a budget, one can opt to bring along their tents and go camping along the beach.
In the island, one can do variety of activities from hiking to biking to swimming to diving. There are also extreme adventures available for the adrenaline junkies. Being a coastal island, Samal is a suitable place for diving with a remarkable coral reef territory. It is also a good place to commune with nature in a lot of different ways. You can go laid back with just a cool trekking or a sunset along the shore. Or one can also go adventurous by trying on the watersports to as fun as diving. Visitors can also enjoy the different festivities Samal island is celebrating annualy. And of course, no one must forget the warm sand of the island and the waters of Davao Gulf surrounding the island.