Kaputian Beach Park – Samal Island

My cousin’s family is visiting Davao for a few days. Since they’ve never been to Samal Island, we decided to give them a treat. And took them to Kaputian Beach Park.

The day started with a drizzle. But when it stopped, it left a cloudy mark on the sky. Making it perfect for a swim in the beach. πŸ™‚

Since it’s on a weekday, there was no line at the ferry boat port.

I love Samal, but going there on a Sunday is a tiring experience. Sometimes, the waiting time can reachΒ  as much as 2 hours one way. And another 2 hours going home. Β It takes the fun out of it huh?! Specially for those who wait under the heat of the sun. IfΒ a bridge would not ruin the island by making it so accessible to everybody, I’d say “go for it” during those times…

Ok, so after 10 minutes, we were already in Samal Island. Kaputian is more or less, 27 kms from the ferry port. But it’s not a hassle considering that the road is all concrete. Plus the view is fantastic!

Twenty mins or so later, we arrived at Kaputian Beach Park.Β  This is a simple resort maintained by the Local Government of Samal. For what it offers, it’s very cheap, if you ask me.

Like I said, the prices are very cheap. πŸ™‚

The moment we set up our things in the nipa hut, everybody started preparing for a late breakfast. Kuya Dodong is a good cook, so he prepared pork kaldereta and humba while they were still at mama’s.Β πŸ™‚

We thought, the grilled Bangus , pork and the tuna can wait for lunch. For now, we all concentrated on breakfast. haha

Ahhh.. ang sarap magkamay! hehe

 

Of course, photo op started after eating eh.. πŸ™‚

Life is a beach… πŸ™‚ With my nephew, Marco.

I would like to commend my nephew Blaire for taking the picture above. He’s a special child. But he understands when you give him an instruction. Intelligent huh?! Love you Blaire. πŸ™‚

My nephews, Blaire and Marco.

 

White sand beach in Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal.

Blaire and his sand castle. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

On the way to the beach… πŸ™‚

Our drivers and cook for the day. hehe Dandan and Boyet.

Jumping the waves. Marco and I.

With mama and marco. πŸ™‚

 

Enjoying the sand. πŸ™‚

 

 

My cousin’s family.

 

The Facilities:

The non-aircon cottage at Kaputian Beach Park. Price is Php300.00 for an overnight stay.

 

The airconditioned cottage at Kaputian Beach Park. It costs P800.00 per night.

 

Red Roofed cottage costs P100.00 for daytime use.

Nipa Huts cost P250.00 for daytime use.

A set of plastic table and chairs cost P150.00 .

 

On the way home, we stopped beside the road to enjoy the view of the sea, Davao City and Pearl Farm. πŸ™‚

 

Malipano Island, Pearl Farm, Island Garden City of Samal. Like I said, the view is fantastic!

 

Kaputian can be reached by bus from Davao City. The fare is P60.00 per head. Or you can take a passenger ferry (locally known as lantsa) at Sta. Ana Wharf. There are 2 schedules per day (one going to Kaputian) and (one going back to Davao).

Summer may be over. But Samal Island is just waiting for those who want to take a dip in the beach all year round. πŸ™‚

 

Lea C. Walker

www.davaoproperties.com

 

 

 

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60 Responses to Kaputian Beach Park – Samal Island

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  2. Joy says:

    Nice shots Ms. Lei.. I’ll take myself and my hubby in that Kaputian Beach very soon. Thanks for the sneak peek ^_^

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  3. Rose Rost says:

    Dear Lea,
    Thank you so much for your beautiful blog and pictures about kaputia beach park. I find your blog very helpful and it makes me smile. I would love to treat my family in Davao soon in Samal with my husband. Magbabakasyon kami soon sa hometown ko πŸ˜‰ Ask ko nga pala, allowed ba magdala ng madaming pagkain? Or limited lang? Meyron din bang Corkage para sa food? Thanks! πŸ˜€
    I wish you all the best in life!
    Kind Regards from Berlin,
    Rose

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    • Hello Rose,

      You’re welcome. And thank you for visiting my blog.

      I love Samal as much as you do. πŸ™‚

      There’s no limit on the food. And we’ve never been charged ng corkage fee. At all. That’s why our family loves Kaputian Beach Park. It’s cheap and the beach is really nice.

