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The Most Popular Beach Destinations in Davao City

Located in the island of Mindanao, the city of Davao is the 3rd largest city in the Philippines after Manila and Cebu, and is famous for its bountiful harvests of fruits and vegetables, friendly and courteous people and a laid-back, relatively crime-free atmosphere. The good thing is that despite the hustle and bustle of the city, the best beaches are just a few minutes, or just an hour away, most of which are located in nearby Samal Island. Here’s a peek at a few of the most popular beach destinations in the city of Davao.

Isla Reta

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Located on Talicud Island, in the Island Garden City of Samal (or IGACOS), Isla Reta is a quite affordable beach haunt which offers a stretch of white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, especially on weekdays. And since the Internet signal is quite poor here, you will have more time to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of going to the best Davao resorts!

Paradise Beach Resort

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Paradise Beach Resort is perhaps the most accessible resort in Samal Island when coming from the city because it’s only 15 minutes away on a boat from the nearest docking point. The resort has also been a favorite family weekend getaway among local residents, and among visitors from nearby provinces and regions. A day tour at this resort could cost you P200, while the overnight rates go from P300 onwards.

Maxima Aquafun Resort

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Contrary to most resorts in Samal Island, Maxima Aquafun doesn’t have long stretches of white sand beach. However, it makes up for the lack of white sand beachfront with other fun and interesting amenities a giant water slide and a water blob, along with floating cottages. The day tour rate here is around P300.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

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Pearl farm is perhaps the first mid to high-end resort that opened in Samal Island somewhere in the 90s. It’s located on a woody 14-hectare property, and the resort boasts of chic accommodations, a bar and infinity pool, and a stretch of white sand beach.

The resort’s day tour rate is around P1,660 on weekdays and P2,500 on weekends. Overnight stays cost around P7,000 per room during off-peak seasons. To learn more about these, and the other best Davao resorts, log on to now!