city of the Philippines in the province of Davao del Norte

Samal, formally known as Island Garden City of Samal is a city in Davao del Norte, is made up of Samal Island and the smaller Talikud Island in the Davao Gulf, making it a part of Mindanao island group. It is part of the Metropolitan Davao area and is located two kilometers away from Davao City, the largest city and the primary economic center of Mindanao.

Get inEdit

Port service in Davao City

By planeEdit

The nearest airport is in Davao.

By ferryEdit

There are passenger ferries to or from Davao City through the Sasa Port (Port of Davao).

By busEdit

The nearest bus station is in Davao City, though it is possible to get down near Sasa Port to catch a ferry

Get aroundEdit

Convenient Sari-Sari Stores around Samal for your basic necessities


Most visited places include Maxima Aqua Fun, for their water giant slide, Hagimit Falls and Monfort Bat Sanctuary.

Montfort Bat Sanctuary has been the home of a large colony of 1.8 million Rousette fruit bats since recorded history. It covers 75% of the ceilings and walls of their 245 ft (75 m)-long cave. The Monfort Bat Sanctuary it is the largest single colony of this kind according to Guinness World Records.

The island city can really be enjoyed if you stay in the place for 2 to three days depending on your budget. It has many resorts to cater all type of tourists. Most notably, is the Pearl Farm Beach Resort, owned by Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran-Floirendo.






Playa Azalea Samal Island Infinity Pool


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