      Thanks again! And enjoy your vacation. πŸ™‚ Hope to see you when you’re in Samal na.

      Thanks!

      Lea

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  4. ebbah says:

    hi there, we will be in davao city next week official travel but we wanted to visit samal island kahit for overnight lang. ibig mo bang sabihin hindi na kami magbbangka going to Kaputian Beach Resort? at totoo ba na maraming sea urchins? thanks? marami rin bang katabing beach ang kaputian beach resort? thank you.

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    • Hello Ebbah,

      If you take the bus, di na kelangan magbangka. Ke bale isasakay sa ferry boat ang bus from Davao to Samal. Travel time is less than 10mins. From the port, Kaputian Beach Park is 27kms away pa. But the road is concrete. So it’s not difficult to go there.

      Re: sea urchins, sa likod ng Samal madami dun. I don’t remember being stung ng sea urchin sa Kaputian Beach Park. Siguro kung meron man, konti lang.

      Sa Kaputian proper, ang beach park ang pinaka maganda in terms of sand and water. Sa facilities naman, it’s very simple. Don’t expect too much. πŸ™‚ Or you will be disappointed. Kung ano yong nasa pictures ng blog ko, that’s it na talaga.

      There is an exclusive subdivision nearby, Kembali Coast, but it is not open to the public. The beach resort is exclusive for homeowners. So far that’s the best beach resort in Kaputian.

      Other than, Pearl Farm of course.

      Thanks!

      Lea

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  5. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your
    blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for rookie blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

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  6. vinzran says:

    magkano po yung nipa hut?

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  7. beamurillo says:

    hi. do u have the contact number of kaputian beach?

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  8. Wendi says:

    May cr at bed ba yung worth 400php na cottage? Hehe

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  9. jess says:

    Helo po… Buti na lang nakita ko itong blog niyo sa net… ask ko lang po sana kung merong mga boats for island hopping dyan sa kaputian beach resort and how much kaya? tpos meron rin po bang multicab if we want to visit hagimit & montfort and how much rin? lastly po, may mga utensils po ba doon like for example lutuan ng bigas etc? looking forward for your reply kasi we will be there on the 19th of jan 2014 pero di pa ako nakakapagpa book… salamat po in advance…

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    • Hello Jess,

      Thank you for reading my blog. πŸ™‚

      Yes, merong boats. Depende kung ilang tao ang sasakay. The bigger the boat is, more expensive siya. Cheapest would be P800.00 for 10 people.

      Multicab, so far wala akong nakita dun. Pero me bus from Kaputian to Davao. Madaanan ng route na yon ang Hagimit Falls. Sabihan mo lang ang conductor na dun ang punta ninyo.

      Walang utensils. We normally bring baon pag pumupunta kami for day tours. If overnight, nagpapaluto kami dun sa store nila. Labor lang bayaran mo sa rice. Tapos me sugbahan dun, so grill na lang kayo ng isda or karne. πŸ™‚

      Hope this helps.

      Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

      Lea

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  10. jess says:

    Ma’am, happy new year po. Follow up question po, sa pagkaka recall niyo ilang cottage na tag 800 meron sila and kasama na ba dun ang entranz? diba po nakalagay dun for 2 person max of 4, so excess na po yung 2? ska double size bed po ba yun or single lang tpos rent ng extra mattress? yung tag 400 nman po, mga ilang gnun po meron dun kasi 10pax po kasama… Maraming salamat ma’am, you’re such a big help…

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    • Hi Jess,

      Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

      They have 2 cottages at P800.00 per night. The room can actually accommodate at least 5. Kung ok lang sa inyo magsisikan. πŸ™‚

      Sa P400 per night, they have 4 cottages as of the moment.

      Jess, me increase daw sila ngayon @ P55.00 per head na. 😦

      Thank you. I hope this helps.

      Lea

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      • jess says:

        Mam, ibig sabihin di pa kasama sa cottage rate ung entranz??? Do you have their updated contact celphone??? Thanks for answering my queries… Goodday..

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      • Hi Jess,

        No. Separate ang entrance fee. Please check also kung magkano na ang entrance fee now. It used to be P10.00 .

