Samal Island its Tourist Attraction

2-days budget family tour in davao city
thursday to saturday august 02-04, 2012

Samal island or locals called it as Island Garden city of Samal is part of Metropolitan Davao which is only 2 kilometers away from the mainland. The city is the largest resort city of the Philippines, due to its good beaches. It has also numerous marine reefs and tranquil waters that lure the tourists to visit them. Because of these, the Department of Tourism named it one of the best visiting islands in Mindanao and now the fastest growing tourist destination in the country. Thus, tourism is the main source of income in the city.

After we visited and play with the strong current of Hagimit waterfalls, we went straight to Monfort cave. Monfort bat colony, located in the monfort cave is the largest colony of Geoffrey roussette's fruit bat (rousetteus amplexicaudatus). As per an estimate from bat conservation internation in 2006, the population in the monfort cave was approximately 1.8 million. This fact gave monfort cave the award for guinness world record.

monfort bat cave of samal island (guinness record holder)

monfort bat cave of samal island (guinness record holder)

monfort bat cave of samal island (guinness record holder)

monfort bat cave of samal island (guinness record holder)

Monfort cave entrance fee is 100 pesos for every adult visitor and 40 pesos for children. There is also an environmental fee of 5 pesos for every tourist regardless of age.

After we finish photo-ops on this bat conservation park, we went to white house which was once famous for being a haunted. Now, it was an ordinary residential house but somehow retained its form. No entrance, somehow not worthy to visit. We only lasted less than 20 minutes.

monfort bat cave of samal island (guinness record holder)

samal island once famous white house

samal island once famous white house
 
Be overwhelmed by the warm reception, affordable & comfortable accommodation, newly constructed cottages, creamy white sand of the Fernandez Beach Resort. Only 1 hour travel by bus from Sta Ana Wharf to Samal Central Warehaus Club and Bus Terminal & a 3-minute walk going to the resort. Foods & drinks in the resort are at very low price. You can also find an 'abohan' and a couple of grill area where you can cook anytime as you want. Close cottages are available for overnight stay. You may opt for a non-aircon room or an air-con for more relaxing and comfortable rest. The place is also ideal for seminars and conferences, wedding venues and parties.

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Fernandez beach resort of samal island

Fernandez beach resort of samal island

Fernandez beach resort of samal island

Fernandez beach resort of samal island


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