As of late, Davao has been considered to be one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. The city serves as the main hub for trade, commerce, and industry in Mindanao and it also plays host to the famous Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. The metropolis has also been regarded as the safest city in the Philippines to live in.
However, unbeknownst to most, Davao apart from being the safest city in the country also plays home to some of the most beautiful, pristine and white sand beaches. And since Davao is close to the coastal waters of the Davao Gulf, there would be innumerable options when it comes to choosing a beaches or resorts in Davao City. But if you are looking for a more private alternative without the usual noise and activity in a beach, the beaches of Davao still has you covered and here are six secluded beaches you can choose from on your next ocean excursion.
Located in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental, Bonhomie is one of those rare beaches that has stayed immaculately clean with well-maintained surroundings. The powdery-white sand beach is within proximity of its infinity pool. If you are up for an extra adventure, you can request to be brought to the one-hectare Burias Islet which is located at the boundary of Maputi and Puntalinao Rivers.
2.) Samalan Camp and Sea
If you are thinking of a word synonymous to rest and relaxation then Samalan Camp and Sea might fit the mold. This resort is located in Samal City and is a three hundred meter stretch of powdery white sand beach—ideal for both families and groups of friends who are looking to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the metro. The beach secluded, making it a bit of paradise within easy grasp.
3.) Compostela Valley
Although still largely undeveloped, the beach boasts of white sands and crystal clear blue waters. The beach is located on an island approximately 87 hectares large with the area chock-full of wild fruit and coconut trees. Individuals desiring to be a bit more in tune with nature would be pleased to discover that the waters of this beach are known breeding grounds for leatherback turtles and hawksbill which adds to the overall allure of the beach.
4.) Welborn in Pantukan
Couples who are looking for a secluded and private beach with a wide stretch of sand to serve as a canvas for glamour photos or prenup photos might find this beach in Compostela a real gem. Welborn in Pantukan has a wide stretch of powdery white sand that is absolutely perfect for walking or frolicking even barefoot. There are no stones or corals that may injure bare feet as the sea bed is flat so you can traipse away on the hot sand. Considered as a haven for photographers, the beach paints a panoramic and beautiful picture of any sunset.
5.) Bluewaters (Island Garden City of Samal)
If you are looking for a quick getaway from the perpetually busy city life yet you could not afford to have an overnight stay away from the city, Bluewaters would be your best option. Bluewaters from the Island Garden City of Samal is a healthy compromise between a getaway from the city without being much too far. The beach only takes about seven minutes to reach from Davao City. Simply go to the boarding area which is located at the Davao Beach Club at Lizada Drive, Lanang and you are all set.
6.) Banana Beach
For a truly unique experience and a great backstory to tell, visit the Banana Beach in Tagum City. It is the only beach in the world that is contained inside a banana plantation. Activities on the beach include kayaking, banana boat riding, skimboarding, water trampoline and a lot more. It has an extensive coastline of 4.5 kilometers with a flat and even seabed making the abovementioned activities feasible and possible. It would not take you long to reach the beach from the city as it is about only a fifteen-minute drive at the most.
Update your travel itinerary the next time you are in Davao City and discover the secluded and hidden natural treasures of the city above that would make your trip truly worth the while.