        Kaputian Beach Park Contact No. 09065793431

        Thank you.

        Lea

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  11. jess says:

    Hi ma’am, Thank you for being very helpful, i already reached Kaputian and reserved the (2) 800 cottages. Ma’am we are planning to go there in the morning, san kaya best way (sta ana wharf or sasa wharf) and ferry ride lng ba ito or we still need to ride a bus to go to the resort??? thank you very much

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    • Hello Jess,

      You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

      Kung Sta. Ana Wharf, pagdating ng kaputian – pwede niyo na lakarin ang Beach Park.

      If sa Sasa, you need to ride the Kaputian bus. Sometimes, matagal ang waiting period. So agahan niyo lang para di maubos ang time ninyo.

      Thank you.

      Lea

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  12. This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something
    that helped me. Thanks!

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  13. Ken says:

    Among bus ang sasakyan? Among dstinAtion nia?

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    • Hello Ken,

      Island City Bus ang name. Pwede sa barge port niyo na antayin. Destination – Kaputian. It will stop near Kaputian beach park talaga.

      Thanks for dropping by my blog.

      Lea

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  14. dinah says:

    good day, mam. pwede magdala ang sasakyan, how is the security??

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    • Hello again Dinah,

      Yes, pwede kaayo. From the ferry boat port, proceed to Babak poblacion. From there, it’s about 25 kms to Kaputian Beach Park. It’s all concrete road. So ok lang ang biyahe.

      Re: security, never had issues in Samal. Sa awa ng Dios, the island is safe. πŸ™‚

      Thank you.

      Lea

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      • dinah says:

        Thanks for the info. how about going to Isla Reta, paano ang papunta doon?

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      • Hello Dinah,

        There are boats coming from Sta. Ana Wharf, near Magsaysay Park in Davao going to Isla Reta.

        Incase you get left behind, other option is to take the Island City bus from Davao to Kaputian. Pagdating mo ng Kaputian, you can rent a boat from there to Isla Reta.

        Thanks!

        Lea

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  15. dinah says:

    what would you recommend for an itinerary in the island of 3days..

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  16. chai tot says:

    Hello πŸ™‚

    Pwede po mag ask if yung contact # na binigay mo, is active xa as of now? If not, may updated contact # ka po sa kanila? Sana may tel. # din. Hehe salamat po β™‘β™‘β™‘

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  17. enzrieth says:

    Hi Ms. Lea,
    Just wanna ask if yung binigay mo na cp # is updated? If not, may updated ka na contact # nila? Cp or tel # . Tia! πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Enzrieth,

      I don’t know if it’s still the same. They change numbers often. Sorry.

      I will try to have it checked and will post here once I get a new working number.

      Thank you.

      Lea

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  18. doll says:

    wat tym ung mga schedule ng boat? pls reply to my email thank u

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  19. Ian Rey Comisio says:

    may working contact number ka po ng kaputian beach resort?
    what time din po ang schedule ng boat sa sta. wharf?

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  20. Apple says:

    Hello, Thanks for the info here. Ask ko lang pano kung Sta.Ana Wharf kami galing, what time kaya ang schedule papuntang Kaputia Beach Resort? Ang hirap kasi humanap ng sched online. Is it true rin na konti lng ang byahe sa Sta.Ana kapag weekdays? thank you.

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    • Hello Apple,

      There are only 2 trips per day. One in the morning, (I’m not sure if it’s 7am or 9am) going to Kaputian. And one in the afternoon, going back to Davao.

      To be sure, take the bus from Magsaysay Park (near Sta. Ana Wharf) to Kaputian. I think the fare is P60.00 per head.

      There are several buses in one day.

      Thanks for dropping by my blog!

      Lea

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      • Apple says:

        Does that mean that the bus rides a Roro going to Samal Island?
        By the way, are there stalls where we can buy food at Kaputian? Thanks.

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      • Hi again Apple,

        Yes. The bus will ride in the ferry boat. They take priority at all times because it’s owned by the ferry operators.

        Kaputian Beach Park is walking distance to the market. So you can just buy fresh meat and fish there. Then grill them at the beach park.

        Hope this helps. Thanks!

