Samal Travel Guide

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Samal Overview

Samal, while technically part of Davao del Norte province, is part of Metropolitan Davao, the largest city in the Philippines (by area). It is officially known as the Island Garden City of Samal.

Samal is famous for its beach resorts and short distance to Davao City. One can ride a banca trip lasting 10 minutes from Davao wharf to get to the nearest point in Samal.

Tourism is the main industry in Samal, aside from fishing. Samal was named by the Department of Tourism as one of the best islands to visit in Mindanao, owing to the great contribution of this fast growing industry.