Islands and Beaches

Enjoy an Underwater Adventure in the Sparkling Waters of Talicud

Davao City

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jan 11, 2016
Enjoy an Underwater Adventure in the Sparkling Waters of Talicud

Talicud in Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte is 2,917 hectares of coconuts and other trees, white sand beaches, coral rock formations, and sprawling rich marine life.

It harbors tales of the supernatural dwelling in giant balete trees and yet ground you to reality with the beauty of its still living coral garden in Dadatan.

READThe Untold Tales of the Giant Balete Tree in Talikud Island

One of the best marine sites in the Davao Region is in Talikud— the 150-hectare Coral Garden Marine Park. The marine sanctuary derived its name from the barrio it faces, Linosutan.  It is home to soft and hard corals, anemones and different species of fish.

READDadatan's Beautiful Underwater Love Affair

Just don your snorkel and mask and be amazed by the marine life in Coral Garden.  Even those who cannot swim or dive can see the corals while happily bobbing on the clear water using a life vest.   

READ: Underwater citizens of Samal and Talicud Part 1 and Underwater citizens of Samal and Talicud Part 2.

Laze around Dayang Beach Resort’s white sand beach and swim in its clear blue water. In fact, local celebrities have wondered and frolicked at its crystal clear water.

READ: What Makes Talicud Island a Favorite of Celebrities?

If you have a weekend off, head to Talicud Island for a double whammy water fun activities.

Aerial photos screen grabbed from drone video of Geng Giminski of Island hopping Adventure Philippines (iHAP)

How to get there:

Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.

Talicud Island is 45 minutes to an hour away by boat ride from Davao City. The Islands Banca Cruises can be reached through (082) 284-2066 and they have packages/tours to Samal Island and Talikud ranging from PhP4,450(max of 10pax) to PhP8,450(max of 25 pax).  You can also contact 221-2121 for package boat rentals.

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