        Lea

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  21. Hilda says:

    Good day po. Your blog is very helpful. I’ve been to this beach way back 2009 pero sa Sta. Ana mi nagsakay. I’m planning to go back with my bf and his cousins. Plano namo mag motor lang padulong didto. Kung gikan sa barj mga pila ka hours ang amung byaheon? Dili man gud mi familiar sa dalan mahadlok mi mawala. Naa bay road signs nga dali lang sundan para makaabot mi didto? Hope to hear from you. Thanks

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    • Hello Hilda,

      Just follow the national highway (concrete road). It ends sa Kaputian. πŸ™‚

      That’s 27kms from the barge.

      Para dili mo mawala, gikan sa barge, turn left to Babak Poblacion. Then right ka sa may Caltex yata to. That’s the National Highway. Sunda lang jud na. Mahuman na nga road sa Kaputian Poblacion jud.

      Thank you.

      Lea

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  22. gel says:

    hi do they have restaurant inside the resort or can we cook our own food there? thanks

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  23. Riri says:

    Hello, Lea! I found your blog to be very helpful since im planning to visit Kaputian Beach with my boyfriend. πŸ™‚ may questions lang po sana ako, and i would be very grateful if you could answer! πŸ™‚

    Plano namin sa may sta ana wharf na lang, since mas malapit. What mode of transport do you suggest? Bus or ung boat? And do you know the possible schedule? Also, on a more important note… Paano ka makauwi? Haha! I heard may last trip ung lancha pero sa hapon, pano kung maiwan kayo? :p

    Also, how did you find the beach? Di ba issue ang mag iwan ng gamit? Since kami lang dalawa, im kind of concerned with our belongings. πŸ™‚ also (last na talaga sorry haha!) how did you find the beach? Makapunta ba kayo sa malalim without any problems, like sea urchins?

    Thank you so much! And sorry sa abala πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Riri,

      Thank you for reading my blog.

      Yes, pwede sa Sta. Ana Wharf. But I am not sure of the bus schedule. The boat I believe leaves about 7 in the morning. But please have that checked because I am not sure of it as well. The boat leaves from Kaputian at 4 in afternoon. It’s a bumpy ride though, so I am not sure if you would like that. Between the two, I’d take the bus going home. πŸ™‚

      We’ve never had problems there. But we were always on a day tour. So I cannot give an opinion pag overnight stay. Sorry. It is being operated by the City government so me guard naman.

      Alam mo, I do not remember seeing sea urchins there. I love the beach even if it’s a small place. As to going deeper, I do not know. Di ako marunong lumangoy so I never dared to do that. haha

      Sorry I’m not much of a help to you. I hope kahit napapano I was able to answer your questions.

      Thank you.

      Lea

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  24. benj says:

    I’ll be visiting Davao this 20th.. First time ko mag travel alone.. I’ll visit this resort po.. Thank you po sa mga info.. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hello Benj,

      Enjoy your visit to Samal Island.

      What mode of transportation are you taking, papunta ng Kaputian?

      Incase you have questions, feel free to message me.

      Thank you.

      Lea

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  25. leeny says:

    Hello mam. nag price increase po kaya ang close cottages nila? yung non air no bathroom? sana 300 prin po

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  26. UPDATE as of August 25, 2015:

    Entrance Fee – Day Tour P15.00 per head
    Overnight 55.00 per head

    OVERNIGHT COTTAGES:

    Aircon with CR for 2 P 800.00
    Aircon with CR for 4 1,200.00

    Non-Aircon with CR (2) 400.00

    DAY TOUR FACILITIES:

    Nipa Hut P 300.00
    Picnic Shed 100.00
    Mono Block Table 100.00
    Mono Block Chairs 10.00

    Contact Numbers – 09057274045 and 09305646614

    Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

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  27. analyn says:

    hi po may tv ba lahat ng close cottage nyo? salamat

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  28. Hi po maam, is the Picnic shed conducive for an overnight stay? if hindi, how much po if magdala ng tent? thanks

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    • Hello,

      They have overnight cottages available. I believe it was P800 per night. I am not sure if there has been an increase since we were there.

      You can also bring a tent. That time, the cost was P280 per night.

      Thank you.

      Lea C. Walker

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