costa marina samal islandFirst and foremost, before starting this Samal post, apologies for my blog readers and subscribers for not blogging on almost a month. Summer class is over and I got the chance to grab this very late summer getaway.

I spent the whole weekend dazzling around the upper part of Southern coast, Davao specifically, and thinking of a better getaway other than staying late at Davao's famous coffee experience and their unforgettable malls.

A nice spot to shade around in the east coast of Davao is Costa Marina which is located at the Babac District of the vast city, more specifically Samal Island Garden. Just a boat ride away, with a cheap fare of 10-20 pesos, you are off from the city's usual environment but maintaing the view of Davao's cityscape.

costa marina samal island
Along the Pearl Farm and other lining resorts located in the island, Costa Marina is a frequent visiting place of Davao folks and tourists. You could enjoy the beach with the entrance fee ranging from 50-100 pesos.

costa marina samal island

A view could even satisfy you while sitting under the shade of the beach's trees. The white sand gives you a lot of reason to enjoy a stroll along the bay. You could even dip yourself down in the afternoon's high tide, or shoot the scenery in the morning's low tide.

costa marina samal island

How to get there? For first timers, well I guess I have to include myself, all you have to do is, ride a Panacan-route jeepney or if you are unsure, just take a taxi all the way, drivers would instantly know it.

You should be guided by the boat crew in selecting your route or resort.

Here are some of my shots last weekend:

costa marina samal

costa marina samal island

costa marina samal island

costa marina samal

costa marina samal island

costa marina samal island

costa marina samal

costa marina samal island

costa marina samal island
If i'd be given another chance, i'll definitely visit Samal again, and try island-hopping.

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