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Is there really such a thing as a pink sand beach? and does the beaches of the Santa Cruz Islands in Zamboanga really have a characteristic pink sand as popularized? These were a few questions I wanted to figure out for myself during my first trip to Z
It was my first time to fly out of Davao International Airport and I was looking forward to seeing the interiors / pre-departure area of the airport. Since I was on a morning flight and did not have a lot of time to spare, I took the taxi from downtown
The dimming light during our late afternoon arrival in Samal Island set the mood for one unique attraction. We were set to visit the Monfort Bat Colony, known for being home to the largest colony of the Geoffrey’s Rousette Fruit Bats. I and Ferdie drop
Isla Reta is the most accessible beach in Talicud Island. It’s located right beside the Santa Cruz Pier, the main seaport at the northern tip of island. After visiting Babu Santa Beach, the habal-habal driver dropped me off at the entrance of Isla Reta
A pleasant afternoon greeted my arrival at the laid-back Santa Cruz Wharf in Talicud Island, Samal. My reception was exactly as I had hoped. At the wharf was a small village surrounded by all the elements of a tropical paradise: inviting waters, palm f
An awesome thing about major cities in the Philippines is that excellent island getaways are just a short land/sea trip away. It was my last full day in Davao and I just couldn’t pass off the opportunity to visit Samal Island. The Pearl Farm Resort com
My first time travel to the southern corners of the Philippines finally started with a flight from Iloilo to Davao. Blue skies stretched endlessly into the horizon, I couldn’t have asked for better weather during my arrival at Davao International Airpo
This is the itinerary I took during my first visit to Zamboanga City. I arrived from Davao City and spent three days in Zamboanga. I wanted to explore more of the Downtown area of Zamboanga City then squeeze in a visit to the famous pink sand beach of
Three day travel itinerary during my first visit to Davao City in Mindanao Island (Southern Philippines). Since it was my first time, my focus was geared towards getting a personal view of the downtown area of Davao City, Samal Island, “meeting” the mi
Seeing the endangered Philippine “monkey-eating” Eagle was one of the top items in my 3-day itinerary in Davao. There’s no more convenient way to cross this item off my “Davao bucket list” than to visit the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) located in the

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