Islands and Beaches

Canibad: A Cresent-Shaped Beach You Need to Explore

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Mar 31, 2016
Canibad: A Cresent-Shaped Beach You Need to Explore

Samal or the Island Garden City of Samal is 301.3 square kilometers of hills, forests, and long stretches of beaches.

Various resorts line its white-sand beaches. Found also in the island is a sanctuary for giant clams located in Barangay AdeCor and a marine sanctuary in Barangay Aundanao. 

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Canibad is Aundanao’s hidden paradise that is becoming popular among visitors. 

Canibad's crescent-shaped beach line is characterized by coarse-cream sand and washed-up corals and pebbles in some parts of it. On one end of the cove are rock formations from which you can jump from if you want some adventure.

If you want a place to get away from the beach crowd, Canibad should be your destination. Not only does the sea lap gently on the sand but lush green also surrounds the cove.

Fresh seafood can be bought from the fishermen in the area. The overall feel is laid back and serene.

Here’s the catch:  The ride on the habal-habal going to Canibad is rough and dusty.  But you can wash it all off in the sea. 

How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.
Samal Island is a barge transfer away at K. 11 Sasa and upon reaching Samal,  you can ride the habal-habal to Canibad.

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